May 31, 2013 Iowa City, Iowa- Joe Pug is no stranger to the Iowa City music scene. Having made several appearances at the Mill, (Mission Creek 2013) Joe made only his second at The Englert Friday 5.31.13.  Joe told the crowd of 450 plus that he was glad to be at the Englert for the first time. Quickly the audience reminded Joe he had played the Englert before.  Joe remembered, “Oh yea, the audience was on the stage…” Joe was referring to his 10.19.10 intimate show.

After his exuberant opening set for Calexico, I kept wondering how I “failed” to miss every Mill show? Joe is simply put, a true singer songwriter. Even his one cover by a Texan songwriter about the writer’s brother in prison became all Joe Pug. Being a gracious opener, Joe thanked Calexico several times for having him on the bill. I too am glad or I might have missed Joe again.

Joe Pug @ Mission Creek 2013

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.