In my well traveled opinion, The Promise of The Real breaks all labels or genres. Given the fact that lead vocalist/guitarist (leader), Lukas Nelson, has to live with his country heritage, father Willie. From the day I did a phone interview with Lukas for this site, I knew that what he had going was special. Once at the show, I experienced The Promise of the Real, first hand. As Lukas had said, “We are like a soccer team…” Everyone in the band or with the band are truly  friendly and open people, a trait not always  present in the music world. Hopefully they are starting the Revolution~

It is for this reason that I am breaking the rule for posting your photographs: “Only post your best.” The band allowed me to shoot the whole show from anywhere on or off the stage. For that I thank the Band in their support of and  “LIVE” Music~ Here are 50 Plus  shots of one of the hottest bands playing today.

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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.


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