RIVERSIDE, IA (November 15, 2013) — The Robert Cray Band’s tour itinerary includes Harrah’s Casino in NJ, Savannah Music Hall in GA and the Royal Hall in North Yorkshire. His stop in Iowa consisted of an appearance on November 13th at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines and Riverside Golf and Casino November 15th. Riverside was at near capacity, which exemplifies the level of performers Riverside can attract with their state of the art sound system, stage and lighting, not mention their hospitality.

Robert Cray started promptly at 8:00 to cheers of excitement. He began to play as soon as the guitar tech gave him his signature stratocaster. In fact he played through the music on the PA. Once the house music ceased he turned up the volume and proceeded to begin his first song of many. Robert Cray is 100% pure class. He let his playing speak for for the most part and kept his talking to a minimum. His talking usually was an intro the meaning of the song. He did play his well known songs such as Strong Persuader, Smoking Gun, and The Forecast (Calls For Rain). One of my favorites of the night was Sitting on Top of the World, first recorded in 1930 by the Mississippi Sheiks. The most well known version was from Cream’s Wheels of Fire in 1968. Roberta Cray has not covered the song since January 30, 2011.

Testimony of his greatness as a legendary guitarist was his appearance with Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughn at Alpine Valley that claimed the life of Stevie Ray Vaughn in a freak helicopter accident. Robert Cray was in stellar form at Riverside  where he delivered some of the best guitar playing I have heard.

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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 https://www.drummersphotgrapher.com. Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.

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