Earlier this year while doing a shoot at the yet to be open Orpheum Theatre in Madison I was informed the Avett Brothers were going to play the Orpheum in February.  I marked their show as a must shoot. The show had sold out long before most people knew they were going to be in Madison, let alone that the Orhp was breathing again. Everything about the historic theatre was a perfect fit for the band. The stage was huge yet like their personal living room equipped with a runway. The lights were breathtaking as they provided  shafts of color throughout the vintage setting. From their first number taking a breath was not on their agenda. Even though they slowed the tempo the crowd kept things moving. A high light was their surprise appearance in a “box” area near the balcony. Rather simular to when the Stones set up an acoustic stage in the midst of the crowd, but instead of a band it was the brothers and two acoustic guitars near the front row of the balcony. The audience received everything they could of hoped for and much more.  Madison was rocked courtesy of the Avett Brothers, their crew, the venue and most importantly, the fans. It all came together as one at the Orpheum.

 

 

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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.