Madison, WI (September 22, 2013)  Prior to The Black Crowes remarkable performance at the Orph, Rich and Chris lost their father Stan Robinson. Their website stated that the brothers were with their father as he passed.  “We sadly bid a final farewell to our loving father, Stan Robinson. The man who lived his entire life in Atlanta, GA left this earthly realm Tuesday afternoon on wings of pure love and with his sons by his side.  We love you Dad.”

At their Orph  show I was unaware such a loss had occurred for Rich and Chris. Looking back at their performance and their glances of approval as each one wrapped themselves in their  music, it is obvious the brothers share something together that is quite special.  I had sensed they were playing with a vigor that I had not seen in recent Black Crowe shows.  I assumed it was the chemistry between the band and Jackie Green who’s playing was astonishing. Rich and Jackie traded solos as if they had played together for years.

The Black Crowes Orph show was  one of the best I participated in since I began going there early 2012. Given the brothers loss of their father only days before the show,  September 22, 2013 will be a special memory I will hold forever.


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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.