Iowa City, Iowa (August 20, 2013)  The Risin’ Sun are a flashback to the 60’s garage psych that did not receive mainstream attention when America’s love affair with late 60’s-70’s rock influenced magnitudes of artists. The trio, all in their twenty’s are from Mexico City. They travel from show to show in a dual cab pick up and play small clubs like the Yacht Club to Chicago staples like the famed Double Door. Lance, a liquid light performance artist known as Mad Alchemycontacted me telling me I had to catch Risin’ Sun and be ready to be blown away. Lance added that The Risin’ Sun is as close to seeing a young Steve Marriot I would ever get. Mad Alchemy (Lance) is traveling with the band and provides that 60’s vibe visually in a manner only Lance can achieve. His art is an active member of the bands he works with providing pulsating beats via his colors that scream Moby Grape at the Fillmore. 

Here are The Risin’ Sun


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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.