Iowa City, Iowa (September 27, 2013) Rock n Roll is alive and well as was demonstrated at the Yacht Club in Iowa City. Iowa City is a college town that has seen the best over the years. Musical tastes change over the years but at the core in small clubs in Iowa City the best continue to appear. Hailing from Chicago could not be a more perfect location  for the band. Rock legends have and do call Chi town home.  The Steepwater Band is one of the best live bands on the road today. Jeff Massey (guitars and vocals), Joe Winters (drums), Tod Bowers (bass), and Eric Saylors, (guitar) have been gaining followers for 15 years.  It was a rare opportunity to catch them in a  small room like the Yacht Club. After their Yacht Club show they headed to Des Moines to open for Johnny Winter, then headline a show the same night. They captivated the crowd , many of whom were seeing them for the first time. Dueling  guitars via Jeff, Eric and Tod were held together by Joe whose drumming  presence is reminiscent of Charlie Watts’ leadership style. This was not my first evening with Steepwater. Each show is progressing as they continue their 2 years with Eric Saylors’ contributions.  Catch them soon as nights such as this one will soon be a rare occurence.

 

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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.