Wow, I have neglected the blog for way too long. I have been so busy with using all my free time to concentrate on my health and fitness training that I haven’t had the time to come by and post here.
I am sorry for staying away for so long. I am excited to make this post though. Last weekend I had the most spectacular gig. I’m a portrait photographer, but had the chance to be the official photographer at a local band event. There were so many great bands and musicians performing. It was an experience that I won’t soon forget.
Here was the main line up.
The Tony Berci & Carl Henry Band, Hundred Miles, Phantom Shakers, Sugar Spell, The main act – Sista Otis, and the Questions!
Konniption Fit, The Rue Moore Counts, and Identity Theft also performed, but I was unable to stay to capture their performances on film. It was just running too late and way past my bedtime.
Now if you don’t know who Sista Otis is, you are really missing out on a spectacular performer and a great song writer! I may be a bit biased since we go way back to grade school….probably 2nd or 3rd grade. We lost touch in Junior high when we both moved to different cities, but recently rediscovered each other through mutual friends on Facebook. I just love Facebook!
Because of our former friendship, I was allowed the opportunity to photograph her performance. I was absolutely blown away! I just love her music. She’s exactly the same personality that I remember in grade school. This is something even back then she knew she was destined for….even if we all thought she was nuts for thinking she was going to be a rock star. I guess she showed all of us. She’s living that dream now. It was a tough road for her, and she struggled….living out of her car and traveling the country to perform where ever she could. And now people are really hearing about her thanks to Crystal Bowersox, one of the final 2 performers on American Idol. Crystal named Sista Otis as one of her main influences right along with Janis Joplin.
Here are just a few images from that night. If you want to see more, go to the Besek Photography Facebook page and click on the Sista Otis Medicine Show Album.
Mad World Radio was also there interviewing all the performers. It was a spectacular night! Did I say that already?!?!?! hehehe
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