Thursday, January 15, 2015

Phillip Phillips at RIMAC Arena 12/5/2014

 The winner of season  eleven of American Idol mesmerized the crowd at the RIMAC Arena.  He is engaging and respectful of the multi talented versatile musicians with him. Every one on stage from the celliost, trombone, trumpet, keyboards, guitar, bass, and drums proved to be a master performing their hearts out.

Getting everyone up on their feet and singing along, Phillips knows how to entertain the audience from the moment he steps onto the stage. He is a dedicated craftsman full of energy from head to toe. He is a real artist, not just a singer.

Below are some of the images included in the NBCSoundDiego gallery. Added  are several of the opening act "Saints of Valory"

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

The Rob Machado Benefit Concert at The Belly Up Tavern

I was honored and excited to be a photographing  this tremendous evening. It was the 3rd annual benefit concert at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, Ca.
The performers were:
                                    Tommy Curran
                                    Jon Foreman ( surprise guest)
                                    Run River North
                                    The Goo Goo Dolls
     Rob Machado Foundation    

                 All photographs are copyrighted images.

John Rzeznik

Run River North

Run River North
Jon Foreman
Rob Machado and Jon Foreman

Rob Machado and Tim Curran

Tim Curran
Austin Burns

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts

    The Wildabouts ~ Tommy Black
                                   Jeremy Brown
                                   Dan Thompson

While these several  images posed below are included in  the link for NBCSoundiego, I have added them here so you can view them better.

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Switchfoot at The SDSU Open Air Theatre

Switchfoot ~ Bringing It Back Home!

With a only a  few stops left on their Fading  West tour, the hometown crowd embraced  Switchfoot this past Saturday at the SDSU Cal Coat Open Air Theatre.  Not even a bit of rain or cloudy weather dampened the excitement of the audience.

The opening bands were:  The Young Wild, and Sir Sly.  They provided an enjoyable lead-in to this much anticipated  show.

As luck would have it, just as the Switchfoot began their 15 song set the sky went clear.  A heavily wicked light show with intense strobes and colored lasers magnified the experience.  As always, love the air time.

The So-Cal natives delivered an energetic performance that seamlessly transitioned from several rocking tunes into the striking  "Let it out".  Jon Foreman connected with the fans while strolling into the audience.  He sang,  gave high fives, took selfies, and shared his mic.   The best part was when Jon shook the hand and thanked a fan for his military service. A genuinely humble interaction with the audience is a hallmark of Switchfoot's live shows.  Charisma abounds.

The evening was invigorating and inspirational.  At one point Keith Tutt, a local  cello player, took over the stage  and performed a stunning cello solo.  The cello solo was so moving that when Keith finished, Jon asked everyone to hug the person next to them, which they did.   Keith then played two more songs,  Only Hope, a solo, followed by, "Dare You To Move",  with the rest of the band. As "Dare You To Move" began the audience became a sea of cell phone lights waving brightly in the air.

This was a high energy show, just wish the set was longer so we could hear more of the great material they have to offer.