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Grace Potter

Grace potter is a must see live! Not only is her music fun and energetic but she lights up a stage! I have only heard a couple of her songs and was expecting a more mellow show… Boy was I wrong! She didn’t stop moving the entire show! (Hard from a photographers standpoint :-). She was so fun to watch and when you are paying to see a concert it is so nice to see an artist that shows she has talent and more importantly she loves what he does! She’s a breath of fresh air between country and rock and put on a great show!!

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Social Distortion

I have been asked before who my favorite artist has been to photograph. I have always had to think and wasn’t sure. Now I can say thus far it is Social Distortion. Whether it was from the sold out crowd’s excitement behind me or the bands enthusiasm in front of me, it was a rush!! They put on a great show!! In Cleveland they sold out the House of Blues two nights in a row. After a couple of decades they are still going strong!! I love some if the shots I got that night!!







Lindi Ortega

Red boots, red lipstick, guitar, good looks, and a voice to match!  Lindi came out opening for a legend punk rock band Social Distortion at the House of Blues and held her own!  Her catchy lyrics, fun music, confidence, beauty, and talent held the crowds attention from the second she walked out on the stage.  Whether it was to watch her, or want to be her, it was hard to take your eyes off of her!  My favorite of the night was her song “bang bang” and her cover of a Johnny Cash song that made the crowd go nuts!!  


Martin Sexton

   Review by Dave Johnson

          Martin Sexton once again wowed the crowd with his amazing voice.  The modern day folk/blues artist from Syracuse, New York left it all on the stage Saturday night at the Historic Kent Stage.  Martin was in town promoting his new album “Fall Like Rain” which was released earlier this year. 

            His beautiful voice echoed through the venue like it was built just for him.  Kent Stage is well known for being one of the best acoustical venues around and Martin was sure to take advantage of this.  Whether it was his long drawn out voice hitting high notes with precision or his scat-like improvisations, there was not a bad moment all night.

            Though Martin is touring to promote his new album, he didn’t shy away from his classics.  Giving the crowd everything they could ask for.  Weaving between “Glory Bound”, possibly his best known song, and “In the Journey,” a fan favorite, to his great rendition of The Beatles hit “With a Little Help From My Friends” Martin never skipped a beat.  At one point he went twenty plus minutes without stopping, giving fans a real taste of his talents.

            For those of you who don’t know who Martin Sexton is, do yourself a favor and go see him live.  He has been touring almost non-stop for twenty years, so undoubtedly you’ll have another chance to see him.  His live shows are unforgettable and his stage presence is mesmerizing.  He has built his career on the road and he is truly one of the best “one man bands” out there. 


Sheryl Crow

I was so excited to see Sheryl Crow.  I have loved her and every album since I can remember!! She is so cute, beautiful, sexy, confident on stage.  She is so talented with her guitar and voice!!  She was playing songs from one of my favorite albums, everything old and new!!  She is really something to see live!!  Such talent and she has come so far, yet she has been amazing all along!!  She is one of the most beautifully, talented female singers that I can think of!!  Her voice, and lyrics are touching yet fun and soulful.  Her stage presence is what you would picture in your head when you listen to one of her albums!  It was a great show!!   Probably one of my favorites!  ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


LOVED seeing this band live!!  I am not a huge concert goer but I would love to go and see them again!!  They have such a great stage presence!  Their music makes you want to get up and dance!!  All of the musicians and the singers blend so well together and make for a really amazing live show!!  Their songs are fun, energetic, and they put on a great performance!  Songs I remember from ten years ago to new songs!!  ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Los Lonely Boys

Los Lonely Boys opened for O.A.R and Sheryl Crow at Kent State University’s stadium.  They were great live!!  Some bands sound great live and some don’t… this is one that you should really see live!!  Not only do they sound amazing but you can tell that they are really into their music, performance, and enjoy what they do!!  ImageImageImageImageImageImage