TBT: ALO at Wakarusa 2010

ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) @ Wakarusa 2010

Music is good for the soul. And the ALO set at Wakarusa was just what my soul needed. There was a big crowd at the Revival Tent waiting for them, so when Dave Brogan’s drums started “Man of The World” (the title track of their new album) it gave cue for what would be a big sing-along. The set was a great mix of old favorites and new material. Songs like “Walls of Jericho,” “Wasting Time,” and “Try” are some of the must-know ALO songs; the smiles all over the audience made that evident to those seeing ALO for the first time.  Continue reading

TBT: Andy Frasco, 2010

Here’s another Throw Back Thursday post! This one was originally posted on 05/13/2010 over at BOT. Check out Andy Frasco when you get a chance. His music has evolved quite a bit since the first time I heard him:

Andy Frasco @ Rogue
Words and photos by B “Cafe Con Leche” Gutierrez

Andy Frasco and his band spent the weekend pouring their hearts out all over Dickson Street in Fayetteville, AR. Three nights, three shows, and a whole lotta soul. I decided to attend the Saturday show at Rogue after catching his warm up session at The Smoke & Barrel Tavern the previous evening, and I’m so glad I did. I had so much fun even when the show was out in the patio and the night was cold due to a cold front that rolled into town along with Frasco and the band. His piano weaves new blues rhythms in a way it makes you comfortable. No matter how cold the night is, you’d be fine as long as the music lasts.
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TBT: G. Love & Special Sauce, 2010

I’m going to start a new series of posts in honor of Throw Back Thursday (TBT). I will post one or two of the write-ups or reviews I did for the music for which I used to contribute.

The first one of the series will be my very first post for Breakfast On Tour (BOT). It was a G. Love & Special Sauce show. Here’s some helpful info: I wrote under “Cafe Con Leche.” This was originally posted on 4/18/2010. Enjoy!

G. Love & Special Sauce

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Last Summer on Earth Tour photography contest

Contest

Vote by clicking “support Bertha” on the right column.

I’ve mentioned already how I love photographing live music. Well, there’s this contest (shameless self promotion coming up) in which the winner will get to shoot the Barenaked Ladies on their Last Summer On Earth tour.

I submitted this photo above that I took at the Wakarusa Music Festival in 2012. I’d love to get this pass, not only because it would be a lot of fun, but also it could open doors or windows or something, right?! Voting starts today. I’d appreciate the support! Here’s where you can vote: CLICK.