Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hairball, Mitchell, South Dakota

Here are more shots of Hairball's annual Corn Palace show in Mitchell, South Dakota on April 7, 2017. You can't tell these guys enjoy what they do, can you?

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hairball, Mitchell, South Dakota

Midwest rock and roll legends Hairball brought their annual fire and brimstone show to the World's Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota on April 7, 2017. I've got lots of great shots from the show, but we will start things off with that fire.

And of course we can't forget Bobby Jensen as the fire-breathing God of Thunder. Seconds after he spit this huge fireball, all of the non-burning lighter fluid you see in the picture rained all over me. Just another concert photography story for me to tell, but there was a split-second where I wondered if I would be on fire next.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Ron Keel Band, Mitchell, South Dakota

I had a great afternoon on April 7, 2017 doing a promo photo shoot with the Ron Keel Band and also shooting their show in support of Hairball at the World's Only Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota.

I'm leaving the promo photos for the band to release, but here's a shot my friend Thad Friedeman took of me working away.

The concert at the Corn Palace was a ton of fun. These guys are about as friendly as you could ask for, despite their cowboy/biker/apocalypse survivor image.

If you aren't familiar with Ron Keel, he's a real-deal rockstar from the 80s hair metal movement on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. You might remember his former band KEEL's hit "The Right To Rock." Ron now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and is a disc jockey on KBAD radio along with fronting the Ron Keel Band. For their first year of existence, the band was known as the Badlands House Band based out of the now defunct Badlands Pawn. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Red Willow Band, Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

One of the Red Willow Band's periodic reunion performances was part of the Sioux River Folk Festival at Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota on August 2, 2014. I remember it being a very hot day, but I think you can see the guys were having a good time.