Portraits

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Martin John Butler

 © Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted one of these. This is guitarist Martin Butler from 70’s Mercury recording artists The Demons.

Unsung Heroes Featured in Creative Boom

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© Leland Bobbé

Creative Boom, an art, design, photography and culture website is featuring my portraits of Musicians over the age of 50. I’ve really been enjoying capturing the essence of these musicians in black and white after years of shooting primarily color. It’s taking me back to my roots.

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ in Huffington Post

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© Leland Bobbé

The Huffington Post just published a story about my Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ project including 15 images.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Liberty Devitto

 

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is Liberty Devitto, Billy Joel’s drummer for 30 years.

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Carmine Appicce

 

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© Leland Bobbé

This is my portrait of hard rock drummer Carmine Appice. Carmine has been credited with influencing every hard rock drummer that came after him including Mr. John Bonhan from Zeppelin. Carmine has played with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Jeff Baeck, Rod Stewart among others.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Cheetah Chrome

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© Leland Bobbé

This is Cheetah Chrome, guitar player and song writer from The Dead Boys, one of the original punk bands from the  CBGB days. The original Sonic Reducer.

 

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jojo Mayer

 

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Jojo Mayer © Leland Bobbé

Drummer extraordinaire Jojo Mayer. This man can play . . .

Musicians 50+ Randy Pratt

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© Leland Bobbé

Bass and harmonica player Randy Pratt from Cactus, The Lizards and Rickity.

Musicians 50+ Ricky Byrd

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© Leland Bobbé

My series continues with guitarist Ricky Byrd, about to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts. I added a slight tone to this image using Topaz software.

Musicians 50+ Annie Golden

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

Continuing my Musicians 50+ series, this is singer/actress Annie Golden. From The Shirts at CBGB in the 70’s to Hair on Broadway, to films to currently appearing on Orange is the New Black where she just won a SAG award. Next up recently elected to the R ‘n R Hall of fame with Joan Jett, guitar player Ricky Byrd.