Studio Portrait

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Carmine Appicce

 

© Leland Bobbé

© 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.

Half-Drag at POP International Gallery

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

 

Four images from my Half-Drag series are now being shown at POP International Gallery on West Broadway in Soho, NYC.

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Cheetah Chrome

© Leland Bobbé

© 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 . . .

Unsung Heroes/Musicians 50+ Jon Paris

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is bluesman Jon Paris, keeper of the flame. Jon’s played with many greats including Les Paul, BB King, John Mayer and Levon Helm. You can catch him every Monday night at BB King’s Lucille’s Bar and Grill in Times Square. My project continues . . .

Musicians 50+ Randy Pratt

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

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

Musicians 50+ Ricky Byrd

© Leland Bobbé

© 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.

Musicians 50+ Gene Cornish

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is Gene Cornish guitar player and singer from the Young Rascals/Rascals. When I was in high school these guys were one of my favorite bands. “Good Lovin”, “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” . . . There’s a good reason they’re in The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. . . . and he’ a great guy.

Musicians 50+ Lenny Kaye

© Leland Bobbé

© Leland Bobbé

This is my recent portrait of Lenny Kaye. Lenny has been playing guitar with Patti Smith from day 1.  Lenny is also a rock and roll historian, journalist, producer and author.