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 . . .
Bass and harmonica player Randy Pratt from Cactus, The Lizards and Rickity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is Albert Bouchard, original founding member and drummer of Blue Oyster Cult.
Continuing my project of portraits of musicians over 50 this is jazz guitarist John Bruschini.
This is Peppy Castro one of the early pioneers of the Psychedelic Garage band rock era. At age 17 he was one of the founding members of the legendary rock group, The Blues Magoos. He also starred in the original Broadway production of Hair. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Diana Ross, Kiss and Cher among others.
Continuing my Musicians 50+ this is Andy Shernoff, bass player and songwriter from NYC punk rockers The Dictators. He also played bass and sang backing vocals on Joey Ramone’s solo album. His songs have been covered by The Ramones, Joey Ramone, Dion and Mary Weiss from The Shangri La’s.