Rock The Blues News: Due Credit
By Gary Draper
I can’t believe the holidays are coming already and soon, another new year. My 2013 New Year’s resolution should be to not make resolutions that I probably won’t keep.
On October 12, I had the pleasure of seeing the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Auburn Performing Arts Center. A far cry from Rock or Blues music, but a great concert nonetheless. I really enjoyed it. My late Father was a musician, performing several of Glenn Miller’s songs back in the day. This concert brought back some very fond memories for me.
What a bunch of extremely talented musicians and vocalists in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Orchestra leader told several interesting tales of the band’s history between songs. I would love to see them again when they’re back on tour in the area. If you’re a fan of music from the Big Band Era, you should make it too. For more info and tour dates, visit their Web site: www.glennmillerorchestra.com.
There is a very important element to the music industry that don’t always get the respect that they deserve. I’m talking about the photographers. Not people with cell phones that can take pictures, but professional photographers that spend big bucks on equipment and treat photography as an art form.
My friends, Vic and Nina Wright of “The Wright Image”, have photographed many local concerts, and some outside the area. They are both excellent, and creative photographers. They’ve shot several RockTheBlues events all over Washington state. They are true professionals. I included some images for you to see that they have shot. See more of their incredible work by visiting their Web site: www.w-image.net. I wish them both much success for many years to come.