I belong to a community of talent. To be part of it is an honor, especially when the entry fee is a talent I wish to have. I can’t sing or play music, what I can do is capture those that can, and do my best to represent them. These people are amazing, from the ones that coordinate the staging and the permits, the ones that set the sound and the lights, to the ones that stand on the stage and put it out there -many of them wearing more than one hat. From small stages, weekend after weekend to these incredible celebrations like the Labor Day Bash, the LMAs and showcases that happen throughout the year. The community is unlike anything I have seen. Loyal, respectful, and true family with one goal. The Greater Milford Music scene entertains, that’s all they want to do.
Yesterday was the 2015 edition of the Tradesman Labor Day Bash. Food Truck, Charities and 8 bands on stage with many more represented in the audience. I got there early, stayed late, photographing all day. Now and then getting the drone in the air. Congratulations to all involved, Rob from the Tradesman for a first class, safe, respectful event, Chris Rando for incredible sound and stage and my great friend Ray Auger, without your hard work and ideas, this would all look different.
Go out, support live local music, where ever you live. If you get a chance check out the acts in this set of photos:
- Templeton’s Holiday
- Jenn Tefft Band
- TD and the Change
- The Tony Soul Project
- The Wingmen
- Fringe Benefits (Members of Tollbooth Willie, Peacheaters, Velvet Skies, Tigerlily and Justin and Ray)
- Bad Men
- Whiskey Church
To see all – and there are plenty more, of the photos, click here for the whole set.