SMI photographer Bill Bungard was as excited as anyone else packing into the Grandstand area at The Washington State Fair to see Chicago and REO Speedwagon perform. Both bands have back catalogues spanning several decades, and for many attendees the performance was a fantastic trip down memory lane. Some may have worried when long time lead singer Kevin Cronin took the stage with the aid of crutches and then took to a stool, but any fears were soon allayed by the sheer strength of REO Speedwagon’s set. Bill described the band as being “at the top of their game.” Chicago also put on a great show, and the crowd responded to both sets by dancing in the aisles and avidly supporting both bands.
Bill was also on hand for an amazing encore after the two main sets: REO Speedwagon and Chicago shared the stage and performed hits from both bands, including Speedwagon’s “Riding the Storm Out.” Check out the action Bill captured in not one, but two sets of photos:
Tonight! Artist Home has chong the nomad giving a tutorial on making beats, a live performance by Tomo Nakayama. A screen printing tutorial by The Vera Project and even how to make flutes out of carrots from our friends at Honkfest West!
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Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
In that respect Art is dangerous because you will need more. Andrew has plenty in the vault... ... See MoreSee Less
If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less
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