There are musicians and there are entertainers. Occasionally, you find someone who is both and that IS Louis King. An absolute bundle of infectious energy, he simply isn’t satisfied unless the whole audience is involved. What a lot of fun!
It was a bit of an epiphany, discovering the Elwood Blues Club at the Greyhound Hotel in St Kilda. I am a bit slow discovering these things, but finally I have a “regular” venue of a Sunday night. I was initially attracted there because Lloyd Spiegel was performing but kept going because, well, here was a bunch of guys driven entirely by the music. The guests are great, but the passion of the EBC house band and the plethora of jammers that come week to week are what keeps me going back. Couple this with rather incongruous atmosphere of the Greyhound Hotel, more renown for its ahhhhh more liberal clientele and it’s just a great night that keeps you guessing and intrigued. I don’t recommend this to anyone who loves fantastic blues music and has other things they generally do on a Sunday night, because if you go once, I think it is imperative that you go again, and again, and yet again. It appear to be highly addictive… Anyway, here is a compilation of photos from over a number of weeks… My passion… my pics 🙂
PS These photos are primary B&W because:
1) I love B&W
2) I think B&W fits the blues genre
3) The Greyhound Hotel INSISTS on using colour killing RED stage lights which totally saturate photographs… (bastards)…