(Saint Petersburg, Florida) I love to shoot live music, and I’d like to share a little story with you today about how I got started shooting over ten years ago. I had a friend who loved this band called Mofro, and was friends with the drummer. I snagged a digital camera from work and went to go shoot them – at the Social in Orlando – and at the time was really impressed with the images. Over ten years later, I had the opportunity to catch up with JJ Grey and his band at Jannus Live in St. Pete, and absolutely loved it. I hadn’t caught a show since Detroit the previous year and all I can say is they’re on fire. In addition, this show was a special launch of the new “JJ Grey’s Nare Brown Sugar Ale” which is delicious enough to serve up over ice cream. Got a chance to cover a few songs at sound check, a few solo acoustic songs during the beer pouring, and stayed around a bit after to discuss the brew with the folks from Green Bench Brewing. Couldn’t have picked a better show to catch; weather was perfect, crowd was getting down all night, and the crew from Green Bench were a ton of fun. Enjoy!