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Here is another of my oldest digital captures, taken with the second digital camera I owned, an Olympus 490z. It is a 2.1 megapixel workhorse that I still sometimes use today. Somehow I lost the original file, so there is no EXIF data, therefore no way to tell you much about the photograph, technically.

This photograph is from the Big Muddy Blues Festival at Laclede's Landing in 2000. If you have seen my other posts from this festival, you will know the history. If you have not, please take a look at my TE gallery and click on the blues shots for some good blues information and links. I have been posting blues performance shots on Mondays both on TE and TL, here's a link to my TL gallery even though I know many of you won't mix TE and TL. I don't get it, but it's ok. I do find myself putting my more serious shots here for some reason, but I have a lot of stuff that was post-processed quite a bit, so TL comes in handy.

Anyway, this was from the Y2K version of the Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. Louis. The man in the picture is Leo Lyons, best known for his stint as the bass player for the 1960's blues-rock-fusion group, Ten Years After. If you ever saw the movie Woodstock (heck, some of you all probably went to Woodstock!), you will remember the long haired Alvin Lee playing "I'm Going Home" for about 7 or 8 minutes. That was Ten Years After. They were a great group, but Leo had gone on in his career and on this particular day he was playing with Scott Holt, a new, young blues guitarist. Scott is still around paying his dues, but Leo has faded to the background as his record producer.

I just read that Ten Years After is actually touring again, with Leo as the bassist. 40 years later! Wow.

Leo also played with Michael Schenker and the great rock band UFO.

So, this is another "Real Deal" blues guy. And Rock guy. If you look closely at his guitar, you can see the string vibrating from the last note he played.

Have a great week!

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