Tuesday, March 21, 2017
A few months ago I go to my +Instagram as we all do, greeted by a host of likes and follows. And of course our natural curiosity causes us to "tap" on said liker/follower to see who this person is and normally casually, courteously, you respond in kind with your own "like" and or" follow" and this day I ran onto +Katrina Burgoyne . Katrina is from Gunnedah, South Wales Australia...she`s a photographer, a former contestant on their version of +The Bachelor and she sings country.
So I found my way to her website www.katrinaburgoyne.com where she speaks of her dream of coming to America and making it big in Nashville which ironically is the name of her mini cd she was selling to raise money to come US, and her hard work finally paid off. January of this year she packed up her belongings and is currently pursuing that dream in Nashville
My nephew and I drove up to Nashville this past weekend because he was on school break and to just get out of the city. And Katrina had two shows at +The Row Kitchen & Pub and we were not disappointed in the least she was amazing.
As of this posting is is doing extremely well in the International Songwriter Competition and if you you would like to vote for her click here http://www.radioairplay.com/voting2017/Country.
You can follow and support her via her site (listed above)
Friday, October 14, 2016
|Anthony Max, Donald Juengling, Adam Shaw & Jean Holmgren|
Junengling pulls out all the stops when putting up an expo strongly based on a comics theme, gathering artist and writers from both major publications (Marvel and DC) as well as independent companies Image, Dark horse, Boom, IDW etc.
This years expo will feature a slew of comic legends including George Perez (Incredible Hulk, Teen Titans) Peter David (Incredible Hulk), Kevin Nowlan (Batman :Sword of Azreal ,Superman vs, Aliens), and hometown artist doing incredibly well like Mike Norton (Battle Pug, Archer &Armstrong) and John Lucas (Deadpool)
And since comics can spinoff into other properties there will also be a couple of voice actors as well Animation voice actor Mike McFarland (Master Roshi on Dragon Ball) and Greg Cipes (Beast Boy of Teen Titans, Michelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
And of course no con/expo is not complete with out the creativity of the people attending and their amazing coaplay
For more information on the expo please visit
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Welllllllll, It`s October ....Halloween. So it`s only natural to want to do something related to the theme. So I went on a ghoooooooooost tour. I reached out to a friend of mine who could very well be the +Fox Mulder of Memphis +Tanya Vandesteeg . Tanya along with Stephen Guenther of The MidSouth Paranormal Society, are local paranormal investigators who can tell you a lot about true unexplained events that happened here and the mid south.
|Tanya Vandesteeg and Stephen Guenther|
Part of The Atlantic Paranormal Society or worldly know as +Syfy `s Ghost Hunters TAPS ( +TAPS HOME TEAM ). Their services include tours in historic buildings, around downtown,a hunted pub crawl, as well as being able to be a part of actual three hour investigation. I took part is the "Haunted Memphis" Bus tour
|Historical Haunts bus|
The tour pick up begins at Tater Reds on Beale Street and ends at +The Orpheum Theatre .As you journey on your macabre trip from point A to point B you learn of the "curse" that was placed on the land by the Chicksaw and the trail of strange mysterious action that follow
|The spirit of a little boy has been seen in the main park fountain|
Many thanks to the members is Historical Haunts http://www.historicalhauntsmemphis.com/ and The MidSouth Paranormal Society http://www.midsouthparanormalsociety.com
|What`s that in the window?|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
So..an Israeli..two black women..and...a white guy walk into a bar....wait, wait don`t stop me you haven`t heard this before. This isn`t some corny, off colored, racist joke ending with an eye-roll and collective groan....This is the band.. +Ori Naftaly sisters Tierinii & Tikyra Jackson and Daniel Mckee they are Southern Avenue and they are awesome!!
Now the bar that I first heard them in as an actual band was The Blue Monkey in Memphis Tennessee
but prior to that, I met +Ori Naftaly and +Tierinii jackson at Mark Parsell`s (http://harvtography.blogspot.com/2016/03/mark-parsell-man-with-finger-on-pulse.html) South Main Sounds Singer songwriter ( http://harvtography.blogspot.com/2016/03/south-main-sounds-meet-me-in-memphis.html ) 16.
|Ori(guitarist) and Tierinii(vocals)|
After hearing them in a acoustic setting I couldn't wait to hear the actual band live. A that time I thought Tierinii was just a solo artist and Ori was just a guitarist and a friend of mine told me on no they are band and her sisters just as talented as she is. So I really couldn`t wait to capture the full experience of Southern Avenue .
In the meantime while still on my Mary Owens (http://harvtography.blogspot.com/2015/11/mary-owens-treasure-should-be-discovered.html ) fix (to which I am still on). I found out Mary was
at +Otherlands Coffee Bar , so of course I attended(and of course she was wonderful) After she was done I bought her CD "Sweet Soul" (even though I already had a digital copy via Itunes), and to my surprise on a couple of songs one of the background vocalist is Tikrya Jackson!!
So now, I`m really eager to hear this band that`s not only catching my interest and the city of Memphis but those on a much larger scale like say +Melissa Etheridge when she made a recent visit working on her upcoming CD , being finalist in the International Blues Challenge, and most recently being officially signed by +Stax Records (congratulations by the way)
Not bad for band that`s only been together about a year and getting ready to head to Europe to tour
So if you happen to in a club or bar and the musical entertainment is in fact +Southern Ave , stick around for an incredible show or the jokes gonna be on you!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
So while trying out +Redbubble it allows you to not only see you images as photograph prints but also as clothing and other items as well
I prefer the black & white but to each their own..
if interested visit
and to see more or Mr. Howard`s work