I recently was asked to photograph singer/songwriter Justin Donovan for his CD release show at Dazzle Lounge in Denver. Justin Donovan truly surpassed my expectations & is certainly someone I recommend keeping an eye on…or better yet, keeping an ear to. His soulful voice, complimented by his guitar licks & the bands horns & drums created a fusion of jazzy-blues-funk that I can’t imagine anyone not digging. And just by watching Justin & the other musicians play one can confirm their passion for music. OK, now I feel like more of a music writer then a photographer….but I can’t help it, I get really excited when I discover new local music! And excuse me for saying this, but good musicians, particularly in the jazz & blues category, are hard to find in Denver. Having been born into the musically inspired city of New Orleans, I suppose I’ve been quite spoiled in the past when it comes to live music…which is also one reason why I’m quite picky with my music. But trust me, unless you’re headed to New Orleans anytime soon, then head out and catch Justin Donovan’s next performance, you won’t regret it!