Just added a bunch of new photos to the site, old and new. Over time I will continue to add galleries from past years to the site. Tonight I added photos from 3 photo shoots over the years with The Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter for ESP guitars and EMG pickups. Photos from these sessions appeared worldwide in magazines like Guitar World, Guitar Player, as well as the company catalogs, also used for in store autograph signings. I always enjoy working with Steph, super laid back and fun guy. You can view these images here
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I spent a few days on the road with my friend and season 7 winner of The Voice Craig Wayne Boyd, and covered two shows back home in Chicago and Milwaukee. Friday was a sold out show at Joe’s On Weed St, amazing show and crowd. Saturday we were in Milwaukee Wi at The Rave, my old home venue. I started going to shows here as a teenager in the 90s, that included the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam, at this time you could go bowling with Pearl Jam for $10 after the show ! I have probably seen over 200 shows at this venue, and have some amazing memories, it’s also where I began my career and cut my teeth shooting bands like Slayer, Tesla, Megadeth, Danzig, Damageplan, Deftones, Machine Head, Hatebreed, Ted Nugent and TONS of others, and now CRAIG !! It was a very cool night for me to get to share this with him in my home town. Craig was the very first person I met and friend I made the night I moved to Nashville 6 years ago. I told him many times,he was going to be a star some day and that we would be on a tour bus together, to which he would always reply ” I hope so bud” . WEll….. we can cross that one of the bucket list now.
You can see photos from both these shows here: http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/craig-wayne-boyd-2/
Here is a couple minute video of the show opener SOUTHLAND from Milwaukee on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ndaQ2VXs78&list=UUv-MvSdv-2FdloE6t2d9rEg
You can buy CRaig’s songs on Itunes here including the newly released radio version of MY BABY’S GOT A SMILE ON HER FACE
Two weeks ago I spent two sold out nights at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville with Rick Springfield. I say this everytime year after seeing his two annual Valentine shows here, Do yourself a favor and see one of his shows if you get the chance. At 65 years young, he is an absolutely AMAZING front man that artists half his age could learn a lot from ! With a set list full of mtv, radio and movie hits spanning 30 years the crowd ranges from 5 – 70 , and they travel from all over the country to see and meet him. You can view photos from the shows here :
You can also view a portion of Jessie’s Girl video here on my youtube page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvOlyQO08Ow&list=UUv-MvSdv-2FdloE6t2d9rEg
LOOK at the AIR TIME !!! Like I said, they are guys half his age that can’t do that !