Singin' the blues of a long hard road... still ahead of him.
Drew Questell performed at the Blue Bayou Club last night. His dad asked me to come and shoot some photos. I'm glad, really glad, he did. The venue was small but the stage was well lit for a small club, and the stage was accessible from two sides, which is always nice. It's someplace I could shoot in for a long while and keep finding angles. Unfortunately, since the law states that minors have to be out of the club by 10pm, it was a short set. Too short; and not just for more snap time, the tunes were well worth an extended session.
Drew's a pretty amazing young musician, with a knack for knocking out older tunes of woe and sorrow normally sung by blues men greater than four times his age. Regardless of the gender gap, he had no problem sounding authentic and even less difficulty provoking the intimate crowd into applauding and cheering louder than I've witnessed for countless more veteran performers. Needless to say, it was a great night.
I'll update with a link to the new gallery after I finish processing.