One of my favorites things in life is music.  I am a little obsessive/compulsive when it comes to my music collection, as
my cds now number somewhere over 7500+.  Many of these are live and unreleased, demos, etc.  I really like to hear what things sound like without the clean up that gets done in the studio.  As an example, there were 5 albums released by Jimi
Hendrix while he was alive....I have well over 300 cds of him.  Would bore the Hell out of most me a sense
of calm and something that I can crawl into.  So...what's this have to do with anything?  I have been lucky enough to hook
up with my friends at the local Country Music radio station, (FROGGY 100.9 can find a link to their site on my
main page) and shot a number of concerts for them.  Let's me see some great shows....and share my images on their website.  Here are links to some of the concerts I've shot...and this Summer looks to be a busy one as well.

          Aaron Tippin
          Orleans County Fair

Steve Azar
North Haverhill Fair

Darryl Worley
Caledonia County Fair

Jamie Lee Thurston, Bomshel,
Keith Anderson & Travis Tritt

at the WOKO 10th Annual
Country Club Music Festival

John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band
North Haverhill Fair

 I first got involved in helping FROGGY out by shooting the 2007 Colgate Country Showdown, held that year during the Washington County Fair & Field Days.  My old friend Jumpin' Jim Severance is Program Director at the station and
asked me if they could use some of my shots on the website.  I was only too happy to agree, and am now "in the loop"
of the Showdown and love having a front row seat to capture some of these amazing new performers as they try to
catch a break.  I have no doubt that some day, some of the artists that I captured performing on the Colgate stage will
be successful. cool is that?



2007 Colgate Country Showdown

The 2007 Contest was won by Massachusetts based band Digger Dawg, who had previously opened
for acts like Vince Gill and Reba McEntire.  While having great artists come to compete in our regional contest
provided some awesome entertainment for the crowd, it was probably not in the spirit of the
event that FROGGY was shooting for.

2008 Colgate Country Showdown

2008 saw a move for the Showdown to a great venue, as part of the Tunbridge World's Fair.
More exciting for everyone behind the scenes was the fact that all 10 of the Finalists were from
Vermont....FROGGY would be represented by one of its' own Loyal Listeners!  After great performances
by all of the competitors, Veronica Taylor stepped forward to grab the 1st Place Trophy.  Veteran
Finalist Jesi Anderson finished 2nd in the voting with Eric T. Long taking home the
3rd Place trophy.


2009 Colgate Country Showdown

2009 brought a return to Tunbridge World's Fair and a phenomenal group of contestants.
For the second consecutive year, all ten finalists represented Vermont. In the end,
Kelly Hall of Brattleboro took home the 1st Place Trophy with East Montpelier's
Mike Mislak placing 2nd and Bill Temple grabbing 3rd.


2010 Colgate Country Showdown

Over half the 2010 Finalists had performed in the competition before
even the new-comers were awesome!  Probably the closest vote
that I remember with Williamstown's Hillary Barcomb awarded First
Place, Mike Mislak of East Montpelier finishing in the Runner-Up spot for the second
consecutive year and Jesi Anderson of Williamstown grabbing another trophy
for the mantle. 

Coming Soon:
Vermont Artists like Tim Brick, Keeghan Nolan and Uranium Belt!