Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Father's Day--Starving Musician Son

Some of you know that my son, Willis, is a musician (starving) in Los Angeles. Although he's not scored the big success yet, I'm quite proud of his accomplishments: Masters from USC, a great CD, and many interesting gigs (just not yet enough of them). As a dutiful son, he called me last weekend wishing me a Happy Father's Day. So I though I'd pass on some pics of him from a recent performance. While I'm back from my trip to France, Willis was in Paris in May, backing up the famous European pop diva, Jeanne Mas.

First, the gig promotion at the Olympia Theater in Paris...


And leading backstage for the musicians...


A rehearsal...



And the band, Willis on the far left...


And the gear, big Marshall stacks for the guitar god...




Some shots from the performances...



With the Diva...



A successful concert...


Of course Willis has a life of his own, and it's hard to keep up with him. I have to sneak a look at his MySpace page now and then to catch up. I also update his website on occasion with more pics, movies, and tunes. All in all, he makes me a proud father.

Oh, one more pic from the Paris gigs... Really a great shot from the audience...