Kristine Jackson & Ruairi Hurley

Cleveland blues and rock songstress Kristine Jackson is joined by Ruairi Hurley at Tremont’s famed Treehouse bar during what became an impromptu local all-star session one Sunday night back in 2007.

The camera was set on a bar stool.

I was tending bar that night and playing around with my Canon AE-1 film camera in the bar’s low light environment. Having at least a half-dozen of Northeast Ohio’s finest rock musicians and performers there made it all the more fun.

– TMulloy

Bandango 5: Matthew Hoover & the SuperSaints

Matthew Hoover & the SuperSaints were one of 10 bands to shake the BairdStock Stage in Wellington, Ohio, for the all-day Bandango 5 Music Festival on July 31.

While it was a lot of work to shoot the bands who kicked it off at noon and packed it up at midnight, it didn’t seem like it at the time. These talented bands played nearly all original stuff reminiscent of the late ’60s and early ’70s rock scene, complete with the lyrical depth and musical emotion that marked that era of rock ‘n’ roll’s coming of age.

The event was well worth the $15 admission price ($10 presale) that included free beer and camping on the BairdStock grounds. Fans were mostly 20-somethings, but there was a pretty solid showing from older fans, too, who were just as into the music as everybody else.

Really, it was pretty cool.

View the complete gallery of nearly 200 pics by clicking on the “Bandango 5” link under “Client Galleries” in the sidebar.

– TMulloy