RIP Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor

December 29, 2018

Mike "Beard Guy" Taylor - Walk Off The Earth. Photo by Toby Karlquist -
Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor – Walk Off The Earth. Photo by Toby Karlquist –

The world lost Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor on December 29, 2018 when he died peacefully in his sleep.

We had the honor of photographing the WOTE concert in March in Phoenix. I was in the alley behind the venue waiting on our photo credentials before the show when Mike walked out. We only spoke for a few minutes, but I got the sense of what a genuinely nice and caring person he was. He wanted to know what kind of camera equipment we used and what other concerts we had photographed. He asked if we wouldn’t mind taking some shots of him at the show that night and emailing them to him. He was working on a project and needed some candid shots of himself. We exchanged info, shook hands and he headed off to get a bite to eat. Continue reading “RIP Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor”

Elyse Davis

December 20, 2018

Elyse Davis performing “Greensleeves”

I am thoroughly embarrassed to admit that I had not heard of Elyse Davis nor had I heard her sing this amazing rendition of Greensleeves until today! I do consider myself a huge fan of Mannheim Steamroller however I have apparently failed since the following video has been around since 2014.

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