In his upcoming book “3 Songs No Flash: Canadian Music on the Road”, photographer Kevin Lamb chronicles the touring lives of hundreds of bands and singers from across Canada and in a variety of different genres. His images capture the intensity of a live show and the interactions between performer and audience.
Added to his visual stories are his one-on-one interviews with the artists which delve into what life is like for a musician on the road throughout Canada and the rest of the world. The stories they tell are entertaining and funny, sometimes surprising and inspiring, and on a few occasions, even shocking and horrifying. There are the trial-by-fire lessons learned when playing the club circuit, cross-country travel for the first time, dealing with the business side of music and continuing on in the face of adversity when performances start to head south and ensuring that “the show must go on,” as the old adage goes. It’s about paying your dues in less than savoury places, and about recognizing the opportunities when they appear and having the guts to not second-guess yourself and to just go for it.
The book features never before published images of Ron Sexsmith, Jesse Cook, Liona Boyd, Jeff Healey, Blue Rodeo, The Tragically Hip, Our Lady Peace, Ronnie Hawkins, David Wilcox, Nash the Slash, Marc Jordan, Anvil, Great Big Sea, Rik Emmett, Rough Trade, Colin Linden, Elliott BROOD, Rheostatics, The Grapes of Wrath, Emm Gryner, The Weakerthans, Walter Ostanek, Dan Mangan, Cuff the Duke, Gordie Johnson, The Pack A.D., Zeus, Hollerado, Teenage Head, Jeremy Fisher, Platinum Blonde, Murray McLauchlan, David Myles, Joel Plaskett, Jimmie Rankin, Ian Thomas, Kim Stockwood, Ian Blurton, Barney Bentall, The Trews, Justin Rutledge, Rich Aucoin, Alan Frew, Greg Godovitz, D.O.A….and many, many more.
“Was lucky to be given 3 Songs No Flash. Fascinating music photography of Canadian bands old and new, known and unknown!” – Margaret Atwood, acclaimed novelist, poet, literary critic, and essayist. (on Twitter, December 20th, 2014)
“When I imagine myself doing what I do, I see myself in a Kevin Lamb photograph.” “Easily one of Canada’s best rock and roll photogs.” – Dave Bidini, musician and author of several books including “On a Cold Road: Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock”.
“Kevin has a great eye for capturing the magic in a photograph. His music photography is exciting . He captures still life and scenery images beautifully. I find his photography moving and powerful.” – Philip Kamin, photographer and publisher. His 40 music photography books have been published worldwide.
“Kevin Lamb captures the spirit and essence of musicians relating to one another in such a vivid and intimate manner….He understands when and where something is going on and channels it through the lens with respect and a shared joy.” – Colin Linden, musician, songwriter and record producer.
“I was fortunate to have Kevin’s excellent photography grace my book Metal On Ice. His passion for music is evident in his ability to capture in photos musicians in full artistic flight.” – Sean Kelly, musician and author.
*Special Limited Edition Offer* – Available now is a very limited run of the sample version of the book that I used to send to publishers, media, etc. It is 46 pages and large at 12 x 12 inches in size. They are for sale for $25 plus shipping and handling. There are only 150 copies in this very limited run and half are already gone. To purchase, contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org