Mr. Opporknockity

Chris Camp & His Blues Ambassadors & Mr. Opporknockity | Curve Inn Springfield Southside Fair

It's pretty awesome when you go from being a groupie (lol!) to an official photographer for one of your all-time favorite musicians & bands. My friend Chris Camp liked my photos from the last Mr. Opporknockity show at the Curve Inn that he asked me to come back a couple months later to photograph his other band Chris Camp & His Blues Ambassadors who were playing a joint gig with Mr. O.  The Curve is a great open-air venue with a cool lighting setup that is fun to photograph.

Chris is one of the coolest people on the planet. Among his talents (and I'm sure I don't know all of them), are playing the harmonica, accordion, singing, and cracking a whip. That's right -- he's also known around Springfield as "the whip guy." He's even been on the Tonight Show and America's Got Talent!

Shout out to all the guys in both bands for their immense talent, original music, and cooperating for photos. I look forward to the next show!!

Central Illinois Original Music | Springfield Band Mr. Opporknockity

Springfield-based band Mr. Opporknockity holds a special place in my heart, as my friend Ann and I have followed them for many years.  At their show in April, Ann and I got to take a fun trip down memory lane as it was Mr. O's 21st anniversary and we reminisced about all the times and places we'd previously seen them live.  It started in Jacksonville on the campus of Illinois College where our fandom first began.  We also saw them at the Illinois State Fair, the Alamo, Vinegar Hill Mall, Marly's Pub, CO Daniel's in Champaign, (I'm sure I'm forgetting some) and now we've seen them at the Curve twice, with one more show coming up in August!  You should definitely make plans to see them on August 10 in Springfield!  And hey, if you want a little taste of their sound, you can find them on iTunes, Amazon, & Spotify!