Jay Blakesberg is an American, San Francisco-based, photographer and filmmaker.
LOADS of cool stories: Working with Santana, Jerry Garcia, Joe Satriani, John Lee Hooker, Metallica, Derek Trucks, Levon Helm, Warren Haynes, Duane Betts, Soundgarden, DJ Shadow, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Grateful Dead, John Mayer… becoming a Deadhead and traveling the country selling LSD - and eventually getting arrested & spending 8 months in jail… lessons learned from doing time and how this changed his life for the (much) better, going with the flow and more. REALLY cool guy, very interesting  Over 300 assignments for Rolling Stone, hundreds of album package credits, hundreds of magazine assignments, not to mention corporate gigs and countless music festival producer and director credits… this is what’s made Jay Blakesberg an in-demand rock photographer for the last 40+ years Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/subscribe/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EveryoneLovesGuitar/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everyonelovesguitar/ 
Renowned music photographer Jay Blakesberg joins the podcast to talk about  40 years of music photography, photographing everything from years with the Grateful Dead to the birth of Alternative Rock. Raised in New Jersey, Jay was a product of the 70s youth culture, spending his time partying with his friends and seeing concerts. But it was when he borrowed his Dad's camera at age 16 to shoot pictures at a Grateful Dead show that he would get a glimpse into what the future would hold.  Combining a love for photography and the Grateful Dead, Jay set out on tour and began cataloging a huge archive of photography of the band, the fans, and the scene that evolved around both.  Although Jay had run-ins with the law, and some questionable decisions at an early age that could have derailed his dreams, he stayed focused on his passion of photography and music. Jay is probably best known for his work with the Grateful Dead, but he has had a career that spans years of shooting almost every musical genre you could think of, includes countless work and covers with Rolling Stone Magazine, more album photography credits than could be listed here, and intimate shoots and stories with Rock Royalty.  During our conversation we get the chance to hear how it all started for Jay, what's changed in the world of Rock photography, how he created his own publishing company, and what's in store as he moves forward.   To Learn More About Jay Blakesberg Visit: http://www.blakesberg.com/html/index.html To Learn More About Visual Revolutionary Visit: http://www.visualrevolutionary.com And Follow On Instagram At: https://www.instagram.com/visualrevolutionary/  
On today's episode of LET THERE BE TALK my guest is the great Bay Area Rock n Roll Photographer Jay Blakesberg. You may know Jay from his incredible Grateful Dead photos but what you may not know is Jay shot a lot of the early Alternative Rock Scene at the famous IBeam nightclub back in the day in San Francisco. Jay also has tons of great Rock Photography books out including one that features one of my favorite bands The Mother Hips. Tune in and enjoy this mans story and then hit his website and enjoy his art. https://jayblakesbergphotography.shop.musictoday.com/store/ 
The Podcast is back at full strength with Paulie, Tony and Shannon welcoming in iconic rock&roll photographer Jay Blakesberg to talk about his new Grateful Dead book, "Eyes of the World", his photo of Tom Petty on the new Rolling Stone issue, and more! We talk about new 49ers QB Garoppolo, Bucket Head, Janes Addiction, Jay's flowing locks, and Les Claypool!
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Dec 1st, 1961
San Francisco, California, United States of America
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5 hours, 48 minutes
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