Madison Thorn

Madison Thorn (6)

"Born a photographer, raised as a musician." When I was growing up, my favorite part of the holidays were the jam sessions. Our musician friends would get together for an evening and would just sit around and play music well into the night; they became  part of my family. This is where I developed my love for live music. Combine that with my Mother and Grandmother both being talented photographers, and a music photography career just makes a whole lot of sense. My "music family" has grown enormously over the years and it speaks for why I'm incredibly passionate about our city. You really don't need to look any farther than your own backyard for quality music and people. All in all, I can't imagine doing anything else, anywhere else. Capturing musicians is my "soulshine"- it's just simple bliss.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:57

Meeting The King of Telluride

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It started with a simple phone call from my good friend and cameraman extraordinaire, Jack.             “Hey Mad,” he said, “I have a PA (Production Assistant) gig for you.”             “Oh very cool, when and where?”            “In a few weeks . . .but here’s the problem, I can’t pay you.”           …
Friday, 12 April 2013 13:17

Home Away From Home - The Blues City Deli

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What if I told you there was such a place that you could enjoy quality music . . .food . . .people . . .and the beer is a fair price?
Friday, 05 April 2013 16:38

Tough Love

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I was first introduced to Steve Pecaro at Jimmy Lee Kennett's Benefit Concert in the summer of 2011, he was a nice guy but he's also fairly quiet. I hear from Steve a few months later asking me to photograph the Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute show at The Pageant and…
I’ve been playing percussion for the Meramec Symphonic Band for four years now. It’s truly an incredible band and we’ve made some amazing music over the years. It is comprised of musicians from the area as well as music students of Meramec. We come together once a week and put…
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 16:03

Roger Daltrey and Company

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My friend Becky gave me her extra ticket to see Roger Daltrey and Company performing “Tommy” in its ENTIRETY at The Peabody Opera house in Novemeber of 2011. Awesome, right?! But I left my camera in the car because any venue you run into these days will not allow you…
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 16:58

Jimmy Lee Kennett

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As some of you may know, the St. Louis favorite Jimmy Lee Kennett was diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and a benefit concert to diffuse hospital costs was held that summer. At the time, I had no idea who Jimmy was but I went because the line-up of bands was beyond…