Billy Atkins: A Gift Through Music!

1979: (L-R) Jim Carver, John Posey (RIP), John O’Brien and Billy Atkins (RIP). Every year, I honor the friendship on the passing anniversary of Billy Atkins. It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we physically lost Billy from this world. There isn’t a day that goes by I don’t remiss our friendship! The bond, stories, fun […]

Tribute: Billy Atkins – Always with me in Spirit!

1979: (L-R) Jim Carver, John Posey (RIP), John O’Brien and Billy Atkins (RIP).  It’s hard to believe it’s been four years ago, since my best friend, Billy Atkins passed away. Rarely a day goes by without him being on my mind. While driving to cover Northeast, Ohio shows, it’s just me and my radio. I often hear songs that […]

Joe Walsh soars like an Eagle in Concert!

All photos: © 2015 Dave Gilk/David Alan Photography. The legendary Joe Walsh opened his tour at W.D. Packard Hall last week and we were fortunate to witness Joe and his 10-piece band onstage last Friday night. Performing in front of another sold-out audience for the 2nd evening in Warren, Ohio, the anticipation of the crowd was in the […]

In Rememberance of my best friend- Billy Atkins

    (Every year, I attempt to write and honor my best friend, Billy Atkins, who passed away on February 10th, 2012.) I recently braved a snow storm while travelling to and from O’Shecky’s Live to photograph bands and interview two of the members of one of the bands, Eyes Set To Kill . As I awaited the performance, an old […]

Billy Atkins- Above and Beyond!

It’s hard to believe 2 years have passed since the loss of our best friend, Bill Atkins. For those of you who did not have the honor or privilege to know Billy; I can only tell you he was a kind, forgiving and a generous man. His smile and mischievous grin brought warmth and light-heartedness […]

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