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On the Power in the House . . .

 Martee LeBow rocks the house at The Cutting Room in New York City

Martee LeBow rocks the house at The Cutting Room in New York City

On the Power in the House: In a galaxy far away & a time long ago -- otherwise known as the waning days of my involvement with a certain music company -- I was introduced to a young singer. We had demo to do for Diet Coke and she seemed perfect. We came up with a great track that went absolutely nowhere but I never forgot that voice. In fact, if people asked me to play something from the old days, THAT is the track I pulled out and it was because of her performance. Well, flash forward to a couple of decades later and last nite at The Cutting Room. I went to hear The MarTays -- the All-Star session players band that backs that singer, Martee LeBow. Awesome? Incredible? Words fall way short of any mark capable of adequate description. Martee is, as the pianist and arranger for the group, Irwin Fisch says, "a force of nature." For me, it was wonderful to see old friends I used to book for advertising gigs like Larry Saltzman, Andy Snitzer, and the ever so cool Curtis King Jr sounding more incredible than ever and, wow, it's just mind-blowing to hear the firepower of this 14-piece band playing behind the head-snapping vocals. THAT is an ARSENAL and the photos can only do mild justice. I actually have over 400 exposures, which I whittled down to 150 keepers. I could go no lower than these 40+ just to give some kind of an idea of what was there to experience. This gang doesn't perform together that often so if you hear about an upcoming show follow my advice: get your ass into one of the seats or, hell, get to the Standing Room Only section.

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Ric Kallaher

Ric is: • a Professional Portrait Photographer specializing in working with small business owners towards enhancing their B2B online goals via executive portraits as well as images that tell the story of a business with on-site photography of facilities &/or product photography ; • an experienced Events Photographer who spectacularly documents high end awards shows and high-society special events, especially in regard to the People of Advertising, Media, Arts and Culture. • an insightful image-maker with a detailed eye who helps interior designers bring their work to life. • an award-winning wedding photographer who helps couples document their special day. Ric's Photographic Mission: To artfully create strong, provocative & transcendent visual records of meaningful relationships & significant moments. Additionally, Ric is a trained actor and experienced music producer who has often been heard applying his voice over talents to ongoing advertising campaigns. He has been the voice on national campaigns for the likes of SuperValu Grocery Stores, Texaco, Kendall Motor Oil, Campbell's Soups and more. He has even appeared ON-camera in an ad for Comedy Central as a scream therapist. His is represented by Ann Wright Reps.