Sketches at the Palladium Theater
Had the pleasure of going to see a concert at the Palladium Theater featuring guitarists Nate Najar and headliner Larry Coryell. Amazing music and first time experience of this venue in a renovated church with beautiful architecture. There was way too much to draw in the dark lighting with very little time.
It was fun to listen to the stories, tributes, and on-the-go tuning from Coryell. Watching him bob and groove up there with that white shock of hair, to tell his guitars' origin story. A romantic tangent on the Gibson Super 400 he purchased back during 1956 in Cartagena, Colombia.
The Palladium is one of many St. Pete venues large and small that attract quality acts within the downtown area. A few examples of my favorites are; The State Theater, Jannus Live, The Hideaway, and next to the Dali museum is The Mahaffey Theater.
This drawing is from the encore where he switched to an acoustic guitar. Drawing the legendary musician without glasses made Coryell look decades younger but I like it.