Page 4 - ION Indie Magazine NovDec 2021 Issue
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                                                                    Music by Forrest McDonald Band
                                                                            “Certified Blue”

                                                     Live music is coming back!

                                                     I’m so thrilled to see live music making a return in many
                                                     venues and performance arenas across the country.
                                                     As  ION  Indie  Magazine  prides  itself  on  doing  its  own

                                                     photography  and  we  are  fortunate  to  have  such

                     Kiki Plesha                     talented photojournalists on staff, it’s a great feeling to
                    EDITOR-IN-CHIEF                  be “back in the pits” – PHOTO pits, that is!

                                                     For this edition, ION was on hand to photograph iconic

                                                     artists Chaka Khan and Sheila E. at AVA Amphitheater
                                                     in Tucson, c/o Senior Photojournalist Marty Haviik. We
                                                     also had “boots on the ground” to capture some of
                                                     the  incredible  roster  of  talent  at  Milwaukee’s
                                                     Summerfest 2021 – a big “thank you” to contributing
                                                     photojournalist  Eddy  Schneider  III!  Additionally,  ION’s
                                                     own dynamic duo, Erika and Dan Johnson, took their
                                                     act  “on  the  road”  --  all  the  way  to  Tampa!  They
                                                     brought back a compelling report and enthralling live
                                                     photography of Staind and founding frontman Aaron
                                                     Lewis at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Check
                                                     out the epic photography inside these pages!

                                                     We  are  featuring  the  sultry  and  mega  talented
                                                     Chantelle Barry in this issue. Tim Board did the honors
                                                     with the interesting in-depth interview with Ms. Barry.

                                                     The song streaming with this Editor’s Letter is one of my
                                                     favorites by bodacious blues artist Forrest McDonald,
                                                     “Certified  Blue.”  Those  are  the  voracious  vocals  of
                                                     Becky Wright on the track. Learn more about Forrest
                                                     McDonald at

                                                     The Fairy Rock Mother Kiki Plesha
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