Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards "Can’t You Hear Me Knockin"

Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards performed "Cant You Hear Me Knockin" on October 20, 2012 at Nietzsches in Buffalo, NY. I would like to thank Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards, Jeff Muscalino and Kevin Kukado from Ececlectic Collectivie Entertainment for allowing me to photograph and video the bands performance. The history of rock n roll is littered with musical prodigies, charismatic storytellers, oblivion-seeking omnivores and odds-defying survivors whose contributions to the soundtracks of our lives have attained for them—or at least their work—a measure of immortality. Rarely, though, do all of these traits come together in the form of a single person, as they do in the case of legendary saxophone player Bobby Keys. Bobbys life has been a sort of rock n roll folk tale—in his early teens he bribed his way into his aunts neighbor Buddy Hollys garage band rehearsals; he took up the saxophone as a high school freshman because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band; he convinced his grandfather to sign his guardianship over to Crickets drummer JI Allison so he could go on tour as a teenager. In fact, Bobbys experiences reflect the coming of age of rock n roll itself. From years on the road during the waning days of early rock n roll with hitmakers like Bobby Vee and the various acts on Dick Clarks Caravan of Stars Tour through decades as top touring and session sax man for the likes of Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Yoko Ono <b>…<b>