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Vaudevisuals interview with Amber Martin – “Sizzling Summer Series” at Joe’s Pub

# Janis Joplin ~ Bette Midler ~ Laura Nyro #

Beginning on July 26th, Amber Martin will perform 3 different evenings of music by iconic rock goddesses who lived, loved and made legend in New York City.

Listen to the interview here!

 Friday July 26th – Janis: Undead – with musical director Paul Leschen, Jesse Krakow, Mike Fornatale, David Berger, Nath Ann Carrera and special guest Shannon Conley.

Saturday August 10th – Bathhouse Bette – with musical director Drew Brody, Patrick Johnson, Jesse Krakow and Brett Every, and special guests Boylesque dancers in towels.

Saturday September 7th – Stoned Soul: In Love with Laura Nyro – with musical director Matt Ray, Mike Fornatale, Patrick Johnson, David Berger and Megan X with special guests Asa Lovechild, Xavier Smith and Eoghan Dillon.

Amber Martin is a celebrated NYC/International Vocalist, Performing Artist and Comedic Monologist. Greatly inspired onstage in the traditions of Janis Joplin, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton to name a few, Amber has been named one of the Top Performers of the Year by The New Yorker. Onstage, Amber is a powerful vocalist with a deep love for all genres of classic American pop music, which also inspires her own original songs. Ms. Martin brings a sense of cabaret and comedy to her live, raw, genre-hopping musical performances, setting her apart from most of her contemporaries and bringing a diverse range of entertainment to her equally diverse audiences.

For more information/tickets click here!

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Art Photography Tattoo

Lyle Tuttle – 70 Years in Tattoo Art – Exhibit in San Francisco

I first met Lyle in 1972 when I was in San Francisco doing an article for Crawdaddy Magazine. I was invited to his tattoo museum and shop and did some photographs. Then he invited me back to have dinner with him and some of his friends. It was great fun (I did get a tattoo) and he is a very funny dude. I went back in 2015 and visited him. (having not seen him since 1972!) and we met at his new shop at 841 Columbus Avenue.  Went for a few drinks and had a blast.

I highly recommend that anyone interested in ‘Tattoo’ or sociology attend this special event.

Tickets can be purchased here.

For more information on this special event go here!

Lyle Tuttle getting another part of his body tattooed.

Lyle has been a resident of San Francisco for over 70 years. 

Lyle Tuttle featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in 1970.

Lyle pictured in front of his first Tatto shop in San Francisco.

Me, Lyle and my wife Deborah at Lyle’s shop in San Francisco in 2015.

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Art Exhibit Photography

Visiting tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle in San Francisco – July 2015

Lyle Tuttle tattoo artistLyle Tuttle in front of his shop in San Francisco.

Lyle Tuttle's tattoo shopFront of the tattoo shop at 841 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco.

2015.07.12_SF.154The interior of one wall with designs and tattoo artifacts from around the world.


2015.07.12_SF.159By going public in the late 1960s as Janis Joplin’s artist, Lyle Tuttle helped make it acceptable for tattooed women to be powerful role models today.

2015.07.12_SF.192“Because I was lucky to have the greatest time slot that any tattoo artist ever had in tattooing, it wound up that I had tattooed on six continents. So I had an opportunity to tattoo on seven continents.” -Lyle Tuttle

2015.07.12_SF.199Jim Moore, Lyle Tuttle and Deborah Monlux in front of the shop.

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I hadn’t seen Lyle Tuttle since 1972 which was when I was last in San Francisco. I did an article on him for the rock & roll magazine CRAWDADDY with photographs and an interview. The story never got published by the photograph is posted on this blog.

Last month I had a chance to revisit San Francisco and wanted to see if I could contact Lyle and meet up. He was very receptive and we met and had drinks, dinner and talked throughout the night. Here are a few photographs.

LyleTuttle.5Me and Lyle Tuttle hanging out at the local bar near his shop.

2015.07.12_SF.185Lyle, Deborah and Gina Braden talking whiskey with the bartender. (he wasn’t as mean as he looks!)

2015.07.12_SF.191Lyle shows Deborah some photographs on his phone.

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Lyle Tuttle, San Francisco tattoo artist.

In 1972 I went to San Francisco to do a photo assignment for Crawdaddy Magazine. The picture was to be of famed Celeb tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle.
I just came across one of the shots from that day.
He is tattooed from head to toe, front and back except below his ankles and wrist and not above his neck line. He could wear a long sleeve shirt, pants and look perfectly NORMAL!