Jim 'JT' Gilbert has been a photographer on and off for over 25 years. After concentrating on landscapes and portraits, Jim turned his focus to music photography. In doing so, Jim has become known throughout New York State as one of the top professional concert photographers on the scene. Music photography made a lot of sense as he has been an avid concert goer for his whole life. He has photographed over 200 bands including legends such as BB King, Charlie Daniels, Robert Plant, and RUSH; his work covers all genres of music. He has been able to be on-stage to shoot many world-renowned acts and continues to love photographing up-and-coming acts that come through Upstate New York. In the Spring of 2014, Jim merged his efforts at Upstate Metal with UpstateLIVE and became the magazine's Managing Editor. Today he is co-owner, publisher, and webmaster/designer of NYS Music and is always working on growing nysmusic.com in all aspects, including unique visitors, content, staff and geographic footprint.