Daytrotter founder, Sean Moeller heps Possessed by Paul James (aka Konrad Wert) carry his equipment after a studio session in Rock Island, Illinois.

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Daytrotter founder, Sean Moeller, left, and illustrator, Johnnie Cluney, in their office.
Members of the band, Kopecky, record a session at Daytrotter’s Horseshack studio in Rock Island, Illinois on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Buildings in Davenport, Iowa, seen from the Government Bridge which spans the Mississippi River.
Men fish on the banks of the Mississippi River in Davenport, Iowa.

Sean Moeller, founder of Daytrotter.
(Left to right) Scott Heiner and Scott Leahy of El May, record a session at Daytrotter’s Horseshack studio in Rock Island.
Members of the band, Kopecky, hang out in the lounge area of Daytrotter’s Horseshack studio.
Writer Gil Kaufman interviews Kayla and Mitch Dettman, owners of The Full Kit in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
El May, a band from Los Angeles, California, records a session at Daytrotter’s Horseshack studio in Rock Island.
Possessed by Paul James (aka Konrad Wert) records a Daytrotter session in Rock Island, Illinois.

Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa.
The lobby of the historic Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa.
(Left to right) Lopeti Etu holds a “cotcktail facinator” hat he is making for a client attending the Kentucky Derby as co-owner David Balluff looks on at their sotre, L&D15 in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
A runner crosses the Rock Island Centennial Bridge which spans the Mississippi River. In the distance is Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad-City River Bandits baseball team and the city of Davenport, Iowa on Friday, April 17, 2015.
People line up to get into Ragged Records for their Record Store Day event on Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa.
Micah Gentry, 16, left, and Alexis Bohm, 18, look at records during Record Store Day at Ragged Records in Davenport, Iowa, on Saturday, April 18, 2015.
(Left to right) Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller and audio engineer, Ian Harris work on a session in Rock Island, Illinois on Friday, April 17, 2015.

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