I got lots of shots last weekend with the Outlaws in Florida. So many, in fact, that I could drag this out for weeks, posting one every day or so, or just post a shitload in a day, Netflix style. Since I probably lack the self discipline to keep posting every day for who knows how long, this will be an epic post containing nineteen images, so get ready to rock n scroll. All these images are from Clearwater and Orlando, and they are all either in rehearsals, sound checks, or other moments before the shows. I’m posting at least one shot of each person in the band and crew.
In case anyone wonders why I may have more shots of one person than another, it’s because I only spent two days with them, and good pictures are creatures of opportunity, good light, and circumstance. This is an old-school black and white presentation. Hope you like ‘em. I’ll post some color shots from the shows in a few days. Henry Paul is shown above sound checking in the beautiful Capitol Theatre in Clearwater.
Sound technician, Travis Gearheart, is the master of the mixing board, and arguably, the most important guy at a sound check.
The Capitol Theatre is a really really nice place.
Chris Anderson and Steve Grisham doing their thing.
Neither Randy Threet nor myself receive any compensation from the very nice folks at Geezer Sound Company.
But we both have their tee shirts.
Drummer David Dix rejoined the band for the two 40th anniversary shows.
Dave Robbins at the keyboards.
I’m not sure why Randy wanted to pose like this, but he did. This is an example of why I don’t like white styrofoam cups.
Steve Grisham looking good and sounding great.
Henry Paul and his trusty Gibson acoustic.
Monte Yoho perched in his usual spot doing his usual thing.
Henry Paul IV grabbing a bite before a show, and showing the effects of occupational guitar tuning disease.
Joe the bus driver showed meticulous attention to details and Christmas decorations.
Trey Robbins prepares to begin unloading the equipment trailer in Orlando.
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s Supergrits. At the Plaza LIVE Orlando.
Tour manager Doug Hunter keeping an eye on things.
This is why I like sound checks. I cannot walk around the stage and poke my camera in Chris Anderson’s face during a show.
Randy Threet doing something strange and wonderful to his his bass guitar.
Dave Robbins has the coolest little cup holder just to the right of his rig.