Category Archives: Music

Charlie Starr giving me a look

This is why I love sound checks. Certainly couldn’t ask Charlie to turn around and face me during a show. I shot this last week at Asheville Brewing Company before Blackberry Smoke’s afternoon acoustic set benefiting Shepherd’s Men veterans group.

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Random rock shots – Toy Caldwell

I saw a shot that made me think of Toy Caldwell, and I remembered that I had prepared this image for inclusion in one of Michael Buffalo Smith’s books, but I had never posted it here. So now I am. This was in October 1975 in San Diego. The Marshall Tucker Band opened for the […]

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Noble Kava Bar open mic – I’m baack

After two rounds of foot surgery, I am finally healthy enough to be out and around town again. It was great to see so many friends last night at Caleb Beissert’s Noble Kava Bar open mic in West Asheville. Teso McDonald and Daniel Noel are shown above doing their thing at the kava bar. This […]

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Guitars galore – the first annual Freeborn Jam

It’s been a while since I have shot The Outlaws, so I was delighted to be a part of their first annual Freeborn Jam in Nashville last weekend. BlackHawk was there too, but all these shots are from The Outlaws set. A couple guests sat in. Ed King played on three songs, including his very […]

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Midnight Snack breaks out of hibernation

Midnight Snack has been one of Asheville’s best busking bands since the day they arrived in town over a year ago. The group of five Berklee grads left Boston and set up shop in Asheville, adding one local talent to perfect the mix. They have been largely absent from the streets for the entire winter. […]

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Start with Brit Turner – add fog, lighting, and access

I could have gone with a bad smoke pun in the title, but I am exercising a bit of discretion. There is a fine line between clever and stupid, and for once, I’ve decided not to cross it. When it comes to the lines surrounding a performance, I love shooting sound checks because with some […]

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Glenn Frey can check out, but he will always be with us

What a sad ten days for the music and the music fans of my generation. First we lose David Bowie, and now Glenn Frey. Bowie’s death was a surprise, but Glenn Frey’s passing came as a total shock and hit me much more personally. I have been an Eagles fan since their first album was […]

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Why won’t the Orange Peel return their calls?

The Outlaws finally made it to Asheville (well, to the Asheville area) for a hot rocking New Year’s Eve show just outside of town in Fletcher, NC. The band has wanted to play Asheville for several years, but, as frontman Henry Paul said from the stage, “The Orange Peel won’t return my calls.” If the […]

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