Category Archives: Blackberry Smoke

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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Smoke ‘n phones

This was the view from the back of the stage after Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr asked the sold out Asheville crowd to light their phones. The band played a great set at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville Friday night.

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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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Blackberry Smoke at the Christmas Jam

Warren Haynes presented The 27th Annual Christmas Jam, benefiting Habitat for Humanity, in Asheville on Saturday night. Blackberry Smoke made their debut Christmas Jam appearance in front of a very enthusiastic crowd at the sold out event.  My Flatiron Studio is only two blocks from the venue. In almost three weeks, The Outlaws will be […]

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Welcome to our house

Really, they were just visiting. Here’s a pic of Blackberry Smoke on stage after sound check on Sunday afternoon at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. This was shot around 3:30 in the afternoon. About four hours later, they opened for ZZ Top at the sold-out show. This is a venue like no other. The stage […]

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Biltmore sunset over Blackberry Smoke

Well, you just don’t see this every day. Blackberry Smoke performed outside at Asheville’s Biltmore Estate Sunday evening in front of 4,000 happy fans and a spectacular sunset. The Smoky Mountains are in the distant background. No gargoyles on the stage, but they are nearby. It’s nice having BBS play so close to where I […]

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Why Blackberry Smoke always looks so good

Charlie Starr is a cool looking dude no matter where he is, with his trademark chops and all, but he and the other Blackberry Smoke band members always look GREAT on stage. That’s no accident. I don’t know how many bands who are not arena headliners always travel with a lighting director (LD), but BBS […]

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Just donkeys. No roses. No hats.

Congrats to my friends in Blackberry Smoke upon the very successful release of their new album Holding All the Roses. As you can see, the donkeys that live behind my house were most excited about the new album which features one of their nicely accessorized distant cousins on the cover. They seem to think that […]

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