Yearly Archives: 2011

Blackberry Smoke in Asheville

Four out of five ain’t bad. Brandon Still is over there on the right in the fog – you just can’t see him in this pic. It’s really hard to include every member of a band in a live performance pic, and not always worthwhile. While the pic might document the moment, it won’t necessarily […]

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Sound check at The Peel

I love shooting sound checks because I can do things I wouldn’t dream of doing during a show. Like curling up on the floor next to the drummer and shooting through the drum kit. Here’s a shot Of Blackberry Smoke front man Charlie Starr during Friday’s sound check at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC. […]

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There’s a donkey on the phone

There are only three things I expected of my old cell phone. Make calls. Receive calls. Display the time. That’s it. I’ve been lusting over an iPhone for a while, and when one of my photo clients seemed incredulous that I couldn’t even look at an iPhone app that contained some of my pictures, I […]

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When awesome orange is green

Here is another shot from last Saturday night at my friend Kim Ellington’s kiln firing in Vale, NC. It was around 11 PM when I made this 30 second exposure. The chimney glowed an intense orange with flames shooting out the top every time Kim’s helpers stoked the fire in the kiln. Strategically placed holes […]

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Now and then 2 – the sequel

Does this shot look familiar to you Outlaws fans? California native and long-time Outlaws fan, Wallace Wiggam sent me this a few days ago. That’s him standing in the shot above. I’ll insert a shot I posted last November below. It’s a pic I took of Outlaws guitarist Billy Jones and Gene Key, aka Five […]

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Alien in the oven

I didn’t stay at the Chili Cotillion on Saturday as long as I would have liked because I had been invited to a kiln firing at Kim Ellington Pottery in Vale, NC near Hickory. Kim and Betsy Ellington are old friends who I have written about previously. Kim fires the kiln adjacent to his studio […]

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The 25th Annual Chili Cotillion

I was minding my own business at home Saturday afternoon. After watching more than enough college basketball, I turned off the TV and heard noise coming from outside. Five donkeys live in a field just behind my back yard, so I’m used to hearing odd noises. This noise sounded like guitars. I walked out on […]

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Greetings from the frozen tundra

It snowed all afternoon and the temperature was around 24 degrees by sundown… dropped down to 21 by showtime. And it was windy. Another lovely November day in Minneapolis. Here’s Billy Crain on the Outlaws tour bus after Saturday night’s show. Clearly, he’s taking no chances. Somebody get this man some hand warmers and a […]

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