Monthly Archives: July 2012

Impossible to ignore

There was music everywhere in downtown Asheville last weekend with the Bele Chere festival going on. I spent Saturday afternoon checking everything out, eating crab cake sandwiches, and listening to several bands. After watching Delta Rae’s set with Dean and Pepper Parris, (photos coming soon) I was on my way back to my car as […]

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Charlie Starr has a message for you

Blackberry Smoke returned to an Asheville stage in style Friday night with a set that included several songs from their new album The Whippoorwill. At one point in the set, Charlie sent me a little message, which I thought I’d pass along to all my friends who visit here occasionally. Scroll down to see more […]

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Blackberry Smoke returns to Asheville

Friday marks the return of Blackberry Smoke to Asheville for the first time since their show at the Orange Peel last December. So in anticipation of their show Friday night at the Bele Chere Festival, I’m posting some pics from their last time in town. Above, is a portrait of Drummer Brit Turner outside the […]

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Rock Camp

Last year I didn’t find out about Hickory Music Foundation’s Rock Camp until it was almost over. I only got to shoot the final show. This week I’ve been having a blast shooting the whole camp and getting to know my local musicians. It’s Hickory’s version of School of Rock. The young musicians have formed […]

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Punkgrass for the people

Not all the fireworks on the 4th of July occurred after dark. The Haymarket Squares, a self described punkgrass band from Phoenix, Arizona deviated from their official tour dates with an impromptu unplugged appearance on the streets of Asheville Wednesday afternoon. The four-part harmonies caught my ear, the beautiful stand up bass caught my eye, […]

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