Yearly Archives: 2013

Three kids, a selfie, and an abstract at the High

Spent a rainy afternoon in Atlanta at the High Museum of Art. Took some pics with my iPhone. Above, three kids from Atlanta – Brandon, Sonya, and Ethan are chilling in one of the galleries. Below, a selfie and a pic of abstract reflections in a very large concave mirrored thingy.

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The Southern Christmas Songbook & Hymnal

Merry Christmas everyone! Today I’m posting some pics and linking to some songs from an as yet unreleased album of Christmas music recorded last May in Nashville. I had the honor of attending (and shooting) the recording sessions, thanks to producer Brian Brinkerhoff. The musicians were Spooner Oldham, Oteil Burbridge, Billy Crain, Tammy Rogers, and […]

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Backstage Rogues at the Hometown Holiday Jam

The famous national bands are all playing at Warren Haynes’s Christmas Jam in Asheville this weekend, but Wednesday night was the time for local bands to shine. The Hometown Holiday Jam at the Orange Peel featured up and coming local talent including Asheville’s own Enlightened Rogues, shown here backstage just before they performed a short, […]

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There ain’t but

What’s the difference between the Hotel California and the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, GA? At the Hotel California you can check out any time you like, but you can never leave. At the Big House, there ain’t but one way out, as evidenced by this sign in the parking […]

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Duane Allman’s 1957 Les Paul Goldtop

Charlie Starr took his turn playing a truly iconic guitar last night during Blackberry Smoke’s set at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. The current owner of the goldtop graciously lent it out for the evening so Charlie could play it. This is the guitar Duane Allman played while recording the first two Allman Brothers albums and […]

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Talking Heads – burning down Atlanta

What? Too soon? C’mon Atlantans, it’s just a joke. Sherman’s been dead for 122 years. I’m an unreconstructed Yankee who was very much at home in Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom for a Talking Heads show in 1975 or ’76. I think this was before it became the Agora Ballroom. Here is a shot of David […]

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Put your hands together for The Marshall Tucker Band

I got this shot of Doug Gray, Toy Caldwell, and Tommy Caldwell in 1974 at the Bayfront Center in St. Petersburg, Fl. It was my first time seeing and meeting the Marshall Tucker Band, who were some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. The Outlaws opened the show that night, which explains how I […]

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A good night at the Peel

It took me a day to recover from a great Saturday night of music and friends in Asheville. I made it home just in time to watch the second half of the North Carolina v. Louisville basketball game, (Go Heels!) and then the second half of the Panthers game, and finally, the Manning/Brady extravaganza. Photoshop […]

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