Monthly Archives: May 2013

Spooner & me

I spent the last several days in Nashville shooting a remarkable instrumental recording session that I will write more about once I’ve caught up on my sleep. One of the musicians involved was the legendary Spooner Oldham, keyboard player for (among others) Percy Sledge, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, the Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, the Drive-by […]

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What is this?

I’m working on a very special project this week. I’ll be posting pics all week, but first this one, taken on the first day of the project. An attaboy or attagirl goes out to the first person who can identify what this is. Post your answers on Facebook, where I will put a link to […]

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Alley lines

This one’s a little different for me. Just a dramatically lit alley in Asheville. If I had aimed a little lower, you would see people eating dinner at tables in the alley, which is adjacent to Salsa’s, a very good Mexican/Caribbean restaurant. But I was drawn to the geometry of the sunlight, shadows, and walls. […]

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Night stalking again – ghost posers

This is the latest in a series of photos I’m working on, some of which I have previously posted here. I’m posting this to show the evolution of an idea. The first of these was from over a year ago, when I took a picture of a chocolate shop with a line of people outside. […]

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Leotards, tutus and Rhoda Weaver

Rhoda Weaver is one of my favorite buskers. She has a great voice and always adds a little class to the evenings in Asheville. I’ve been wanting to get her picture for a couple years, but she always sang in a spot that had terrible light. That spot is now the entrance to the very […]

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Backstage with the Marshall Tucker Band

Here’s a never before published shot of the Marshall Tucker Band in 1975. The guys posed for me backstage at a concert in San Diego. L to R: Jerry Eubanks, Toy Caldwell, Tommy Caldwell, Paul Riddle, George McCorkle, and Doug Gray. They were smiling at Hughie Thomasson, who was standing to my left, making funny […]

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Random Rock Shots – The Band

I’ve posted eleven new shots since I last highlighted one of my old black and whites, so it’s time. Here’s an oldie of Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson performing with the Band in July 1974 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. This was the same day that began with the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I’ve […]

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Making music – Step 1

What comes first – the music or the instrument? If you are a songwriter, a guitarist, and a luthier, it’s a fair question. Mark Yoder, of Yoder Guitars (formerly Hominy Custom Guitars) is all three. This morning he was in luthier mode, and invited me to his workshop to take some pics of his latest […]

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