Monthly Archives: November 2013

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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Blackberry Smoke back at the Orange Peel

Blackberry Smoke returns to Asheville tonight for a sold-out show at the Orange Peel. This pic is from their November 30, 2012 show at the Peel – one year ago. Hope to see many of you at the show. Be sure to say hello if you see me.

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Birthdays – Duane Allman and Billy Jones

It seems I missed a couple Southern Rock legends’ birthdays yesterday.  Duane Allman and Billy Jones were both born on November 20th. Of course, they are no longer with us. Duane would have been 67 and Billy would have been 64. Above is a previously unpublished pic of Duane in Chapel Hill, NC taken in […]

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Back in black – Johnny Cash, 1972

Any Johnny Cash fans out there? I’ve been holding this image back because it needed so much restoration work, and I haven’t had the time to spend on it. Okay… I’ve been lazy. Could have done it long ago. Just want everyone to know I’ve still got some interesting unpublished shots in the time capsule […]

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Alcohol may have been involved

I was completely sober when I shot this image, but I’m not so sure about the farmer who harvested his hay. This field in Alexander County, NC looked strange even before I had my surrealistic way with it in Photoshop. I guess this is the result of the season’s last hay harvest. Still, I can’t […]

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