Monthly Archives: February 2017

How drum circles start

Seventy-two degrees in February is global warming I can live with. It was so warm, and it was Friday. It started with a single drummer around 4:30 in the afternoon at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. By 6:30 there were a hundred people carrying on and and at least a dozen drumming. Not a midsummer […]

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Portrait of an outside agitator

Everyone has been asking me if I have been taking pics of the anti-Trump protests that have become almost routine here in Asheville lately.   (I have not.) I pretty much got my fill of protests in the early seventies when I protested Nixon and the war in Vietnam. Though I’m certainly no Trump supporter, I […]

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Will you be my Valentine?

That’s right. I’m unattached. I live alone. My social calendar is… well, open. This is as close to Internet dating as I will ever come. So, stop me on the street. I’ll take you to dinner. Or not. Have your way with me. I saw this artwork painted on the back of an abandoned trailer […]

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Charlie Starr giving me a look

This is why I love sound checks. Certainly couldn’t ask Charlie to turn around and face me during a show. I shot this last week at Asheville Brewing Company before Blackberry Smoke’s afternoon acoustic set benefiting Shepherd’s Men veterans group.

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Smoke ‘n phones

This was the view from the back of the stage after Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr asked the sold out Asheville crowd to light their phones. The band played a great set at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville Friday night.

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Random rock shots – Toy Caldwell

I saw a shot that made me think of Toy Caldwell, and I remembered that I had prepared this image for inclusion in one of Michael Buffalo Smith’s books, but I had never posted it here. So now I am. This was in October 1975 in San Diego. The Marshall Tucker Band opened for the […]

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