Thursday, November 17, 2011

David Newbould - Tennessee

Got to spend some time with the awesomely talented David Newbould. A Nashville transplant, Newbould writes songs that already feel like classics. Hear for yourself at

Monday, October 17, 2011

Run With Bulls

Pleased yet again to catch a show from Nashville-based Run With Bulls. Their insane blues-infused, southern rock-inspired sound manages to be neither of those things. Which is good. The entire performance teeters on the brink of complete meltdown, as if the songs could just fall apart at any moment. How it manages to stay together is what makes this a band worth watching.

Run With Bulls band

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Cadillac Black

The Cadillac Black is a band from Nashville, TN, and really, where else would you expect? Now that their songs "I'm Southern" and "Down to the River" are available on iTunes, you can take just one quick listen to see why Nashville is the perfect home for a band currently touring with ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd. You can read more about them and see pictures here. Also, be sure to check out their website at

These photos are from Nashville shows at the basement, Mercy Lounge, 12th and Porter, and at
3rd and Lindsley. And in front of some dude's retro RV.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Jessica Campbell CD Release Show

I recently had the privilege of photographing the talented Jessica Campbell at the CD release party for her new album Great Escape. It was a brilliant performance from a brilliant artist. She has a gift for making you to want to enter the world of her songs, and for this one evening the entire audience was completely transported.

Listening to the music of Jessica Campbell is like driving on a warm day with the windows down and the music up. Her music recaptures an experience, a place you've been, a moment you shared with someone, and plays it back with all of it's original vibrance. It's the way her lyrics and melody flow hand in hand to remind you of something simple and pure, that's all too easy to forget. Her voice is both light and airy in one moment, and full of depth and soul in the same breath. These are songs that are hopeful and ready to show us the beauty that surrounds us, that can be had just by taking the time to notice.

The songs on Great Escape are far from sugary, pop-music fluff. Songs like "Me Without You" or "I Stay, You Stay" express a depth of insight that can only come from true experience. Her song "Paper Thin Mirror" expresses precisely that dedication to seeing goodness in reality, not in our fantasies about reality. These are songs of faith: faith in a hopeful future, in human ability to rise above circumstances and a belief in the fundamental goodness of life. Listen to them loud, and with the windows all the way down.

You can preview her music at and pick up a copy of Great Escape on iTunes.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Arizona in Stereo

Coming off the heels of a whirlwind visit to Arizona. One day in Sedona, and one at the Grand Canyon. Next time, we'll plan on a month at each. Both places were incredibly beautiful. There will be a lot more to come, but I'm recovering from the lack of sleep.

The first step toward the Grand Canyon confronts you with the hard truth that there is almost no point in picking up your camera at all. It's so big and vast and incomprehensible. A flat image just won't do. This is an attempt to add depth. Still doesn't come close, but I hope you can appreciate the effort. More on it's way...

These stereographic 3-D images can be seen by crossing your eyes. Search for stereo photography or stereographic images to find more here. Keep clicking: