The good folks at the C-ville Weekly threw my name on the cover of this week’s issue and ran this swell interview piece in advance of Friday’s “Moonlight” opening at The Garage. Click here for the full article.
Cville Niche was kind of enough to do a “check-in” piece with me this week in advance of the “Moonlight Silhouettes” opening :: Cville Niche full article.
I pick and choose my concert photography nights more than ever but one band I will always be there for is J. Roddy Walston & The Business. The first time I met them was in 2008. I initially heard them via the late, great radio station WOXY.com (97X The Future of Rock’n’Roll). I got word they were playing a tiny bar in Charlottesville (Miller’s) that is legendary for being the start of Dave Matthews’ career. I know for a fact my wife Polly & I were the only two people in the bar solely to see J.Roddy as we sat amongst the usual day-drinkers and regulars. As the band tells the story, they may have accepted the gig based on the fact (or the misunderstanding of) that it was the start of the Dave Matthews’ BAND’s history, not just Dave being a bartender there as the band formed. Long story short, J.Roddy & The Business were told, after two songs, “turn down or leave”. As the bass player at the time (Zach) told me on the way out, “We don’t turn down for anyone.” They packed up and left, unpaid and probably hungry too. It was so rock’n’roll. Time machine to last night and here are my photos from the show with about 500 fans at the Jefferson Theater which is ironically located about 100 yards from Miller’s :: J. Roddy Walston & The Business photos at The Jefferson.
File under better late than never – the remaining videos from my “Views from Rock Falcon” series documenting the recording of The Hold Steady’s sixth LP “Teeth Dreams” have been resurrected from some record company vault in Manhattan or somewhere. Here is the first new one to be posted and it is the band describing the album amongst some “behind the scenes” footage I shot in Nashville TN.
Wrapped up Day 2 of the Lauren Hoffman / The Secret Storm video shoot at IX Art Park by bringing in some lovely and talented people. Without giving away too much of the premise, fire-eating and breathing by Opal with burlesque performance by Deepa de Jour from Richmond VA. The album is still in the mixing process with a late Spring / early Summer release date to be determined.