This is a link to a free 25-page preview of my book – re: Charlottesville Music Book Preview. The chapter focuses on Tokyo Rose and is comprised of interviews with Rob Sheffield, Lauren Hoffman, Darius van Arman plus Andy Deane & Tony Lechmanski of Bella Morte. Please donate to the Kickstarter campaign to get the book printed.
Wonky Tonk self-released the latest video I shot, edited and directed with her. It was an experiment in black water and a step out of her own heavy darkness.
The folks at PopMatters debuted the Chamomile & Whiskey video I shot with the band one evening in September. Simple concept, simple execution. One camera, one truck, a few dogs and a bunch of friends doing what they typically do most any given Saturday evening in Nelson County.
I caught up with J Roddy Walston and the Business last weekend in Minneapolis and captured their set at the legendary First Avenue. Check out the full set of photographs in a Flickr album.
Noisey debuted the new Tim Barry video I directed. Tim has done a lot of videos over his career so we tried to come up with a fresh idea for him. I suggested having his 4 1/2 year old daughter do the shooting with an old VHS camera I had. Check the article in Noisey and the video linked below.
UPROXX debuted the video I shot for Gold Connections. Shot around Charlottesville VA with Ellie Muraca and Shawna Ze in front of the cameras and Wonky Tonk and Allison Schiller behind the cameras with editing assistance. Audio track produced and mixed by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest.
I shot this in Staunton VA with Wonky Tonk from Covington KY. Using some friends (Pablo from Shagwüf, Reverend Bill from The Judy Chops, Rob McAllister from Dead Man String Band with Anna Child as “ring girl”) this was shot with Brian Wimer in a church converted to boxing gym. Wonky Tonk decided to self-release it rather than using a media outlet and it took off on its own with over 1,000 views in just 6 hours. Check it out: