Exploring the Sights, the Sounds and the Stories of Charlottesville in the Modern Rock Era
Opening Friday April 5th, the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is proud to present this unprecedented new exhibit showcasing the musicians, the music, the bands, the venues and the many unforgettable moments from the “golden age” of the live music scene in Charlottesville, Virginia, from the 1960s to the 2000s.
This historic exhibit was curated by Rich Tarbell and Coy Barefoot, and was inspired by Rich’s 2018 book of collected oral histories and photography, Regarding Charlottesville Music. The exhibit is a project of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, and was made possible thanks to a generous donation by Hunter Smith and the Champion Brewing Company of Charlottesville. The exhibit will be on display in City Space on the Downtown Mall through April 2019, after which it will be on long-term display at a new location to be announced later.
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.
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:
All of my photography projects for art and music in 2017 will be prioritized behind the launch and establishment of my new photo booth company Kool Booth. Please take a minute to visit that site and you will see the photographs I am capable of creating with my custom-built photo booth are truly Hollywood red-carpet quality.