Monday, July 6, 2020

RIP Charlie Daniels

In early 2004, I walked into a Super Walmart on the outskirts of Charlotte. Charlie Daniels was there, signing his then-new book of political observations. I walked in with a Leonard Cohen live album I had recently found at a Value Village. "This record says that you played on it," I asked. "Yes! That's me!" Charlie replied, mentioning that the live album was a European only release.
For ten to fifteen minutes, Charlie and I talked about his "Rock & Roll Days", as he referred to them. About how much he learned from Leonard Cohen in the two years he worked with him. About the time that he showed up at a session to discover that he would playing bass to George Harrison and Bob Dylan. "I just finally got a copy of it," he added. "Good," I replied. "Otherwise, I would have offered you my copy." "What did you think of it?" He asked. He was curious to hear what other people thought of that almost long forgotten night. He posed for photos for me, we shook hands, and I let him get back to selling books. Apart from that time I introduced myself to Jimmy Carter at a Walmart book signing, it was the best trip to Sam Walton's store I ever had. 
Thank you for the good times, Mr. Daniels.

July 6, 2020

Bigtown Smalltown Podcast

I'm this week's guest on the Bigtown Smalltown podcast, talking about photography, and other things about my life that you may not know. The show debuts tomorrow, so spread the word.[0]=68.ARBsrcZ16MFjRmd85sEs0ZV4v7gFQxa5w4T2DGnWY6ST5P_znRsGgn2pBA_Do_Dk2z1PFrjT9Eiar_W3WR9XZQ7-mmYqzYyPIjvIn_jLM0Xf1wQAwTun-jma3NqNPy7o6QhWFZ0c8MhmfZnlH9WwpJoMP19IGvLqwZOqucso9Pgl7TbQ2sXFc2klGet8zNCa0byxpRe_00hn80_3HNUNJPCQMst5mVGVUhWZzGaTZ7YMDViNQ6xgl8lLiHdDYxehoBWFD-Fve3Xlsh6z-A3JyqF_i6vNArVs3VIVkly6rjyUOzNjF3KFgE_PHNM7b8eTP7qYW9lKo474X1ehJfGibtSpcddVU-a0iI5YRzNFLSDo

July 6, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Past Few Days

This week, photos of the Denton Threshers Reunion, Yes Ma'am NC in Rock Hill, visiting friends, and a whole lot of work on a project that I can't tell you about yet, but trust me, it's coming soon. Stay safe, and I hope to see you all soon, looking for America.

July 5, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

RIP Tom Finn

Godspeed, Tom Finn. Your voice, and your adventures changed my life. You lived several lifetimes, and your stories and music will go on forever. Thank you for letting me be your friend, and document the Left Banke's rebirth. I know that you have many things to tell St. Peter now, but just know that those of us down here will never forget you. Rest easy, you beautiful, complex angel. Say hello to George, Mike, Tom and Steve for me. See you in the next adventure.

June 28, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

August Issue Of Goldmine Magazine

Now that the August issue is in print, I can let you all know that I am now contributing to Goldmine Magazine. I interviewed Jules Alexander, Jim Yester and Russ Giguere of the Association about the band's history, and their plans for their first new album since 1972. My sincere thanks to them, and the Association FB page for making it all possible. And there is more to come. See you in print, and see you on the road.

June 25, 2020

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Mr. Cash, 17 Years On

Seventeen years ago today, I photographed Johnny Cash's tribute to June Carter Cash at the Carter Family Fold, at the invitation of the Carter Family. Beauty and resilience can come from the saddest of moments. Thank you Mr. Cash, and the Cash and Carter families for giving me the chance to document something that has continued to change my life for the better. See you in the sky, and see you on the road.

June 21, 2020