Saturday, March 30, 2024

Gospelshout! Coming Back On April 9th!


Molly Grantham

For many years, it's been my honor to photograph Molly Grantham at more luncheons and galas than we can ever count. Here's to you, Molly for all of your work in this community, and I look forward to what you create in the days to come. The future begins now, Molly, and I look forward to photographing what comes next.

March, 2024

Recent Events

 Wow. Thank you all for responding to the recent CanvasRebel article on me. I did not see that coming. Thank you.

Oh yes, the last two weeks....
Photographed numerous galas and luncheons, concerts and events, as well as Time Sawyer at Fidelitorium Recordings , Chatham County Line at Neighborhood Theatre, the Doc Watson tribute at the Neighborhood Theatre, and Wilde Green and It's Snakes at Tommy's Pub. Interviewed Don Dannemann at length ahead of our Cyrkle album release on March 22nd. Worked on several projects that I hope to share with you soon. Found an original US pressing of the Tomorrow album at an antique store in Monroe, NC. And so much more that I can only tell you about in person.
Lots more coming soon. See you via car, plane or White Bicycle. See you on the road.

March 4, 2024

New Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Video That Features My Photos From Several Years Ago


March 30, 2024

Ivor Davis Interview With Plastic EP And Heavy Friends


March 12, 20024

Photos Of Chris Garges, 2010

 This is a post about things that matter, and what happens when those things appear again, if only for a moment.

Last weekend, I spent a fair amount of time going through my archives, putting together photos of Bill Evans for a memorial that is taking place this coming weekend. (Please message me for more info.) While I often spend a lot of time with my archives, it's something that I try not to spend all day on. Having said that, I know my routine. Tell myself that I'll only spend an hour finding something, and then spend all night, and part of the next morning searching out everything that I was looking for. I end up feeling glad that I did the extra digging, but swearing that I'll never do that again. Until the next time.
Last Sunday morning, I decided to open my box of 2010 photos to secure my last photos of Bill. Deep in the box was a CD labeled Chris Garges, April 2010. Like many of you, I miss Chris on a daily basis. Still trying to finish Bill's photos, and knowing that I was not emotionally prepared at that moment to do so, I waited until the following day to look at Chris' photos.
When I did, I couldn't believe what I seeing. Here was an entire photo shoot with Chris that I had completely forgotten about. This may have been done for a magazine article, which my diary from that time will hopefully confirm. (Yes, I've kept diaries off and on for years. Be afraid.) A few of the shots confirm that this was done at the original Old House Studio location in Gastonia.
Looking at these photos brought back everything about being around Chris. The conversations that covered everything from the Shaggs to Sun Ra. The silly jokes, the stories of our adventures in this world of music. Everything. Here he was, again, in fleeting glimpses.
I have decided to post a link to these photos, in the hope that you may also find that moment. While the photos are on one of my archive sites, know that I am not intending to sell any of these photos, but will gladly email you them if you ask. This is a friend that misses another friend, and thankfully found photos of a day that might otherwise have been lost to time.
Live, breathe and document. And don't forget to save multiple copies of everything. In doing so, you may occasionally save yourself.
Until I photograph you again, Chris.

March 21, 2024

Post From Two Weeks Ago

Oh yeah, this past week...

During the week, photos of Secret Mokey Weekend in Durham, NC, the Nomads Band, and Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey in Chapel Hill, NC, and several other concerts. Photographed several other events, one video shoot, one interview with Plastic EP, Ivor Davis and many friends. Scanned and edited photos from the archive for some upcoming projects, and found an entire 2010 shoot with Chris Garges that I had completely forgotten about. (The latter will be the subject of a future post.)
Saturday, photos of Tom Eure & Amelia White in Monroe, NC, the federal Clan party at Lucky Lou's, JazzArts concert in Charlotte, and Ryan Bumgarner & Jason Atkins in Matthews, NC. Sunday, photos of The Milestone Club documentary premiere, my niece's theater debut at the JCC, and Deke Dickerson at the Thirsty Beaver.
Not bad for an "off" week. And have I mentioned that the Cyrkle's new album is out on Friday?
Love to all. Lots more to come. See you there, and see you on the road.

March 18, 2024

Cyrkle Revival Playlist


March 30, 2024

The Cyrkle Album Revival Is Now Out!

 The day is here! Revival, the first new studio album from the Cyrkle since 1967, has arrived. In 2018, I met the band at a show in Ohio, and began to think about what a new Cyrkle album would sound like. This is the result.

To the Cyrkle and their wives, thank you. To Andrew Sandoval, Probyn Gregory, Rusty Yanok, Big Stir Records, Chris Garges and many others that were part of this adventure, thank you. A special thank you to Shawn Lynch, who designed much of this release, and Dave Harris, who mastered it.
And, as Gary Brooker once said, Still there'll be more.
See you there, and see (and hear) you on the road.

March 22, 2024

Bill Evans Memorial

 Bill Evans was a tall leading light in the Charlotte social scene for many years. If you ever saw or met him, you wouldn't forget him.

Bill left us for his next adventure in January. Today, March 24th at Red Rocks Cafe from 5pm to 9pm, we are holding a celebration of Bill's life. This is a casual, drop-in event, filled with many of the things and people that Bill loved. My sincere thanks to Todd Albaum for organizing today's event.
See you there. See you in the stars, Bill.

RIP Bill Briggs Of The Remains

 RIP Bill Briggs of The Remains. I spent a couple of days photographing the band in 2002, and the power that they generated is something I will always remember. Turn it up loud up there, Bill.


March 27, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

New Interview I Did Recently


March 2, 2024