Repost from liveandbreathing.com.
The Avett Brothers, once again, played to an electric sell out crowd in Atlanta; this time at the Chastain Park Amphitheater in North Atlanta. A clear & cool late summer evening inside of the country’s most popular amphitheater set the stage for a unforgettable night.
1. Salina br>
2. Kick Drum Heart br>
3. Distraction #74 br>
4. Tin Man br>
5. At the beach br>
5.5 The Lowering (sad day…) br>
6. Head full of doubt br>
7. Jenny & the Summer Day br>
8. Paranoia in B Major br>
9. The Fall br>
10. Slight Figure br>
11. Sanguine br>
12. Pretty Girl From Cedar Land br>
13. And it spead br>
14. Colorshow br>
15. Open-Ended Life br>
16. Go to Sleep br>
17. I & Love & You br>
18. Hard Worker br>
19. Laundry Room br>
20. Talk on Indolence br>
Encore poss.: Murder or Die. Die. Die.
Scott Avett has yet to find a banjo that he can beat and will stay in tune but, even with the repeated tuning breaks, the band played a solid show with a bit more energy than usual thanks to some recognition the night before. Just one evening prior, the Avett Brothers were awarded 2010 Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Association Awards Show in Nashville, TN.
The light show was superb as you can see in the photos. Pete killed it once again! Thanks man; it really helps out the photos to have a great light guy!
On a personal note, it was wonderful to connect with so many old friends from high school. As life moves faster and faster, it is wonderful to slow down and reflect on times past. Justin and I both loved seeing a nice long row of friends in the audience.
Who wants to play “Where’s Cracker?” Who is Cracker, you may ask? Well, he is the Avett’s tour photographer/videographer/creator whose company is called Crackerfarm and he appears in some number of photos that I posted. The first person to comment with the right number of photos that he appears in within the Avett Brothers at Chastain Park Amphitheater gallery will win an 8×10 print of your choice from this gallery. Any questions? Note: this must be posted in the comments of the original post which can be found here.
Repost from liveandbreathing.com
Langhorne Slim played an electric show in front of a great crowd at Bonnaroo 2010! After their show at That Tent, they played a popup performance in the campgrounds of Bonnaroo that grew a nice little crowd. Enjoy!
If you are a musician in need of photography, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of attending The Avett Brothers show at Merlefest 2010 in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. I knew this was the closest they were coming to Atlanta for a couple months, so I had my eye on the show for a while. I made it work out to where I got cheap trip up just for this one show and it was well worth the early morning drive after a late night wedding. Phew. I was exhausted.
But, I had a great time. The Avett Brothers invited their sister, Bonnie Avett, to sing vocals on Swept Away and David Mayfield played the last couple songs of the show with them. If you still haven’t checked out these guys, now is the time!
While I spent a few days in Asheville with Langhorne Slim, they got to play at Harvest Records for national Record Store Day. We hung out for a bit, browsed some records in the store and then they rocked out. Always fun to see Slim play in different environments. Have you checked out their music yet? You should!
So the first night in Asheville with Langhorne Slim was a blast, but man, they came to play on night 2. This was essentially their last night in U.S. for a while because they are currently on a 5 week tour in Europe. The energy they put forth was incredible. I found myself a few times just stopping to enjoy the music.
Hope these photos due that show justice. What a blast. Stay tuned for more Langhorne photos from Asheville.
It’s been a whirl wind couple of weeks around WGP’s HQ. I’ve been traveling a bit, shooting a ton, and loving life along the way. What could be better?
Almost two weeks ago, I took a short trip up to beautiful Asheville, N.C. before the POTUS induced craziness happened. I went to shoot a couple Langhorne Slim concerts that concluded their two week tour opening for the Drive by Truckers. As usual, I had a blast. Sean, Malachi, Jeff, David, & Mia are all greats folks to chill with and there is never a dull moment.
These images are from the first show in Asheville at the Orange Peel on Friday April 16, 2010. Stay tuned for a few more posts from this trip included their show at Harvest Records and Night Two at the Orange Peel.
Last weekend, I journeyed deeper into the Appalachian Mountains heading to Concord, North Carolina to photograph Sam Quinn recording some new material with audio engineer Justin Glanville of Live And Breathing. In between Justin’s gardening sessions and mostly late at night, Sam got down to business on a sweet new track. I am looking forward to sharing it with everyone over at Live And Breathing‘s website when it is complete.
We also played around with some portraits at dusk using my radio transmitters to give a cool rim light effect. Let me know what you think!
Hi Everyone! This post is long overdue because I’ve been a bit under the weather recently. Thankfully, I am feeling much better now!
Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend at my business partner’s house in Concord, N.C. while he recorded some new tracks for Sam Quinn.
Head over to Live And Breathing website to hear his new track Oceans.
Well, all good things have to come to an end sometime and the Winter 2010 Langhorne Slim tour is no exception. After narrowly escaping a mini blizzard that blew into Atlanta on Friday afternoon, I spent a relaxing evening in downtown Knoxville listening to some sweet tunes at Barley’s before getting a nice long rest to help with the second leg of my journey to Columbus, Ohio.
What a strange occurrence my drive North was. I ran North to get away from the snow (this is just strange to me) and it all disappeared until I hit Ohio where I saw about a foot of snow packed on the ground that looked like it wasn’t going to go away until Spring. I even managed to test a few laws of Physics specifically relating to friction while loading gear in and out of The Summit that evening. Let’s just say the Looney Toon’s ain’t got nothing on my slipping abilities.
Oh! I almost forgot! We also got to push and pull the band’s van out of a snow packed parking spot before Langhorne played on Saturday and it was stuck pretty good. But we managed to win out. Only downside was that Slim interrupted a nice little backstage recording session where Justin Glanville and David Moore were improving on two acoustic guitars while making Mia Krout laugh out loud numerous times.
And on to the final show of this incredible tour. The space at the Summit was packed. The show sold out before April Smith and the Great Picture Show started and the crowd was ready to party. April got the room grooving and Langhorne got them jumping.
The energy in the room fueled Langhorne Slim to play a 10, yes I said TEN, song encore that extended the show past 1 a.m. Boy did it feel great. The crowd loved it and so did I. A couple times I found myself just listening and enjoying the show instead of photographing it. Whenever this happens, I know that I am a party to a night of rock ‘n roll that I won’t long forget.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, Justin Glanville and I have started a new business venture called Live And Breathing where we focus on audio recording that makes the sound alive as well as multimedia promotional pieces for Artist’s websites. So Justin recorded the entire tour so that Live And Breathing can make its first live album. Look for sample tracks on our website in the near future.
This set of images took me slightly longer to finish because Apple was kind enough to release Aperture 3 last week. I say this with excitement since I got to play with a new version of my favorite image editing and archiving program while I edited these images and I must say, it will significantly speed up my post-production. All of these images were edited solely with Aperture 3, no need for Photoshop anymore. Thanks Apple!
Moving on… After a great show in Boise, I rode with the band through a pretty major snowstorm to Portland. I can honestly say that there is never a dull moment with that group of guys and Mia. We had fun.
We rolled into Portland late in the evening to headline at the Crystal Ballroom’s 96th birthday show on January 31, 2010. The Ballroom’s birthday bash was an all day event with tons of bands playing free shows.
I’ve heard from many people that it is a venue worth seeing and they were correct. Langhorne Slim performed an incredible show that even included a couple getting engaged right near the front.