Special announcement to my New Orleans friends - I've helped organize a photo exhibit for the Ponderosa Stomp, on view tomorrow through Wednsday (April 27-29). 32 Prints covering artists from this amazing festival. I have 15 images in the show and there is also fine work by my colleagues Joe Rosen and Syndey Byrd.
Tonight we are auctioning 16 framed exhibition prints at a special donor event and all 32 images are available as 11 x 14 signed artist's proofs.
The Ponderosa Stomp features 2 amazing nights of music at the House of Blues, 3 days of conferences and film screenings and a year long exhibit about the roots of New Orleans blues, r&b and rock 'n roll.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Toot toot! (that's my (own) horn) Photos of Deer Tick and the Strange Boys, both bands I enjoyed a great deal at SXSW, were published in the current issue of Rolling Stone. Both bands were featured as Top 5 breakout bands from the conference and Deer Tick led the article. Which says as much about my excellent taste as my mad kamera skilz. Toot Toot!
If fuzzy photos in a scan don't do it for you, check out this earlier post with links to multiple galleries from SXSW
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Eddie Bo (Edwin Bocage) passed away on March 18th, 2009. I was on the road at the time, in the middle of sxsw. Two weeks prior, I received this email out of the blue from Mr. Bo and it made my day. Maybe he was tying up loose ends, or maybe it should be taken at face value as a kind note from a sincere person. Regardless, the honor was mine.
Anyone who had seen him play in recent years observed a youthful and keen man with another 20 years of gas in the tank. His sudden disappearance was a shock.
NY TIMES OBIT
TIMES PIC OBIT
HOME OF THE GROOVE TRIBUTE
FUNKY 16 CORNERS TRIBUTE
THE 'B' SIDE TRIBUTE
Follow the links inside these posts to learn more about the brilliant pianist, singer, arranger and producer we lost.