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Through the Lens: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Returns In All of Its One-of-a-Kind Splendor

  May 18, 2022 After three years of a pandemic pause in an ever wobbly world, the 51st New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returned, and in a big way. Around 475,000 attended the seven days of  music, culture, food and art…

“A YEAR IN THE PIT” AVAILABLE TO SCREEN FOR FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME

At the end of 2021, the documentary "A Year in the Pit" was screened at the Culver City Film Festival and was available for a brief pay per view window. I posted about the film at the time, and am proud of my inclusion alongside some the best…
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Reflections on a year of music photography like no other

There is no rewind to this year, nor any fast forward. We are stuck in uncertainty. A year ago, the prospect of live music coming back, let alone shows of major touring scale, was the stuff of pure fantasy in a locked down world. Now, after…

“A Year in the Pit” shines a light on the creative process of the music photographer

Forty-five interviewed music photographers, 16 venues, events and festivals, one iPhone. “A Year in the Pit” which made its West Coast debut at the Culver City Film Festival, captures the joy and challenges that go unseen behind the photos…

Values and Principles That Matter Most: Reflections on a Creative Path by ShoutOutLA

March 2021 A big shout out of thanks to ShoutOutLA for the profile in their mid-March edition. ShoutOutLA is a crackling online publication devoted to the unique perspectives of Southern California artists and creatives. Getting inside the…

Through the Lens: Capturing Lightning Moments with Jim Brock Photography

February 2021   No Depression, "Your Roots Music Authority" quarterly print addition is a real throwback. Oversize, no ads, tons of content and excellent photography. For those with big ears and a tactile feel for the page, it's well …

THROUGH THE LENS: The Many Memories of the Newport Folk Festival

No Depression, one of the foremost sources for Americana and roots music coverage, asked if I'd provide a retrospective of my Newport Folk Festival work for their Through the Lens Column, ahead of what would have been 61 years since the inaugural festival. If you have followed this blog at all, you'll know I jumped at the opportunity to share a selection of images with the musical community No Depression speaks to.

Steve Hackett, Orpheum Theatre

October 18, 2019 We all have albums that transported us. Back in the day, find the sweet spot between speakers or put on some headphones, maybe have a puff, close your eyes and just listen. Dark Side was at the top for many, but mine…

David Crosby, Saban Theatre

September 10, 2019 Croz always comes straight at you and from the heart, burned bridges and all. No surprise his Sky Trails tour two-setter at the Saban Theatre was so warmly greeted, from the “In My Dreams” CSN opener to the “Wooden…

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Wiltern Theatre

November 8, 2018 A quick interweb search shows more than 500(!) Dead influenced or tribute bands. Yup, the reach of the Dead is just staggering, whether the generation is golden or newly spawned. To whit, “songs are like fairy tales,”…