Sunday, January 10, 2010

Blind Boys of Alabama

I randomly met the tour manager of Blind Boys of Alabama years ago when I was out walking my dog in Hollywood.  I saw that they were coming through town, so I got in touch with him and he totally hooked me up.  He allowed me to do something that is (sadly) very rare these days - I was able to shoot the entire performance from wherever I wanted!  : )

Preservation Hall Jazz Band opened the show and completely blew me away.  I'm sold.  As soon as I get another paycheck I'm buying everything they've ever released.  Luckily they joined Blind Boys of Alabama on-stage multiple times, so I was able to get some shots of them all together.

Blind Boys of Alabama perform with such passion and have amazingly, beautiful voices.  Although gospel is not anywhere near my usual style I became an instant mega fan.  They are an incredible band with an amazing story - and they are SUCH down to earth, sweet guys.

I knew I was in for a good show, but didn't know I was going to experience something so incredibly amazing!  Thanks, Chuck!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


The original line-up of Scream played the Black Cat on Dec 20.  I braved the "Blizzard of '09" to get to this show and it was incredible - even worth the mild concussion from getting kicked in the head by a stage diver.