Soulive recently had a two week run at Brooklyn Bowl called Bowlive. Karl Denson was a featured guest for two nights. While he was in town he stopped by my studio to participate in my instrumenthead project. I have been shooting Karl for the last 14 years. He is actually one of the first musicians to ever give me access to shoot at his concerts. Over the years we have worked together on a lot of different things. His latest Karl Denson trio record “Lunar Orbit” was an image that I shot which became one of the inspirations for my project. To learn more about Karl Denson check out his website.
Last December I spent 5 days in Austin Texas shooting an Oz Noy Recording session at Eric Johnson’s home recording studio. Besides the session I was hired to shoot my goal was to shoot some local Austin musicians for my Instrumenthead project. When I got to town I had no artists line up. I went out that night in hopes of meeting people and scheduling some photo shoots. I ran into Marcia Ball the first night I was in town at the Saxon Pub Holiday Party. The first person I met was Jodi Adair, a great singer from Austin, who reintroduced me to Marcia. About nine years ago I shot the last cover of Living Blues Magazine with Marcia on the cover. I have seen her perform many times over the years, but had not gotten the opportunity to reconnect with her. After a great hang that night she agreed to let me set up a photo studio at her house at the end of my trip. I shot portraits of Marcia, Chris Layton (drummer from Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble) and Roscoe Beck (longtime Bass Player for Leonard Cohen). It was a super fun day of shooting. Everyone was really cool. Check out Marcia’s website at http://www.marciaball.com
Marcia at her studio Piano
Chris Layton with his Double Trouble drum head
Roscoe with his signature Fender Bass