Hanging at Marcia Ball’s House for the day

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