hopscotch music fest: empress hotel

I had the pleasure of hanging out with 4 members of New Orleans’ Empress Hotel for 45 minutes or so on Thursday evening, chatting with them about their upcoming debut full-length album — out in early 2012 — their tour plans, which of the Rogers brothers their mom loves best, and their thoughts on Treme….

slingshot cash recording

i’m trying hard to have more sympathy than you if you’re keeping score at home i’m up three to two Fucking around in the studio last night while the Cowboy and his lead guitarist finished up the last track on Slingshot Cash’s new album.

worth getting up for: january

Worth getting up for in January: oh my god, a million shows; two great covers shows, one of Townes and Hank covers, one of Neil and Bruce covers; watching the video of the crowd at the Avetts’ show starting Paranoia in B-flat Major without Seth and Scotty; Part 5 of Frank Turner’s US Social D/Lucero…

worth getting up for: september

Worth getting up for in September: football; Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion; the sandwich I ate at Macado’s in Bristol; Justin Townes Earle’s Harlem River Blues & Two Cow Garage’s Sweet Saint Me; free Hopscotch day parties; fall weather and cool mornings, the summer heat finally breaking; red wine weather; long sleeved shirts; knock-off Topsiders;…

holy ghost tent revival @ local 506, may 2010

Never, ever a bad show from these guys, and sometimes a tremendous one, like last night. A few more shots behind the jump, and the rest of the set is here. I’ve been frustrated with my shooting lately — the last month or so — and am finding that I’m harder on myself than I…

magic mike @ local 506

magic mike @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. It’s rare that I get to watch Michael Casey work his (literal) magic in a place that’s well-lit; mostly we’re in bars and outdoors at night, but on Monday he thoughtfully stood directly under a streetlight and I got to shoot him blowing the minds of…

hands #6

hands #6, originally uploaded by minervacat. Spent the week to date with my mama (that’s her hand in this photo); she flies out today, shep.’s mama flies in. It’s a Mom-invasion down here in the NC. Which is why I haven’t really picked up the camera since Monday night. Just FYI.

wednesday morning three am

wednesday morning three am, originally uploaded by minervacat. When I embarked on my year of month-long daily photo projects, I had no idea that I was going to get laid off at the end of April and spend May and June totally isolated in my apartment job-hunting. It was easy enough to take on projects…