Twelve (Out)Takes on Americana

I was very excited to have a lengthy review and photo essay published in Mother Jones covering the Americana Festival in Nashville (The Romney Tapes went live the day after I confirmed the assignment!) This is the first time I've written a long-form (ish) piece about music, and it's probably harder than making the pictures, certainly more nerve-wracking to see it published. Anyway, I'm proud of it and pleased to see it given a great editorial home, and also expose new people to the amazing music that I experienced at the Americana Music Festival.

There was so much to see that many of my favorite images didn't make it to publication, so here's a more personal look at what I heard and saw.

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The Ryman Auditorium, lit for a TV broadcast.

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Shovels and Rope, Grimey's Basement

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Mary Gauthier, Station Inn

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Orchestra, "Songs of Big Star"

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Robert Ellis, Cannery Ballroom

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Buxton, Grimey's Basement

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Luella and The Sun, Americanarama V at Grimey's

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Kinky Friedman, The High Watt

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Rodney Crowell and Band, Station Inn

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"No Parking" at the Station Inn