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.
The Ryman Auditorium, lit for a TV broadcast.
Shovels and Rope, Grimey's Basement
Mary Gauthier, Station Inn
Orchestra, "Songs of Big Star"
Robert Ellis, Cannery Ballroom
Buxton, Grimey's Basement
Luella and The Sun, Americanarama V at Grimey's
Kinky Friedman, The High Watt
Rodney Crowell and Band, Station Inn
"No Parking" at the Station Inn