Yeah, from foot stomping blues and the stinkiest phunk to jazz that defies the idiom. 2018 done good, even if it is a crazy ass world. Four festivals, dozens of club dates, theaters, amphitheaters, arenas and what not. Shooting shows is like oxygen. I shoot what I love to hear and occasionally hit a moment that creates a visual soundtrack. Boiling it down? Fuggetaboutit. 10 good moments rights here.
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters played small theaters before hitting the summer fest circuit
Jon Batiste hoofing the keys during a tribute to Fats Domino at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Mississippi blues child, Mr. Sipp tore the roof off the Blues Tent at the New Orleans jazz & Heritage Festival
The sophomore Arroyo Seco Weekend was one of the best fests of the year and Chrissie Hynde’s ass kicking Pretenders’ set had everyone buzzing
Fantastic Negrito and some major air during Arroyo Seco Weekend.
A favorite visual moment from the Newport Folk Festival with Valerie June and the A Change is Gonna Come set
Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire mixed strings and beats during his Origami Harvest set at the Newport Jazz Festival
From Parliament-Funkadelic’s set at the Newport Jazz Festival, better that you make the caption
Favorite shot of the year – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown featured Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the New Breed Brass Band, and NOLA guests, but the Greek completed elevated when Dave Grouhl joined Shorty for Nirvana’s “In Bloom”
Totally phunked – Dumpstaphunk hit the intimate Mint in Los Angeles in the Fall, Ian Neville and Tony Hall finding the light behind the groove