Jason Isbell’s “Something More Than Free”

Every once in awhile, there is an artist whose album is so anticipated by the Twangville Posse that a number of us pile on for a team review. Put Jason Isbell’s “Something More Than Free” in that category. SHAWN’S TAKE Jason Isbell’s last album, Southeastern, was my favorite album on the year.  It was a […]

Photos that ROCK! Best of 2014!

Photos that ROCK! Best of 2014! It’s been another year of having the amazing opportunity to combine two of my favorite things: concerts and photography. My favorite shots from 2013 can be found here and now it’s time to narrow down all of the ones from this year!  Thank you to everyone who reads Twangville […]

Ryan Rocks Boston’s Wang Theatre

  Ryan Adams & The Shining Wang Theatre, Boston MA November 18, 2014 Backed by his new band, “The Shining,” Ryan Adams arrived on stage in Boston in his uniform of ripped jeans, shaggy (dreadlocked?) hair, and punk rock patched jean jacket, ready to rock. And just to remind the audience of his current obsessions, […]

Photos that ROCK! Mark Erelli & “Milltowns”

Back in March, Mark Erelli contacted me and asked if I could do a photo shoot with him for his next album. He explained that it was a tribute to one of his favorite musicians (Bill Morrissey) and that the photos should include birch trees and a fall New England landscape. Not only do I […]

Photos that ROCK! Newport Folk Festival 2014

Ryan Adams

When the e-mail arrived confirming my press credentials for the Newport Folk Festival, I did a little dance around my living room. Not only is this the holy grail of music festivals (you may remember an incident with Bob Dylan and an electric guitar in 1965…), but I have been not-so- patiently waiting 12 years […]

Photos that ROCK! Green River Festival

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band

Green River Music Festival Greenfield, MA July 13, 2014 Sunshine. Trees. The outdoors. Incredible music. The Green River Festival had it all. The lineup featured a few of my favorite bands, which is really what drew me (and my camera!). In addition, it’s always a treat for me to be able to shoot concerts outdoors. […]

Photos that ROCK! Barnstar! in the studio

Barnstar! at Dimension Sound Studios Jamaica Plain, MA On a lovely spring night I arrived at Dimension Sound Studios, a dozen donuts in hand. Somehow, the stars had aligned and I was invited to photograph my favorite bluegrass super-group as they finished up their second album. As I mentioned before, Barnstar! is comprised of Mark […]

Josh Ritter’s Acoustic Magic

Josh Ritter Acoustic Trio @ The Somerville Theatre Somerville, MA: March 6, 2014 Joy. It’s just the first word that comes to mind when I think of this show, Josh Ritter’s face, the songs played, the energy between the 3 men on stage. Ritter has been touring for nearly 1 year straight since the release […]