A new love and emerging patterns
A year’s worth of photos capture a few of the days and nights when I fell in love with a river, packed up years worth of living in the same house, and spent considerable time in the company of my soul food — live music. In rooms across the country, I stuck with artists that fill my heart with joy and who I recommend to both friends and strangers. Visual patterns, habits and recurring places and faces tell the story of the year, and a number that proceeded. The photos capture a small fraction of the music I listened to in 2015. Missing from the photos are a number of important friends — a reminder for 2016.
Links to performance videos (or recorded sets) if you’re up for exploring, chosen for the performance or the particular group of musicians. Special thank you to NYC Taper and other folks who capture GREAT sets.
Steve Gunn solo from Philadelphia 25 min
Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band in Philadelphia 9 min
Ryley Walker from Solid Sound (with Ryan Jewell) 30 min
Nathan Salsburg (with Joan Shelley) live set recording
Nathan Bowles (live set recording)
So Percussion perform Music for Wood and Strings
William Tyler from Solid Sound
Hiss Golden Messenger live recording from the Haw River Ballroom
Phil Cook live recordings from Hopscotch and Rough Trade
Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn from Hopscotch
Dead Tongues live recording from Rough Trade
Nathan Salsburg and James Elkington (in Philadelphia)
Philly Boy Roy reads Twas the Night Before Christmas Philly Style — Best Show Best