Ben Harper Photo Recap!

Ben Harper took the stage solo and started with some acoustic songs, setting a mellow mood for the rest of the show. The crowd was quiet, just taking in the music that was perfect for a warm summer night. Here are some of my favorite shots:

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Thanks for the Memory, Etta

Music legend Etta James died today at the age of 73. The legacy she left behind in music is timeless and beautiful. But the memory she left with me is one of the highlights of my career.
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Al’s Den Is Where It’s At!

You know what’s great? Our Music Residency Series at Al’s Den. I’m not just saying this because it’s my job to photograph them — I have seen some of my favorite acoustic, live music in Portland there (and it’s only been open since May ‘11). I knew this tiny room had a hold on me during the Crystal Hotel’s opening when Lewi Longmire, Evan Way, and Mike Midlow started singing Neil Young covers — swoon.

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