AJ Ghent Band

I had the privilege of photographing the AJ Ghent Band at the Savannah Music Festival’s 2015 Season Announcement party at the Charles H. Morris Center.

If you missed the event, don’t worry… they are coming back to Savannah for a 2015 Savannah Music Festival appearance on Thursday, March 19th at the Ships of the Sea North Garden sharing a double bill with Americana and blues band The Wood Brothers.

“The AJ Ghent Band is an American band that spans the genres of southern rock, blues, soul and funk music– fusing together what front man (slide steel guitarist) AJ Ghent calls “Southern Soul.” When AJ takes his band to the stage, there is charm, charisma and a sound that is nothing short of innovative, electrifying, precise yet sensual, and heart-captivating. Often referred to by fans as Prince and James Browns’ musical love child, AJ and his singing guitar are guaranteed to catapult the band straight to the top of the music world.”

They also have a debut album coming out in the Spring, so be sure to check it out.

For more info and tickets, visit

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“Come Rain or Come Shine” Savannah Music Festival 2015

These are some promotional shots I did for the trio performance “Come Rain or Come Shine” which will be featured at next years Savannah Music Festival. For tickets and inquiries please visit

“A mainstay of nearly every festival, this year’s original SMF cabaret production comes with the arrival of two new singers in Savannah. Musical theatre/opera star Kurt Ollmann first came to prominence singing on a recording of West Side Story under Leonard Bernstein with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras and Marilyn Horne. Ollmann has since sung with leading opera companies and orchestras throughout America and Europe. Sharing this three-day run of “Come Rain or Come Shine” is another new Savannahian, J.J. Hobbs, who performs in multiple styles and genres, from opera and art song to musical theatre and jazz. Hobbs has worked with the Atlanta Opera under William Fred Scott, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under Robert Shaw, and has performed lead roles with the Baltimore Opera Company and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Ollmann and Hobbs will also be joined by special guest Rebecca Flaherty, a classically-trained soprano who performs, teaches and advocates for the vocal arts throughout the Lowcountry. The program will range from the sultry, bluesy ballads of Harold Arlen to the urbane wit of Stephen Sondheim by way of old-time specialty songs like “Hard-Hearted Hannah (The Vamp of Savannah),” all with intimate conversational patter that is personal, comedic and endearing.”

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The Train Wrecks

The Train Wrecks have a new album coming out in November (We Roll On) and I was lucky enough to get to shoot some promo shots for them. I was also fortunate enough to hear a sneak preview of the songs, and let me say, this is a must have CD or Vinyl. “A musical force from the moss-draped Old South, The Train Wrecks are a hard-working band of songwriters and performers who love nothing more than good songs and a good show. They deliver a dynamic, original blend of Americana- ranging from outlaw alt-country and bluegrass to rootsy rock and beyond, all with a distinctive Southern swagger.” Check them out at and get the new album at


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Summer in Vermont

Vermont, Vermont, what can I say? It’s a great state they have under way.

The air is clean, and the water is fresh, it’s a place the wife and I can certainly mesh.

I love the summer, and winter too, and fall is nice, all covered with dew.

The roads they flow, and stop and turn, and sometimes just dirt under you churns.

The cows they graze, and horses they carry, waiting for the next tour to rub their belly.

I visit when I can, and clearly not enough, the state I love may one day become my nook.


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