Monday, March 9, 2009

Singing the Blues



Saturday Night I had the pleasure of attending a concert right here in my neighborhood.  My friends the Izards, hosted  Malcolm Holcombe in their home as part of the Small Stages concerts. For a nominal fee  ( a portion of which goes to the host's favorite charity) you bring your own chair and beverage, and  get to enjoy a great evening of musical  entertainment. Malcolm Holcombe, a funky,  bluesy singer, was the featured musician.  I'll have to admit I was a little skeptical.  However, my blog friends Wayne and Bob have been trying to push me out of my musical "box" so I thought I'd give Malcolm a whirl.  Whooo eeeeee! He was something else!  I stayed to the bitter end and had some fun. Thanks to the Izards and Malcolm for helping me spread my musical wings.  I'll be at their next home concert for sure!




22 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

The top photo is very expressive. It's the decisive moment. I like the angles of the other photos ...
Very nice, V.

Olivier said...

le ton donné au photos est superbe, et cela va bien avec le blues. J'adore la dernière photo, il fallait y penser
the tone given in photographs is superb, and it goes well with the blues. I love the last photograph, it was necessary to think of it

Bibi said...

I would have gone, too. It's often on occasions like this that you hear some really good music and get some good shots like you did.
And he's cute, too....

Julie said...

Yes, me too: I like the last photograph very much. Such a telling portrait.

Anonymous said...

Virginia, So glad you came! And these photos are great! I especially like the one showing him rocking the chair.

Melody

Thérèse said...

The "rocking pictures" speak for themselves...

Peter said...

Isn't it nice to get out of ones boxes sometimes?

altadenahiker said...

What a great idea for raising money. (Love that last picture.)

My word is Dicsi

cieldequimper said...

Great shots, especially the last one, but how do we get to listen to him? (signed: Ze Acorn).

Snapper said...

I know Malcolm from my Nashville days, I think we were on the same bill a time or two way back when. One soulful guy to be sure. These are wonderful photos Virginia. The tilted forward chair image speaks volumes about his intensity as a performer - he takes no prisoners. House concerts are cool eh?

Virginia said...

Snap then you can imagine what a step out it was for me!HA Now having you down here would wonderful!!! think about it! Glad you like the photos. I thought about you the whole time wondering what you would have shot. I have one more that you'll like I think.

Ceildequimper, the link doesn't work? Yikes. Let me check it. thanks

JM said...

These are great! I especially like the framing of the last two. Very clever indeed!

Marie-Noyale said...

What a good idea, Birmingham is becoming like Evry in France, so much going on!!!
Like the way you separated the body.

Joy said...

Love the shots. Nicely captured.

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Kate said...

Looks like musicians have the day on our blogs. I also posted a wonderful guitarist.

Bob Crowe said...

He looks frighteningly like my brother-in-law, Melvin, but I got over that. I particularly like the middle photo, in which just details tell a whole story.

Virginia said...

Melody,
I so appreciate you and Craig opening your home. I hope I can stay on the guest list!

Bob,
Your brother in law? Oh my!

Peter,
Yes, believe it or not, I got out of my box. Maybe in Paris I'll step out of my box agian as far as food is concerned. Escargot??? Oui???

lisasarsfield said...

Wonderful photos and observations! You've captured it all beautifully!

angela said...

It's always rewarding to try something new and you got some great photos too. The first is good but that chair speaks volumes.

Babooshka said...

I'd have been there like a shot. The top one has captured the intensity of the perfomance and the second one is a perfect image for your hands series. Get out the box more. Its fun.

Babzy said...

What a good idea , the concert must have been great , i love blues , i wish i was there ... love the last shot ;)

tr3nta said...

love aesthetics on this post... :-)