Monday, November 23, 2009

Harmonica and Bass



Red Mountain - An Old-time String Band from Alabama. What a great name for a band ! I snapped their photos the last weekend of the Pepper Place Market a while back. I've selected just two photos for you today. Please stop by their site to learn more about this great musical group!!!

31 comments:

Olivier said...

nous sommes tous les deux dans la musique en b&w aujourd'hui. Ton b&w est très doux et très beau, superbes photos. La première est vraiment très tendre

Bibi said...

Very nice, especially the first shot!

Jilly said...

Oh yeeeeeeees! I love that first shot in particular and the framing - or perhaps it was the cropping. Brilliant!

Rambling Round said...

Excellent arrangement, both the photo and the music, I'm sure!

Thérèse said...

It always hard to get such a look. You got it. Nice. I am sure the music is great too.

Maya said...

Why does this remind me of Bob Dylan? Must be the harmonica...

Virginia said...

Olivier,
I'll be right over to see your musicians!!

Thanks everyone. This group was playing on a porch in front of some shops and has always proved difficult to get a good angle on the musicians.
V

B SQUARED said...

Love their name. My favorite group name of all time comes from a weird bunch I saw in Key West. They billed themselves as, "THE RED ELVISES, THE ORIGINAL SIBERIAN ROCK GROUP." The name alone should have brought them fame!

Halcyon said...

Nice portraits. I especially like the first one.

Kate said...

There's something about an harmonica that makes my heart sing!!

Nathalie said...

Musicians are not only great to hear, they're often wonderful to watch too. Your photos are testimony to this.
Black and white works really well.

I loved your "watch for oncoming trains" shot. And YES you get credits for practically lying on the ground to take it. Glad no one tied you to the tracks!

Bergson said...

j'ai cherché une chanson pour accompagner ta photo

mais je n'ai rien trouvé ;-(

Virginia said...

Bergson,
Je suis désolé ! :(

Olivier said...

Je me permet de te proposer ce morceau de Milteau (l'un des plus grands harmonicistes français)
Paris Blues.
Une chanson tendre.
Pour la lumiere en concert, c'est une question d'habitude, je connais mon APN par cœur, donc les réglages viennent naturellement, et je vais souvent dans les mêmes salles, donc j'ai mes repères. Après merci Lightroom ;o)

Virginia said...

Olivier,
Merci pour la chanson!! Aussi vous savez que votre éclairage trés bien!

Daryl said...

More superb monochromes!

Bob Crowe said...

Really nice work. The DOF on the top one is just right. I like that the bassist looks down and away, not at the camera, concentrating on the music.

Ken Mac said...

i see john lennon

valeria said...

You really caught their passion for music!

Julie said...

I especially appreciate the top image, V. Love the intensity to the eyes ... and the hands. Agree with Bob about the DoF - makes a photograph into a portrait.

marley said...

I can hear them now. Great photos.

D said...

Great portraits. I'd love to hear them play.

Jacob said...

Red Mountain does fit! They look the part, for sure. I like mountain music!

brattcat said...

Superb portraits.

Harriet said...

Great photos. I was able to link to the site you gave and hear their music -- they are really good.

Harriet said...

http://www.wbhm.org/Tapestry/

Look for Red Mountain. Three songs are available.

corol said...

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Cloudia said...

You captured something real.



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lodolite said...

lovely and impressive photos.
ciao, simona

Paula said...

Oh, I could just go on and on about that first one, it looks like an album cover from the sixties. I love it.

Paula said...

Both of them, they're both wonderful.