Afrissippi – Music City Roots – Loveless Cafe – Nashville

Afrissippi - Music City Roots - Loveless Cafe - Nashville

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Abandoned Barn – Mattoon, IL

Abandoned Barn - Mattoon, IL

Abandoned barn just before sunset… rural Central Illinois, just outside of Mattoon.

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Abandoned House – Pink and Dying

Abandoned House - Pink and Dying
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Old Suspension Bridge at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Old Suspension Bridge at Fall Creek Falls State Park

Very cool suspension bridge at Fall Creek Falls State Park… black and white brings out the creepiness of it!

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Cherryholmes – IBMA Official Showcase 2008

Cherryholmes - IBMA Official Showcase 2008

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Alison Krauss – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN

Alison Krauss - Sommet Center - Nashville, TN
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Nashville’s Lighthouse in Black and White – The Waterworks Intake Tower

Nashville's Lighthouse in Black and White - The Waterworks Intake Tower

Located on the Cumberland River, just outside of Nashville, is the Waterworks Intake Tower, often mistaken for a lighthouse.

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Abandoned Lookout Mountain Tourist Lodge – Chattanooga, TN

Abandoned Lookout Mountain Tourist Lodge - Chattanooga, TN

What a great find!  Right on the edge of Lookout Mountain.

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Downtown Nashville Black and White

Downtown Nashville Black and White

This beautiful city looks great in black and white!

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Downtown Nashville Park Bench Sleeper

Downtown Nashville Park Bench Sleeper

Peaceful slumber!

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North Nashville Bus Stop

North Nashville Bus Stop

I quickly shot this pic while at the stoplight and got the hell out of there!

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Shawn Mullins at 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, Tn – Review

Shawn Mullins at 3rd and Lindsley - Nashville, Tn - Review

What an amazing voice! Shawn Mullins voice sounds the same singing into an sm-58 at 3rd and Lindsley as it does on his albums… perfect! He has one of the purest rock voices I’ve ever heard. It was surprising to see him without Clay Cook, Clay plays most shows with Shawn as I understood it, but this turned out to be a special treat. Shawn is truly a professional and captivated the entire venue. Everyone in the place got to know him and the songs a little better. I just can’t get over how good his voice sounded!

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Les Claypool at City Hall – Nashville

Les Claypool at City Hall - Nashville

The Les Claypool show in Nashville was amazing! The man is a genius. He makes playing the bass look effortless. They made us turn the cameras off right before the costumes came out, but I managed to get a few shots. He changed into a few different masks throughout the rest of the night. The monkey mask scared my girlfriend a little bit. That was when he came out during the percussion solo and played this crazy stick with a bass string on it with some sort of whammy bar up top… anyway, it’s the instrument he used on the south park song, one of his own creations. Kinda creepy the way he burst onto the stage during the percussion solos and busted out this freaky instrument in a monkey mask. Awesome, nonetheless!!!

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Percy Priest Lake – Lovers Sitting on the Rocks

Percy Priest Lake - Nashville,  TN

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Tim O’Brien at the Station Inn – Nashville, TN

Tim O'Brien at the Station Inn - Nashville, TN

Tim O’brien playing his nugget a-style mandolin at the Station Inn… Early 2008. kodak bw400cn pushed 2 stops courtesy Chromatics in Nashville.

Tim was in classic form for this show…. as if I’ve ever seen a bad performance. He played all the usual instruments, even played Bryan’s martin guitar a few times. It was a special treat to see not only Bryan Sutton in the band, but Darrell Scott as well… Awesome!!!

Casey Driessen, Kenny Malone, and Dennis Crouch were spectacular as always. Casey is simply one of the most unique fiddle players in the world. His grammy nominated solo debut on Sugar Hill is amazing, btw. You should buy it!

Tim invited a special friend he met in Japan to sing and play a few songs as a duet, as well as with the full band before the night was over. This guy, I wish I remembered his name, was extremely nervous but sounded great. Everyone really enjoyed the unique style he brought to the station.

All in all, Tim put on another wonderful show!

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Abandoned Car – Lincoln Continental – bw400cn – Rural West TN

Abandoned Car - Lincoln Continental - bw400cn - Rural West TN

bw400cn… Lincoln Continental found in an old shed in West Tennessee.

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Infrared Recording Console – Kodak HIE

Kodak HIE - Recording Console - Infrared Creative Caffeine

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Rural West Tennessee BW400CN Adventure

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West Tennessee: Abandoned and Forgotten

West Tennessee:  Abandoned and Forgotten

Same house as previous post… slightly different perspective. Black and white seemed very natural for this picture… kodak portra 400vc converted to black and white.

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Matlock Cemetery est. 1826

Matlock Cemetery est. 1826

Old Matlock family cemetery in Benton County, TN… near Jackson and I40.

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