Wednesday, November 12, 2014

At The City Winery

Yesterday I spent the afternoon and evening at the City Winery in New York. My friends and fellow musicians David 'Dawg' Grisman and Del McCoury performed a show of duets - vocal and instrumental - music drawn mostly from bluegrass and traditional Appalachian genres. And of course I had to photograph the event. The two veterans played to a sold out house and obviously had a blast doing it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dawg & Del

Seeing two old friends tonight at the City Winery in New York. Should be a blast. When I was a young pup just learning my fiddle chops, David Grisman and I played in the New York Ramblers. At about that same time, Del McCoury, a one time banjoist, was playing guitar with and learning to sing lead from the Father of  Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe. The Blue Grass Boys at that time, along with Del, consisted of Bill (Brad) Keith on banjo, Billy Baker on fiddle, and Bessie Lee Mauldin on bass.
I hope to have pics later this week of the Dawg & Del duo.

Following are a few more shots from my chilly photowalk in Manhattan this past Saturday:

A dog's life:

Hey you, gimme dat cup!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Weekend in NYC

I walked the streets in midtown this weekend. Even though it was colder than I anticipated, it was fun to be out in the crowds. I've been focusing so much on a major project that sometimes my sense of play gets lost in the intensity. The next seven weeks are going to be interesting on Fifth avenue.

My friend, David Grisman, will be performing at the City Winery on Tuesday as part of a duet with the legendary Del McCoury. I'm looking forward to spending some time with two old friends.

Here's some of what I shot on Fifth avenue. More to come.