Saturday I photographed and interviewed Me Without You. I did the photo shoot at the orange show in Houston, if you have never been you should go. They arrived early so I was not quite ready, While I set up, they enjoyed looking around. It was fun working with them, their personalities were very welcoming and watching them interact I could see how they were like family to each other.
Afterwards i went to Warehouse Live to interview them. I took a few photos of them during sound check then we went to the green room, where we planned aboutt 20 minutes to do the interview. 25 minutes later when their manager Michael checked in, the guys wanted to keep going. It was very interesting to hear their advice for new bands, their other interests and what they liked as 12 year olds. The interview ended up being more than 45 minutes long, which was the longest interview I had ever done, and also one of my favorites.
I got to see the concert that night and it was awesome-the crowd loved them and then the opening bands (Kevin Devine & Burled Beds) sounded great as well. One thing that I noticed is that their fans did not just watch the show, they sang along-and not just singing, but like they themselves were on stage: screaming and passionately singing as if their life depended on it.
Overall, if you do not know who they are, it is time you check them out. They have been a band almost as long as i have been alive, (I am 12 years old) they have a new record out (10 Stories), and if you are already a fan, I now know why. it was a really easy photo shoot, fun interview and great concert.
Me Without You http://mewithoutyou.com
On Tour With
Kevin Devine http://www.kevindevine.net
Buried Beds http://buriedbeds.com
the Orange Show http://www.orangeshow.org/orange-show-monument/
Warehouse Live http://www.warehouselive.com
Other Artist Mentioned
Amy Wilson http://www.amy-wilson.com
Danielson Family http://soundsfamilyre.com
Sacred Harp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YHUfHNEZDPc
Bud Slevin http://www.facebook.com/BudSlevin
Friend Jose catches footage of the photo shoot
Interview Short (7 min)
Interview Full (38 min)
Aaron thanks Jackson from stage
if you do not know The Soldier Thread is one of the bands that was photographed for the Rock & Roll Portraits collection. they called jackson up sunday to let him know they were opening for Blue October at the House of Blues for 2 nights, monday at 5 they called and said they would like to have jackson take photos.. we got to House of Blues and it was a good time, we were only allowed to take photos of the Soldier thread and they only allowed dad in the photo pit (small area in front of the stage for photographers) because Jackson and Dietrich were too young... strange... so dad took a few for the first time in a long time.
durring the shooting for the photo documentary "day in the life of the 71's" we ran into Daniel, the guy who runs vivogig, we got a chance talk about what he is doing and how Jackson and Dietrich are both learning photography, Daniel not only thought it was cool, sooo, now Jackson is photo blogger for vivogig first post link
today Jackson and Dietrich photographed what it is like to be the 71's. it started with rehersal at 11am, pack up, load out of the practice space by 1:30 then load in at warehouse live 4pm load in, sound check, set up merch, food, back stage, set, pack up, load out. home by 1:30 it was a lot of fun and they did a great job. After we got home we were all so excited we picked up some Blue Bell, Black Berry Cobbler (recomended by Tank & Cecil) also the other bands that played were: Brannigan, Black Queen Speaks, and Vehement Burn
at the end of the day they shot 3730 images between them,enjoy, lots to look at.
As Jackson is working on getting ready for his gallery show Rock & Roll Portraits, he interviewed the Cody Jasper Band, they were fun and at 9:30 was the earliest they had been up in years. thanks to Cody, DW, and John. Also thanks to Joe Dan and Poised Creation for taking the time to help us with this project.
Cody Jasper Band Music