This has been one busy year of festivals for me. From the art festivals to the music festivals, I've enjoyed them all. Sunday closed the last big festival of the year for me, Poage Landing Days. It's my busiest of the year because of the many hats I wear. I'm the Poage festival photographer, I set up a booth in the art tent with my friends, and I performed on the main stage this year with my partner, Danny, in our duo show, Sister Redden Hair. Three days completely packed with live music, great food, games and rides, cars, motorcycles, skateboarders, fiddlers, and beauty queens. Country artist, Clay Walker, was the headliner this year and he put on one fantastic show for his fans in Ashland, KY. They'll be finding confetti downtown until next summer! :)
The weekend before was another favorite of mine, XFest 2011, in Huntington, WV. That's a one day Rock'n'Roll fest that brought the Carnival of Madness to town this year. X106.3 does such a great job putting that together every year. I had the pleasure of photographing Zeroking, Stacee Lawson, Bobaflex, Black Stone Cherry, Alter Bridge, and Theory of a Deadman.
I was a "first-timer" at this year's Rally on the River in Ironton, OH. I got to photograph with two of my super talented photog buds, Heather and Brian May. Harley Davidsons as far as the eye could see and a tremendous weekend of live music. I had a blast photographing The Return, Zeroking, Mojo King, Texas Hippie Coalition, Finger Eleven, Stone Machine, Rebel Son, Split Nixon, Saving Abel, and Seven Mary Three.
It's been a really awesome year of work for me so far and I'm so thankful for all the wonderful experiences I've had. I've made a lot of new friends and it's always great to see the ones I haven't seen in too long to mention. :) I've photographed more bands than ever and look forward to what's around the corner. Hard to believe it's already September (which means the holiday season is quickly approaching, yikes!). I'm excited about all the new artwork I'm working on for the studio, the new jewelry designs I'll be adding to my collection and the upcoming gigs with Danny. My calendar is still rockin' and I'm going to do my best to check in sooner! Enjoy some of the images I've captured the past few weeks! Until next time...Peace ~Love ~ Art :)
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