“Some of the best ideas come out of late nights drinking whiskey with your buddies. On one such night a few musicians, promoters, and friends decided we needed to try to get some of the talented buddies we have all in the same place at the same time. The result was Choice City Stomp! A one day mini festival of some of the best known and yet to be known artists in bluegrass, folk, Americana, and blues.” -Quoted from the Choice City Stomp Website
It happened in Fort Collins, Colorado. June 1st 2013
Featuring local and national recording artist from Oregon to Tennessee.
Michael Dean Damron
The Hooten Hallers
I have always enjoyed doing photo restorations, old photos are cool. I like that I can do stuff to keep them around longer. I used to a lot them back in the day, and sadly, last year I found myself not doing any of this kind of work at all. This year I plan to get back into the wonderful world of photo restoration before I go too long and forget how do to it. To start with I decided to give myself a project.
I always been somewhat fascinated with Billy the Kid. Last year I read the book “To Hell on a Fast Horse” great book that I recommend to anyone with an interest in the Billy the Kid story. So I guess it would make sense that I would track down a hi-res copy of the famous Billy the Kid photo and restore it. It interesting project, I think I might track down a few other famous photos and do the same.
The legendary blues guitarist Magic Slim passed away today at 75. I got the chance to meet Magic Slim backstage at a music festival in 2008, shortly after taking this photo. I miss doing the blues festivals. I would always find myself backstage at some point in the day talking and listening to the old blues men like Magic. Meeting guys like this will always be the highlight of my career. They were a rare breed.
Way back in November I photographed the legendary Joe Buck, or as he is also known Joe Buck Yourself. Joe is a former member of Hank Williams III’s band, and The Legendary Shack Shakers. He also has an association with the band Antiseen that I remember from back in my South Carolina day.
Fifty To Phoenix Live at Road 34 in Fort Collins, Colorado 2/15/13