I closed out 2012 with one of the year’s most popular new bands, The Lumineers. Their self-titled, debut record went Gold in only 7 months, backed by mega-hit singles “Ho Hey” and “Stubborn Love”. The band (and crew) are wonderful and sweet and energetic and I’m very happy to have been able to spend two short weeks with them.
During those two weeks we supported Dave Matthews Band in some of the biggest venues I’ve ever been in, played two sold out headline shows supported by local radio stations, recorded a segment for iHeartRadio, and played another two sold out shows to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the band’s home base of Denver, CO. It was an incredible adventure and I managed to capture some awesome photos.
2012 was an incredible year. I met some incredible people, saw some amazing shows, and traveled over 70,000 miles on tour. Here’s to hoping 2013 only gets better.
I spent much of the Fall of 2012 with modern bluegrass virtuosos, Punch Brothers. The band toured relentlessly from September through December and I was lucky enough to join them for 6 weeks of that time. Below are some of my favorite shots during the two tours I spent with them.
I shot a few photos while selling merch for Missy Higgins, Katie Herzig, and Butterfly Boucher last night, at Portland’s Wonder Ballroom. My recently purchased Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 destroyed this show. Most of my shots were taken while standing behind the merch table at the very back of the room. I’m really happy with the results and can’t wait to use the lens out on the road. Thanks to my friend Gavin for inviting me to the show. Photos after the jump.
My friends Lera Lynn and Ben Lewis played at Mississippi Studios here in Portland this past weekend. It was great seeing them again, especially in such an intimate atmostphere. The show was also my first with my new 70-200mm f/2.8 lens – which was probably overkill for the small space. Check out the photos and a couple of Lera’s music videos after the jump.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two weeks since Bonnaroo. I’ve been pouring over hundreds of photos I took over the two days I spent at the festival. I must have seen 30-some bands play, somehow managed not to get sunburnt, and ran into a ton of old friends and colleagues. Check out some of my favorite shots after the jump. Full sets can be found on my Flickr.
Finally – I managed to get a new portfolio up and running! I’ll post occasional updates with new photos and update my portfolio as necessary. I’m still looking for a suitable method to sell prints of my work to those interested. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Use the navigation on the right hand, collapsable menu to check out some of my photos and get in touch if you’re looking for photo work.
I’ll be out on tour for much of this summer, bouncing between Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers tours (see dates below). I can’t guarantee how often I’ll be able to update this site, but I do post a lot on my personal Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram (@brianstowell), Flickr, and Facebook. And you’re welcome to follow along. Don’t worry, I’ll be taking tons of photos. There will definitely be some Bonnaroo photos in mid-June.
Thanks for having a look! Hope to see you at a show.
6/2 - Appalachian Uprising – Scottown, OH
6/3 – Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
6/4 – Mack Stick – Detroit, OH
6/6 – The Palladium – Carmel, IL
6/8 – Bonnaroo
6/9 – Bonnaroo
6/27 – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
6/28 – Wolf Trap – Vienna, VA
7/14 – The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID
7/15 – Targhee Fest – Alta, WY
7/16 – Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder, CO
7/17 – Red Butte Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT
7/18 – The Mishawaka – Fort Collins, Co
7/19 – Crossroads – Kansas City, MO
7/21 – Plush – St. Louis, MO
7/22 – Kent Stage – Kent, OH
7/24 – Byham Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
7/25 – Penn’s Landing – Philadelphia, PA
7/26 – Knight Theater – Charlotte, NC
7/27 – Chastain Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
7/28 – Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
7/29 – Workplay Theater – Birmingham, AL
7/30 – Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN
8/1 – Cat’s Cradle – Carroboro, NC
8/2 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
8/4 – Bank Of America Pavilion – Boston, MA