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Lindsay White – Run

Lindsay White stopped by a studio in Bay Ho to record her original song, Run.  This live music video was shot in one continuous take without any fixes, autotune…

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Jonny Tarr – Straight in the Eye

Jonny Tarr performs this funky one-take live session on guitar, sax and voice. This live music video was shot in one continuous take with no fixes, autotune or phoniness…

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Heather Nation – Let Me

Heather Nation stopped by the North Park studio to perform her original song “Let Me.” This one-take live music video features her Taylor guitar, voice and looping pedal without…

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Ariel Levine – Back in Black

Ariel Levine performs “Back in Black” by AC/DC. We shot this live on the top floor of an office building with a little white cyclorama background. This video is…

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Ariel Levine – I Wear Glasses

Ariel Levine performs “I Wear Glasses” by Mating Ritual. We shot this live on the top floor of an office building with a little cyclorama background. This video is…

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Ariel Levine – Sunday Sun

Ariel Levine performs “Sunday Sun” by Beck. We shot this live on the top floor of an office building. The plan was to get the sun setting behind him in…

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Ariel Levine – San Diego Serenade

Ariel Levine performs “San Diego Serenade” by Tom Waits. We shot this live in a production studio. This video is the first of six song requests, which were part…

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Elektric Voodoo – The Other Side

Members of Elektric Voodoo and I wandered out into the southern California desert and came back with some crazy stories and this video, shot live in an abandoned train car….

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Heather Nation – Grace

Heather Nation performs “Grace” by Jeff Buckley. We shot this in her house as her husband was baking us some incredible homemade pizzas 🙂

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Heather Nation – There in the Silence

Heather Nation performs “There in the Silence”, an original song off her amazing album “Sirens.” We captured this performance near a creek in Oceanside, California. This video was shot…

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Jefferson Washington – Where I Belong

Corey Leal of Jefferson Washington performs an original called “Where I Belong” in Mission Trails Regional Park. Corey is now hitting stages under the name Wish & the Well. This was…

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Falling Doves – Burning Photographs

Christopher Leyva & Mike Dorsey of Falling Doves perform their song “Burning Photographs” in downtown San Diego, near Petco Park.

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Trishes – Mine Would Be You

Trishes is back with a looping cover of Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You.” It sounds so different from the original in a really great way. 2nd close-up camera by…

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Trishes – Chemicals

Trishes is an indie pop artist & live looper who creates her soundscapes live combining vocals, keys and effects. She was one of the first artists we worked with on…

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A Mayfield Affair – Oil & Canvas

Here’s the video that started it all, way back in 2012. At the time,  I was playing drums in a foot-stompin’ alt-bluegrass band called A Mayfield Affair when I decided…

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Concert Photography

The Routine @ Winston’s

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The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble @ Winston’s

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Dani Bell @ CoPlace Block Party

I came home from a beer festival to find Dani Bell performing on my corner! So I grabbed my camera and my dog and enjoyed her set out in…

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The Floozies @ The Mustache Bash

The Floozies made their second headlining appearance at this year’s Mustache Bash. The duo of brothers laid down their unique brand of electro funk with glitches, stutters, and samples…

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Escort @ The Mustache Bash

If we weren’t outdoors, Escort would’ve torn the roof off the 11th annual Mustache Bash last weekend. Adeline Michèle and the band kept the crowd moving with nu-disco funk…

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The Mustache Bash Family Band

Every year a supergroup of San Diego musicians comes together to play some good old fashioned funk and disco favorites. This year The Mustache Bash Family Band entertained a…

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The Puscie Jones Revue @ The Mustache Bash

The Puscie Jones Revue kicked off the 11th annual Mustache Bash at Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier on a glorious sunny day in San Diego. Super high energy funk…

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Funk Soul Social @ Music Box

The infamous Funk Soul Social returned for a special Winter Edition with the Queens of Soul Revue: a tribute to your favorite females of funk and soul featuring Cashae…

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Chugboat Promo Photoshoot

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Jonny Tarr @ Music Box

What do you get when you cross a funky looper, a multi-instrumentalist, and a damn soulful voice? Jonny Tarr, of course! Joined by Stephen Gentillalli on bass and Monette Marino on…

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Chugboat @ Casbah

Chugboat’s Casbah debut was last weekend and I brought a little camera for some casual concert photography. Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-200L f/2.8… you know, a little…

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Blue Note Tokyo

This one is more of blog post than a gallery. If you just want the photos, scroll down, but read on if you want to hear how I randomly…

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Todo Mundo @ The Music Box

Todo Mundo performs at The Music Box.

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The Moves Collective @ the Music Box

The Moves Collective perform at the Music Box in June. Check out more shots of The Moves Collective.

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Soul Brigade @ Music Box

Soul Brigade got the funky night started right at the Music Box in Little Italy. They coaxed the crowd into dancing with their deep grooves and talkbox antics, as…

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