Boston Violin Maker Christopher White

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In late August I visited S.E. Shires, Co. to photograph the crafting of custom trumpets and trombones.

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How to Make Trumpets and Trombones

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In late August I visited S.E. Shires, Co. to photograph the crafting of custom trumpets and trombones.

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Beantown Buckaroos

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Last night I had the pleasure of photographing The Beantown Buckaroos, a new Boston-area western swing band. Look for them at your favorite music venue in the near future, playing with plenty of twang, and interpreting the songs of Bob Wills and more. Contact me today to talk about scheduling photographs of your band!

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Flute Making In Acton, MA

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As part of my new series celebrating musical instrument makers in New England, I visited Wm. S. Haynes, makers of flutes in Acton, MA. Founded in Boston in 1888, the company is the oldest flute-maker in America, producing fine custom-made silver, gold, and platinum instruments for discriminating musicians around the world. To learn more about Wm S. Haynes Flutes, click here. To see photographs of my visit to Tippin Guitars in Marblehead, MA, click here.

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Acousticana

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Boston area roots band Acousticana

Boston area roots band Acousticana

 

How to Build A Fine Guitar

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Today I began work on a new project to photograph makers of musical instruments in the Boston area. Bill Tippin of Tippin Guitars in Marblehead, MA welcomed me to his shop on the waterfront. A master luthier with over 30 years of experience making fine instruments, Bill specializes in crafting and repairing steel string guitars for finger-pickers and flat-pickers. Each instrument is custom built for the owner, considering the style of music, technique, and sound preferred by the musician. Recently he has parlayed his devotion to deep sea fishing into a sideline for his shop — custom made fishing rods. Please click the little arrows for  full screen view.

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Jefferson Airplane Play Central Park

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The Jefferson Airplane gave a free concert in 1969, or 68 at the bandshell in NYC Central Park

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Creek River String Band in the Studio

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I was invited to photograph a studio recording session of The Creek River String Band. Check out their fresh, upbeat, acoustic, roots sound.

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Punch Brothers at the Somerville Theatre

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Punch Brothers are a dynamic modern bluegrass band offering up an unusual blend of traditional sounds, atonal jazz, pop lyrics, and high end musicianship. Mandolin player Chris Thile is the impish and charismatic front man of the group.

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Tim O’Brien Brought His Instruments and Songs to Marblehead

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Musician and songwriter Tim O’Brien brought his fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and clawhammer banjo to the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA for a rare solo performance.

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