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Last night, under the stars at Reston Town Center, one of the greatest guitarists ever, played for free! for a few hundred of us.
Stanley Jordan and his Trio (Will Calhoun on drums and Rael Grant on bass) were amazing. They all seemed to really be into the beautiful summer night and the attentive and appreciative audience. They played a number of songs from his new album “State of Nature” (iTunes link)
Of course I had my camera with me. Security was fairly relaxed so I had free reign. Enjoy.
One of the greatest artist I have had the privledge of listening to over the last 8 years or so is Alejandro Escovedo. My brother, Paul, introduced me to Alejandro at the Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle back in 2000. Since then, I have seen him play live maybe 10 times.
This past Sunday, he played an amazing show at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. We had great seats right up front, courtesy of my favorite line place holder, Stuart Pearlman, who I used to work with at AOL :-) At the end of the show, Alejandro mentioned that they had added another DC show for the following Sunday at a small hotel/club called Masion O near Dupont Circle. They were video taping the show and tickets were available.
The three piece band featured Susan Voelz on violin. She is an amazing violinist and even Alejandro mentioned that one fan thought she was Jimi Hendrix on Violin :-) Anyway, since my eleven year old son is learning the viola right now, I thought he would really get a kick out of seeing her play. So I got us a couple of passes and we did it…even on a school night.
During the show Jake was absolutely amazed. He kept talking about how the hair on her bow kept breaking and how fast she could play. If only she had lit her violin on fire at the end ;-)
I shot a bunch of stuff during the performance and captured some great moments. Enjoy.
(And check out John Buckley in image 16. He and I worked together at AOL during the good ole anti-spam days)
All images Â© Carl Hutzler Photography
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….Playlist from today around 10am :-)