Steve Earl & The Dukes w/ The Mastersons at Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC
I had a feeling about this one. It was a good one, but I’m still not sure what it was all about. Before the show started though I noticed the guy that runs the sound board, the sound engineer, was up on stage checking all the equipment, when he called someone up from the audience, gave him a guitar pick, and told him to give it to a kid that was sitting in his row a few seats away. You know, that small gesture can change someone’s life. You should have seen that kid’s face light up. What a gesture of kindness. And the future of music.
I watched a couple of interviews on youtube of Steve Earle and the Mastersons and that’s when the optimistic vibe started. Like I say, I ain’t no music critic, but I shoot a lot of shows and this one, well, made me feel like I was watching real musicians. There is something radiating out of Steve Earle. You get the sense that he’s doing it his way, never doing it any other way, and is sharing the sacred sound with you. Steve Earle’s Outlaw Country.
For this one I used two Canon 5D Mk II bodies using the Canon 70-200mm 2.8 and the 24-70mm 2.8. Settings being around 1/160 F2.8 at an ISO of 1600.
This was at the Carolina Theatre in Durham North Carolina, and by far this is my favorite venue. Opened in 1926, it’s a historical monument to performance. Whenever I’m in the place, I feel like I’m surrounded by my old friends. Check this place out. http://www.carolinatheatre.org