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Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

Through the Lens

Focusing on the finest roots music photography

Amos lives in West Virginia, where he works with Mountain Stage and takes stunning photographs of live music performances.

From Doc Watson to R.E.M.: Celebrating 33 Years of the Mountain Stage Radio Show

Great show.   I would love to catch one in person sometime.   

Really enjoyable reminscense and insight into the show...thanks so much Amos.  I'd pair a different beer with Lucinda personally but the rest of it...can't imagine it could get much better...it's a great show...the list of artists is staggering...

The Corona cold against my hand is a reference to the first song I heard Lu sing in that Austin bar in 1986, "The Night's Too Long." Me? I was holding two Olympias at the time.

Olympia...a blast from the past, thanks for that cherished relic from the past...if you go far enough back, that was a go to beer for me...and a staple of early Clint Eastwood films...after the spaghetti westerns anyway...

Carry on Amos...if I can find any, I will toast an Olympia to you...otherwise, it's likely going to be Sierra Nevada's Celebration Ale, or something by 3 Floyds here in Indiana...

Loved reading your article Amos...what an incredible journey you have had shooting Mountain Stage performances and all the wonderful artists your have experienced. My first encounter with Lucinda Williams was not as an artist but when she was a cashier at Rockaway records in Los Angeles in the early 80's. As I recall she was going with the owner of the record store and doing her music gig at night. You never know when someone is going to skyrocket into stardom.

 

Amos,

What a really great column. You really poured your heart out in this one. Your feelings were in every sentence and came through loud and clear. I get it. I feel the same way about the Philly Folk Fest. Your words put me there but also made me wish I was really there. Totally enjoyed the column. 

Mark