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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.

MerleFest 2016: A Personal Journey

Amos,

Really great festival coverage. I sometimes wonder why we cover festivals and concerts. They're over, people missed them. Well, you answered that wonder. You brought the Merle Fest to my home and absolutely put it on my bucket list. Your understanding of when, where, and who is incredible but it is your love of and enthusiasm for the music that makes me feel the fest and want to be there next year. I also absolutely loved the slide show. Great job by all the photographers.

Mark

Photosmithdigital

 

A wonderul read about your experience at the MerleFest Amos...plus all the great photos. I especially liked your shots of We Banjo 3, Tara Nevins, and Nicki Bluhm.

A wonderful set of photos along with an excellent re-cap of a festival I miss every year we're not there. But, alas, no longer. I do have one small quibble with your narrative. While the effort is real and sincere, Merlefest, at least the last few years we were there, is not alcohol free. Since the advent of virtually shape free, portable cocktails and whiskey containers, there are plenty of drunks scattered around the grounds....pot, too, although relatively little tobacco. The surrounding blowback is too strong for even the most dedicated tobacco addicts. Are there still designated smoking tents?