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2019

       
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Celebrating 51 years as a photographer and 41 years in Nashville

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JULY
SEVERAL NEW PROJECTS IN PROGRESS
Gallery prints and editing in progress
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Excited to be working with English songbird, RUMER on a new fabulous album produced by Fred Molin

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Two of my prints will be on display in an exhibition of Ken Burns / COUNTRY MUSIC at Keene State College, New Hampshire.
(The new PBS documentary airs in September. I have several photographs in the film.)

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JULY

JOHNNY + JUNE CASH
Gallery print installation (36" wide) for the new JOHNNY CASH KITCHEN - opening soon

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JULY

JANIE FRICKE / IT AIN'T EASY
A new repackaged album of her 80's hits,
I shot two of Janie Fricke's albums, plus other promotional sessions.
Release date August 9th


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JUNE 28
THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS
30th Anniversary show
The Basement East, Nashville

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JUNE 6
DR JOHN - R.I.P.

DR JOHN the NIGHT TRIPPER - London - May 1972
I had the pleasure many moons ago to experience
Mac Rebennack's music and photograph him at a private party in London. He was most gracious and let me get really close to take this picture.
The tributes are pouring in for the soulful man who kept New Orleans in his heart and music. A true American original


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MAY 28
41 YEARS IN NASHVILLE
On May 28th 1978 (my Father’s sixtieth birthday) he drove me to London’s Gatwick Airport where I boarded a flight to Dallas, Ft Worth.
There I bought a white bicentennial Chevrolet Impala and drove it to Nashville, where my new apartment on Music Row awaited.
I had jobs lined up and set to work immediately.
The 80’s were boom years.
I racked up hundreds of album covers, photographing many notable musicians in my studio, won a Grammy (album packaging)
and was probably shooting a session every day and printing most nights.
I was introduced to Johnny Cash in ’87 (we had met briefly in ’78) and a lifelong friendship and hundreds of photographs ensued.
I have been a professional photographer for fifty-one years.
I am shooting more pictures than ever and as passionate about photography as when I bought my first camera when I was seven.


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MAY 27
MEMORIAL DAY
Nashville National Cemetery


CHIEF MARVIN SMITH Vietnam veteran


African-American Civil War re-enactor WILLIAM RADCLIFFE with the bronze statue by sculptor Roy Butler
About two thousand African American troops from the Civil War era are buried here.

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MAY 26
MEMORIAL WEEKEND / SUNDAY
Nashville National Cemetery

For two days I spent several emotional hours at the National Cemetery, where there are graves and markers for over 36,000 American souls.
It is sad to see the families who had lost husbands, sons, brothers, sisters, daughters, wives and best friends.
They all seemed to want to be close by touching the grave markers, some told me their stories, others I observed from a respectful distance.
Everyone I met there were polite lovely people.
I don't feel this is a day for celebration, but a day for respectful memories to those who were killed in action doing their duty, regardless of politics.


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MAY 14
RODNEY CROWELL - Honky Tonk Tuesday
American Legion Post 82, Nashville

With guests, EMMYLOU HARRIS + VINCE GILL - guitar


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MAY 9
ALAN - WSM RADIO
Nashville Today Show
Devon O’Day interviewed me about some of my photographs and sessions during my four decades in Nashville.
(Waylon, Willie, Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, Steve Earle, Haggard and Jones, Mel Tillis, EmiSunshine and others.)

My Nashville years have been most prolific, so there many stories to tell and pictures to show.
Here is a Facebook podcast for those that can see this (use Facebook):

www.facebook.com/nashvilletoday/videos/2260146897632891/UzpfSTEzMjA5NjcyMzk6MTAyMTkwMjA2OTU4NTEyNjc/?__tn__=%2CdC-R-R&eid=ARDEp9SykMvFdIvvkV2JXN_3U3GL5_8j2OZQVoL739-gFiIkJ8h8ZCgytMCAHkohKTUM5bShQQI-lbwN&hc_ref=ARTR_yybW-g-BidDuEDB2rlMX7ZGQ1UusmZH0hQ_fkbLgRFqlhQZMaSHIHk-2LeehHY&fref=nf


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MAY 5
JEFF POPPEN / THE BAREFOOT FARMER
Organic workshop on the farm


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SUNDAY MAY 5
Gallatin, Tennessee


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APRIL 24
MEL TILLIS JR and THE NEW STATESIDERS
Nashville Palace, Opryland

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APRIL 14
HAPPY BIRTHDAY LORETTA LYNN
Reigning Queen of Country, Loretta with her sisters at Hurricane Mills, Tennessee
(2014)

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APRIL 6
THE MUSIC OF CREAM
Capitol Arts Theatre, Bowling Green, Kentucky

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MARCH 29
CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDENS
Belle Meade, Nashville


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FEBRUARY 23
TOMMY EMMANUEL
Grimey's, East Nashville
TOMMY EMMANUEL + JOHN KNOWLES performed songs from their new album, “Heart Songs”.


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FEBRUARY 9
LUCY NEGRO REDUX
After show panel - Nashville Ballet, TPAC
The production, stage setting, lighting, wardrobe, music, choreography and dancing are superb.

L-R: Doug Fitch (production design), Francesco Turrisi, Rhiannon Giddens (musicians), Caroline Randall Williams (author/narrator), Paul Vasterling (choreography/direction) and Beverly Watts (TN Human Rights, Executive Director).

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FEBRUARY 1
DELBERT McCLINTON
City Winery, Nashville

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JANUARY 29
RODNEY CROWELL
RODNEY CROWELL and his band rocked HonkyTonk Tuesday Nights at the American Legion Post 82, Nashville

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JANUARY 31
Nashville
ALWAYS FINISH WHAT YOU STAR........

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JANUARY 25
DAN BAIRD + HOMEMADE SIN
True Music Room and Bar, Nashville

L-R: Warner Hodges, Mauro Magellan, Sean Savacool and Dan Baird


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JANUARY 12
WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN
Golden Era, Hendersonville, Tennessee
Happy 80th birthday!

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JANUARY 12 2019
Photographing William Lee Golden on his 80th birthday
Golden Era, Hendersonville, Tennessee


Photograph by Karen Ford
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JANUARY 8
EMISUNSHINE
House Of Blues studio, Nashville
Coming soon new music from this amazing young artist, produced by Tony Brown and Brandon Hood and new photographs by me.

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JANUARY 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR
BLACK EYED PEAS
Black Eyed Peas are a Southern tradition and I, a resident of Tennessee from South East England, have adopted the symbolic New Year's Day ritual.
My recipe is totally vegetarian and tastes incredible.

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