Music to My Ears

If you follow my posts, you'll find that I love to photograph a variety of things.  Musicians are high on my list.  I love music.  Really. Love. Music.  I never really had a choice but to love it.  My parents named me Amanda Lynn, and for my 8th birthday put a mandolin in my hands.  Some of my earliest memories are of lying on a blanket under the stars at summer bluegrass festivals, in a wooded amphitheather listening to the thump of an upright bass and the bright notes of mandolins and banjos, guitars and harmonicas.  

Today my playlist is as eclectic as a playlist can be - I even have Bruno Mars and Adele so that my teenage daughter doesn't roll her eyes when I plug my phone into the house speakers.  But nothing sounds better than acoustic music, which brings me to this guy...

Last night I photographed Oklahoma native John Fullbright, as he was awarded the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame's Rising Star award in a ceremony followed by an amazing concert.  Here is the story in the Phoenix, although you may not be able to read it if you're not a subscriber http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/local/x1736688938/Rising-Star-compared-to-Woody-Dylan

I'm never surprised, but continually impressed by the musical talent to come out of Oklahoma.  If you love a great singer-songwriter and have ANY kind of an affinity for folk, you've got to listen to this Grammy-nominated guy.  His lyrics belie his age (26).  You can find him here and read why the Wall Streat Journal considered him as one of the 10 best live performances of the year.  http://www.johnfullbrightmusic.com

I'll be getting his new album "Songs"