Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rock n Romp

My favorite opportunity to photograph frolicking kids and parents, and bands came around again this weekend.  This one was especially cool because my girl Garrison Starr played!  It's been a while since I've seen her play.  As I listened to her set, I thought about how much of my 20s I spent watching this girl sing her heart out.  Her music has always affected me in some undefinable, deep way.  It's really disheartening to know that someone like Garrison-- certainly the most talented musician I've ever been around-- is not just filthy rich by now, after 10 years on the road.  This fact leads me to two conclusions:  there is really no justice in the world, and the music biz sucks.
 


If anybody out there hasn't heard her stuff, go buy her records, immediately. All of them.  Here, I'll give you the link.

The show was just perfect, though.  This RnR was held at the Kerrs' house, which has an amazing backyard.  The weather couldn't have been lovelier.  Two Way Radio was great, as always...

 
Bluff City Backsliders were also fun...
 
 
The best part, as usual, was the community.  I think I speak for everyone when I say my kids always have a fantastic time at these things.  There were lots of first-time Rock n Rompers at this one, which is always great to see-- the Leeloys from Nashville, Beth Smith and her girls from Lexington, MS, CarrieJ from... cyberspace.  Thanks to everyone for making this event such a success.

You didn't think I'd leave you with just three pictures, did you?  Check out the rest here.

4 comments:

Stanfill said...

that looks like it was so much fun. i hope i am in town for one of these at some point. rock -n- romp and garrison-too much fun!!!

CarrieJ said...

I have been patiently waiting for the link to the Flickr pics!! I spent most of my time policing the kid I borrowed ... remind me to only bring my own next time. I have a pic of Chloe pointing into the play area while talking to Chip, and I can only imagine that she was telling him about the horribly mannered girl that snatched a ball from her hand/poured sand on her/ or tried to guilt her off a swing. Once again ... that one was NOT mine :)
We had a great time, and I was so glad to meet your family.

Dee said...

Hey, we were first-time Rock n Rompers! No, shout outs to the Brazelton's?!

It was a lot of fun and we'll definitely be back more. It was good to see you guys. :)

Stephanie said...

That's why I usually do the blogging- I'm the Chockley who is good with details!