Emma Oakley is quickly become a force to be reckoned with in the RVA music scene. She is still in high school but has already logged in time on most of the best stages in RVA. Her bands have rocked The National, Cap Ale House, The Camel, Canal Club, etc etc… When I heard she had formed a new band, President Sam, I was very excited. She would be fronting this band! Singing her own songs with a talented group behind her. Sam Partridge on drums, Mason Lloyd on bass and Rick Heretick on guitar. I have to admit that I felt terrible on the cold night of their debut. I’ve been under the weather but had to put on my big boy pants to make it to their first show and I am so happy that I did. As soon as they started rocking, I started to feel better. Emma is dedicated to making music and I am excited to see all the places this girl is going to go. So proud of you Emma!
Thanks so much to Kim of Kim Turner Photography for sending me a message back in November letting me know about an exhibition for Rock & Roll photography happening at MPLS Photo Center . The deadline for submission was THAT NIGHT! But I figured why not, and pulled out a few images to send in for consideration! A few months went by and then I got the email letting me know that TWO of my images had been selected to hang in the show. Very excited to announce the opening of the exhibition in Minneapolis. If you find yourself there between now and March 1st, stop by and check out all the rocking images. Keep an eye out for my images of Bob Miller of Fear of Music and Moby outside his NYC apt!
I made it back to RVA (Richmond, VA) in time to get a good nights sleep before The Southern Belles put a cap on the Rock and Roll Highway adventure with a show at The Broadberry. Getting to catch them a 2nd time on my journey was a treat as they are one of my home town bands that I have been introduced to this year. The take you on a country, jazzy, rock and funky journey of psychedelic fun.