Friday nights at The Gathering, what was also known as Michaels Southshore. I loved my Friday nights there. Hanover Chase always played and all my regulars seated around the bar, bartending with Nick. Oh the memories, the laughter, the music & the fiends.
Ownership switched a year ago today. It was a hard transition. Hanover Chase plays once a month here still. Tonight was that night. It was so great walking in, seeing so many familiar faces. Listening to great music with deep meaning. Hugs from almost everyone in there, the band even stopped 🙂
Its moments like these when you realize just how many lives you’ve touched. #heyjealousy #wagonwheel #hanoverchase
A beautiful evening on the patio with family & friends. I really enjoy evenings such as these. Being outside with the fresh air, sun shining, summer breeze wrapping around my bare skin. The sun sets behind me while I enjoy the smiles of those in front of me. I can’t help but be distracted by this, like so many of us during trials of our life. We cannot focus on what’s behind us when we have endless possibilities in front of us. Moments that offer happiness and satisfaction.
Remember the sun will rise tomorrow offering new opportunities and the breeze will gently blow the pain away that lingers from second & third chances.
‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ Hans Christian Anderson.
I love live music. Acoustic is even better. When you have someone that can sing & play as amazingly as this man, no words are needed.
I first met Jason Squier at Michaels, the bar I used to manage. He and his band played every Friday night. It was such a great time. Everyone loved them, loved us, loved Fridays. One thing led to another and I was shooting photos of them and attending every show at other venues when possible. I couldn’t get enough of Jason’s voice and demeanor when he was on stage. So captivating, relaxing & passionate. I’ve never seen someone play the guitar as delicately as him. Watching someone do what they love is so meaningful. You get a sense of peace from their passion.
A great friendship has grown from the night I first met him. He sends me rough recordings of new music as he knows I’ll give him my honest opinion. Thank you for doing what you do and doing it so well. Keep playing. Keep singing.
Shot at Tin Roof downtown Indy while strummin ‘Babylon’ David Gray
Late night mini jam session with a friend, my bro & his lady. I love impromptu nights like this. Good fun. We even hit a beach ball around out front, each adult successfully holding onto an adult beverage 🙂
I’m lucky to have friends & family such as I do.
I do work A LOT but I have decent perks. IE I got to meet the lovely members of Air Born Toxic Event. They played an acoustic show at my bar, LOVE acoustic anything! A great band with down to earth ‘real’ people. A fun day with great music and a chance to see some old friends!
Shot at work with Air Born Toxic Event, sometime around midnight