Gardening, Not Architecture (G,NA) is the magnum opus of Sarah Saturday. G,NA’s music has been called “cinematic bedroom pop” (No Country For New Nashville) with “elements of electronic rock, folk and theatrical, personal storywriting” (Ryan’s Smashing Life). The Venn Review described it as sounding like “Rilo Kiley and Maria Taylor had a baby and that baby grew up and released an album that was produced by Trent Reznor.” Recently, Sarah released the “Fossils” film, which, during its production, I had the pleasure of shooting behind-the-scenes stills. Sarah and her five-piece band have plans to tour in late 2016 / early 2017 — her first tour dates in over four years — in support of the “Fossils” album and film. She has also launched a Patreon account and blog at SarahSaturday.com, where supporters can become “patrons” of her latest work through a small monthly donation. I've known Sarah for several years now, and I can honestly say there is something so special and so unique about her. She is hands down one of the most creative and inspiring people I've ever met.
Nashville-based singer, songwriter and fiddle player, Anne Buckle is not your run-of-the-mill artist. She has a master's degree from Harvard and has a resume that includes working for the U.S. Department of State where she was instrumental in the development of the Tennessee Promise program, which makes community college free in the state of Tennessee. Whatever Anne touches turns to gold, including your heart. She is humble, wildly talented and has a passion for leaving the world a better place than she found it. Niece of A.P. Carter and cousin of June Carter Cash, Anne grew up spending summers in the mountains of Virginia learning to play music with Johnny Cash and other Carter Family relatives. This girl has music in her DNA! Um...did I mention that she's touring with Augustana and The Dixie Chicks! SO jealous!
"You’ve probably seen the colossal statue 'Musica' in the Buddy Killen Circle within the Music Row Roundabout. What you probably didn’t know is that from the beginning, sculptor Alan LeQuire designed the statue as the centerpiece of a spectacular fountain. Maybe now, the state of undress makes more sense." *~*Board Member, Eddie Robba, pres/CEO of Catch This Music - Recording Studio.
Read more about the spectacular plans for the Fountains of Musica in The Tennessean and check out shots from the news conference announcement with Mayor Megan Berry, legendary artist/producer/songwriter Desmond Child, Andrée LeQuire and Teresa Powell-Caldwell from WET.
With over a decade of experience in the entertainment business, Kate Dore is closely acquainted with the day-to-day challenges of being an artist, musician, and creative professional. Two years ago she took "The Leap" and quit her job as a concert promoter to explore a career in tech and digital marketing. She's used her experience to grow the Cashville Skyline community, which is committed to helping creatives reach financial freedom.
“To me, financial freedom means pursuing the amount of work you want, from where you want, without ever sacrificing quality of life for compensation.” ~ Kate Dore
Nashville rarely gets snow, but when we do, holy smokes! We get so excited! The city shuts down and the sense of Nashville community expands beyond it's normal bursting seams. You will most likely find someone you know sledding in one of Nashville's parks, but if you don't, be prepared to leave with some new chums!
My buddy and fellow photographer, Katie of Photography by Katie Jane, couldn't let this beautiful snowfall go to wast without taking some photos, so we took to the park just in time before the snow melted! Here are some shots from our adventure!
Chris Roberts is as funny as he is musically talented! His zest for life is contagious and you just feel good being around him. He is a respected songwriter amongst his peers and you'd be hard pressed to find someone on Music Row who doesn't have a fond memory of a time spent with him. Chris has appeared on Broadway in several productions and was part of the vocal trio One Flew South which signed a record deal with Decca/Universal Records and a publishing deal with Sony/ATV. Their songs have been praised in the music industry as unparalleled and the single "My Kind of Beautiful" climbed the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Chris has shared the stage with artists such as Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffet, Dave Mathews and Neil Young. Recently, Chris was a staff writer with Warner/Chappell publishing company. He is currently signed with Catch This Music and CTM Writers Ink publishing company. You can check out more of Chris Robert's work at www.chrisrobertssongs.com.
Have you heard of an instameet? Holy smokes they are so much fun! You get together with a bunch of friendly and creative folks to explore and photograph different areas in and around your community. It’s a great way to stay inspired, work through creative slumps and meet new friends. Here are a few shots from my first Instameet! I’ll definitely be attending more of these fun gatherings!
Born and raised in Portland, OR, Sutton Sorensen moved to Nashville, TN in 2013 to pursue her love of music. She's as talented as she is beautiful. When she asked me to shoot some artist photos for her I knew I was in for a creative treat! Sutton is rare gem. Check out Sutton's work www.suttonsorensen.com
Dycee Wildman. Holy Smokes. This girl is the real deal. Talented, magnetic, hilarious and just a straight up good human, Dycee Wildman is so much fun to be around. Add to the mix the extraordinary Sarah Saturday and you have yourself a power couple. Working with these two women was exciting, humbling and extremely motivating. I want to be just like these ladies when I grow up!
Part two of Fossils Film was so much fun to shoot! I got to hang out with friends and watch the talented Jonathan Rogers and his crew do their creative thang! This particular scene was shot at a local Nashville house which provided the set with a boundless amount of creative flare and artistic value. Everywhere you looked there was a treasure to be found! I loved this house!
Here are some behind-the-sceens shots of Fossils Film Part Two - Of Imprints. If you're interested in seeing the entire project come to life, be sure to check out http://fossilsfilm.com.
It has been an exciting year as musician Sarah Saturday of Gardening, Not Architecture finishes up her third album, “FOSSILS”. She has teamed up with three film directors and a producer from Nashville to create a three-part anthology film that will coincide with the release of the album. Each of the three directors wrote and directed a short film to accompany one-third of the album.
I was lucky enough to be a part of this unique collaboration with some of Nashville's most creative talents. Part one of the “FOSSILS” film was shot at two distinctive Nashville locations: The Crying Wolf and The River House, which you may recognize from ABC's hit show "Nashville".
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at "Part One: A Delicate Decay" directed by Motke Dapp!
Watch the entire project unfold: http://fossilsfilm.com
Kiera's senior portraits were so much fun! Smart, witty and wise beyond her years, this girl is a true beauty--inside and out! We had a great time exploring the streets of East Nashville looking for spots as vibrant and unique as Kiera herself.