Salmonfest 2019

Hello and Happy Sunday, everybody! I'm checking in live from Salmonfest 2019. Here are a few photos from Friday evening - the edgy & talented powerhouse Ani DiFranco, one of my favorite singer/songwriters, followed by Minnesota's own festival favorites Wookiefoot! It's been years since was on stage photographing Wookiefoot and it brought back some fun memories from my days in Minneapolis. Plus it was their first show in Alaska and with the loving reception they received, hopefully they will be back next year!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend,

🤙✌️Colin


Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco


Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco


Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco


Wookiefoot

Wookiefoot


Wookiefoot

Wookiefoot


Wookiefoot

Wookiefoot


Wookiefoot

Wookiefoot


Wookiefoot!

Here's a blast from the film days of past...

I am a wildlife photographer at heart but as someone who plays guitar and appreciates music, I also enjoy concert photography. When I lived in Minneapolis, I started photographing a local band band named Wookiefoot in the summer of 2001. Their shows were always a spectacle of both music and theatrics, and there never was a shortage on-stage antics to capture. Many of the photos on the cover of their second album "Make Belief" were mine.

As the years progressed, I watched their music evolve as singer/song writer Mark Murphy grew as an artist while I simultaneously did the same. Now, eighteen years later, they are making their first trip to Alaska to perform at Salmonfest 2019 and I just secured a press pass to shoot all 3 days! In addition to my friends in Wookiefoot, I will also have the opportunity to photograph the lovely and talented powerhouse Ani DiFranco, Jason Mraz, and many more!

It seems this has come full-circle and after years of hoping that they would make it here to perform, I finally have the opportunity to welcome Wookiefoot to Alaska and appreciate how we have all evolved as both artists and human beings.

Colin


Wookiefoot at the Quest, Minneapolis circa 2002.

Wookiefoot at the Quest, Minneapolis circa 2002.


Wookiefoot at the Quest, Minneapolis circa 2002.

Wookiefoot at the Quest, Minneapolis circa 2002.


Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.

Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.


Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.

Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.


Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.

Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.


Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.

Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.


Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.

Wookiefoot at the Cabooze, Minneapolis, December 31, 2013.