Sunday, May 18, 2014

Who are the Wreckids?

This beautiful Pittsburgh husband and wife duo 
The Wreckids
Are a MUST SEE ASAP

Really love watching these two perform






Monday, April 28, 2014

LUCKY DAY: BREWER'S ROW

Below is a song written by Nicholas Hohman.
I have, and always will love performing this song
with Brewer's Row

You eighteen wheel cowboy, you everyman's brother 
Climb the cab, kick the clutch, turn the key, feel her shudder 
You gray bearded nomad, you highway-born child 
Trucking lumber across America, for a quarter per mile 
Pull onto the shoulder, between Denver and Boulder 
I stand holding my thumb up, guitar slung across my back, watching my breath rest in the cold air 

Soft words come from your rumbling lungs 
"It's our lucky day, son" 

You ask me, "Can you make that old guitar music? Can you carry a tune? 
My radio broke back past Idaho. I got fifteen
hundred miles of pavement to offer you 
You got a ticket to ride in the passenger's side 
Long as the songs ring off the rocky range 
Long as you play the plains of the Midwest away 
Long as you're bluer than the grass in the southern states 
Long as you can cry with the clouds in the northern grey" 

I'm a lonely hitchhiker. Please take me where you will 
You took us across Kansas, through Missouri, down Kentucky, to Nashville 
Driving the line beneath the rift in the sky 
Where bruised clouds riding twisters 
Met blue skies lined by live wires 

Soft light comes from a humbling sun 
It's a lucky day 

It was around Kansas City I'd settled my seat 
At least enough to speak while I was changing my strings 
"How's a rag-tag freeloader like me, get along on the road 
Not just a warm cab and the fast track, but an open ear I can sing at?" 
You said "My old man was a cross-country driver 
He rarely spoke, but these words set me fire 
'Ain't no better charm 
For an eighteen wheel cowboy 
Than a man and his guitar 
Trading songs for the countryside'" 

So don't pass by a traveler 
With music to offer 
Because in twilight the bastards 
Of devils and monsters 

Will weigh on the eyelids of 
Of road weary truckers 
Without the kindness of strangers 
The heaven sent ushers 

And I sang to the thunder 
Tuned my strings to the tires 
Strummed ballads of travelers 
Told the stories of liars 

Until as the crow flies it's a quick hike 
To the Pennsylvania state line 

Soft songs come from my trembling hands 
It's our lucky day, friend 


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brewer's Row • Misty Boyce • Tiffany Christopher

Didn't think I would find myself playing drums at 11:30pm on a Monday night.
Or to think many of my friends would stick around to hear me do so. 
But after Tiffany kicked off the night with an amazing set filled with
solid loops, fat beats, amazing vocals, and soulful solos.
I think the crowd knew they were in for an awesome night.

And then there was Misty Boyce. . .

And then Misty joined Brewer's Row...

What a great night at Thunderbird Cafe!

Thanks everyone for coming out :)





Saturday, February 15, 2014

XOXO Children's Museum Pittsburgh


I had the privilege to photograph these beautiful faces
while working with Nicholas Hohman
on the "make a face" piece in the XOXO exhibit.

Check them out in person at the museum!






Sunday, February 2, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Kickstarter Fully Funded!

Thanks to 44 awesome backers, Brian's Kickstarter was fully funded
raising over $2,500!

Thanks everyone for helping fund such and awesome project.
I have greatly enjoyed working with Brian and the rest of the team.  

BRAND NEW MORN
update coming soon!



Monday, January 27, 2014

BACKYARD ADVENTURES

When its so cold and snowy that churches start canceling
the best thing to do is go out in the back yard
without enough warm clothes
and take pictures.




Saturday, January 25, 2014

NAMATH | LOIS | NYC

I have made three journeys to NYC thus far.
Days I will always remember thanks to the men below,
and the many others who were involved in what was some of the most
inspiring, fast paced, creative, loud, learning experiences of my life...

I will never forget:
George, Alex, Elizabeth, Luke & Diane
for showing me by far the ultimate NYC experience and soO much more

George Lois 
for demonstrating in person how 
love, family, passion, motivation, determination and constant creativity
can change the world

THANK YOU



“Creativity can solve almost any problem. 
The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” 
~ George Lois

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My Wife & I

Kaitlin and I have been married for 129 days now
That's 129 days spent with the coolest person I know,
the love of my life
• 
and people ask me, "how is the married life"
• 
well if you spent everyday with the love of your life
who just happens to be the coolest person you know
how do you think "life" would be? 



Who is Brian Weaver?

Exploring in depth music through looping, layering and composing,
incredible musician
is a must see live performance.

Stay tuned as I will be posting updates of his debut album
along with pictures, album art, and music videos
Kevin Fabrizi and I are currently working on.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SMILE

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
~ Washington Irving





Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tyler's Motorcycle Accident

"time heals"
I wanted to be sure not enough time passed before capturing a fully healed Tyler.
He has always been great in front of any camera I happen to have in my hands.
Always looking
STRONG
HEALTHY
HANDSOM
But this was different.
This was a
WEAK
HANDICAPPED
BROKEN TYLER

After taking his crutch from him has he hopped across the deck with one working leg, no shirt, and an overgrown hospital beard he lay in shock on the frozen wood. Too cold to shiver, goosebumps head to toe he lay there with that look on his face as he usually does right before I take his picture. 
That look of
WHY DO I LISTEN TO YOU?
  REGRET
 IS THIS REALLY WORTH IT FOR A DUMB PICTURE?

' "click" '


Thank you Tyler Cole, 
we both know its always worth it.

Nicholas and Poppy

PITTSBURGH
Father & Daughter


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Scott & Rosanna

Wow, Scott & Rosanna gave a performance to remember last night... I know that I'm not speaking for myself when I say how happy I am that these two amazing artists are sharing their music with the city of Pittsburgh!