Roselit Bone at Tim's Tavern, 27 January 2018
I like when shooting concerts overlaps with my interest in documentary photography and photojournalism. That happened Saturday night when I got to see Roselit Bone at Tim's Tavern for a benefit for Percussion Farms.
I was at home on Saturday trying to catch up on some work when I saw a Roselit Bone post on Instagram reminding me about their show. I grabbed my gear and headed up to Tim's Tavern, which is a cool but challenging venue to shoot in (I can't not get the vegan tacos). It's cozy in there. I always worry about blocking someone's view with my camera or bumping them with my bag.
I didn't realize it was a benefit show for Percussion Farms. It sounds like a great organization. According to the M.C., Percussion Farms leads an effort to help people of color reconnect with the land and with farming for healthier food options. Here it is in their own words:
I think they got a solid turnout and some Seattle love. The M.C. and the Percussion Farms founders mentioned that a percentage of all the food and drinks would go to the organization, along with donations at the door and proceeds from an art auction. (I got some photos of some of the people involved in the benefit, but I'm not going to include them here because I didn't talk to them or get their names. I'll try to send the photos to them.)
Roselit Bone didn't play with their entire band. It's a big band, and when they're all on stage, it is a sight to behold and hear. Last night it was lead singer Josh McCaslin and violinist Faith Grossnicklaus. It was nice to hear the vocals combined with just the guitar and violin. I put my camera down for Blister Steel. I'm not a music expert, but I think the full band in that venue would have been overpowering. If you like dark ballads, Johnny Cash, and an edgier Marty Robbins, you should check them out.