Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Iron & Wine

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | Iron & Wine

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate once again with the crew from Red Barn Studio Live Sessions. The lineup during this year's Fayetteville Roots Festival featured a unique mix of music styles and personalities. The first video from the series was released today and features Iron and Wine. Give it a watch or a listen or preferably, both. Long live singer/songwriter rock and roll. 

Novo Studio Video Short | Northwest Arkansas Photography

Novo Studio Video Short | Northwest Arkansas Photography

For years, I've had the idea in my head to make a video for Novo Studio. The idea for the video was inspired by a voicemail message I created years ago that, in my mind, accurately describes why I would not be answering my phone. And to have a video that started from the voicemail message and then, journeyed into my life as a photographer and as a person seemed to make sense. Plus, I could put some music to it and avoid the awkward challenge of talking about myself and my business. 

But of course, life happened and with an incredibly busy season and twins, my idea remained an idea until I decided to take a creative sabbatical. When writing out my sabbatical bucket list, the creation of this video went right to the top and with the help of my dear friends and creative colleagues and my wife, I am happy to (FINALLY) share this video with you. Many thanks to Bryan Fittin, Jason Miller, Murray Williams and Kristen Thomas for making this whole thing possible. Enjoy. 

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | 2015 Fayetteville Roots Festival

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | 2015 Fayetteville Roots Festival

Part of my sabbatical plan is to update my website. And while working through some of these changes, it has come to my attention that there are some "unpublished drafts" in my blog. Of course the only logical thing to do is publish them. So, here goes. Fayetteville Roots Festival, circa 2015. Enjoy. 

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | The Purple Kite

Red Barn Studio Live Sessions | The Purple Kite

Say hello to David & Sarah May, also known as The Purple Kite. David is a former touring Nashville session guitarist who is now...