A while back I had the pleasure of shooting a show for Backwoods Alley, a local band out of Canby, Oregon (who happen to be managed by my dear Jodi).
Fronted by Corey Barton, the band plays all the country songs that made up the soundtrack to my summer along with a dash of pop and even classics like "Runaround Sue" (see the last photo in this post - Corey's "Runaround Face" is my favorite!).
The black and whites turned out to be my favorite shots of the night. Wrangler's is a small venue but the band hardly minded me crawling
delicately around directly on the stage half the time to get the best angles!
Leading lady Shelby Jones has the voice for songs like "Pontoon" that catches the attention of everyone in the joint. Doesn't hurt that she's gorgeous either.
This show was actually their bassist first show with the band - impressive as he was sight-reading almost every song as he went along!
Our conversation between sets went like this...
Him: So, do you listen to a lot of country music?
Me: I listen to my fair share. Do... You?
Him: LOOK AT ME! I'M WEARING A BOWTIE AND SUSPENDERS!
Me: So... No?
No. His usual gig is in a punk band.
That made much more sense.
I told you this face was the best.
Check out Backwoods Alley on Facebook! Shoot, throw 'em a "like" if you're feeling fancy!