"Burn Your Playhouse Down" - Waylon Speed 03/27/11

  Waylon Speed covers George Jones' "Burn Your Playhouse Down" at their CD Release Party at Nectar's on Saturday night March 27, 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.  Thanks to Bear Smith for the Audio.  You can download the show HERE.

"Exposure" - Barika March 28, 2011

  The latest episode of "Exposure" features the band Barika Ensemble.  The band played two sets of music that was recorded live and webcast from The Tank Studio on Monday night March 28, 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.  You can catch the broadcast of the show tonight (Wednesday March 30) on WRUV 90.1 at 8:00pm.  Barika Ensmeble was amazing and you should go see them live!

Waylon Speed CD Release Party

  Here are some photos from the Waylon Speed cd release party for the new double album "Horseshoes and Hand Grenades" at Nectar's on Saturday night.  Kelly's friends from Maine "The Class Machine" opened for Waylon Speed.

Devils vs Bruins

  Here are some photos from the Devils vs Bruins game on Tuesday night March 22, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts....

Project Objest at Club Metronome 01/12/07

  While going through some old folders looking for other photos for a project I am working on, I stumbled upon this video I made back in 2007.  I completely forgot about this...

  The music was recorded live at Club Metronome... sick show!

Zack and Pat - live at Parima March 23, 2011

  Last night, March 23, Zack Dupont and Pat Melvin played at the acoustic lounge at Parima in downtown Burlington, Vermont.  It was their last show before an 11,000 mile tour across the country and back.

A Tale of Wales

  On Saturday evening, I went to the wales tales along interstate 89 in Williston, Vermont for the perigee full moon rise.  I've lived in Vermont for a long time and this was actually the first time I had ever been to them.

Perigee Moon

In the picture above the "Perigee Moon" rises over the Green Mountains next to Bolton Ski Resort in Vermont.

  Last night's full moon was the largest in more than 18 years.  Called a "Perigee Moon," the full moon on March 19, 2011 was 221,565 miles (356,575 kilometers) away from Earth (the closest point) just 50 minutes after it hit its full phase... A rare occurrence (every 18 years).  I'll be 54 by the time this happens again.  I'm glad I got to see it this time around!

  In the picture above the "Perigee Moon" rises next to Bolton Ski Resort on the slopes of the Green Mountains in Vermont.

Melvin Sparks 1946-2011

Mike Gordon sits in with Melvin Sparks at Nectar's on February 16, 2008 in Burlington, Vermont.

  Last Wednesday March 15, 2011, Melvin Sparks passed away at his Mt. Vernon, New York home from heart failure.  He was 64.  

  Melvin was a legendary figure in the Acid Jazz movement, played with countless musicians, and was a huge influence on many of today's best...

Honky Tonkin'

On Tuesday night after the Exposure session with Zack Dupont and Pat Melvin at The Tank Studio, I met up with some friends and went Honky Tonkin' at the Radio Bean.  If you don't know, every Tuesday at the Radio Bean, Brett Hughes hosts a night of country music with some of the area's best musicians.  The line up changes all the time.  Always a fun time...

"Exposure" - Zack Dupont and Pat Melvin - Live at The Tank Studio - 03/15/11

  "Exposure," a weekly show broadcast live on the internet at thetankstudio.org and WRUV 90.1fm, featured Burlington locals Zack Dupont and Pat Mevlin on Wednesday night...

Waylon Speed Recording Session 03/12-13/11

  Waylon Speed recording at the Barn...

NCAA Skiing Championships

  Waking up at 6:30 on Wednesday morning, I headed to Stowe for the NCAA Skiing Championships.  The giant slalom, men's 10k nordic, and women's 5k nordic races were pushed up a day because of impending weather.  It was a beautiful day on the mountain with plenty of sunshine in the morning.  With three different races to cover in two different places, it made for a hectic day...

The Heavy Pets - Club Metronome March 6, 2011

  The Heavy Pets played at Club Metronome on Sunday Night March 6, 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.

Love in Stockholm - Nectar's March 5, 2011

The band Love In Stockholm played at Nectar's on Saturday night March 3, 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.  They are an amazing group from the Boston area and were playing during Burlington's Mardi Gras celebration.  There were seven bands that played starting at 10:00am and going till 2am.  This was the only band I could shoot due to the fact that I had to work most of the day behind the bar and I forgot more memory cards.  If you get a chance, check these guys out!

More photos after the break...

Boston vs Vermont

Terriers forward Patrick Hazel (25) blocks a lay up by Catamount forward Luke Apfeld (2) during the game between the Vermont Catamounts and the Boston Terriers at Patrick Gym on Sunday afternoon February 27, 2011 in Burlington Vermont. © Brian Jenkins/3rd Stone Images.

  The Vermont Catamounts hosted the Boston Terriers at Patrick Gymnasium for the last game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon February 27, 2011 in Burlington, Vermont.