Remembering Papa John Creach

Papa John Creach impressed me so much, as a person and musician. When I asked him if I could take photographs of him in his dressing room, he said yes and then asked me what I wanted him to do. I told him to pretend I wasn't there and to do whatever he did before a show. Sweet sweet man...this is one of those unposed photographs and to this day one of my favorites.

 
 

PAPA JOHN CREACH
5/8/17 - 2/22/94

Here is killing it a couple of months before his 71st birthday...

 
 

Pick up your copy of Everybody I Shot Is Dead and see more of the photographs I took of Papa John
and the other 47 musicians that I honor in the book.

Farewell, Paul Kantner

I've spent the past couple of hours perusing photos I took of Paul Kantner when Jefferson Starship were playing to 17,000 fans and then the photos I took of him at the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa, CA in June of 2008.

I was thinking of posting some of the old and some of the new.  Then I found this photograph... 

 
 

PAUL KANTNER
3/17/41 - 1/28/16

It brought tears to my eyes and felt like it was the only one that could represent this moment. From the position of his guitar to the expression on his face, like its time to leave 'this stage'. Then the person on the far right, giving Paul the peace sign. 

Safe travels and have a blast with that big band in the sky. 

 

Get Well, Paul Kantner

Apparently Paul Kantner had a heart attack yesterday. According to Jefferson Starship's Facebook page, "Paul's health took a bad turn this week. He's in the hospital, stable and undergoing tests to find out exactly what's going on but the doctors suspect he had a heart attack. He is in the best possible care and we are sending him all of our best wishes, good thoughts and healing vibes. We're continuing the tour without him, as most of the shows are sold out or close to it and we have to honor our contracts and our fans who bought tickets and put on the best show possible. We will dedicate every show to Paul until he is well enough to rejoin us onstage. Thank you for your continued support during this difficult."

I've had the privilege to shoot Paul Kantner on two different occasions, years apart. 

Wishing Paul a speedy recovery!