Mat Kearney & Owl City Concert

One of my co-workers who works in our Indianapolis office is also an accomplished drummer having toured with the likes of Jars of Clay and Dave Barnes and is currently touring with Mat Kearney. A couple co-workers and I headed into San Francisco last night to see him open with Mat Kearney for Owl City at The Warfield. After Mat Kearney’s set we were able to meet up with Chad for a few minutes before Owl City started. It was a really good concert and I came away with the conclusion that Owl City is so much better live. Adam takes to the stage with five others who in total play violin, cello, keys, drums, guitar, bass, chimes, and more. It really was an excellent show.

Mat Kearney at The Warfield
Mat Kearney

Owl City at The Warfield
Owl City

Trace Bundy in San Francisco

Trace Bundy

This weekend my friend Dave invited me to attend a leadership course with him up in Santa Rosa. It was an incredible, educational, and humbling experience and I’m really thankful he invited me. I have a lot to think through.

After the course wrapped up Sunday evening I headed across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco to meet up with a friend from college and hear Trace Bundy play at Café du Nord. Trace is an incredible guitarist and his live shows are always beautiful and fun. He played a couple different things since I saw him play last at Hillsdale last year. My two favorites were his new unnamed song utilizing both his guitars and his rendition of U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name.” I also got to meet his new, super-cute son, Sawyer.

After the concert I crashed at Dave and Sarah’s place because Sarah and I had some meetings this morning for Rebuild Sudan, a group we’ve both worked with for a little while now. Be sure to check out the site and check back there soon as a lot of exciting stuff is happening, especially with the school we’re building. I’m also now officially on the Board of Advisors.

After the meetings the three of us watched a documentary called Waiting for “Superman.” It is an excellent documentary that exposes the problems with America’s public school system and how so many people who claim to want the best for our nation’s children are really more interested in maintaining an often-corrupt system that rewards mediocrity and excellence equally. You can check out the trailer here.

Trace Bundy

On Wednesday the college was privileged to have the amazing guitarist Trace Bundy on campus. Trace taught a master class in the afternoon then played an absolutely phenomenal concert that evening.

Trace Bundy

After the master class we went out to dinner, then I had an opportunity to take a few photos of Trace before the concert. Special thanks to Jennifer for being my VALS and patiently holding my beauty dish.

Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy

Trace Bundy

Piano Recital Promo Shots

I shot these back in January for my friend’s senior piano recital posters. She took some of the images and created posters which she just put up around campus. Her recital is next Tuesday night at 6pm in the Howard Music Building. I got a sneak preview of her recital last week and can tell you that it’s definitely worth attending!

Strange Icicles

Strange Icicles

Strange Icicles

Chris “Ovadia” Greene

Chris Greene

I took this portrait for a Collegian article about a freshman who released his first rap album over Christmas break.

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