Archive for the ‘black and white’ Category

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Monday, November 11th, 2019

Thank you, Phil Weisman, for finding this great vintage black and white photo.

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Willie Nelson, on guitar

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019

Photographs of Marty Stuart

Sunday, October 27th, 2019

To celebrate the joys of photography and country music, we’re giving away a copy of American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart.

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If you only know Marty Stuart the legendary country musician, you need to get to know Marty Stuart the phenomenal photographer. From the publisher of Stuart’s photo book, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart.

“Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester Flatt at age 12. His inspirations to do this include his own mother, Hilda Stuart, whom he watched document their family’s everyday life in Mississippi, bassist Milt Hinton’s photographs of fellow jazz artists, and Edward Curtis’ well-known images of Native Americans at the turn of the 20th century.

“Stuart’s work ranges from intimate and often candid behind-the-scenes depictions of legendary musicians, to images that capture the eccentricities of characters from the back roads of America, to dignified portraits of members of the impoverished Lakota tribe in South Dakota, a people he was introduced to through his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. Whatever the subject, Stuart is able to sensitively tease out something unexpected or hidden beneath the surface through a skillful awareness of timing and composition as well as a unique relationship with many of the subjects based on years of friendship and trust.

Willie Nelson in Pittsburgh

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

photo: Kevin Harvison

Willie Nelson waves to fans while onstage at the Pittsburg County Fairgrounds 20 years ago. The News-Capital brought Willie to McAlester as part of the city’s 1999 Centennial Celebration.

Willie Nelson on Guitar

Sunday, October 20th, 2019
Thanks, Phil Weisman, I love these classic black and white photos.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Thanks, Phil Weisman, for sending this classic black and white.

Rest in Peace, Bill Wittliff, and thanks

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

www.CowboysIndians.com
by: Joe Leydon

We tip our hats to the talented screenwriter, author, and photographer.

WILLIAM D. WITTLIFF?—?often billed in TV and movie credits, and addressed by friends and collaborators, simply as Bill Wittliff?—?ensured for himself a prominent position in the pantheon of great western storytellers as the award-winning screenwriter of Lonesome Dove, the classic 1989 miniseries based on Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a cattle drive led by retired Texas Rangers Woodrow F. Call and Captain Augustus “Gus” McCrae.

Tommy Lee Jones, who befriended Wittliff while playing Call in the epic drama, spoke for millions of admirers when he described Wittliff’s handiwork thusly to Texas Monthly writer John Spong: “It wasn’t an adaptation. It was a derivation, a condensation. You’ve got to let the book be your guide, and that’s not easy. It requires a confidence in your own creativity, along with a selflessness that not a lot of people have. Bill had it in abundance.”

Wittliff, who passed away June 9 at age 79 in Austin, lived an enviably full life as a prolific author and screenwriter, an accomplished photographer, and a tireless champion of the arts. A native of Taft, Texas, he and his wife, Sally, founded Encino Press, a Dallas-based publishing house devoted to fiction and nonfiction about life in Texas and the Southwest, in 1964. He kicked off his show business career in 1978 by writing Thaddeus Rose and Eddie, a TV movie starring Johnny Cash and Bo Hopkins as reckless Texas buddies that was praised by People Magazine for having “a Last Picture Show authenticity.”

Wittliff went on to write or co-write several feature film screenplays, including Honeysuckle Rose (1980), Raggedy Man (1981), Barbarosa (1982), Legends of the Fall (1994), The Perfect Storm (2000), and A Night in Old Mexico (2013). In 1986, he wrote and directed Red Headed Stranger, a western based on Willie Nelson’s 1975 album, starring Nelson, Morgan Fairchild, and Katharine Ross.

Also in 1986, Bill and Sally Wittliff established at Texas State University what would become known as the Wittliff Collections, a wide-ranging archive and research center devoted to collecting, preserving, and celebrating the creative legacy of the Southwest. Among the items included in the Albert B. Alkek Library on the university’s San Marcos campus: More than 19,000 photographs of the Southwest and Mexico, including historical images, 20th-century masters, and emerging 21st-century artists; a Texas music collection that runs the gamut from country and Western swing to blues, polka, rock ’n’ roll, conjunto, and Tejano; and the  private papers and original manuscripts of authors, playwrights, screenwriters, and songwriters such as Sam Shepard, Cormac McCarthy, Bud Shrake, Larry McMurtry, Willie Nelson, and J. Frank Dobie.

And, yes, rest assured: There’s also an entire room devoted to memorabilia from the Lonesome Dove miniseries.


Photography: Ted Albracht/Courtesy Texas State University

From the October 2019 issue.


Scott Newton, photography

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Check out Austin Photographer Scott Newton’s updated website, with amazing photos from early Austin.

www.ScottNewtonPhotography.com

Monday, August 26th, 2019

www.FarmAid.org

Visit their website and blog for stories of how Farm Aid volunteers and contributions are helping our family farmers, and how we can all help.

Lots of stories about farmers, as well as incredible photographs from past shows, merchandise and music videos.

Visit the site, you’ll thank me later.

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

Willie Nelson at the Palomino (August 7, 1971)

Wednesday, August 7th, 2019
LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 6: Country singer/songwriter Willie Nelson performs onstage at the Palomino Club on August 6, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)