For the July issue, I ventured down to Minerva with photographer/designer Murphy Redmond. It was a rainy, hectic Tuesday afternoon in May when we met with the guys of White Buffalo Woman for the cover photo shoot.
When we arrived at the Roxy Theatre, we met the lead singer, Evan Rutledge. He was very welcoming and showed us around the venue. Murphy was scouting out photo locations immediately. Evan suggested we climb to the roof to get the perfect shot. As it was raining, I was wearing heels and I have a bit of a fear of heights and a huge fear of small spaces, I made Murphy shimmy up the tiny ladder first—to see if it was worth the climb. After seeing Evan leaning against the wall on the roof and noting how perfect the lighting was, Murphy reassured me that scaling the rickety ladder would be worth it—even in heels.
So I made my way up—not so gracefully—and she was right. It was a great location. Since only Evan was there, we had to climb back down and wait for the rest of the band members to arrive. Slowly, one by one, Alex Leggett, Devin Bezeredi, Adam Murphy and Joe Wales—after he experienced some car trouble—showed up.
Luckily for us, the rain wasn’t coming down too hard, so we made our way up to the roof again. The guys were complete naturals in front of the camera, even in the rain. I’d say it was an easy shoot, but then again, I wasn’t the one shooting. I was just the friendly assistant holding the umbrella for Murphy and looking over her shoulder making sure the shots were cover-worthy. And after seeing the shots, I must say I was impressed. They looked fabulous!
Even though I only went on location for one shoot, there’s plenty more musicians and music professionals in this issue. Turn to Page 34 to read all about White Buffalo Woman as well as Bob Corlett of the Zydeco Kings; Tom Pylinski, principal trombone for the Canton Symphony; Keith Cross who teaches music; Charles Kegg at Kegg Pipe Organ Builders and Harrison Zoldan of Pulse Entertainment, who books musical acts.
Until next month,
Kelsey Reinhart, editor