Tay Barton at South - Live Music | Emily McGonigle Photography

The other day my husband, Keith, played a show with up and coming country artist Tay Barton, at South here in Nashville. It been a while since I've gotten to photograph live music, so I went along to take some photos. 

As I suspected, while South did have a stage area, the lighting for it was pretty poor, but I attempted to shoot anyway. Because, why not? Ha.

Despite struggling against the lack of light, I was able to snag a few shots. And in addition to that, I had the opportunity to hear the talented Tay Barton perform! :) She is definitely very talented, and if you haven't ever heard her perform, you should definitely check her out!

In the meantime, here are a handful of images I got from Thursday night:

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Emily McGonigle Photography is a Nashville Portrait and Music Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.

Live Music Photography | Rocket Me Nowhere

Rocket Me Nowhere, comprised of Mark "Scissors" and Nick Sabin, is a fun, upbeat band that kind of makes you just want to... skip... like, all over the place.  It's that kind of happy. A random fun fact:  Mark was on Conan O'Brien with Rocket Me Nowhere, when the band wrote a song in response to Conan O'Brien's accidental creation of "hornymanatee.com".

The incident:

Conan accidentally creates 'hornymanatee.com'

The resulting Rocket Me Nowhere song:

Rocket Me Nowhere performing "My Hopeless Manatee"

Haha!  Good stuff, right?

So anyway... back on topic... a few weeks ago Rocket Me Nowhere had a show at coincidentally enough, Rocketown, in downtown Nashville, and I decided to go along to work my live photography muscles.  The venue was an interesting space.  As someone called it when describing to me the room Rocket Me Nowhere was to play in, it was very much like "a show in Grandma's basement"... oh... and there happened to be mirrors.

There wasn't a whole lot of room to move around... there wasn't a whole lot of lighting going on... and the mirrors made for an interesting dynamic, but it was fun none the less.  That night, they also had Vinay Shroff on drums (whom you might recognize from my set of The High Fives).

Here are a few of my favorite images from the evening.

Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, Rocket Me Nowhere

Be sure to check out Rocket Me Nowhere and like their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/RocketMeNowhere

Also, be sure to check out their music on their ReverbNation page:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rocketmenowhereCLICK HERE and 'like' Emily McGonigle Photography on Facebook!

Live Music Photography | The High Fives

So a while ago, friends of mine in the band The High Fives had a show at the Rutledge in Nashville, and I decided that I wanted to photograph it. :) I had never heard them play prior to that show, however I can honestly say that I really enjoyed their performance and have listened to their EP more times than I can count on both hands.  Recently their song "Off Track" even gotten some radio play on a local independent station, Lightning 100.

"Off Track" is actually my favorite song of theirs, so I thought I'd include it here for you to check out and fall in love with too!

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And while you're listening to that, check out a few of the shots from the show that I photographed :)

Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives
Live Music Photography, Emily McGonigle Photography, Nashville, The High Fives

The High Fives are Josh Zandman, Mercy Stevens, Vinay Shroff, AJ Hoke, and Chris Small.  Check them out on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/highfivesmusic and on Soundcloud at:  https://soundcloud.com/thehighfives

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Voodoo Prophet

After Rising From Ruin played, the Ride For Dime battle of the band winners were announced, (1st- BeyonDuplication, 2nd- Habit of Force, and 3rd- Rising From Ruin) and then the headlining band, the very awesome Voodoo Prophet, played!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Voodoo Prophet

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | Voodoo Prophet

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Rising From Ruin

After Habit of Force, the last contestant (but not the last band of the night) in the battle of the bands at the Ride For Dime benefit was 3rd place winners, Rising From Ruin!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Rising From Ruin

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | Rising From Ruin

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Habit of Force

The next band of the night at the Ride For Dime benefit, following Among Foes, was 2nd place battle of the band winners Habit of Force!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Chad Lee
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Habit of Force

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | Habit of Force

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Among Foes

After Granshaw, the 4th band of the night at the Ride For Dime benefit show was Among Foes!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Among Foes

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | Among Foes

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Granshaw

After, BeyonDuplication, the third band of the night to play the Ride for Dime benefit was Granshaw:

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Granshaw

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | Granshaw

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | BeyonDuplication

BeyonDuplication was the 2nd band of the night to play the Ride for Dime benefit, and they were also the band that the judges of the band battle felt were the most worthy, because they won first place! I'm not gonna be super wordy about this, because I have a lot of posting to get to (there were 5 other bands beside Harlott--featured in yesterday's post-- and BeyonDuplication), but check out the highlights from BeyonDuplication's set!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, BeyonDuplication

See the full set here: RIDE FOR DIME | BeyonDuplication

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity! There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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Live Music Photography | Ride For Dime Benefit | Harlott

About 2 weeks ago, Keith and I hit downtown Nashville to hangout and network with all the cool people living in this town.  While I was out, I ended up running into rock concert photographer, Chad Lee (www.rockconcertfotos.com).  We had a quick exchange and he let me know that a friend of his, Chris Michaels, had just opened up a bar a few weeks prior called BoondoxXx BBQ and Juke Joint. After Keith and I were done at the bar we were at, we decided to go check out BoondoxXx.  When we arrived, there was already a group of people hanging out and enjoying the bar.  Among them was Chad Lee, whom I had spoken to just hours prior.  We were greeted with an enthusiastic, "You made it!", introduced to some more awesome people, and then after chatting for a while, Keith and I decided to order some food.  And LET. ME. TELL. YOU...

It was amazing.

Seriously.

Keith and I were hurting over the loss of our favorite BBQ joint back home (not because they closed... just because we moved.  HAHA!), but after having the amazing BBQ at BoondoxXx, we feel *much* better!  If you're looking for a good BBQ joint to check out in Nashville, definitely go visit BoondoxXx!  They're located on 2nd Ave. South, I believe.

So anyway, after we ate, I got to talking with Chad again, and he mentioned that he was running a benefit called Ride for Dime, in honor of the late Dimebag Darrell, that benefits foundations like Little Kids Rock, which provides instruments and funding for music programs to schools whose funding has been cut.  He then asked me if I would be interested in photographing the event for him, as he wouldn't be able to do it, since he was *running* it.

Of course I said yes!  Getting to work with some awesome people and doing it for a good cause like music education?  Heck yes, I will!

So that's what I did last Saturday, March 9th.  I went to The Rutledge (actually I circled it about 3 times until I found parking...), and covered the Ride for Dime benefit!

I'll be posting images from the show in parts, so as to keep the blog posts from getting to be 50 miles long...

But with that being said, here are some of the highlights of the first band, Harlott!

Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott
Live Music Photography, Nashville, Emily McGonigle Photography, Ride For Dime, Harlott

See the full set here:  RIDE FOR DIME | Harlott

Be sure to check out the Ride for Dime charity!  There are several chapters open nation-wide, so see if there is one near you! http://www.ridefordime.org/

And if you're in the Nashville area, here is the FB page for your chapter! http://www.facebook.com/RFDNashville

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