At the end of May I photographed soulful country star Chris Stapleton live at Red Rocks in Colorado. I was also asked to write a review of the show for Listen Up Denver, and you can read a portion of my review below! :) Also, enjoy a handful of these photos from the sold-out show that was for sure one for the books!! Starting out as a photographer in 2012, the first subject I learned to photograph was live music right here in Colorado. It has been such an honor to continue photographing the legendary musicians that pass through the Rocky Mountains. Although I've expanded my portfolio to weddings, families, and more, I will never stop photographing concerts and musicians! My passion and appreciation for music continues to be inspired by every band I photograph, and of course the front row seat is icing on the cake. ;) Enjoy and Happy Thursday!!
p.s. I'd love to hear what concert you're most looking forward to this summer! Who knows - I may be there taking pictures! Leave me a comment and let me know!
Chris Stapleton "All American Road Show" Tour - Red Rocks Amphitheater - May 24, 2017
Although he’s been receiving industry recognition for almost a decade (Stapleton was first nominated for a Grammy Award in 2009), , the humble family man who has quickly rose to the top of the charts in country music, is loved not only by country music fans but by fans of all genres. His deep voice is full of soul and has roots that are reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and the current Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band. Stapleton quickly sold-out two nights at Red Rocks this summer, which was certain to be recognized nationwide. Many fans traveled to Colorado to catch Stapleton at Red Rocks, while the rest of the crowd was made up of local fans of Country, Soul, and even Blues music. We settled into our seats after a long wait in traffic to catch most of Brothers Osborne’s opening set.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a better way to kick off Summer than dancing with your friends at Red Rocks to Chris Stapleton’s signature hit, “Tennessee Whiskey.” And the chaser to our whiskey-soaked night was that amazing Colorado weather that is quickly becoming less of a secret.
While Chris and his wife, Morgane Stapleton, took us away with them on a romantic, yet rockin’ night of live music, the sold-out crowd kept the beers flowing and made sure the Stapleton’s knew they were among friends in Colorado.
Chris Stapleton may be known for that raspy, sexy voice of his, but his guitar playing is not to be overlooked. His entire band really impressed me and I’ll be looking out for their next stop in Colorado.
SETLIST: Chris Stapleton – May 24th – Red Rocks, Morrison, CO
Might As Well Get Stoned, Nobody to Blame, Midnight Train to Memphis (The SteelDrivers cover), Them Stems, Outlaw State of Mind, Death Row, Up to No Good Livin’, Broken Halos, Whiskey and You, Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore, Parachute, When The Stars Come Out, Second One To Know, You Are My Sunshine (Jimmie Davis cover; Morgane Stapleton on lead vocals), Hard Living, Traveller, Fire Away, Tuesday’s Gone/The Devil Named Music (Unknown), Tennessee Whiskey (David Allan Coe cover)
Encore: Either Way, Sometimes I Cry