Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs. NYC. 2012.

I met Brian Hurd several years ago, when he just moved to the city. He was my friend Pete's new roommate.  Brian was only 19 years old.  I remember he was a sweet kid, and he still is. His band Daddy Long Legs is my favorite new band.  I first saw them play at the Norton Records 25 year anniversary, back in November at the Bell House.  But Brian played the harmonica on the street for me outside of Don Pedro's about 5 years ago on Halloween, while I snapped away... and I was pretty blown away by his raw undiscovered talent. Well his band is just as amazing. And of course my favorite drummer Josh Styles, from Stalkers fame, helps add to the festivities. I love when Josh plays the maracas!  

But more than anything I love when a fresh young band has so much energy and talent, and they give everything on stage.  It helps me get the most amazing photos, like i did this evening. I was exhausted after their set from shooting...they're really amazing!