Writer Carl Brown died Friday.
Michael Jones called Friday night with the news that Carl had been found dead at his apartment. He didn’t have any further details, but word has since spread on Facebook about his passing.
I’d like to offer a special welcome to Emily McConville, our Summer 2013 intern at The Highlander! She’s graduating from Manual High School soon and worked as co-editor-in-chief on their Manual RedEye site and as copy director for the Crimson Yearbook. She’s already done her first story for us, “The Hungover Games and the Future of Barret Avenue.” Here’s Emily, interviewing Nitty Gritty co-owner Terri Burt, as shot through the store’s front window …
This was a last minute illustration for the April 2013 issue of The Highlander to illustrate a story about area businesses closing, called, “Revolving Doors: Opportunity Knocks, Economy Locks” by Cindy Lamb. The story leads with the imminent retirement of Jimmy Smith owner of Guitar Emporium and the future of the business and others in the Highlands.
Kevin Ratterman took a moment away from work on La La Land, his new studio space on Lexington Avenue, for a portrait that appeared in The Highlander’s September feature on Louisville Music … (Click on the photo to see more images from Kevin Ratterman in La La Land.)
Producer Kevin Ratterman is constructing a new recording studio in a 6,800-square-foot building at 1139 Lexington Road. Ratterman says he expects the move from his former studio on Market Street will prove to be positive. “I want this to be a destination studio for local artists,” he says. The new studio will feature a drive-in bay for loading and unloading equipment.
Thanks for the rock star photoshoot, Kevin!
I made a new headshot of Carl Brown to use with his new column in The Highlander, called Perspectives – Carl Brown. Click on the photo to see more of our shoot.
Michael Jones and I met the new band Houndmouth at drummer Shane Cody’s New Albany, Ind., home, which they’ve called the “Green House,” at the end of a practice to interview them for the Louisville Music story in the September issue of The highlander, and heard four unreleased Houndmouth songs on WFPK. (Michael can be seen in the background of one of the photos.) I had to shoot furiously while it lasted, while also enjoying the moment. Their session was precious with stops and starts and mistakes and laughs. When Katie asked if they should do another one, I didn’t say no!
Houndmouth is bassist Zak Appleby, guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin and drummer Shane Cody. Much luck to them on their upcoming tour, and with their newly released self-titled EP with Rough Trade Records.
Houndmouth practices unreleased material at the Green House, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 in New Albany, Ind., before an interview with Michael Jones for a story about the Louisville Music scene for the September issue of The Highlander. Houndmouth is bassist Zak Appleby, guitarist Matt Myers, keyboardist Katie Toupin and drummer Shane Cody, whose home they call the Green house.
I followed Jamason Welker as he went about his business tending the music at Baxter’s 942 Bar and Grill on Baxter Avenue on a recent Saturday for the Louisville Music story in The Highlander. He was out with his mentor, Doc Smith, both their wives and some friends. Wish I could’ve stayed for a drink, but it’s hard to shoot with a glass in your hand!
Oh. And I really dislike photobombers … Some guy behind the bar was making faces in the background – my fault for not seeing. I will notice next time!
Congratulations to all the Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Pro Chapter’s 2011 Metro Journalism Award winners! But especially to members of The Highlander team for taking the following places in the Non- Metro/ Community Newspapers, presented at the 2011 Greater Louisville Journalism Awards ceremony Thursday, June 23, 2011 at the Mellwood Arts Center :
ENTERPRISE REPORTING: Second Place: Michael L. Jones, Frankie Steele, Dorothy Taylor and Mary Jean Kirtley of The Highlander Neighborhood Monthly for “Hogan’s Fountain Pavilion, Revisited” (July 2010).
MINORITY/ WOMEN’S AFFAIRS REPORTING: First Place: Michael L. Jones, Brian Bohannon, Dorothy Taylor and Mary Jean Kirtley of The Highlander Neighborhood Monthly for “A Family Affair” (August 2010).
FEATURE WRITING: First Place: Jonathan Ashley, Brian Bohannon, Dorothy Taylor and Mary Jean Kirtley of The Highlander Neighborhood Monthly for “Heaven, Backwards” (November 2010). Second Place: Cindy Lamb, Brian Bohannon, Dorothy Taylor and Mary Jean Kirtley of The Highlander Neighborhood Monthly for “Bob Edwards, Louisville’s Odds-on Favorite” (May 2010).
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Third Place: Brian Bohannon, Dorothy Taylor and Mary Jean Kirtley of The Highlander Neighborhood Monthly for “Heaven, Backwards” (November 2010).