Ok, so let me tell you why this poor excuse for a photograph is actually kind of a big deal.
When I moved to LA 3 1/2 years ago, I discovered music in the form of a little band called Mumford & Sons. (They weren’t as huge then. Yes, I’m a hipster.) Fast forward to the summer after freshman year when I dragged my 3 best friends from high school to San Francisco to see the Avert Brothers, a band I knew because Mumford & Sons played their song “Go To Sleep” as an encore when they toured with a band called Cadillac Sky. (It just so happens that the opening act for the Avetts that night was the David Mayfield Parade, a band made up partially of former Cadillac Sky members). We befriended David Mayfield and his parade at the show, and afterwards were serenaded by a group of street musicians who called themselves the Tumbleweed Wanderers. (We made friends with them, too, and a few months later they came to stay while on tour and played a concert in my kitchen…) I went to see the Tumbleweeders when next they were in LA, and their opening act was the wonderful Song Preservation Society (which brings me—finally—to the picture; the guy in the white shirt is one of three members of SPS.) A few months later, I caught SPS again. This time the opening act was The Melodic (see picture, lead singer on left). Which leaves the last gorgeous, talented man in the picture: Johnny Flynn, folk singer extraordinaire, who grew up playing and touring with the Mumfords. Three musicians sharing one stage, who together embody my personal musical journey throughout these past 4 years in LA. They define me, in a way. (I should also mention that Laura Marling shared that stage tonight as well. Goddess Divine…)
Anyways. Long story short: it was a good night. (at The Satellite)