2015 was a busy, busy year for me not only as Nataworry but as a travelin’ fool. As such the shoots I did at KEXP were fewer in number but still as delicious as always. This year one of the bands I photographed, Best Coast, bought a photo from our quickie KEXP alley photo session and it’s now the main image on their heavy metal themed t-shirt. Yay for Nataworry photos used for band merchandise! As always I am eternally grateful to KEXP.org the best radio station on the planet. Without this glorious little station that could I wouldn’t continue to meet so many wonderful musicians. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a groupie wannabe and that this has been and will continue to be a very big deal for me. And I am tickled to happen to be supporting the radio station at the same time by providing them with some content. All hail KEXP and special shout out to my KEXP buds Jim, Janice, Susan and Charina. And I strongly encourage you to visit KEXP.org and seek out the endless awesome recordings of the live in-studio performances I’ve been so fortunate to witness.
Here’s a list, in no particular order, of all the bands I photographed.
Best Coast – They have a special place in/on my heart especially when I wear their t-shirt that uses my photo on it – squee!
Stars – Gold star (get it – star?) goes to Stars for being up for pretty much anything and simply adorable.
Mike Krol – This was a first – faux barbed wire and I liked it!
Luna – One of my all time favs. Bonus? I photographed them both at KEXP and at their Showbox at the Market Seattle show which I attended with brother who was visiting from Minneapolis and he’s an equally big fan.
Lloyd Cole – People came out of the woodwork at the station when Lloyd performed. Pretty legendary guy and probably one of my top 5 favorite photos I’ve ever taken over many years of shooting at KEXP.
Kindness – So many people so little time.
Juliana Hatfield Three – Can’t believe I met Juliana after I’ve been listening to her music since 2006.
Jayhawks – Love, love, LOVE their sound. I was absolutely thrilled to have met and photographed them.
Grave Babies – Great sound that I wasn’t familiar with until I shot them.
Yelle – Instant fan after being introduced to them thanks to KEXP and I LOVE how playful they were doing the shoot!
Juliana Hatfield Three