Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Heaven-Sent Performance

I photographed a wonderful event Sunday for the Westchester Library System, which featured spoken word with the author and musician James McBride, as well as performances by McBride and his quintet, The Good Lord Bird Gospel Band. The author read from his recent novel  The Good Lord Bird, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction. 

McBride created a riveting atmosphere of narrative, history, and detail and the quintet played spirituals with a captivating mix of soul, rock, country and jazz. I was thrilled to have the chance to observe them through my camera.

(The musicians included Keith Robinson on guitar, Trevor Exter on bass, Show Tyme Brooks on  drums, Adam Faulk on piano, McBride on saxophone and the whole band on vocals. Great!!)

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