This week is shaping up to be another great week of music in my hometown of San Diego. Today we’ll be getting new photos of Gary Wilson taken by Ashley Montoya, so I’m really excited. Wednesday I’ll be rehearsing with Javier Escovedo for our upcoming shows at Soda Bar, the Til Two Club, and Bar Pink. Then Wednesday evening I’ll be occupying the drum throne for Westside Inflection as we play our weekly residency show at the Riviera Supper Club. On Saturday evening I’ll be playing drums with Archie Thompson at the US Grant Hotel’s Grant Grill, and then filling in the blanks with practice, rehearsals, and writing projects. Boring is as boring does, right?
Ashley Montoya is my favorite San Diego photographer. She recently was kind enough to allow me into her studio and took these great photos while I was there. To my eyes, Ashley’s work always exhibits a sincerity, individuality, edge, and subtle sense of humor. I see all those elements in these photos of me, and I can tell that this work was done by a friend - someone who sees who I am, and is able to capture and express that through photographs. Whether it was the professional head shot, the impromptu shot between outfits, or the funny and spontaneous picture with the vintage dress that couldn’t fit over my pumpkin head, Ashley really nailed it with this series!