Scenes Around Jackson Photoblog

Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase @ Pix/Capri (12.17.11)

Posted in 2011, Color, Digital, Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase, Photo Post, rock and roll by William Patrick Butler on December 31, 2011

welcome to the last post of Scenes Around Jackson for 2011!

and for the last post of the year, we shall continue our tradition!

so, once again, it’s time to check out photos from the Esperanza Plantation Holiday Showcase!

this was the 9th(!) annual show and, like they’ve been doing for the last few years, it was held in the heart of Fondren at the old Pix/Capri Theater.

like i’ve said for the last few years, this is a 100+ photo post so don’t expect a lot of commentary from me. just sit back and enjoy photos of a rocking show!

and, as always, let’s give props to Stephen Barnett of Davaine Lighting for lighting so awesome, i have trouble describing it 🙂

so, without further ado:

The Line-Up! (in order of appearance)

T.B. Ledford

Bear Colony

El Obo

Wooden Finger

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles

wanted to continue the tradition of letting the first shot be me walking in and grabbing a photo of that year’s poster on the front window.

i got there pretty early, so i grabbed a quick shot of El Obo doing a sound check.

but let’s get to it!

first up, from jackson, MS, T.B. Ledford!

T.B. Ledford ladies and gents!  next up:

Bear Colony!

(that’s right! i finally got a chance to shoot them!)

Bear Colony ladies and gents!  next on the stage:

El Obo!

this year, instead of going all solo, he had a crew with him!

El Obo ladies and gents!  and next:

Wooden Finger!

i just don’t have the words. Wooden Finger rocked it like nobody’s business!

this is what came after the photo i used to intro wooden finger above the cut.  they ripped down the white paper that had put up to project their name on and kept right on rocking!

and that was Wooden Finger everyone!  woooo!

up next, and the last act of the night:

Johnny Bertram & The Golden Bicycles!

Johnny B is actually up north in portland these days but he made the long trip back to  jackson because that’s how much he wanted to be in this show.  and him and his crew didn’t disappoint 🙂

and that will wrap up the 9th annual Esperanza Holiday Showcase!

every year rocks and this year was no exception!

and this also wraps up another year of Scenes Around Jackson!  2011 was a pretty up and down year.  looking back, i only posted 12(!) times, the entire year (not including this post).  part of the reason was a good thing. i was pretty busy shooting for BOOM Jackson and assisting Tom on his shoots and putting together a gallery show up in memphis.  but the other part was bad because my trusty DELL desktop computer finally died on me so that meant no new shoots (hell, i couldn’t even access my any of my old photos from my external drives)

but thanks to the kindness of family and friends, i have a new computer now so i plan to really keep up with SAJ for 2012!

i’m also planning some pretty big photography projects too (including two gallery shows next month!) so keep your eye out for announcements 🙂

(and on a personal note, let’s all help keep the internet uncensored! stop SOPA!)


hey chaney!  what time is it?

that’s right!  ya’ll ain’t got to go home, but ya gotta get the hell outta here! 🙂

have a good one everybody

see ya next year! 🙂


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