New Yorker

Posted on May 30, 2016


Katie Ryder did a very nice article on my Silent Ballad work, titled “The Elderly Bearers of a Folk-Music Tradition in East Tennessee,” which was featured in the New Yorker on May 22. Please click here to see the feature. I am proud to share these portraits of my dear friends, many of whom are artists I represent at Sandrock Recordings.


Il Post

Posted on April 19, 2016

I admittedly can’t read a word of what was written as it’s in Italian, but big thanks to Il Post for featuring my Post Script body of work!

Knoxville News Sentinel

Posted on December 21, 2015

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently published a piece about Sandrock Recordings. Check it out at this link.
Thanks to Morgan Simmons for sharing our story.

Sandrock Recordings

Posted on December 21, 2015

I’d like to note here that while pursuing my own photographic interests in the Tennessee, I work as Assistant Producer at Sandrock Recordings. Please visit the Sandrock site to view our current catalog.

I’m so lucky to be a part of this team led by Park Ranger Bobby Fulcher. This NPR story on Bobby’s work can provide some context. This is a project not to be overlooked.

We have many new releases, so please take some time to peruse our catalog. One of the recent projects I am most proud of, Born Ramblers, showcases the repertoire of Tom and Tammie McCarroll. Tom is pictured throughout the years below. We recently lost this eldest son of the infamous Fiddling Jimmy McCarroll of the Roane County Ramblers. I really miss this dear friend and am committed to securing his legacy with this final album release. Tom and his daughter Tammie played music together for decades. Tom and Jimmy taught Tammie to play when the instruments were larger than she was! This family—whose name which fittingly translates to “the King’s Musicians”—and their musical heritage are a precious gift to us here in Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau. It has been a rare privilege to work with this family.
The McCarroll family homeplace in Wheat, Tennessee
Jimmy McCarroll at front
Jimmy McCarroll’s string band the Roane County Ramblers, ca. 1928
Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
Members of the McCarroll family in a cornfield ca. 1944
from left: Jimmy, Charlie (app. age 8), Tom (app. age 16), and Arthur (app. age 14)
Photo courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
Tom, Jimmy, and Tammie McCarroll ca. 1968 / Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
Tammie McCarroll at age 6, ca. 1965
Photograph courtesy of Tammie McCarroll
Tom McCarroll at age 86, photographed by me at his home in Lenoir City in 2014

The musicianship you will find recordings is rare, authentic, and particular to a very special region. I knew nothing about old-time music prior to this appointment but find myself intoxicated by such resounding notes and tunes. I encourage you to explore both stories and songs alike. These recordings detail the specific history and tradition of musicians we work with intimately—as well as life in the Cumberland Plateau, past and present.

Daily Mail

Posted on October 01, 2015

Farrell, MS

Big thanks to the Daily Mail U.K. for their recent feature on Post Script. Click here for the story.

Tracing the American South Publication

Posted on October 01, 2015


I should also note that for those of you unable to view Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund Collection, an exhibit catalog is available. Big thanks to my friend and fellow photographer Aaron Canipe for his beautiful design work on this project.
Richard McCabe Dixie, LA
Joshua Dudley Greer Gray, Tennessee

This publication includes our recent interview with Alan Rothschild, conducted in August 2015, reflecting on his ever-evolving process as both a photographic collector and regional historian.
Cynthia Henebry Anna & Eloise
(left) Gordon Parks Ondria Tanner & Her Grandmother Window-shopping, Alabama
(right) Rosalind Fox Solomon Mrs.Ova Heggi & Her Mannequin, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Eliot Dudik Alligator, Oregon Road, Road Ends in Water

Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund

Posted on October 01, 2015

Keith Carter Garlic

I really enjoyed co-curating Tracing the American South: Photographs from the Do Good Fund with Tom Rankin, Director of the MFA|EDA program at Duke University and former Director of the Center for Documentary Studies.

Susan Worsham Young Boy Cleaning Church, VA

The Do Good Fund, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in Columbus, Georgia. Since its founding in 2012, the Fund has focused on building a museum-quality collection of contemporary Southern photography, including works by emerging photographers.
Caitlin Peterson Stone Mountain

Do Good’s mission is to make its collection broadly accessible through regional museums, nonprofit galleries and nontraditional venues, and to encourage complimentary, community-based programming to accompany each exhibition. Founding Director Alan Rothschild was wonderful to work with on this project.

(left) Rosalind Fox Solomon Bride, New Orleans, 1993
(right) Susan Lipper First Weekend, 1990

Debbie Fleming Caffery Burning Cane at Sunset
Jeff Rich Blue Ridge Paper Mill

This exhibit is on view at the Cassilhaus Gallery of Chapel Hill, NC Sept-Nov 2015. I must extend most gracious thanks to Frank Konhaus and Ellen Cassilly for hosting this exhibit and collaborating with us.