“From In-store to Arena Floor”

Many thanks to the Record Ranch Gallery at Cactus Music for hosting forty of my concert photographs on its walls. It’s hard to believe that six weeks have already come and gone.

Here is the preview from the Houston Chronicle: “Photo exhibit displays the big and small of Houston music scene.

And here’s an excerpt from the press release:

“When Jay began photographing our in-stores in 2009, we were delighted to have such great images of these intimate concerts to circulate throughout the industry. Since then, Jay has documented so many memorable performances that we have hosted at our store. It is very exciting to present an exhibition of Jay’s photography of our events as well as concert performances from some of Houston’s finest venues” says Quinn Bishop, managing partner of Cactus Music and The Record Ranch Gallery. “The timing of the exhibition could not be better as we celebrate Cactus’ fortieth anniversary. Jay’s photography has been a calling card for our in-stores which are such a unique and special part of our business. They are the ultimate souvenir for our customers, and for performing artists and the labels and managers who represent them.”

In addition to highlighting the Cactus Music stage, the exhibition features musicians in iconic Houston venues including Fitzgerald’s, Free Press Summer Festival, House of Blues, Leon’s Lounge, McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, Toyota Center, Under the Volcano, and Warehouse Live. The exhibition includes photographs of The Arctic Monkeys, Beck, Charli XCX, Dawes, Elton John, The Flaming Lips, The Kills, and The National. Featured artists with Houston ties include Buxton, Hayes Carll, Rodney Crowell, Robert Ellis, Craig Kinsey, Little Joe Washington, The Wild Moccasins, and ZZ Top.

For those of you who were unable to come out, I’ve embedded the images here.

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