Carbon Leaf @ Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ – 1.10.14
January 11, 2014 | Concert Photography
What better way to start the new year with Carbon Leaf as my first concert to shoot for 2014! The band always deliver a brilliant performance, and it’s always interesting to see them at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ.
Last time I saw Carbon Leaf, it was at City Winery in NYC and it was a sit-down venue so it was a bit tough getting some shots of the band. They were playing another show at City Winery tonight but it was some type of showcase thing and wasn’t a full headline set so decided to drive up to Teaneck to see them play the night before. It was great hearing some new ones off their newest album Constellation Prize like “Alcatraz,” “Love Rains Down,” “Two-Aging Truckers” and “Tombstones vs. Ashes.” “She’s Gone” and “Donnybrook Affair” are becoming some of my live favorites from them. So much fun!
I stood in the same spot for the entire show, because I wanted to enjoy myself but take some pictures at the same time. So I’d snap a few, put the camera down, snap a few, repeat. The guys always have good lighting, which is nice because you always know what you’re going to get. I still tried to stay away from shooting when the lighting was red though. Towards the end of the set, I snuck away real quick to get a few pics of them doing their one-mic thing and then headed back to my spot. Overall, another fantastic show from Carbon Leaf!
Afterwards, we hung out a little bit and chatted with the guys. I can’t think of too many bands that hang out with their fans and talk to pretty much everybody in the crowd. There was a line by the door just so people could say hi before they left. Class acts.
The Full Gallery Set
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Tags: Barry Privett, Carbon Leaf, Carter Gravatt, Concert Photography, folk rock, Jason Neal, Jon Markel, live photography, Mexicali Live, music photography, new jersey, nj, Teaneck, Terry Clark