I’ve been privileged enough to have gotten to know Brandon & Bethany Foote who are behind the Lansing based Americana/Folk Rock project Gifts or Creatures. They’ve been pouring their hearts out in getting ready to release their sophomore album “Yesteryear Western Darkness” on 9/03/13. I’m super excited for the world to receive these sounds; I really think they’ve produced something special and lasting. In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be releasing a mini-doc showing the journey of making this album, and what is behind their music.
Below is a live, studio performance of “Woodrow,” which will be on the upcoming record. [It’s also been an honor to work alongside this Michigan dream team of visual artists: John Hanson, Ian Gorman, and Emma Berger]
These two people are some of the smiliest, friendliest, and most loving people I know. If you’ve met either of them before, I’m sure you’ve experienced their amazing smiles and even greater hugs! These two have a genuine care for others, and as a friend, I was incredibly honored to be asked to photograph their wedding. Spending the day with them I was reminded how much Kevin and Kelly are cared for, and how much they show their care for others. The amazing group of family and friends present in the Briski backyard is what truly made this day so special. I’m sure this will be a wedding that sticks in my mind for quite some time.
Kevin and Kelly: thanks for being such an encouragement to us all!