Pulling in to Nazareth
I had no intention of recreating John's shot of Duane, but I can admit that I've always wondered what it would have felt like to be at the University of North Carolina, standing where John stood in 1971.
44 years later, I walked into The Ryman Auditorium with John's image of Duane somewhere in my subconscious. Southern hospitality was on my side that night, as it always seems to be. Guests in the front row willingly gave up their seats for me and I took full advantage. For two hours I shot the entire show from the best spots in the house. I left knowing I had experienced something great and hoped that my photos could reflect the way it made me feel.
Derek Trucks brings us closer to Duane than anything ever will. On February 12th, 2015 he brought me and Duane's hometown crowd of Nashville, TN.