We leave 2010 with a recurring theme — local musicians. It’s been an unexpected pleasure this year to shoot the bands and musicians I’ve hooked up with such as these fellows. On the left,Weston Shick. On the right Arnold Jordan. (I have yet to be introduced to the guitarist in the middle.)
North Dakota is blessed with rich musical talent. I think it is because there are people in this culture who realize if there’s going to be entertainment here, they have to make it. So, they make entertainment for themselves and for us.
For my part, I try to capture not only the moment as it existed, but add to it in a bit of a creative burst of energy, my own interpretation of the moment with processing and framing. That’s the entertainment I make for myself.
There are few places for them to perform, but the East 40 Chophouse in Bismarck is one. The lounge with its cozy atmosphere and warm fireplace is a great place to enjoy a respite from winter with good friends such as these.