25Apr

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Covering Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band for their performance at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 24, was definitely a memorable experience.

Because the Rev., Breezy and the rest of the band are such gracious people, they agreed to let me work their entire show, as opposed to just the first two or three songs. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, shortly after I arrived at the venue, their band manager came up to me, shook my hand and then invited me to join the band in their green room.

Before he had a chance to change his mind, I said, “That sounds great,” and the next thing I know, I’m hanging out backstage with some of the coolest and most down-to-earth musicians alive today. For the next 90 minutes, I sat there with a handful of other people — all of us in awe of the situation we somehow found ourselves in — as Rev. and Breezy shot the proverbial shit and shared stories from the road.

Had their manager not walked in and said, “You guys are on in 10 minutes,” everyone was content to sit there quietly for as long as the band would have us. And then, when they finally decided they were ready to go make the magic happen, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band took to the stage and put on a fantastic show. They’re a rare breed: wonderfully talented musicians who are even better human beings.

After the show was over and everyone in the sellout crowd was thrilled at what they’d just experienced, the Rev. once again invited me and a handful of others backstage again to continue the storytelling. Once again we were all in our happy place listening to hilarious stories involving everything from near death experiences abroad to the best fishing holes in Florida.

Regardless of whether the camera comes with me or not, I will absolutely make it a point to see Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band whenever possible. I cannot thank them enough for a wonderful evening involving a perfect mix of fun and play.

10Jan

Aaron Rodgers, Packers eliminate Redskins

The Washington Redskins hosted a playoff game at FedEx Field for just the third time since the stadium opened in 1997. Unfortunately for the home team, this one played out similarly to the ’12 game against Seattle — with the Redskins jumping out to an early lead that they were unable to hold onto. Thankfully, no one appears to have suffered a horrible injury this time around. In the end though, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Redskins 35-18, Jan. 10. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from Wild Card weekend. The full gallery of my photos can be found here.

03Jan

Redskins dispatch Dallas, head to playoffs

For the third time in four seasons, the Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium — this time with an easy 34-23 victory over the NFC East’s doormat, Jan. 3. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from Jerry’s World. The full gallery of my Week 17 photos can be found here.

13Dec

Redskins outlast Bears

The Washington Redskins finally earned their first road victory of the 2015 season — defeating the Chicago Bears 24-21 at Soldier Field, Dec. 13. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from the Windy City sidelines. The full gallery of my Week 14 photos can be found here.

22Nov

Undefeated Panthers throttle Redskins

The Washington Redskins traveled to Bank of America Stadium to face the undefeated Carolina Panthers, Nov. 22. Sadly, for the burgundy and gold, it wasn’t much of a contest as the Panthers cruised to a convincing 44-16 win. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from the sidelines. The full gallery of my Week 11 photos can be found here.

15Nov

Redskins handily dispatch Saints

The Washington Redskins marched to an impressive 47-14 victory over the defensively-challenged New Orleans Saints at FedEx Field, Nov. 15. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from the blowout. The full gallery of my Week 10 photos can be found here.

25Oct

Redskins complete historic comeback

The Redskins picked a fine time to welcome back alumni members from the good old days, as Washington staged the largest comeback in franchise history — defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-30 at FedEx Field, Oct. 25. Here is a selection of my favorite images I was able to capture from the sidelines during this historic occasion. The full gallery of my Week 7 photos can be found here.

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