A few years ago, we had the privilege of designing a terrific monograph on the work of Mark Seliger, the legendary photographer for Rolling Stone. I could write an entire post on the exceptional artistry and craftsmanship of his images, but to be honest, his music is even better.
Seliger's band is called Rusty Truck, and they've released two gorgeous albums of lyrical, bluesy country tunes written by Mark and richly colored by his velvety twangy voice. Titled Broken Promises and Kicker Town, they include collaborations with friends Mark made while shooting spreads for RS, including Lenny Kravitz, Jakob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Sheryl Crow, and Willie Nelson. One of my biggest regrets is that his busy shooting schedule prevents them from touring very often.
Rusty Truck is a standard fixture on our road trip playlist. You should definitely check them out.
DV / East Arlington VT