live music: BEST OF 2013 x LIVE MUSIC PHOTOS x PART 1

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Here we go again…another year of shooting live music under my belt. This year started out with a move to Northern California. It was very exciting in that I got to shoot in venues that I have mostly never shot in before. Met a bunch of great photographers along the way here. The types of venues I shot in ranged from one end of the spectrum to the other…from amphitheaters to tiny clubs/theaters to live music at wineries/vineyards. Even managed to squeeze in a few music festivals and some food/wine/music related events. Throughout the course of this past year, I’ve shot upwards of 220 bands in 6 different states.

Here is Part 1 in no particular order.

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Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails

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Chris Isaak

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Mike Farris taking everyone to church

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Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees

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Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam

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Justin Timberlake

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Dave Navarro of Janes Addiction

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Frank Hannon of Tesla

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Robert Randolph

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Corey Glover and Vernon Reid of Living Colour

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Willie Nelson

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Kerry King of Slayer

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Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons

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Edward Sharpe

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Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant

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Brad Paisley

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Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco

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David Byrne with St. Vincent

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Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden

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Jay Bentley of Bad Religion

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Ben Bridwell of Band Of Horses

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Joe Satriani

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Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper

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Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar

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Billy Bragg

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A$AP Rocky

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Boz Skaggs

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G Love and Special Sauce

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John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X

Some kick ass women who rocked this year…
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Bonnie Raitt

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Cyndi Lauper

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Debbie Harry of Blondie

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Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers

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Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks

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Susan Tedeschi

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Emmylou Harris

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Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes

Sometimes people feel the need to flip off the camera…
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Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips

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Iggy Pop

Longevity…
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Los Lobos celebrating 40 years

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B-52’s still going strong

Pleasantly surprised…
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Steve Martin

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Chris Nomad of the Australian rockabilly band Firebird

Occasionally I remember to take crowd shots…
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Published work:
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Published on Rollingstone.com here.

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Published on Rollingstone.com here.

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Published on Rollingstone.com here.

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Published in Rolling Stone the Magazine USA and Mexico.

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Published on Rollingstone.com here.

Janes Addiction Live in NYC release. All photos © Joe Russo and Joe Russo Photo. Please do not use without written permission.
Universal Music Group licensed 31 photos to be included in the cd, dvd, cd/dvd combo, blu ray and vinyl this years “Janes Addiction: Live In NYC” release.

And sometimes the photographer gets his photo taken. Shown here with photographer John Margaretten. Photo taken by photographer Sterling Munksgard.
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I’d like to give a big shout out to all the people I worked for/with this year…from the bands and record labels, to the magazines and web sites, to the promoters, public relations, venue staff/security, and photographers…it was truly a pleasure.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of my “Best of 2013 Live Music Photos” coming soon…
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Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk

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I’m available for hire to shoot your next concert, tour, band photo, event etc. Feel free to contact me for a quote and availability.

2 Responses to “live music: BEST OF 2013 x LIVE MUSIC PHOTOS x PART 1”

  1. Dianne Widowski says:

    Nice website, Joe, Great pics!!
    Keep rockin it in 2014.

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