Most everyone who reads my blog knows that I am the House Photographer for the Entertainment Department at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, which is about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara. Last Thursday night there was a small convergence of events for me at a concert at the casino: Big Machine Records recording artists Kate & Kacey Coppola opened for Little Big Town. Below is Kate.
Kate & Kacey are currently managed by Nashville to You. Nashville to You is partnered by Rick Barker and Lex Lipsitz. Rick Barker is my long time friend and cohort and the guy who got me into country music and concert photography and who created my job at the casino. Rick and Lex, currently out of Nashville, do promotion and management of rising country singer/songwriters. Rick managed Taylor Swift to her current national fame and fortune although their paths have separated as both have matured and gone on to bigger things … that’s the way in the entertainment world. Below is Kacey.
So, I happen to be the photographer where Kate & Kacey happen to have a gig. An opportunity to give some payback to the most supportive, dynamic, clever and professional promoter I know. I’ve sent a bunch of images to Rick & Lex and hope a couple may be useful. This is the sort of networking that far exceeds any other asset in the live entertainment photography business. You want to be successful … reach out and help everybody, especially those who help you.