James Morrison – Live in Boulder

Apparently I have a thing for British singers. It has become a joke among my friends that I won’t like it if I can’t find it on the UK iTunes store … and I also have been known to plan trips solely based on concert schedules (cough cough, Deacon Blue.)

But last night I got to not only see one of my absolute favorites, I got to attend his sound check and hang out with him for about 10 minutes afterwards, one-on-one. Not joking.

I forgot to pull up and show James the photo from the first time we met, that time in 2007 when I saw him with about 50 other people at Denver’s Walnut Room.

Below is a little then-and-now: his hair has gotten shorter and mine longer.

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Here’s the good news. The man is still fucking awesome. And I can say that, because he curses like a sailor.

And had an absent, alcoholic father.

Yeah, me too. Except kinda worse, but we won’t go there.

And James was premature as a child. So premature that he nearly didn’t make it, and that’s what makes his voice so raspy.

Declan, my 32 weeker, gets croup all the time.

When I mentioned this to James, he laughed and said, “So, it’s like looking at your own life, eh?”

Except I haven’t sold millions of records all over the world, but whatever.

The new album, The Awakening, is about coming away from his father’s life death with a new perspective – something I have been trying to do for a long, long time. Everyone says things like this, but those songs really mean something to me.

Although, my favorite song on the album, “Slave to the Music,” was apparently written during a drunk conversation with the ghost of Michael Jackson. So, that’s cool too.

Clearly I love music, and I love photographing concerts. This one was no exception. I was thrilled when they asked me to come in and shoot the show. Even though, in some ways, it’s hard to photograph your favorite artists, because you are “working” when you just want to listen and dance.

Ha ha. Just kidding.

Taking photos of James Morrison is fucking rad. 


This article has 14 comments

  1. Everyfann

    Aimee, you kill me with the photos! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!

  2. megan

    I love James Morrison! That is soooo cool!

  3. Anonymous

    I wish he was coming near us. – m

  4. Chris

    That is so cool! I remember meeting Kevin Cronin from REO Speedwagon and how cool that was and you got to meet and so much more. I am very happy for you Aimee.

  5. Angela

    I love your life.

  6. Josh

    Awesome! And great photos!

  7. Kriddie

    What a magical night. So glad you got to experience such a special evening with JM!

  8. Corinna

    This is awesome. And it looks like that 7D is treating you very well!

  9. Anonymous

    Great photos.

  10. Jay Jones

    So cool! I didn’t know that was what you were doing last night!

  11. Jameanie2011

    That’s really outstanding, Aimee!!!I love your words and thoughts (esp. the cursing), they perfectly match mine. Your photos are brilliant – the best ones that have been published so far of James’ The Awakening Tour 2012! Thank you very much for sharing!

  12. monstergirlee

    So exictiing that you can combine two of your loves this way – and with such a great results. Loving the pics!

  13. Candance

    He is so amazing. Loved the video with him shaking his butt!!

  14. Erin Gannon

    Fantastic shots! I want to be you when I grow up.

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