On Tour

On Tour

I just got back from an 11 day, 9 city music tour. 3909 miles of driving. Over 27,000 pictures taken. I was hired as the tour photographer for Roebuck and The Devil Makes Three, documenting the first leg of their winter 2018 tour. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for over 20 years. My first published image was of a band, King Baby Man Child, playing a gig at The Sunset Grille in Virginia Beach in 1995. Music photography is how I got my start down this crazy path, and getting in the truck and hitting the road was an amazing, exhausting, inspiring experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

I’m writing a first-person narrative essay about my experience, so I don’t want to give away too much in a blog post, but I do want to share a couple images here as well as a proposal. My beloved Leica M (240) died after the show in Buffalo, the 6th show in the 9-stop tour. It’s hands down my favorite camera and to not have it working is a huge loss. I have sent it out to Leica for an estimate and I’m waiting to hear back. I anticipate it will be several hundred dollars, which I don’t have.

My Leica M 240, on my way to the first stop of the tour.

To that end, I’d like to offer a print sale of photographs taken during this tour. For $40, you will receive an 8×10 print of your choosing from the photographs listed below. Full frame, with a white border, signed by me. $5 flat rate shipping to the US. Proceeds from the print sale will go toward the repair of my Leica.

CLEVELAND – JAN 14: The Devil Makes Three performs at The House of Blues on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 in Cleveland. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
BUFFALO, NY, Jan. 16: The Devil Makes Three perform at The Town Ballroom on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 in Buffalo, NY. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
TORONTO, Jan. 18: Roebuck performs at The Phoenix Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Toronto. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
TORONTO, Jan. 18: The Devil Makes Three performs at The Phoenix Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in Toronto. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
MONTREAL, Jan. 19: Phoenix takes a drink backstage at MTelus on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 in Montreal. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JAN 11: Roebuck performs at First Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Jay Westcott)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JAN 11: Roebuck performs at First Avenue on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Photo by Jay Westcott)

Also, head over to Instagram and take a look at @jwestcottphoto and @roebuckyourself. If you see something on there that trips your trigger, let me know which one. Same price, $45 with shipping, and I’ll get one out to you.


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