Well, sometimes ya just gotta make do. Right? The fact that the front plate of that dobro (might just be a Regal RC-58 Tricone Metal Body Texas Tea Resonator) is held on with duct tape is not an issue for this guy. Actually that’s what he might just be smiling about. Seriously though, if I remember correctly, I think he was doing some incredible slide work at that time. . .and enjoying every second. I can relate!
This is another shot from the 1997 St Louis Blues Heritage Festival. And again, I’ve chosen B&W since the very colorful clothing seemed to distract from the performer and his expression.
Processing: The original color transparency was scanned and worked in Adobe Photoshop to bring out more of the details and balance colors. The black and white version was produced using Image > Adjustments > Black & White.
Equipment used: During the festival, I used a couple of Nikon n90s bodies with a 28-70mm f/2.8, 80-200 f/2.8 and a 20-35mm f/3.5-f/4.0.. Flash was Vivitar 285 Zoom Thyristor.