When I attended the Hamilton Arts Awards, a local duo took the stage at the end of the night and blew me away. I approached them at the end of the ceremony and told them I needed to shoot them.
Last month at Hamilton's James Street North Art Crawl, I bumped into them again, told them again that I needed to shoot with them. Brendan gave me a call and we set it up. I spent a quick evening with them in downtown Hamilton just hanging out in front of the brick wall of a building at Park and Vine and shot the images you see here.
The Vaudevillian is hot right now, and I mean HOT. On fire. While we were shooting for a short period of time on this corner with very little foot traffic, at least two people shouted out how much they loved their music. The duo's Louisiana ragtime jug band style harkens back to a time when music was one of our main forms of entertainment and storytelling, when times were slower, simpler, and it was a lot tougher to make ends meet, when people played the washboard as an instrument because it was handy, not because because it was novel.
I encourage you to their listen to the music as you look through the images. Travel back in time for a few minutes and relax.