Any band that describes themselves as “Experiential Spiritual Folk-Rock//New Mexican Space Music” is going to grab your attention. Definitely one of the more eclectic bands from the Story conference in Chicago, The Soil & The Sun put on an energetic set that didn’t disappoint. They were definitely a fun band to shoot.
For someone who prides himself on knowing quite a bit about music, I was starting to feel pretty out of touch by the time Sarah Macintosh took the stage at the Story conference in Chicago. Sarah was one of the many amazing artists that I had the privilege to shoot during the event, and I’m embarrassed to say, I had never heard of her.
Here is another set of images from the Story conference in Chicago. This band blew me away! I wasn’t sure what to expect when I saw Vertical Church Band on the schedule, but they certainly did not disappoint. What an amazing heart for worship these guys had. There were times I wanted to just put my camera down and soak in what they were doing. I’m glad I didn’t ;-)
While we were in Chicago shooting the Story conference, they had a special concert event at this really cool venue/church called The Cathedral. Once we saw pictures of the venue online, we knew we had to get access to shoot the event. I’m so glad we did. It was an amazing night of music from two of the bands we saw playing at Story, The Royal Royal and Vertical Church Band.