Gillian Welch and Acony Records hired us to make a series of posters featuring her beloved ‘65 Chevy Impala driving cross country for her 2018 tour. Each poster in this series highlights some features of the neck of the woods she’s touring in. Here, she was in Arizona, Nevada and southern California so it made sense to have the car driving into a field of cacti with the Sierra Nevada mountains looming off in the distance.
This poster for Chris Stapleton in Billings, MT features a trick rider cowgirl from the early 1900’s. The image was hand-carved from linoleum and it was commissioned by Chris Stapleton via Red Star Merchandising in Charlottesville, VA. Limited edition of 150.
A poster for Chris Stapleton's show at Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. Limited edition of 150. Commissioned by Chris Stapleton via Red Star Merchandising in Charlottesville, VA.
No. 2 in a series created for Baja Burrito in Nashville, TN.
3 color Poster, designed for Erin Rae's 2017 European Tour.
Features the two other members of her touring band sailing across the sea with her old Volkswagen Golf (RIP).
I printed a series of posters for Gillian Welch's east and west coast tours featuring these two foxes fighting over a chicken. Each city on the tour had a different background color. The image was inspired by Jean Baptiste Marie Huet's painting called "Fox in a Chicken Yard" from 1766.
No. 3 in a Series created for Baja Burrito in Nashville, TN.
This was the poster created for Josh Ritter's album release of Sermon on the Rocks in the Fall of 2015. We made a limited run of posters for each of the record stores that had early releases of the album.
Market Square in Knoxville, TN hosts live music every Thursday night throughout the summer. This poster promoted a night that they sponsored a community square dance with a live string band and caller.
A poster for Chris Stapleton's show at Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, MO. Limited edition of 150. Commissioned by Chris Stapleton via Red Star Merchandising in Charlottesville, VA.
Historic downtown Burlington, Wisconsin hosts a music festival every year. This poster was made to reflect the fantastical and imaginative spirit of the Tall Tales Music festival, but also the rich history of the town. I was inspired by 1800's German folk art, and the way they depicted people and often incorporated tulips and flower borders.
Limited edition of 100.
Carolina Chocolate Drops played New Years' Eve at the Ryman Auditorium as the opening band for Old Crow Medicine Show. This poster was sold at that show.
Acony Records contacted me about doing a series of posters that were all connected to encourage folks to collect the whole set. It seemed logical that I continue the neighborhood series that I'd started years ago for this project. All of the shows took place in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Georgia--- Neighbors.
Poster design for The Mavericks at their show in Philadelphia at the Fillmore.
4 color reduction linocut with letterpress type.
A poster for a Chris Stapleton concert at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC benefitting Give an Hour and The Campaign to Change Direction.
A poster designed for Aoife O'Donovan and Willie Watson's Fall tour 2016. Commissioned by Acony Records.
3 Colors, reduction carving.
Poster for Josh Ritter's Fall Tour 2016.
3 Color Linocut Reduction with Letterpress Type
A poster commissioned for Jared Lostracco. It was used to advertise his new single, and provide album cover design.
2 colors, linocut and letterpress type
JP Harris commissioned this poster for their show at Exit/In in Nashville, TN. I had to do it pretty dang quick (the night before), so it's just one color- carved out of Sentra board (the words) and linoleum (the car).
A poster for Chris Stapleton's show at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. Limited edition of 150. Commissioned by Chris Stapleton via Red Star Merchandising in Charlottesville, VA.
This was used as a book-cover as well as a promotional poster designed for CM Chapman's book: Music & Blood.
3 colors, Pressure printed wood blocks and letterpress type.
One of the most ridiculously fun projects to work on....
Spam has a food truck that tours all over the countryside, usually pairing up with big festivals and fairs. They hire artists from each city to make a poster commemorating their visit. For Nashville, they came into town for CMA Fest and asked if I would design a poster that captured the vibe of Nashville. I don't know if I succeeded in capturing the vibe per say, but I definitely got one small aspect of it right. I love the farm dances that happen just outside of town every so often. There's a string band playing tunes while someone volunteers to call the dances and generally speaking, there's usually a potluck involved. It's one of my favorite things that happens in Nashville and I decided to pitch it to the Spam folks and they loved it! So, here's my version of a Bell's Bend Farm dance, farm cats and all.
Screen printed by Ryan Nole at Kangaroo Press
The Bluebird Cafe hosts a summer music series at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory through the summer called Songwriters Under the Stars. I did this poster for their 2016 concert series.
3 colors, woodcut, laser engraving and letterpress type
A movie poster for a short film directed by Derek Pearson.
A poster for Chris Stapleton's show at Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA. Limited edition of 150. There was a specific request for Hokies, commissioned by Chris Stapleton via Red Star Merchandising in Charlottesville, VA.
Gillian Welch and Acony Records hired us to make a series of posters featuring her beloved ‘65 Chevy Impala driving cross country for her 2018 tour. Each poster in this series highlights some features of the neck of the woods she’s touring in. Here, she was touring through the South East at the height of spring. Thus, the car is depicted careening through a field of bright flowers.