Showtime

13 people on stage.

1600+ people who’d come to Denver’s Ogden Theatre to hear them sing.

And sing they did!

They sang …

… they stomped …

… they hollered …

… they drummed …

… they strummed …

… they harmonized …

… they danced …

… they pounded …

… and they thoroughly outdid themselves.

I think you’ll need video to really get a sense of the evening.  Here’s their big finish:

If you’re interested in more video, CLICK HERE for a playlist including several more songs.

The crowd was terrific, especially those mashed up right in front of the stage with me …

… and The Oh Hellos had the time of their lives.

The band came back for an encore with Hello My Old Heart, the song Denver considers their big hit.

As one of their steadiest supporters listened from backstage …

… the band launched into the joyous ending to a most tremendous evening.

The set list was handed to an audience member …

… and the band soaked it all up for one last moment before saying goodnight.

What began with two artists two years ago …

… has expanded to include the gifts and efforts of several more.

Speaking as their #1 fan, I can honestly say that this performance and the joy pouring from these faces nearly made my heart burst into a million pieces.  Truly I was blessed to be a part of it and continue to look forward to much more to come!

Linda Hagerman - January 9, 2014 - 8:54 pm

It was truly exhilarating. You did an amazing job capturing the “moments”. What was the biggest surprise to me was the diversity of the crowd – combination of young and old.

Cannot wait for their 2014 schedule!

Joe - January 10, 2014 - 7:49 am

Laurie,

You and Curtis are so lucky! Please let me and Barbara know when the Oh Hellos get within 1000 miles or so of Atlanta. We’d like to share this joy again.
Joe

Exciting images of contagious joy in motion!!!

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Countdown to New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2013 was a momentous occasion for a couple of reasons.

First, The Oh Hellos had their biggest show so far.  The sound check alone was pretty overwhelming …

… but the final hours before the band took the stage required even more fortitude to endure.  What better way to pass the time than some singing and joking around?

You can listen in on a bit of the fun HERE.

Another big moment began with this …

… moved here …

… led to this …

… and will carry on for years and years to come.

Finally it was time to take a deep breath, call on the One the music is all about, and prepare to step out into the bright lights.

Only one chapter of this particular story left:  THE REALLY BIG SHEW.

Kim McCullough - January 8, 2014 - 9:41 pm

How fun!

So happy for you!!!!!

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Telluride

I took an awful lot of photos on my Colorado trip.  This is not the least bit surprising, just overwhelming.  Because why take photos if I never look at them again?  And why look at them without also sharing them?  And why share them without carefully selecting the ones I think you’ll enjoy the most?  And why share only a few when I can OVERSHARE?

Here are some from the first part of our trip, which was spent in lovely Telluride CO.  Since safely steering a car doesn’t mix well with taking photos (especially on hilly, winding, icy roads), I was fortunate to have this handsome gentleman serve as my chauffeur.

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I tried settling for iPhone + Instagram and managed to get a few shots I liked …

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… but the big camera ALWAYS wins out eventually.

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We went to Telluride specifically to see The Oh Hellos perform at the Sheridan Opera House, but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit this little town and stay in a 17-room inn just a few blocks away from the Sheridan.  
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Did you know that most people trek to Telluride for skiing rather than musical entertainment?!!  To each his own, I suppose.  We gladly made use of the free gondola ride to view the countryside from the top of the mountain.

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We did our best to take in the view without impeding the progress of people doggedly risking their lives sliding downhill on treacherous wooden slats.

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Later we enjoyed a second gondola ride and after-dark walk around town.

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Gorgeous, huh?  If you’re not quite ready to leave Telluride yet (and really, who would be?), just click on the slideshow below.  Enjoy!

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On the road again with The Oh Hellos

I’m traveling around Colorado with my favorite band again!  The Oh Hellos played a show at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House last night, and what a terrific old venue it was.

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So many gorgeous details that took me right back in time.

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See that small set of box seats?  The outside corner seat was my vantage point for the show.  I thought surely Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln would come in to join us at any moment.

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And what a show it was!

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Next stop:  Denver’s Ogden Theatre for a sold-out New Year’s Eve show!

 

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Fair Week Mini-Sessions

You may not know this, but you WANT me to come out to the Fairgrounds with you next week and take photos of you. Families, kids, Class of 2014 seniors, golden years seniors, couples, brides, ladies in fancy dresses, guys in boots and 10-gallon hats — the Fair makes the perfect backdrop for all sorts of great photos.

Take, for instance, these fun shots from a couple of years ago.  See what I mean?

 

And how smart would you be to pop a couple of those photos into this year’s Christmas cards?

 

Fair Week mini-session packages begin at $200.  Give me a call and let’s make the fun happen for YOU!

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