Back in the fall of 2017, I shot Jonny Lang at the Commodore Ballroom for Patchchord News. The opener for that show was Zane Carney, a fabulously talented singer/songwriter and guitarist. Not only was he the opener, but he is also the guitar player in Jonny Lang’s touring band. I had the chance to meet Zane after the show and gave him my card while we chatted about playing with Jonny Lang, John Mayer, Avril Lavigne and music in general. I sent him some of my shots from the show and stayed in contact as much as people do these days, by following each other on social media, etc. It was through Instagram that Zane reached out to me about shooting his AirBnB concert in Vancouver on May 5th, to which I agreed to do!
The concert was in Queen Elizabeth Park right in the heart of Vancouver and the night couldn’t have been any better. The sun was shining and spring flowers were all in bloom. The pavillion is acoustically spectacular for this type of show, and have to say I would love to see more of these types of shows there. I arrived to find Zane set up and running through a sound check. I got to meet actor Meganne Young who recently relocated from LA to Vancouver earlier in the year. The concert was a small, intimate show with Zane performing solo, playing guitar and telling stories. It was brilliant!
After the show I introduced myself to Patrick Warburton who is an actor some of you may know from Seinfeld, The Tick, voice of Joe on Family Guy, etc. He’s a great guy, very nice and laid back. Zane and Patrick were on Dave’s World 20 years ago, so he stopped by to see Zane play guitar and visit.
Have to say, I love my life as a photog!