9:30 Club Concerts

Dwight Yoakam @ 9:30 Club

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WASHINGTON, DC - June 21st,  2013 -  Country music superstar Dwight Yoakam performs an intimate show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records, including five Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

This was an unusual show for the 9:30 Club (and by that I mean they don’t book too many country shows there, and certainly not from artists the caliber of Mr. Yoakam) that was made even more unusual by the shooting restrictions for this show. Basically, the two limitations were I had to shoot from the soundboard and I could not be below eye level of Mr. Yoakam. That was a new one. Lights were fine, but since I didn’t get all the info on the shoot until right before doors, I didn’t have enough time to rent a 300. So I planted myself on my stool right in front of the soundboard and used my 70-200/2.8 zoomed all the way out. BTW, the show was AWESOME. He was just like The Ramones. As soon as one song ended, there was quick count off and the next one started.

WASHINGTON, DC - June 21st,  2013 -  Country music superstar Dwight Yoakam performs an intimate show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records, including five Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - June 21st,  2013 -  Country music superstar Dwight Yoakam (center) performs an intimate show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records, including five Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - June 21st,  2013 -  Country music superstar Dwight Yoakam performs an intimate show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records, including five Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

WASHINGTON, DC - June 21st,  2013 -  Country music superstar Dwight Yoakam performs an intimate show at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Over the course of his career Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records, including five Billboard #1 Albums, 12 Gold Albums, and 9 Platinum Albums. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

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    Tiana
    July 13, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    This is a great blog and a very weird funny story how I found it. :) I have a google alert set up for Dwight Yoakam and found your link from that. What’s funny though is Kyle Gustafson is my husbands name and while this page was loading I was very confused as to why the link was pulling up under a website that I didn’t know my husband had. Lol. Anyway- great work and stay in touch

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    Brenda
    July 14, 2013 at 7:04 am

    Excellent pictures! I was there and it was a really great show.

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    tamraquinn
    July 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    The pictures look great.

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