Last week I got the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite musicians and people, Morgan Parriott, of Call Me Karizma at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. I think it's safe to say that I've been to a lot of shows over the past few years, but this one in particular was something I haven't really experienced before. Instead of watching a group of performers and their audience, I got to be a part of a significantly more intimate experience. Everyone on the tour treated that audience like long lost friends that they couldn't wait to reconnect with. Throughout the entirety of this tour Karizma has ensured fans that this whole endeavor was entirely because of and for them, and after what I saw last Sunday I can't help but believe that sentiment is way more true than I ever expected. Karizma's Emo Espresso tour reminded me exactly what live music is all about: bringing people together to share a common experience. Without a doubt, I got to spend last Sunday with a group of incredible and talented people, audience included, who all came together to support the music and community that they are so intensely passionate about, and I couldn't imagine anything better than that. Mostly, what I am trying to say in a lot of words is thank you. Thank you Karizma for bringing us all together and reminding us that it's okay to be sad sometimes, and thank you for continuing to be the exact sort of compassionate positive force of good that we so desperately need in this world.
Pictures from shows and interviews.