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Now this is soulful...

Have I mentioned that my husband is hot? And I could mean temperature, [the man sleeps with a fan next to his head], but make no mistake. I’m definitely referring to his looks. Call it vain, earthly, whatever. But if you do, I guarantee you haven’t seen him plugged in, pounding keys, or seated just inches behind a microphone. Smokin’. Gets me every time. So my stomach may have done that turny-twisty-squeamy-I-totally-dig-him-thingy a few million times when he and his new band, the Poor Kings, opened up for a show at the Panhandle House
First let me introduce you to a few creatives...some of our best friends in the world own a studio in Denton, TX...the Panhandle House. Even from when we were engaged, we watched Erik and my girl, Jill, and their brother Marc, build a gorgeous boutique studio that has hosted clients like Don Henley, Eli Young Band, and Denton's own, The Hope TrustPat Green may or may not have visited last week. And recently, they opened up their “garage,” for the studio’s first house show, featuring the folk duo, Bill and Kate Isles.  Just look at this place...
and the Poor Kings... Mike Marshall . Ben Holt . Michael Armstrong . Brian Casey [not pictured]... were invited to open that evening.
The word soulful is a big deal for me lately and I use it as a standard of measurement.  Someone soulful is authentic-very aware of his/her gifts and when he/she uses them, it feels good, sounds good, makes you feel something deeply. The Poor Kings are soulful. Mike Marshall . frontman . is among my most favorite singer/songwriters. He's a genius storyteller. You got it...a soulful storyteller with a voice that matches. And together, their sound is ruling my world right now.
This live show was recorded and is in production.  Until it's out, listen to my favorite tune HERE.
In fact, like them on FACEBOOK and you'll be the first to know when you can hear everything.  Ok, let's be honest. I'll be first. Because I'm so with the band. Official photographer and all... ;)
But you will be a close second.  'Til then, enjoy...

Let's do this y'all, 



  1. Wow - these are amazing photos - I've enjoyed watching your SOAR last year and look forward to seeing where you go. Would you mind sharing your settings for these photos and how you took them? I love the blue colors. It seems like these would be challenging to shoot and you rocked it!

  2. Hey sweet mama! Thank you...I will def look up my settings. So nice to see your sweet face : )

  3. Amazing pictures Jen!! Why can't I live closer to you so I could see this and gear this in real life?! Miss you like crazy, and MyArmstrong is looking mighty fine!! Do tell him I said so ; )!!

  4. I love the pictures!!! The colours are amazing!
    I just clicked over to the Poor Kings and listened to "your favorite song" OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!
    I can't wait to get my hands on this song.
    Your hubby is a talented musician.

  5. YES YES YES. all of it. photography, soulful, music, standard of measurement, turny-twisty-squeamy-I-totally-dig-him-thingy. all of it! i am feelin' this post, jen!