BOONSTOCK 8 from Sinatra Productions on Vimeo.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. I left Alberta 10 years ago but I remember it as a place where contradictions are apparent everywhere. One example is that in such a conservative place, people really know how to get their party on. For better or worse.
Last summer I had the great opportunity to head back to Alberta (it is the land of opportunity, after all) to shoot the summer festival Boonstock with Tony Sinatra and the feature doc “Stocks.”
Quite an experience – as you will see!
If we met you, please connect with me here and Tony at his website.
While out west to do some recharging in nature and test out the Canon C300, I had the opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with my mom, at work. She and Tom Bridges play in a duo called Sox N Sax. They play all sorts of events, including many holidays performing in nursing homes as part of formal and informal musical therapy programs.
Whenever I see them play in that context, it strikes me how enthusiastically their audience responds. People who shuffle in without much steam get up and dance. Long stiffened-toes begin to tap. Wide smiles abound. It is a very visible testament to the power of music to stir the human body and mind at any age.
Their mother’s day show inspired me to create this video from that set. Of course it’s a family affair, so my wife made sure I wasn’t lazy with the edit, and my 4-year-old daughter operated camera for one of the nature shots. See if you can spot it.
Watch it and share!