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PHOTOS: The faces of the blues by NEPA photographer Jim Gavenus

PHOTOS: The faces of the blues by NEPA photographer Jim Gavenus
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“The Faces and Voices of The Blues III” at Scranton’s historic Tripp House is right around the corner, so NEPA Scene is giving readers an exclusive look at the faces of the artists they’ll be seeing, courtesy of PocoNotes and photographer Jim Gavenus.

Held Oct. 4-5, the event will feature Gavenus’ work and a photography workshop, a performance and guitar workshop by Nashville blues rocker Patrick Sweany, and the handcrafted Snikle Cigar Box Guitars of Dave Whetsell.

Gavenus’ award-winning career is detailed in this press release:

The “Faces” artist is Jim Gavenus, whose photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and were seen recently by 40 million viewers of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. His images cover a wide range of subjects and have earned him the Gordon Parks Documentary Photographer of the Year Award and a place in the North Carolina Bluegrass Hall of Fame. He has photographed dozens of Hall of Fame musicians on – and behind – some of the most famous stages in the music world, and his images appear for Sony Music, Columbia Records, Lost Highway Records, Merlefest, and FarmAid. Gavenus, who hails from Luzerne and Berks Counties, travels extensively to lecture, exhibit, and expand his portfolio and shares his passion for photography as a professor at Luzerne County Community College as well as through innovative photography workshops.

Jim Gavenus

The collection of photos below is just a sample of the kind of work that will be on display at the Tripp House. Those pictured here are (in order) Anthony “Big A” Sherrod, Cabinet, Alexis P. Suter, Levon Helm, the Avett Brothers, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Old Crow Medicine Show, Clarence Spady, Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, and T-Model Ford.

Read more about the upcoming event here.