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Michael Franti & Spearhead – 2013

I first photographed Michael Franti in 1988 in a small nightclub in Berkeley, CA. Over the last 25 years I have worked with Michael to many times to count. Portraits, CD packages, live shows, backstage. I have been shooting the Mountain Jam Festival just outside Woodstock, NY for the last 8 years or so. Michael plays every year! Michael is one of the most engaging and inspiring people I know! Everytime I see his show, myself and everyone else who witnessed it comes away feeling better about everything. He shows us all that love and respect for our fellow person and the planet is the way to live our lives! His message is positive and an affirmation in the power of music to heal! Michael frequently goes out in the crowd and engages the audience one on one, face to face. This photo was taken during one of those moments where he brings the crowd in to the performance! Inclusion!

TAGS: Jay Blakesberg, Michael Franti, Mountain Jam Festival, New York, Spearhead, United States

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San Francisco, California, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Jay Blakesberg.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2013
Total Views: 738
Filed Under: Folk Rock
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 13, 2015, 4:24 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 78mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f9
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PHOTO LOCATION Woodstock, New York, United States of America