Ben Lovett’s Black Curtain

Last May I was in part of a music video for Asheville/L.A./Atlanta musi­cian Ben Lovett. I’ve known him for a cou­ple years, and he caught me play­ing my mobile piano rig in town a cou­ple times and asked me if I would play piano in his music video. Play­ing music in a video is sort of like play­ing cha­rades for the blind — there’s not a sin­gle micro­phone at the entire shoot. You sit and lis­ten to the same song, at dif­fer­ent speeds, for about 10 hours in a row and you’re cov­ered in make­up applied like peanut but­ter. It’s mis­er­able and it’s not even musi­cal. What counts though is the results and the peo­ple you get to work with. And Ben Lovett con­sis­tent­ly pro­duces stuff with more pol­ish than almost any­body in Asheville. He’s a great guy to work with and a great guy to work for.

I’m very hap­py with how it turned out. I have a very small part in it. Look for me at the piano, duh. Here’s the video.

The still pho­tog­ra­phy on set was done by Dorn­Broth­ers Pho­tog­ra­phy. You should like them.

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