Corey Smith was my first show shooting after about a two week break. I was not familiar with him before the show because I really don’t listen to country music. I do enjoy having the opportunity to photograph a genre outside of the realm of rock that primarily makes up my portfolio. Also country shows are always fun because the crowd is generally pretty vocal and into the artist. The floor was full that night and people freaked when Corey took stage. I had only stayed for the first three songs so I didn’t get to hear much of the set, but from what I heard it seemed like a talented group of musicians. I caught a couple lead runs during solos in some of Corey’s songs that were pretty good. Unfortunately “new” country doesn’t do much for me but I’ll never turn down the opportunity to photograph something outside of my comfort zone.