On my youngest daughter’s 13th birthday, December 4, 2014, we got a real treat! Guitarist extraordinaire for nearly 50 years, Phil Keaggy,
was giving a concert in nearby Corvallis
on that very evening. This was very fitting, seeing that we named her Olivia after being inspired by the song Phil wrote for his daughter Olivia.
Phil was performing as part of keyboardist Jeff Johnson's WinterSky Tour,
with flutist Brian Dunning
and violinist Wendy Goodwin,
at the LaSells Stewart Center
on the Oregon State University
In a blog post
written during the tour, Wendy aptly describes the highlight of the evening: “Phil is bringing the house down nightly with a pyrotechnic solo set unlike anything I’ve seen on the guitar. The man can sing too... Wow. Wow. Wow!”
With my small, discreet, pocket camera, I took 254 photos that evening. Due to the very challenging lighting conditions, the 30 photos I have gathered into this album have all be processed as black and white images.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this album, see the related article, Phil Keaggy Concert.