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Marty Stuart on Photographing Music Legends and Eccentric Americans

Thursday, August 14, 2014

 Marty Stuart performs during Marty Stuart's 13th Annual Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium on June 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. Marty Stuart performs during Marty Stuart's 13th Annual Late Night Jam at the Ryman Auditorium on June 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tennessee. (Erika Goldring/Getty Images/Getty)

Marty Stuart, five-time Grammy-winner and Grand Ole Opry star talks about his photography. After he was discovered at age 13 as a music prodigy by Lester Flatt, Stuart toured with Flatt's band and began photographing what he called "the history in the making" going on around him. Stuart’s new book, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, includes often candid behind-the-scenes pictures of legendary musicians, eccentric characters from the back roads of America, and portraits of members of the Lakota tribe in South Dakota, people he was introduced to through his former father-in-law, Johnny Cash. He also talks about his upcoming performance at Joe's Pub.

From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
John R. Cash, Last Portrait, September 8, 2003, 2003. Archival pigment print.
From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
Bill Monroe, Last Winter, 1995. Archival pigment print.
From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
"Baby, your Grandpa was a man named Hank Williams."

Hank Williams, Jr., and his daughter, Katie, 1995. Archival pigment print.

From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
Miss Sharlene as Dolly Parton, 2005. Archival pigment print.
From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
J.R. Cash, Snorkle the Pig, and Theodore the Turkey on the Farm, 1982. Archival pigment print.
From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
The Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells, 1994. Archival pigment print.
From American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart. Courtesy of the publisher
Willie and Waylon, 1985. Archival pigment print.

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Comments [1]

jgarbuz from Queens

Could you ask your guest if he knows anything about the Lakotah Sioux bid for an independent state, the Republic of Lakotah?

Aug. 14 2014 12:50 PM

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