Sometimes you just have to hang out with rock stars in bars, or at the BBQ joint they got their start at. It’s a rough job, but somebody’s got to do it. Jerett and Heather were looking to add a bit of jazzy film noir funk (think “Sin City” meets “Casablanca”), contrasted with a little rockabilly punk to their promo images and future album art. Along with my favorite makeup artist – you all should be familiar with Noelle Artistry by now – we spent the better part of two days at The Longhorn BBQ in Auburn, a venue which both these artists have rocked many, many times. It also boasts one of the best chili dogs I’ve ever experienced.

 

Jerett Samples + Heather Thomas // Amanda Kolstedt Photography // Band Portraiture

Jerett Samples + Heather Thomas // Amanda Kolstedt Photography // Band Portraiture

Jerett Samples + Heather Thomas // Amanda Kolstedt Photography // Band Portraiture

 

Jerett Samples released his first full album “Just Gotta Mean It” at the end of 2014 and it’s become a valuable part of my ever increasing music collection. Find it on iTunes, Amazon, and cdbaby.

 Heather Thomas, sponsored by Allegra drums, has been drumming for various artists over the last few years and is currently touring with Mary Lambert.

Makeup Artist / Hair Stylist: Noelle Artistry

Location: The Longhorn BBQ