I worked for The Metro, a small music scene publication in Nashville, for a few years photographing bands, musicians and comedians. (Mid eighties) This is the only surviving memento from that period that I can find….
In the mid eighties, I worked for a small paper in Nashville called, The Metro, taking photographs of concerts and musicians. The Metro consisted of mostly college students hoping to get a career in the writing and newspaper business. Me, I just wanted free tickets to awesome concerts. I really never have wanted to do photography professionally. I was on staff for a few years and was exposed to a bunch of music I never would have gone to see on my own. One band was Afrikan Dreamland.
Aashid Himons was the leader and founder of Afrikan Dreamland. He was from West Virginia and had been involved in music all his life. Afrikan Dreamland combined reggae, blues, rock and electronic music and I remember really enjoying their music. After the show I got to chat with Aashid for a bit and he told me a little about the Rastafarian culture and his music. I recall a very warm and polite person that I really enjoyed talking too. I was bummed to hear of his passing in 2011.