Jeromie Stephens’s memories of Ben Eldridge

Ben Eldridge and Emmylou Harris at the Birchmere (7/15/13) – photo © Jeromie Stephens

As we mourn the loss today of banjo maestro Ben Eldridge, ace photographer Jeromie Stephens has combed through his archives and shared a few images he has captured over the years.

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Jeromie Stephens

Jeromie Stephens has been photographing bluegrass musicians for a little over 30 years. In keeping with the photo-reportage styles of Jim Marshall, Carl Fleischauer and Les Leverett, he shoots in black and white and tries to always stay in close to his subjects. He was first published by FRETS! Magazine in 1986, his junior year of high school. He's illustrated articles for Bluegrass Unlimited, Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, The Washington Post, The Nashville Tennessean and Fretboard Journal. Additionally his photos have been used in CD packages for musicians like Tony Rice, Danny Gatton and Lou Pallo. Jeromie lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, April and youngest son, JJ. You are likely to see JJ with his Dad taking photos at festivals.