Seldom Scene returns to The Birchmere

Seldom Scene back at The Birchmere (9/5/20) – photo by Jeromie Stephens

Live music is back, y’all!!

This past Saturday, Seldom Scene returned to The Birchmere in Alexandria for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdowns started in March. The iconic club has been their home base for many years in the DC area, and this was their second show back on stage over the weekend. Reso-man Fred Travers said that the band hadn’t played a show together since New Year’s Eve at The Birchmere in 2019.

Fortunately, Jeromie Stephens was on hand to capture the proceedings. It was his first show back since quarantines took effect as well, and he was as happy to be back as the band, and the highly receptive audience.

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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.