The latest thing: POV jam videos

Russell Carson with his head-mounted POV video rig at World of Bluegrass 2016The indubitable Russell Carson, crack banjoist with Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder and enterprising bluegrass photographer/videographer, has posted the latest thing in music archiving – the POV video!

Many types of action photography, from the sublime to the discreditable, now utilize this point of view perspective, allowing the viewer to enjoy the experience of being in the scene themselves. Russ achieved the effect by strapping a GoPro Hero to his head during a wicked hotel room jam with Michael Cleveland, Patrick MacAviniue, Jake Workman, Jesse Smathers, and Barry Reed.

Here’s their screaming version of Big Mon.


You can see all of Carson’s videos on YouTube.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.