Before she started sharing the stage with people like Colbie Callait and Taylor Swift, and before she sang the National Anthem at Game 1 of the 2016 World Series and before her third album was certified Gold, Rachel Platten was paying her dues.
These photos are actually pretty special to me. I shot these at a house concert Rachel played at my cousin's house in Greensboro, North Carolina. Along with drummer Craig Meyer, Rachel entertained a crowd of about 150 people in my cousin's backyard. After the show was over, and the masses departed, Rachel and Craig commenced to doing a few more songs for the few friends and family that were invited to stay. Snoop Dogg's "Gin & Juice" was totally unexpected and an absolute favorite
What I like most about these photos is that they were taken right before Rachel hit it big. I don't imagine she'll be doing too many more house concerts.