Drive-By Truckers – June 16th – Chautauqua Auditorium

Drive-By Truckers 2017-06-16-18-1959Photos by Jim Mimna

They say opposites attract, and this was the case last Friday at Chautauqua in Boulder as the hard driving Rock act known when the Drive-By Truckers showed up for a two-night stand at the historic venue.  The venue is plagued with cranky neighbors complaining of noise issues, so the band bent to the rules and unplugged their electric instruments and played acoustic with the volume dialed way back in an attempt to meet the low noise threshold.  Due to this unique situation, DBT played some fantastic takes on songs I have only heard loud and electric like “Sink Hole,” “Women Without Whiskey,” and “Buttholeville.”  There’s no doubt they made the best of the situation.  Overall the show was an enjoyably unexpected change for the avid Truckers fan and provided a new look at one of America’s best touring acts in one of the front range’s oldest venues.


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Who Is Jim Mimna

Capturing life in various forms is what I do. I consider myself an archivist by nature. It is not a career choice that I consciously made, but it is something that has called me. I strive to freeze a moment in time with every frame, a moment that can retell its story with each viewing, forever. I also have a deep passion for music and have been photographing and recording live music for years. Capturing the energy and magic of a live performance in a photograph is one of my passions. In addition, I enjoy photographing in a wide variety of settings, from wildlife scenes to family portraits and everything in between. I am a lover of the earthscapes that we see all around us every day, both natural and manmade, and aim to make unique images that do justice to their beauty. Where others see darkness, I see streaks of light through long exposures. I shoot a very wide variety of subject matter including individual/family portraits, event coverage, landscapes, live concert/performance, HDR, product and commercial photography, architectural, weddings, food, and editorial photo journalism. With artistic expression, I aspire to create visual art that speaks volumes.