I'm a Southern photographer, a veteran and a traveler. I take photos of what interests me and to document my travels. If you'd like to see my day to day random snapshots visit my Instagram, jasonkeefer.

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Tom - 2014
Aug 16, 2014 / 29 notes

Tom - 2014

former glory - 2014
Aug 14, 2014 / 12 notes

former glory - 2014

projector - 2014
Aug 14, 2014 / 19 notes

projector - 2014

blue switches - 2014
Aug 14, 2014 / 10 notes

blue switches - 2014

motor - 2014
Aug 13, 2014 / 6 notes

motor - 2014

he flew right at me - 2014
Aug 13, 2014 / 24 notes

he flew right at me - 2014

Loft - 2014
Aug 13, 2014 / 22 notes

Loft - 2014

No Smoking - 2014
Aug 13, 2014 / 8 notes

No Smoking - 2014

Relic of a bygone era - 2014
Aug 13, 2014 / 13 notes

Relic of a bygone era - 2014

The Circle - 2014
Aug 11, 2014 / 26 notes

The Circle - 2014

she plays the fiddle - 2014
Aug 11, 2014 / 8 notes

she plays the fiddle - 2014

Aug 10, 2014 / 16 notes

The 79th Old Fiddlers Convention - Galax, Virginia

I just got back from Galax, Virginia, where my family was attending the Old Fiddlers Convention. I know, I’d never heard of it until a few years ago, but apparently for 79 years there’s been a relatively huge bluegrass competition in Galax,VA. Bluegrass isn’t the most popular genre, but people travel from as far as Syndey to be here.

So, basically, there’s a 4 day que wherein thousands of bands have 1 song to impress the judges. During the downtime bands are seen playing in the streets of Galax and jamming with new friends.

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Then, there’s the contest. The que is amazing to watch. Bands come up, play their 1 song and that’s it… it’s all or nothing.

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The Contest is quite a draw, the stands are packed with thousands of people and the lawn in front of them easily another thousand, but that’s just part of the show. Some of the most amazing music comes from the caravan of campers and tents in the parking lot. Impromptu jams are the norm with the young eagerly taking on the spot lessons from the old.

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It’s a small mountain town, but Galax, Virginia can throw a party, even if only 4 days a year.

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Who? Me? - 2014
Aug 10, 2014 / 13 notes

Who? Me? - 2014

Old Fiddlers Convention - 2014
Aug 10, 2014 / 11 notes

Old Fiddlers Convention - 2014

5 Ton - 2014
Aug 10, 2014 / 76 notes

5 Ton - 2014