Thomas Paul | for Boise Weekly

Meet Thomas Paul. He’s an ambitious, yet easy going local musician. Later this month he and his fellow musicians will have a new album out — Goodbye, Waterloo. Read Amy Atkins full cd review here.

For these shots I decided it was time to head over to the ol’ Simplot Hill. The wide open space and the snowy foothills off in the distance seemed perfect. However, I didn’t really think about how miserable it could be weather-wise. My version of hell isn’t sweltering hot….its a freezing, windy, miserably cold place. The top of Simplot Hill sort of resembled that — don’t be fooled by the sun! By the time we stumbled our way (actually, I think I was the only one stumbling) back down the hill I don’t think either of us could move of our fingers. So, all things considered, these turned out pretty swell! However, I’ll be back in the summer to experiment with this location a bit more leisurely…

Check out Thomas’ CD Release party at the VAC on January 15th.

Matt Hopper | Jersey Finger

Matt Hopper (of Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles) answered the door with a chef knife. Excellent. Check out his music, especially their new album, Jersey Finger.  He’s very talented, as is the rest of the band. They’ve got 4 shows in a row–starting tonight! So, if you were wondering what to do in the next few days, now you know!

Amy Atkins review for Boise Weekly is here.