Top Ten Photos of 2023

Our team of photographers pick their top ten images from their last twelve months of show coverage for Loud Hailer.

2023 has seen tours come back in force – and what a great year it’s been for catching our favorite artists on the big stage once again. After tours were halted due to Covid restrictions and then multiple delays due to visa issues etc., the number of tours this year has been impressive, and we can’t get enough!

This year also saw Loud Hailer HQ take to the road for our fundraising road trip on behalf of Musicians On Call and National Independent Music Foundation (NIVF). This trip saw us drive across the US from coast to coast, the scenic route, stopping at independent music venues in 12 cities across a five-and-a-half week trip. You can still donate to either of these great causes. You can find the links to donate and more information on the trip here

Throughout 2023, our Loud Hailer team of contributors covered shows of all sizes and genres. Check out some of our favorite photos of the year here:

Zach is based in Nashville and this year has covered shows from artists such as Placebo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Pierce The Veil. Check out his favorite shots from this year’s shows:

Detroit-based contributor Chuck Marshall got his metal fix this year from the likes of Mastodon, Gojira, Queensryche, Kings X, and Marty Friedman. 

Jena McShane is also based in the Detroit area and caught shows by Peter Gabriel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Greta Van Fleet, and Interpol. Check out a selection of her favorite shots here:

Columbus-based Maddy Meade had the pleasure of catching shows by Noah Kahan, Louis Tomlinson, All Time Low, Big Time Rush, and Mayday Parade amongst others. 

Sami Lipp-Mosier is based in Detroit and has enjoyed capturing shows across a number of genres this year. She has covered blues artists such as the legendary Buddy Guy and Kingfish, and rockers Rival Sons, Dirty Honey, and Here Come The Mummies. 

Also based in Detroit, Gary Pahlow has covered shows from Yungblud to The Struts, to Babymetal, to Static-X. We look forward to seeing what he captures for us in 2024!

Mike Paquin covers shows in the Raleigh area, NC. He’s attended shows such as The Soap Girls, Greta Van Fleet, Wilder Woods, Eric Gales, Alter Bridge, and Sevendust. Here are just a few of his favorite photos from 2023. 

George Ortiz covers shows throughout California, in particular Los Angeles and San Diego. This year he got to photograph the likes of Foo Fighters, The Struts, The Hives, The Cure, Post Malone, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Trae Roberts is a new member of the Loud Hailer team and covers shows in Little Rock and surrounding areas. Trae has covered shows such as Ashley McBryde and Queens of the Stone Age. Watch this space for more to come from Trae.

Based in the live music capital of the world, Austin, it’s no wonder Lauryn Singletary is able to get her concert fix. This year, Lauryn captured shows such as TV Girl, The Brook and the Bluff, Big Thief, Faye Webster, and JXDN. 

Courtney Thomassen is based in Orlando and joined our team earlier in 2023. So has enjoyed covering shows such as John Mayer, JP Saxe, Yellowcard, Nothing More, and Slaughter To Prevail. 

2023 has seen Detroit-based Jessica Trail attend shows such as Macklemore, The Interrupters, Wednesday 13, and Whitechapel. 

Kirstine mainly covers shows in the Chicago area, but this year took part in a cross-country charity fundraising trip for NIVA and Musicians On Call. On this trip, she managed to catch Chris Shiflett at the iconic Antone’s in Austin. In Chicago, she covered the likes of Queen + Adam Lambert, Fugees, Marvelous 3, and John Mellencamp. 

Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to all the new music and concerts 2024 will bring! 

About Kirstine Walton 383 Articles
Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!