I love working with musicians. My partner, Josh, is a professional musician and we spent many years “on the road”.  So even though I don’t play an instrument or sing, I am intimately familiar with the lifestyle and the ups and downs of the profession.

Chris Wagoner & his wife Mary Gaines are local Madison legends who have played with everyone, including being part of Josh’s backing band on many occasions. They have also had their own bands, most notably the Stellanovas and the Moon Gypsies. Recently they came to me because they wanted to rebrand as Gaines & Wagoner- a duo project that features their original tunes as well as some classics with Mary on the cello and bass and Chris on mandolin or fiddle.

As far as branding, we decided on a cool pseudo-retro vibe. We were lucky enough to have access to a couple of great spaces for the photo shoot- Victory Coffee, which has this amazing retro gold and silver wall, and Threshold, with its bright bold colors and airy interior. We were all very pleased with how the photos came out and I used that to inspire the feel of the website.

Check out their fantastic music at GainesandWagoner.com!