Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method

Easy Street Records Presents: The Clinch Method — Danny Clinch

Shot and chopped by Ryan Cory & featuring original music compositions by Mike McCreedy

Original Photography by Danny Clinch for "The Joke" by Brandi Carlile

We’ve been big fans of photographer/director Danny Clinch for a few years. He was gracious and helpful when we created the Pearl Jam pop-up here at the shop. All images had been supplied by Danny. He then went on to create the video for our girl Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, Song of the Year. Our whiz kid filmmaker Ryan Cory had a day off in NYC, we suggested he go see Danny in Asbury Park. Here it is! Enjoy. 

Danny Clinch loves music. He listens to it, plays it, photographs it, and films it. Through this passion, Danny has established himself as one of the premier photographers in the world. He has shot and filmed a wide range of artists, from Johnny Cash to Tupac Shakur, from Bjork to Bruce SpringsteenHis work has appeared on hundreds of album covers and in publications like Vanity Fair, Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, and Esquire. Clinch has presented his work in numerous galleries and published four books: Discovery Inn, When the Iron Bird Flies, Motor Drive, and Still Moving. As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations. He has also directed music videos for artists like Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, and Dave Matthews Band

Clinch has recently increased his presence in Asbury Park, NJ by not only creating the Transparent Gallery, but also by stepping up as partner and promoter to the Sea Hear Now music, surfing, and arts festival. Danny plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band and will occasionally put down his harp in the middle of the set, pick up his Leica and begin photographing his band members. During times like these, Danny Clinch is a very happy man.

Special Thanks to: Danny Clinch, Maria Barba-Clinch, Tina Kerekes, Mike McCreedy, Brandi Carlile, Matt Vaughan & Ryan Cory