THIS SITE IS VERY OUT OF DATE AND IN GREAT NEED OF UPDATING. David ____________--- David Shehi is just another dopeless HOPE fiend. He has traveled the road of live music extraordinaire. From his initial encounter with The Grateful Dead in '95 at the ripe old age of 14, David has not stopped and his indulgence has since progressed to what he now says is a "feeling of spiritual transcendence" when at live shows. In fact, he says that he "experiences God to the highest extent through the power of sound waves." Chances are that if you see live music in the Southeast, you have bumped into David or his lens along the way. David's work has been featured by many notable publications including ­Relix, ­Honest Tune Magazine, ­Jambase and artists including ­Trey Anastasio,­Matisyahu, ­Disco Biscuits, ­George Porter Jr., ­Perpetual Groove, and ­Lotus. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the business both on the Jam and mainstream fronts including Phish, Kings of Leon, Austin City Limits, Tom Petty, and M.I.A. When not engaging these passions, you will find David involved in his other passion, counseling alcohol and other drug addicts, or just enjoying life in general with his wife, Casey, and his infant son, Lyle. Please join him as he shares his passion for music through some of his most recent photography and thank you for stopping by! David is the Live Music Editor at ­Honest Tune Magazine and has recently began a regular column for ­ Honest Tune Magazine entitled: ­ The Corner of Dopeless and HOPE David recently completed a book of his photography and observations. The book entitled Dopeless HOPE Imagining: The End of a Decade in Jam was compiled as a 100% donation for ­ The Mimi Fishman Foundation and focuses solely on the world of jam in 2009. To view photos of some of the artists who have participated, ­ Click Here To view a recent and current list of artists/festivals and/or representatives thereof that David has worked with/for in 2010, ­ Click Here Find David on ­YouTube to see exclusive interviews and acoustic performances from Grace Potter, moe., Gary Clark, Jr., Railroad Earth, Keller Williams, 7 Walkers, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Wood Brothers, Matisyahu, Brett Dennen and so many more! Find David on Facebook by clicking the link below: David Shehi | 
Recent Published Writing, Photography, Video, & Interview Samples: Talking Brass, Improvisation, and Leading Funky Nation with Big Sam Williams (Interview, Photography) Liz Phair talks Guyville, Sexuality, and Creativity with Honest Tune (Interview, Photography) Liz Phair 1.29.11 (Review, Photography) Adapting with ALO: An Honest Tune Interview (Interview, Photography) Jam Cruise 9: Musical Madness on the High Seas (Festival Review, Photography) Jam Cruise 9: Interviews from the Boat (George Porter, Jr., Lotus, Zach Deputy, New Mastersounds, Galactic, Jen Hartswick, Michael Berg, Van Ghost) (Video Interview/Documentary) Perpetual Groove 12.31.10 (Review, Photography) Perpetual Groove: A look backward and forward on New Year’s Eve (Video Interview/Documentary) 22 Years of Benevolence: Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam (Review, Photography) Trevor Hall takes a Moment with Honest Tune (Video Interview/Documentary) Getting Connected with Cas Haley: An Interview (Interview) ­EOTO, 12/5/10 (Review, Photography) ­The Whigs, 11/26/10 (Synopsis/Review, Photography) ­Roger Waters: Fresh perspective, new insight, relevant classic (Column Piece, Review, Photography)­ ­Gone Gonzo: Bear Creek Music & Art Festival (Festival Photography) ­Moogfest Electrifies The Land of The Sky (Festival Photography) ­Austin City Limits: A Mecca for Music (Festival Review, Photography) ­Ready, Steady, Go: A Chat with The Disco Biscuits' Marc Brownstein (Interview, Photography) ­On the fly with Grace Potter: No rest for The Nocturnals (From ACL) (Video Interview, Photography) ­Easy Star All-Stars: Dubber Side of The Moon (Album Review) ­Primus 10.5.10 (Review, Photography) ­Trevor Hall 9.29 & 9.30.10 (Review, Photography) ­Jerry Jams for Rex (Album Review) ­Jack Johnson, G.Love, & ALO 8.20.10, Atlanta (Review, Photography) ­Relix; Matisyahu: A Day In Atlanta (Video)­ Dave Matthews Band 7/27/10, Atlanta (Review)­ Matisyahu 7/23/10, Atlanta (Review, Photography) ­Grace Potter & the Nocturnals 7/23/10, Atlanta Review, Photography)­ All Good Music Festival 7/8-7/11/10 (Festival Review, Photography)­ Phish 7/1-7/4: The Southern Run (Photography) DexFest: A Cosmic Convergence (Festival Review, Photography) ­ Phish 6.11.10 Chicago (Synopsis) ­ Interview with Keller Williams & Larry Keel; 6.9.10 (Interview) Relix, Hangout Festival pt. 2. (Video Documentary and Interviews: Trey Anastasio, Ben Harper, Matis, Grace Potter, Warren Haynes) Relix, Hangout Festival pt. 1. (Video Documentary and Interviews: Michael Franti, Funky Meters, Robert Randolph, Pnuma Trio) Hangout Music Festival. (Photography, Festival Review) Last Night at WorkPlay: Keller Williams 4.22.10 (Photography, Short Review for Venue Blog) moe. Closes Out 20 Years at The Tabernacle 3.12,13.10 (Photography) Trey Anastasio, Charlotte 2.26.10 (Photography, Review) Jam Cruise 8: The High Seas (Festival Review, Photography) Between the Lazers with Jason Hann of SCI & EOTO (Interview) Into The Light 2009: A Phish Story (Article, Review, Photography) ­ Matisyahu Tour Journal for JamBase Vol. 5 (Volumes 3 and 4 available on JamBase) (Video Documentary) Relix, Matisyahu: From The Road (Video Documentary) Trevor Hall: From The Bus (Review, Video Interview) Burning It Down with Charles Walker and The Dynamites (Photography, Interview) Railroad Earth/Cornmeal 10/3/09 (Photography, Review)
Disco Biscuits 9/22/09 (Photography, Review)
Mike Gordon 9/19/09 (Photography, Review)
Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove (Video Documentary, Album Preview)
Michael Franti & Spearhead 8/13/09 (Photography, Review)
Interview with Keller Williams 8/27/09 (Interview)
Review of ODD by Keller Williams 8/09 (Photography, Album Review)
Ratdog, moe., & PGroove 7/17 & 7/18/09 (Photography, Synopsis)
Rothbury 2009 7/2-7/5/09 (Photography)

Perpetual Groove's Amberland 2009 5/22-5/24/09 (Festival Review)
Interview with Scott Metzger 5/11/09 (Interview)
Lotus and PGroove 2/20/09 (Photography, Review)

All Photos and Videos on this site are solely © David Shehi, Dopeless HOPE Imaging, & Dopeless HOPE Productions 2009, 2010 unless otherwise noted. They may not be reused or reprinted without the express written consent of David Shehi and/or other co-copyright owners (as noted in each gallery). Seriously, just ask. If you are interested in purchasing any photos, please email David directly at,, or contact him through social networking sites. Some photos are for sale while others are not due to restrictions placed by and obligations to the artist(s) and event(s) depicted. ~May The Four Winds Blow You Safely Home~