David Crowder; A hoedown comes to Creation Fest NE 2013

David Crowder
If the Appalachian mountains exploded, the new David Crowder (Crowder Music) would be front and center of it all.

David Crowder



David Crowder



David Crowder



Day 3: The lack of sleep is slowly catching up with me.. Thankfully there exists the substance called coffee … My night was filled with editing, photos and video and this morning I woke to doing more Creation interviews, helping out at our booth, dealing with media schedule changes and special VIP events. Finally, it was time to listen and capture some images of more live artists. David Crowder (Crowder Music) was the first on the list.

Since he’s come back to music, not that he really ever left, he put together something completely different from his original band. And I gotta say I have been really diggin it. It’s an old style bluegrass sound; almost like your hanging out on the front porch of an old house in the back hills of West Virginia. And boy can this band play. Using all acoustic instruments like banjo, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, David has rearranged many of his original songs to fit this mold and they fit perfectly with the band.

Even if you don’t think you’d like this style of music, you should at least catch them once. I think you’d be surprised just how fast your feet will be tapping along.

Shooters Notebook:

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 80-200mm f2.8, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Tamron 24- 70 f2.8

Shooting at the main stage this time of day was tricky. The sun was just behind the stage creating some serious back lighting issues. Then mix in a roof over the stage for lots of contrasty shadows. You may notice the photos I shoot around this time of day have many of the backgrounds totally blown away, but they are not the subject of my compositions.

My thought was I didn’t care about the backgrounds, my focus and exposure were the musicians and if I had them exposed right let everything else just fall where it might in terms of exposure. It’s always more important to have your artists properly exposed, right ?!
..you should answer “yes” here.

David Crowder

Crowder Music is David Crowder, et al

Did you see David Crowder at Creation? Let me know in the comments




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