Who: Country(ish) Showcase ft. Texas Tilly, Megan Lacy, Stac3y Bell, and Annie Davis
When: December 9th, 2020
Where: Austin, TX @ Sahara Lounge
One of the major reasons for my rebranding to The Vinyl Lens was because I wanted to do more music and concert photography. I had a lot of plans for 2020 before COVID-19 hit. So many great shows were rolling through Austin, and I wanted to photograph all of them! But shutdowns and all had different plans, so it has now been several months since I've gotten to photograph a live show.
Then I got a new camera body, and some small venues were opening up for smaller, socially distanced crowds. So I put some feelers out there to see if any local bands needed some photos so I could swing by and test out the new gear, and Stac3y Bell came to my rescue.
She told me about a showcase she was hosting at Sahara Lounge that could use some photography, and I jumped on it. So glad I did! Not only am I really happy with how this camera performs in such low light conditions, but each artist that performed was great. Just really chilled, heartfelt lyrics in this dark dive bar - it was nice. Plus, without a big crowd and all, I was able to hone in and take my time getting some of these shots.
Check out my favorites below, and let me know if your band is in need of some live show or promo photos!