My good friends in The Swamp Bats performed an excellent acoustic set at Fado Irish Pub in Austin last Friday. There is just something extra special about a performance with primarily acoustic instruments. The standup bass, cajon drum, acoustic guitar, and mouth harp all combine for a more simple yet deep and sophisticated sound. The intimate atmosphere at Fado contributes to a wonderful experience with the band and their music.
I usually photograph concerts with a 50mm equivalent lens on my Fujifilm camera. This time I decided to try something a little different. I knew I'd be able to move around the band up close and freely so I took my 24mm equivalent lens for a more wide angle view than I typically use. Here are some of my favorite shots of the night.