William Clark Green - Mayfest Hill

Even if she likes the Beatles and you like the Stones, there's a pretty good chance you'll both enjoy William Clark Green.  I had the opportunity to catch the Texas troubadour live at the Bastrop Homecoming & Rodeo this weekend, and I have to say:  William Clark Green flew under my radar for far too long.  

By the time Green took the stage, the party was already keyed up from the soulful sounds of the spirited Peterson Brothers.  


THE PETERSON BROTHERS - MAYFEST HILL - 8/4/2018


Exploding into his first few numbers, Green was visibly feeding off of the energy of the crowd and his fellow band members.  And it didn't stop.  The group roamed the stage throughout the performance, constantly moving and interacting with the audience and with each other.  I've been around live music my entire life, and I was floored by the talent and chemistry that this band displayed.  If you haven't looked into William Clark Green yet, do yourself a favor and give him a listen.  It's Texas country, done absolutely right.


WILLIAM CLARK GREEN - MAYFEST HILL - 8/4/2018


   

Bastrop Music Festival Highlight Video & Sony A7iii Testing

Interested in photos from the festival?  You'll find them here.  This video was shot for testing purposes with the new Sony A7iii. I was testing profiles, low light settings, focus, etc, and did not plan to edit. After having a few folks interested in seeing the footage, I decided to do a quick edit. The grading is a mess! Multiple venues, multiple lighting setups (stage lighting changing every few seconds), you know the drill. So, that being said, it's thrown together rather quickly. I decided to post to YouTube because I know that there's been a lot of interest in the new A73 and how it handles low light video. Hopefully, you can get an idea of what a Canon user can shoot with a Sony camera after only holding it for a few minutes lol. May or may not be a good thing :P

Highlights / recap of the Bastrop Music Festival from May of 2018. Artists featured include: Charley Crockett / Donovan Keith / Graham Wilkinson / The Lonesome Heroes / Tejas Brothers / Zac Wilkerson / Zach Nytomt / others.

The inaugural festival took place in downtown Bastrop, Texas at various venues including Neighbor's Restaurant & Bar / Viejo's / Old Town Restaurant & Bar / The Yard / others.

Bastrop Music Festival Photos

Images from the Bastrop Music Festival - May 2018.  

Images may be freely used for social media, blogs, and other non-commercial purposes, provided: (1) User credits @joshuawhelms and/or joshuawhelms.com, and (2) images are posted at proper aspect ratios (no 1:1, please).  These images have been cropped for IG (5:4).

Bastrop Music Festival - DAY THREE

Images from day three of the Bastrop Music Festival - Saturday May 19 2018.  

View day one images here & day two images here.

Images may be freely used for social media, blogs, and other non-commercial purposes, provided: (1) User credits @joshuawhelms and/or joshuawhelms.com, and (2) images are posted at proper aspect ratios (no 1:1, please).  These images have been cropped for IG (5:4).

Featured artists include:  Eve & the Exiles, Zach Nytomt, The Lonesome Heroes, & more.

Featured venues include:  Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard, Old Town Restaurant and Bar, and Coppershot Distillery.

Bastrop Music Festival - DAY TWO

Images from day two of the Bastrop Music Festival - Friday May 18 2018.  

View day one images here & day three images here.

Images may be freely used for social media, blogs, and other non-commercial purposes, provided: (1) User credits @joshuawhelms and/or joshuawhelms.com, and (2) images are posted at proper aspect ratios (no 1:1, please).  These images have been cropped for IG (5:4).

Featured artists include:  Graham Wilkinson, Charley Crockett, Donovan Keith, & more.

Featured venues include:  Viejo'sNeighbor's Kitchen & Yard, and Coppershot Distillery.

Bastrop Music Festival - DAY ONE

Images from day one of the Bastrop Music Festival - Thursday May 17 2018.  

View day two photos here & day three images here.

Images may be freely used for social media, blogs, and other non-commercial purposes, provided: (1) User credits @joshuawhelms and/or joshuawhelms.com, and (2) images are posted at proper aspect ratios (no 1:1, please).  These images have been cropped for IG (5:4).

Featured artists include:  Zac Wilkerson, The Peterson Brothers, and the Tejas Brothers.  Featured venues include:  Viejo's, Neighbor's Kitchen & Yard, and Coppershot Distillery.