Musicians and Friends

A little more than a week ago, I got a chance to hear a private concert at a friend's apartment. Lee MacDougall is a British singer/songwriter who's doing a 30 day U.S.  I've gone to hear friends play at small clubs before, but I'd never been to see an artist I didn't know is such a small setting.  My friend Shanna knows the singer's publicist/manager through work.  They arranged this concert in her loft when they stopped in Atlanta, on their way to Nashville.

 Taken with a 28-35mm lens, 1/15 seconds at ƒ3.5 ISO 500

That's Lee in the middle and his tour manager Kevin on the left.  They're travelling with accompanist/guitarist Rob.  I think that's it, end of entourage. I didn't see what they're travelling in, but I'm guessing it's not a tricked-out tour bus.  It seems like quite the do-it-yourself tour, but they seem to be having a great time.  They were all very nice.  They walked around Shanna's neighborhood before the concert, they had drinks and chatted with us, too.

Taken with a 17-50mm lens , 1/15 seconds at ƒ2.8, ISO 500

Above, Kevin talks to a couple of Shanna's guests.  Below, the lovely Shanna! She makes a mean cocktail, by they way.  I'd say all who tried it were impressed with something called a Kentucky Mule.


Taken with a 17-50mm lens , 1/50 seconds at ƒ2.8, ISO 500

Lee is promoting his EP called "If Walls Could Talk".  He has another three-song collection available on iTunes

Falling in Love for the Last Time is still running through my head.

Taken with a 50mm ƒ1.4 lens, 1/30 seconds at ƒ1.4, ISO 500Taken with a 50mm ƒ1.4 lens, 1/60 seconds at ƒ1.8, ISO 5000