The Festy Music Festival | Nelson County, VA

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Nelson County, Virginia is a delicious little corner of Appalachia. The mountains there are old, ancient really. Locals call them the Three Ridge Mountains. In October, their densely forested slopes turn a blazing array of autumn colors and paint an exquisite backdrop for the Festy Experience: a 3 day music festival and celebration of local food, beer, wine, art, and creativity. The festival takes place in the rolling fields of the Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland, VA. In addition to a variety of musical acts, including a sultry mix of bluegrass, blues, rock, and americana, the festival puts on a series of workshops where skilled artisans teach group classes on topics ranging from cheese making to fiddle playing. Recently, the organizers of the festival asked me to document the weekend, photographically. The resulting photo essay is part live music photography, part behind the scenes documentary photography, and part photojournalism. Here are a few images from the Festy story:

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

San Francisco Freelance Photographer | Oakland Freelance Photographer | Live Music Photographer | Freelance Photojournalist | Drew Bird Photography

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