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Bumbershoot 2013 – Post #3
Charles Bradley performs at Bumbershoot 2013

By Will Austin

Will Austin’s award-winning photography has taken him around the world. Although he regularly does editorial work, Will specializes in documenting cutting-edge architecture and industrial workplaces. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and son, but hails from Colorado cowboy country.

September 17, 2013

Yes, another band post!  This one is headlined by an incredible performer and artist, a true favorite of mine, Charles Bradley.  I got even more great images of The Screamin’ Eagle of Soul when he was here in 2011, but he just keeps getting better.  Also check out the film “Charles Bradley – Soul of America” to learn more about his amazing life story (also on Netflix).

Charles Bradley performs at Bumbershoot 2013

Charles Bradley, Bumbershoot 2013

Charles was followed by the legendary sax man Maceo Parker.

Maceo Parker at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

I wandered into the EMP to find the pulsing electronic beats of the EDM showcase which included the DJ Supreme La Rock (do click his link for a unique internet experience) and several scantily clad dancers.

EDM show at Bumbershoot 2013

A Seattle classic, The Total Experience Gospel Choir, gave a rousing performance and reminded us all to go to church the next day.

Total Experience Gospel Choir at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

My favorite Seattle band, The Maldives, once again turned in a masterful performance and I met their amazing drummer Faustine Hudson after the show!

The Maldives perform at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

The Maldives perform at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

I’ll have to admit that I had never heard of Nacho Picasso but he makes an incredible photo subject.

Seattle’s Down North is another band I hadn’t heard of but they were really great, sort of a Soul-Rock fusion, check out their video Heartbreaker.

Down North performs at Bumbershoot 2013 in Seattle

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