Garrett LeBeau — Pastures of Plenty Stage, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
Blues & Soul from the High Plains
Born and raised on the Wind River Indian Reservation near Lander, Wyoming, soulful singer-songwriter Garrett LeBeau grew up virtually without music. The local radio stations played mostly 1980s top 40, which had neither appeal nor cultural relevance for young LeBeau and his family (LeBeau is an enrolled member of the Shoshone tribe). As a result, he didn’t start playing music until he was out of school, when he taught himself basic scales and chords.
He made his Woodyfest debut on the New Dominion Stage on the outskirts of Okemah this past July, opening the evening concert on Saturday. Accompanying him were Brad Houser (bass), Michael Christmas (drums), and Nate Basinger (keyboard). Songwriter and musician Annie Guthrie (daughter of Arlo and granddaughter to Woody) joined LeBeau for the final part of his electrifying set.
M-mount lenses do not provide aperture information to the camera body, either electronically or mechanically. Therefore, f-stop settings are approximate, and are probably wildly inaccurate. For what it’s worth, I usually shoot with my lenses wide open.