Tag Archives: Cotati Accordion Festival

Inside and outside

The accordion festival has a tent with a huge dance floor separate from the main stages. In the afternoons a traditional Polka band plays. It’s VERY popular with dancers–not all of whom are in the senior set. But, the older crew did seem to covet the seats when not dancing. Here’s a scene I captured while the band was taking a break.

Petaluma Bridge

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 85mm. 1/50 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon T2i on the outside looking in.

Old school musician

Here’s another image from last weekend’s accordion festival. This guy is old school, but his look is très cool. No need for color–his vibe is all about black and white. I grabbed the shot while standing just outside a small booth where accordions were being sold.

Old school accordion player

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 50mm. 1/200 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon T2i going old school.

Button box player

This past weekend our band played at the Cotati Accordion Festival. Our set was on Saturday, but Maggie and I were there all day, both days, selling merch and hanging with friends and fans. When I wasn’t at the booth working, eating or enjoying a cold beer or two ;-), I was out and about with my camera. My first offering is a portrait of our fiddler friend Scott working a button box.

Button box player

Lens: Canon 15-85mm at 25mm. 1/80 second at f/5.6, ISO 200.

Canon T2i in the moment.

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