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September 20, 2023

Faces of ACL

By: Laurie Gallardo

David Ramirez. Photo by Dave Creaney.

Overwhelming. ACL Fest 2023 is literally only a few weeks – really, days – away. How the hell does the time fly by so quickly? But today’s AMM has details about a special ACL Fest retrospective, from the eye of a wonderful Austin photographer.

Perhaps your AMM host’s opinion is slightly skewered for various reasons, but Dave Creaney truly has an instinct for capturing the essence of an attitude, pretty much with all of his subjects, but most especially with the music artists he’s worked with. Creaney pulled together a few of his favorite ACL artist portraits from two years’ worth of shooting at the festival for the Austin American Statesman, blew each photo up to an impressive size, and collaborated with Central Machine Works to create an exhibit at their East Austin space. Dave Creaney Presents: Faces of ACL features a mix of local and touring artists caught in the wild, taking a moment to pose before diving back into the madness.

Get up close to these spectacular portraits at the Faces of ACL opening party at 8 p.m. tomorrow night, Thursday Sept. 21, at Central Machine Works, 4824 E. Cesar Chavez. And see live performances by Flora and Fawna, Jake Lloyd, and…a secret special guest. No idea who the special guest is. No, they would not share that info with the AMM. You have to be there to find out. Go for it.

-All photos in this post courtesy of Dave Creaney. Pictured above: David Ramirez. On the KUTX homepage: THEBROSFRESH.


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