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Photos: Ben Howard closes out the summer with chilling performance at the Edgefield



Autumn weather rolls into the outdoor setting of the Edgefield amphitheater, preluding the last show of the summer. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard focuses on his intricate finger picking guitar style. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

English singer-songwriter Ben Howard begins his set with “Boat to an Island.” Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard moves through his performance, playing an untitled song. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Crowd members watch in awe as bubbles blow in the wind and the trippy stage visuals change in color. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Along with several other band members, Ben Howard’s touring violinist contributes to the music’s dreamy sound. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Crowd members watch intently as Ben Howard’s eerie melodies reverb through the amphitheater. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Eight band members accompany Ben Howard on stage, including two drummers, violin, bass and guitar. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard’s touring keyboard player performs in bare feet. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard moves toward the crowd. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard plays “The Defeat” from his newest album, ‘Noonday Dream.’ Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard focuses on his playing. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard moves from his seated position and walks out to the edges of the stage. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard moves his hands up and down the neck of his guitar. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

Ben Howard’s stage graphics contribute to the dreamy feeling of the evening. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

While the crowd at the lower part of the amphitheater consisted of fans standing tightly together, the upper part of the lawn hosts a more laid back feel to the crowd. Ben Howard closes out the summer with a chilling performance at the Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. on Sept. 22, 2018. (Sarah Northrop/Emerald)

 

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Sarah is the Photo Editor for the Daily Emerald. She has experience in all kinds of photography and visual tempo, as well as feature writing and news reporting. In her free time she enjoys hiking, live music and petting dogs.