Last year, we detailed one impressive aspect of the band concerts. Under new direction, each week featured solo performances from a rotating cast of touring and local musicians. One night, Lawrence was even treated to watching Stevie Wonder’s saxophonist Ryan Kilgore (pictured above) while the band played Wonder’s music behind him.
There is more to Carswell’s documentation than meets the eye (or ear, rather). It’s part of an ongoing art project detailing the importance of South Park, where the City Band concerts are set. It’s called “Echoes Through A Green Space,” and it’s a chance for the public (rather than the sparse history books) to tell their history of South Park. Lawrencians past and present can send in documentation (photos, videos, etc.) of anything that happened in South Park, whether it’s a picnic or a wedding or a full blown protest and march. Full disclosure: I Heart Local Music has contributed content to this project. At the end of the month, during Free State Fest, all the information gathered will be part of a massive art installation celebrating the history of South Park. That means Carswell’s soundclip on the City Band concerts will also be making an appearance. You can learn more about the project here.
Whether or not you contribute to the project, the soundclip is just darling and worth setting aside five minutes of your day to recall one of Lawrence’s greatest Summer loves.