Thursday, August 11, 2016

KENNETT: Anson B. Nixon concerts

"OH MY GOD! Karen! Were you here tonight?" shrieked a woman across the parking lot at Anson B. Nixon Park after the final concert of the summer series on Aug. 10.
Karen happened to be standing a few cars away from us.
"What?" she replied to her friend. Either she was mocking her friend's high-volume greeting or she'd been sitting WAY too close to the speakers.
The final show of the free Wednesday night concert series was by Shytown. I especially liked their covers of Beatles, Rolling Stones and Van Morrison songs, and they closed with an terrific version of David Bowie's "Jean Genie."
The concerts were great fun and well organized, as always -- a wonderful community event. Amazingly, none of them got rained out.
Several of us agreed that the most memorable moment of the series had to be when Kid Davis and the Bullets did a rockabilly version of Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage" from "Dark Side of the Moon." It was a completely unexpected and delightful twist on this 1970s classic.

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