I mostly took a day off yesterday. I drew a bit on a new print, but mostly I went to church, walked my dog in the park, had lunch with my folks, and spent a Sunday afternoon at Huey's, our local burger joint.
That used to be a regular thing for me. My favorite ever blues player and her band would be there once a month or so, and it was a standing date for a bunch of my friends to meet there. But Di Anne Price died early this year, and I've missed that time, as well as just missing her a lot.
This week Den of Strings played, and they were marvelous. It's a brand new band made up of longtime great musicians. Heather Trussell plays violin (she also plays with the symphony, the Klezmer orchestra, occasionally with the Bluff City Backsliders, and many other projects), her husband Sam Shoup plays upright bass (he's played with many great groups over the years, but I'd never heard him play on an upright before), and Joe Restivo, jazz guitarist extraordinaire, does his thing.
It was extraordinary. I hope they play often. I've missed my Sundays.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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