The restored old band shell in Overton Park (where my great-grandmother did costumes for Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in the 1930's) is once again having concerts for the neighborhood. It's been lovely to be able to walk over, see neighbors, and hear free music ten weeks out of the year. Monday night was the Jim Dickinson Folk Festival, in honor of one of our local, legendary musicians and producers. I loved hearing Sid Selvidge, the Dickinson boys, and Jimmy Crosthwait perform as the Sons of Mudboy. It was great also to be able to sit and draw friends sitting nearby, who are in the foreground of this piece.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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