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Steve Morin and Friends entertain at Tune Up the Parks

by Sylene Argent

Local band, “Steve Morin and Friends,” entertained a fair-sized crowd at last Wednesday evening’s edition of the Tune Up the Parks concert series with its specialized brand of folk, blues, and jazz music.

  Under the Essex Centre pavilion, Morin, a long-time musician of Woodslee, not only sang, but entertained his crowd by playing guitar. He also plays the banjo and harmonica. His fellow bandmates accompanied Morin with the addition of percussion, more guitar, and vocal talent.

  During the set, Morin and his band performed an array of top-tapping covers, as well as a few attention-grabbing originals off his latest album, “Beside Myself in Blues.”

  Morin and his friends have been a staple in the Tune Up the Parks concert series since it began four years ago. Tom Brough, who is scheduled to play in the Heritage Gardens Park on August 15, has also been a consistent entertainer in the music series.

  Brough, a Windsor-based musician, enjoys playing music with roots in rock, country, and blues.

  Those who attend the concert series, which the Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) Committee hosts, are urged to bring along their own lawn chair or blanket upon which to sit. Attendees can make a donation to the musicians if they would like to. Performances can be changed or cancelled, and begin at 7 p.m.

  Tune Up the Parks will run weekly until August 30 on Monday evenings in the Colchester Harbour Park and on Wednesday evenings in the Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre. Additional dates in Harrow and McGregor have been added to the event schedule this year.

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