by Patrice Johnson
Warm breezes, social distancing and masks were the order of the day on June 26 as the SwizzleStick Band ushered in the return of live music on Fridays to the Stockbridge Township Square during the Open Air Market.
Retired CADL librarian Paul Crandall, keyboard and vocals; son Scott Crandall, drums; and Ashton Havens, bass, performed a variety of originals, blues, jazz and Latin tunes. During the second part, guest musician Jack Falk joined the group. Scott Crandall and Ashton Havens are both Stockbridge grads.
Music will liven the lazy, hazy days of summer on Fridays, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., and next up, July 3, Gary Allen (formerly with the five-time, Emmy-winning Al Jarreau band) will join Tiffany Gridiron in strumming and singing tunes on the square in a bring-your-own-chair affair.
The Open Air Market is open for shopping of locally grown and made products from 4 to 7 p.m.
Market Music is sponsored by the Stockbridge Downtown Development Authority (SDDA), Stockbridge Area Arts Council (SAAC), Stockbridge Area Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and the Open Air Market (OAM).