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Park Arts Playlist: Soft & Soothing

It's Super Bowl Sunday! Odds are there will be lots of snacks and excited game watching this evening. So before the festivities begin, take a listen to this low-key playlist to help find some quiet relaxation. This playlist features a variety of musical genres from our GDPI program partners and local musicians that have slower beats, softer melodies, and soothing vocals. Take a listen to this soft and soothing playlist to find a moment of relaxation before the big game!

In 2020, our Programs Department was forced to cancel over 50 FREE concerts due to the public health crisis surrounding Covid-19, along with the cancellation of the other 400+ programs we had planned for the community this year. We are hopeful that in Spring 2021, Greensboro Downtown Parks will be able to return to in-person programming. In the meantime, we're bringing you this new blog series - Park Arts Playlists - a new playlist every week, featuring music from artists that either have performed at the downtown parks before or who would have performed this year.

If you're interested in helping us do more to support artists and creative engagement in our community, please consider becoming a donor and contributing to our $10K in 10 Weeks Campaign.

1. Intro by Kassem Williams: Kassem Williams is a talented drummer and a 2016 graduate of UNCG. Soul Rock, which is from Kassem Williams's debut album, Universe Soul Pressure, features ambient music and and a variety of driving beats.

2. Goodbye by Reliably Bad: Reliably Bad is an 8-member Funk Pop band based in Greensboro. Goodbye features soft and sultry vocals with an R&B vibe.

3. Lullaby of the Leaves by Daniel Delorenzo: Classical guitarist, Daniel Delorenzo, creates a beautiful and atmospheric sound on his latest album, Somekindastory, which he released earlier this year. Delorenzo's classical guitar melodies are the perfect soft and soothing soundtrack for your Sunday.

4. Breeze by Whiskey Foxtrot: Whiskey Foxtrot is an Americana/Rock'n Roll band based in Winston-Salem, NC that is steeped in the traditions of American music. Whiskey Foxtrot has an extensive range, playing everything from hard-hitting rock and soulful blues, to country waltzes and tender folk ballads.

5. You and Me by Casey Noel: Young singer/songwriter, Casey Noel captivates listeners with her heartfelt music that 'beautifies sadness and gives wings to something tender.' Take a listen to this Americana-tinged song from Noel's debut album, Not Just Pretty Words.

6. It's Enough by Admiral Radio: Becca Smith and Coty Hoover were inspired to begin their musical duo, Admiral Radio, after finding a dusty wooden radio in the back of an antique shop. It's Enough is Admiral Radio's most recent album, Sounds Like You, which the duo released earlier in 2020.

7. Bringing the Fireflies by Doug Davis: Based in Winston-Salem, Doug Davis is a talented guitarist, singer, and prolific songwriter. Bringing the Fireflies comes from Davis's album Lullabies for Sophie. Enjoy the beautiful piano melody in this lullaby by Doug Davis.

8. Some Divine by Abigail Dowd: Abigail Dowd is a Greensboro-based singer/songwriter/guitarist, known for her soulful voice and storytelling lyrics. Some Divine is a beautiful song filled with Abigail Dowd's soft, ethereal vocals.

9. Flaws by XOXOK: Keenan Jenkins began his musical career while studying for his Ph.D. at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he played open mics and local artist showcases. Jenkins now performs as XOXOK, creating atmospheric soul music with his incredible vocal range.

10. Back Burner by Ranford Almond: Young singer-songwriter, Ranford Almond, is known for his raspy vocals and folksy tunes that show maturity beyond his years. This is the title song from Ranford Almond's 2020 debut album "Back Burner."

Happy listening! Don't forget to check back next Sunday for more songs by local artists and GDPI partners!

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