“The banjo has a heart and soul to it,” says Bob Carmody as he strums some melodies at Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens while waiting for the rest of the members of the Glen Dessary Jammers to arrive. Carmody has been playing the banjo seriously for about a year and looks forward to his Wednesday evening jam sessions. “The solitude and feeling is good here,” he said. ”This is a great place to play music.”
Sebastian Lee (right) assists Kerim Tshimanga as he works his way through a bouldering puzzle at Lizard’s Mouth. Lee and Tshimanga, both UCSB students, try to get out and climb at least twice a week and have been doing so together for about a year. “This and The Brickyard are the two best spots for bouldering in Santa Barbara,” says Tshimanga.