Sidewalk Memories

by The Arches

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Happy 2019! This album is about family. Family that lives far away and family that has passed on from this life. There are songs inspired by the annual Girdwood Forest Fair in Girdwood, Alaska. Other songs are reflective of family history around Minneapolis, Minnesota. University High near the University of Minnesota where Leonard Swanson and Cathy Schafer met. Schafer Bros. Grocery in Dinkytown near the University campus where my grandfather and his brother ran a grocery store that fed their families during the 1930s depression. The cover is a photo of my father around age 20 walking down a sidewalk in downtown Minneapolis around 1950. Mom and Dad (Cathy & Len), Grandpa Eugene and Grandma Helen, Grandpa Leonard, Grandma Mildred, Aunt Barb, Aunt Kit, cousin Beth, thank you for the gift of your lives and may you all rest in peace- Murphy.

Peace and Love,
The Arches

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released January 1, 2019

The Arches are:

Murphy Spark- Lead Guitar, Bass
Nova Williams - Rhythm Guitar
Jessica Fury – Drum Kit, Samples
Nina Blade – Keyboards, Bass

Special Guests:
Jonny Ham - Harmonica on Girdwood,AK
Admiral Leonard's Royal Orchestra
Johnny Kahn - Trumpet
Janet Pebbles - Violin
Bridget Wong- Violin
Betsy Wilcox - Piano on Hotel Leamington

Album cover concept by MLS
Photo of Leonard Alan Swanson circa 1950- Downtown Minneapolis
Mixed & Mastered by the band at Swany River Studios
All songs written & arranged by Mark L Swanson
Swany River Productions, LLC

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The Arches Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Arches are a Minneapolis Instrumental band spreading love and kindness around the world. Our songs are simple sketches of studio performances.

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