Photos from the ‘lawncert’ live music series in Tampa’s Rivercrest neighborhood

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Seth Lynn is one of Tampa Bay’s most unique live acts, and on Sunday he showed Tampa’s Rivercrest neighborhood just why.

“Anyone here seen a harp played live before?” he asked a crowd gathered on a front lawn and across the corner of N River Boulevard and W South Avenue. “Not the way you do,” someone shouted back.

It’s true. As part of Katara Trio, Lynn performs with the multi-levered instrument—which he first learned about when he was a student at East Ybor magnet school Phillip Shore—at his right side and a dual-keyboard and sampler set up to his left. The compositions could definitely fall into jazz, but they’re sprinkled with flourishes that’ll intrigue fans of both pop and J Dilla, too. The trio—featuring Natalie Depergola on drums and John Shea on bass—has another show on  Thursday, Jan. 28 at Labyrinth Studios just a few blocks away from the "lawncert" venue.—Ray Roa

01/17/2021 | Photos by Michael M. Sinclair