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Bands Give Wilton a Rave Review

Wilton can add some hip musicians to the list of those who dig its gorgeous scenery. Both Razia Said and The Kenn Morr Band left the stage at "Music at Merwin" Sunday night raving about the town's beauty.

"We love playing outside," said Madagascar native Said. "It's a beautiful location." The singer-songwriter, whose recent album "Zebu Nation" is raising awareness for conservation in her homeland, was happy it did not rain so she could perform outdoors at Merwin.

Joan Jevne, who attended the concert with her friend Nerina Klobas, was happy too. "I thought this was one of the best concerts [Parks and Rec] has had," she said.

Wiltonian Ken Knox was less ebullient. "I didn't know what to expect," he said. "I was pleasantly surprised."

Morr, out promoting his new album "Higher Ground," had not been to Wilton before. He said it's similar to his hometown of Colebrook, Conn., and gave him a "country feel," which he enjoyed. "It was totally worth my trip," he said.

The free concert was sponsored by Wilton Parks and Recreation. It was part of a series that has been continued after a two-year hiatus. According to the Parks and Rec Director Steve Pierce, the concerts began in 2000 to give residents a relaxing way to end the weekend.

"[Parks and Rec] thought it would be a good way to unwind before the week starts," Pierce said.

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