Matt Whipkey's 'Penny Park' promises summer, new sound

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:00 am

“We never grew out of counting the days 'til the last class, the final test. Our little leagues gave way to borrowed cars, black guitars, fragile hearts, misdemeanors, repeat offenders and stolen kissers.”

That's what Matt Whipkey's new album, “Penny Park: Omaha, NE: Summer 1989” is all about: the summer, a theme park and a girl. It's a story that belongs to a lot of us, and Whipkey is laying it out on his new album with a title that shares a close resemblance to Peony Park, the Omaha amusement park that was shuttered in 1994.

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