Erik Evans, the “Parking Lot Piper,” has been playing the bagpipes in parking lots and commercial outdoor spaces to bring cheer to passersby in Clallam County since COVID-19 prompted community shutdowns in the late spring of 2020.
“Do you remember those early days when it was so quiet? It was so quiet it was creepy,” Evans said. “So I started playing outside my house, and people came up and mentioned that it was nice to hear some music.”
After the initial positive feedback, Evans began to play regularly three or four times a week. He played in parking lots so people could listen to the music without mingling.
“It turned out really great,” he said. “It made me feel like there was something to do every day, which was kind of hard to find.”
Store owners also appreciate Evans’ music: Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm sponsored the July 16 gig at 120 W. Washington St.