By Joshua Bolden
Cooper-Young is celebrating 25 years of the annual neighborhood Cooper Young Festival.
The residents started things off on September 13th with an art invitational at the David Perry Smith gallery where five artists showed off five pieces to equal twenty-five years.
In addition to the art on canvas there was art in the air—the musical kind.
Khari Wynn and Michael Joyner came together on this one night to add a musical theme to the evening.
The guitarists were there to sooth the ears of attendees and played everything from their own original songs to covers of Stevie Wonder and Al Green.
"Obviously they're a very good combination," said Robert Eggplant, "they've got a lot of things going for them so it's really a pleasure to seem them play.
Both have been stringing and strumming for over two decades and both said they enjoy the feel of the guitar.
"I love the tone of an acoustic guitar," said Joyner. "I love that it's about patterns."
Joyner said it was really easy to learn.
Wynn who played with the rap group Public Enemy said he was attracted to the guitar because it's a versatile instrument and "you can do a lot of stuff with it."
The duo who has known each other since 2004 said they try to play together as often as they can but whether separately or together they will be plucking at the guitar for many years to come.