Music In The Streets

July 1st, 2009
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In those few, precious moments of dry, warm weather, I’ve found myself appreciating the street musicians I otherwise pass by without a second thought.
Above is one of the many groups I saw one weekend in Washington Square Park. I didn’t get a name for their group, but their sound was old fashioned, with the washboard playing and the twenties-style singing. The comeback of this warbling, rustic sound complements the ‘speakeasy’ trend in the bars and restaurants that have been popping up everywhere.
Below is a similarly old-school group called the Scandinavian Half-breeds, in front of the bike shop on Vanderbuilt during Summer Streets.
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The emotions and gestures on display by performers offer ranges much more difficult to find in everyday life. As I spend more time trying to improve my photography, I hope to get the opportunity to capture more of these artists expressions and moments.
If I manage to get enough together, I may put together a series of photos here on the blog along with information about the performers.

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