New York City has some of the greatest buskers in the world...

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  1. BritishBluesBoy

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    Case in point... Gregory Porter:

     
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    Oh, Man.....
     
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    Cool old train too...

    I remeber those kinds of cars from when I was a little kid. No air conditioning, just big giant fans every 4 feet... And windows that passengers could open. :cool:

    Nice tune, thanks for sharing.
     
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    and good PA systems
     
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    Sweet...
     
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    Outstanding.
     
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    This was clearly set up for filming (It's part of a series on buskers by PBS) but you'd be amazed at some of the gear some guys drag down into the subway. I've actually seen a full swing/big band/orchestra in all white uniforms complete with a PA system and full size grand piano (!!??!!) playing at 14th Street Union Square station. That's down two big flights of stairs! And guys here complain about lugging a Twin Reverb!!
     
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    i hear you BluesBoy, i just have a thing for cinema verite ;)

    no, surely not a grand piano, i wouldn't even contemplate it

    the biggest i've ever seen is someone on the tube with a cello, in a case

    the buskers here don't even bother trying the escalator

     
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    Well it's actually part of the NPR Field Recording Series with very talented artist, not busking, so they are using all top quality gear.

    There are 30 or 40 of these NPR Field Recordings with everything from the singles, duos, to full bands, playing in fields, parking lots, trains, boats, tour buss', porta potty lines at a music festival, and places from New York to Seattle, and everywhere between.







     
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    Exactly, i love underground art, in every sense, as you and BBB eloquently describe
     
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