Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pearls Before Breakfast - Street Musician Metro Experiment

What happens when you feature one of the world's finest musicians, performing some of the greatest music composed, at a busy Washington, D.C. metro station? Can fantastic musicianship and music command attention, inspire, and permeate the hustle and bustle of the daily commute?

Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post tells the story - very interesting!

If you're a musician who has played on the street or on gigs where the music might as well have been a construction project, then you'll empathize with some of Joshua Bell's post metro gig analysis and reflections. And regardless of your own gig, the article is a reminder that in the midst of our rushing about, it's still important to keep our eyes, ears, and hearts open.

Rob Birdwell