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#1112241 - 08/04/16 12:50 PM Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach)  
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#1112340 - 08/04/16 09:51 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Barry David Butler]  
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Yeah that is pretty cool. But I wonder how many people will read this article and how many will seek out his music? I'll go look him up on YouTube but I suspect a lot of people will just have a laugh at the Picture and say that's cool and then move on to something else. People have a short attention span. Thanks for the link Barry. I'll go check him out.

#1112342 - 08/04/16 10:15 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Aaron Authier]  
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I Just thought his set up was cool.
I posted a song here "I'M A STAR IN CENTRAL PARK"...
I played in many parks and beaches and it's fun and the
tips are good.
I don't think this guy has any illusions of making it...BUT
who knows... Thanks for stopping by...
Barry

#1112368 - 08/05/16 10:18 AM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Barry David Butler]  
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That's pretty inventive. I bet he can get a lot of tips playing at the right spot. Probably do it until he old and grey (and beyond). I occasionally see someone busking in St. Pete, but when we went on vacation to Asheville, NC last year, buskers were everywhere, all day and night. Usually there was a fair amount of money in the tip jar. Often, the buskers were really good.


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I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/


#1112374 - 08/05/16 12:26 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Colin Ward]  
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He said he makes about $100 a day.
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#1112376 - 08/05/16 12:37 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Barry David Butler]  
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Originally Posted by Barry David Butler
He said he makes about $100 a day.
Barry



Until a business owner complains to the city, Then they will shut him down.

Make hay while the sun shines though! grin

#1112378 - 08/05/16 12:48 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: 90 dB]  
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I saw him on TV and he doesn't play by the restaurants and stores.....I played in Central Park for years and the tips were great even when I did my originals......
I WAS kicked out of a few Malls Though....lol
Barry

#1112380 - 08/05/16 01:03 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Barry David Butler]  
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We've been busking for 40 years on both coasts, so basically, we've been thrown out of a lot of places. grin


There used to be a guy in San Francisco (circa 1970) who called himself "The Human Jukebox". He had this huge, multicolored cardboard box with a slot for money in the front. People would request a song, and he would play and sing it from the box; either on guitar or banjo. He also did stand-up. He was really good, and I never saw anybody stump him. The little kids absolutely loved it!

The guy was literally printing money. grin

#1112435 - 08/06/16 10:48 AM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: 90 dB]  
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He must have had a photographic memory to know all those songs.WOW.

#1112439 - 08/06/16 12:55 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Everett Adams]  
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I've met many singer/musicians/songwriters that have amazing memories OR use a fake book. I have trouble memorizing my own songs words...lolB

#1112515 - 08/07/16 12:38 PM Re: Song Peddler (Must See this Guy on the Beach) [Re: Everett Adams]  
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Originally Posted by Everett Adams
He must have had a photographic memory to know all those songs.WOW.




On of the best parts of busking is that your audience is always turning over. Typically, they will stop for a few songs, then move on. So, you really don't need a large repertoire.

You've usually got a demographic of about 2 to 92 though, so you better have some stuff from every era! grin


Regards,

Bob


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