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Would You Throw This Guy A Quarter?
by Paul Bass | Jan 22, 2013 12:44 pm
Posted to: Arts & Culture, Music
He was contending with the passing cars on Elm Street for the ears of passersby.
He goes by the name Cud Eastbound. He’s from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has put out a number of CDs. He has a webpage.
In between numbers on Elm Street the other day, he said he was passing through town on a “Dry Rot” tour of the U.S. (According to his Facebook page itinerary, he plans to swing by New Haven again on Feb. 27 and he hopes someone will offer him a stage other than the street.)
He had some of those CDs with him on the sidewalk along with a tip jar.
I thought his hard-charging banjo slide-playing added a rhythmic groove to the rush-hour traffic. So I tossed him a coin.
Would you have? Click on the play arrow for a listen; comment below.
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Remarkable! Considering what passes as talent in music today, it’s a shame that this talented performer is not yet a well known name. I will definitely be spreading the word. Wonderful work, Cud!
Fun stuff, what’s not to like and support? BTW, 2/27/2013 would seem to be an open mic night at The Outer Space in Hamden, perhaps he should contact the good folks at that venue.
Paul - Love this. Awesome post idea. New Haven needs more buskers and street performers. Committing your resources toward hi-lighting these seemingly random acts of inspiring creativity is a delight. A truly noble act. More more! Bravo.