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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posted by: Dean Moriarty on January 22, 2013 2:33pm
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!
posted by: Nathan on January 22, 2013 4:41pm
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.
posted by: David S Baker on January 22, 2013 8:03pm
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.