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  1. Wytukay

    Busking Phoenix?

    Anyone have advice on busking in Phoenix? I see a lot of hate for Phoenix in general but is it that bad for busking?
  2. ElNayshon

    Down to busk fol

    I want to ride freight, play music across the country and drink whiskey until I fall. I have over 10 years playing drums and I've been on the road for awhile now traveling solo. Trying to find a crew to make music, possibly do some covers as well.
  3. AngusGBeef

    Musical Bicycle?

    I've been listening to a lot of folk punk lately, especially johnny the hobo and the freight trains. In their Discogs article it lists bicycle as one of the instruments and in the love songs for the apocalypse album art theres a little guy holding drum sticks above an upside down bicycle. But...
  4. Matt Derrick

    Video Heavy Metal Busking

    A random video I came across on Metal Suck's YT channel. Folks seemed pretty into it... never say it can't be done!
  5. otch0z

    Busking your gaz ?

    Hi everyone ! I should get a big ol' chevy van soon but those drinnnk gaz and (surprise surprise) I can't really afford to pay for my gaz all the time. So I wanted to have some info/tips on how to busk at gaz stations (which to chose, is there a particular time, etc) I'm a longish time busker...
  6. Xyndr

    Bama Busking

    We are in south east Alabama, not far from Troy. Trying to figure out where our best bets to busk would be? We've acquired a van so we are mobile, just can't wander too far as my nephew will enter the world soon and that's why we are in this awful state anyway. Troy has ordinances that...
  7. JackSioux

    Best songs on harmonica for busking?

    The title is pretty self explanatory, I have a lovely harmonica and I was wondering what the best songs to learn are when it comes to busking
  8. JackSioux

    Do people sell art on the streets anymore? Would I have any luck after or even during covid?

    I’m not much of a musician yet but I’m still getting there. I am one hell of an artist and I’ve always seen people on the street offering to do portraits and caricatures for money, is that still a good way to make money or nah? What would I need to bring with me if I’m on my hobo adventures...
  9. dubh

    busking in pac nw

    Does anyone know good busking places in Portland, Seattle, Salem, Eugene. I live in Olympia so I've got that literal scene down. I play djembe, looking for regional adventure now that I'm not tied down to the Jamboree program. Rock it.
  10. void gaze

    Where to winter? (Busking, camping, rubber tramping)

    Once my harvest season work is done here in the NE, it’ll be mid December and I’ll probably want to go somewhere warm as possible with my pay, maybe a car, definitely an instrument. I’m thinking about places in the SW , probably CA or AZ , that I either haven’t been to in a long time or didn’t...
  11. parkscreamer

    How did you guys learn to busk with guitar?

    So i’m planning on trainhopping and hitching this summer, and i’m gonna try to bring my guitar, and since i’ll have nothing better to do i’ll probably be playing it a ton which would be a good chance to get better at it. Also, I wanna try out busking and making some cash on the road, but im...
  12. D

    Places to busk in the cold.

    Has any one gotten much guff for playing in the subways in Chicago without a license? I don't want to wreck my guitar, but I'm trying to think of what would work best that still has foot traffic. I was thinking in unstaffed metra stops. Ideas or experiences with this in any place? Doesn't...
  13. D

    Songs for Busking

    What are some good busking songs, specifically for Mandolin and Banjo duets? Right now I have some songs but I'm always looking for new material. Some I like to play right now 16 Tons Forgot My Name- barefoot surrender I Will Rise - lost dog What's Up- 4 non blondes Fear Not- rail yard ghosts...
  14. Vance Lee

    For busking musicians, a tip you may find useful.

    Most may know this, wanted to post for those who may not. As you know, I am in Florida and most communities do not allow for busking - they seem to put it in with panhandling. When I am in that community, I go to a local small tavern and offer to play a set or two for just tips. I may have to...
  15. PunkWithOuttaSafetyPin

    Suggestions for stl to nola

    Does anyone have any experience with this route? Any good towns for busking or quick work? Campgrounds you recommend or sites worth seeing?
  16. R

    Favorite Songs for Guitar Busking?

    What is your go to? Covers? OC? What do you like to play? What songs pay the best? Are they often the same or are you forced to play stuff you don't love?
  17. gathernogloss

    busking in montana (along the HI LINE)

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G72Eq9vy8qA
  18. dubh

    Ireland Busking Contests

    So if anyone else is in Ireland this summer there are a couple different busking contests and/or festivals. one pays €3000.00 https://visitarmagh.com/buskfest/ there is another one in Letterkenny: https://www.facebook.com/letterkennybuskingfestival/ Galway is a good busking place, although...
  19. Cornelius Vango

    Spange Canada?

    Hey, I'm about to cross Canada in the next week, I was wondering if any of you crazy fucks (non-Canadians specifically) have ever busked, or flown a sign or gas-jugged (or hitch-hiked, even though I'm not planning on that, but just out of curiosity) in Canada and if you got harassed or in...
  20. dumpsternavel

    Anyone gonna be @ Folk Life 2018?

    Gonna be trying to attend the annual Folk Life Festival in Seattle,WA this year. It’s held at the end of May- and I’m gonna be round there bangin’ on a washboard, and hoping to jam with any and all. It’s also cohesive with apple picking season, (so I’ve heard) and may be a good opportunity for...