Friday, June 14, 2013

Another One-Man Band

6/14/13 Sailor pen, Diamine Eclipse ink, Stillman & Birn Alpha
Seems like the buskers at Phinney Farmer’s Market have raised the bar this year. Last year it was sufficient to play one instrument at a time – like a ukulele or a saxophone. (Of course, P. K.Dwyer was multi-tasking even last year.) But last week I discovered a musician named The Gin Jars who played a kazoo, a banjo and a horn-type thing all at once. Today it was Nick Moyer, who played a combo that was new to me: a trumpet with an accordion.
This is why sketching at farmer’s markets is my favorite summertime activity: Even when it’s the same, there’s always something new.

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