Monday, June 06, 2016

New Orleans buskers

These three were among the many street musicians that I saw yesterday. And they were good.

The French Quarter is filled with these folks.

I hate panhandlers who just sit there asking for money but people who play good music or do neat tricks...them I'll support.

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  1. What? No trumpet players? Or sax?

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  2. Not seeing a whole lot of them these days for some reason. Violins are by far the most common. Pity--a good horn cannot be beat.

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    1. Perhaps a good horn can't be beat, but a good drum can.

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  3. We saw and heard those two girls when we were there - they were very very good.

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  4. Making some great music no doubt

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  5. How much do the buskers expect you to tip them in exchange for a photo? I've seen some who were great about pictures as long as someone threw some money down. Others could get cranky if the person snapping the pics didn't offer up some greenbacks.

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  6. Read where if you stop and listen to buskers, you owe them a dollar.
    But that was a few years ago, might be more now.
    Don't know the price of a picture.

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  7. I got Louisiana and east Texas as my first AO in this job. First time I went to NO, I decided to check out Bourbon St. I was just walking along when I heard, "Is it a man, is it a woman, come on in and find out!" The person in question was quite pretty, but this old country boy was suddenly confused... and that won't do. so.......... I went to the river and listened to some street jazz.... and I went to the river and listened to the music every trip after that. If I can't trust my own eyes.....

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