One of the street performers I met and hung out with for a few hours. We ended up jamming and it wasnt that great but I got to talk with this dude for a good amount of time while he swung back a huge cup of Whiskey.
Currently in Athens, GA. I’m really loving this town! The people are very open and down to earth, the town is quaint but there is so much going on, and Music is EVERYWHERE. I would definitely consider living here in the future. I think I’m going to spend a few days here.
This guy’s named Danny and most people know him in the town as the “local” street performer. He is originally from Kentucky.
Check out this documentary called On Jacks Road, which documents a group of people who embark on Jack Kerouac’s roadtrips. I ran into them in Union Square last year and they asked me a bunch of questions. They were really Great people.
Yesterday was a blast! I played for 4 hours and met some of the best people on my trip.
I met this one woman who had cancer at 35 years old and she praised me for actually going out there and doing what I love with my life. She told me a story of some of the other cancer patients she met that sent chills down my spine.
This other guy came over and for some reason he was so worried about me getting sunburnt, he went to the drug store and bought me $30 worth of 60 SPF sunscreen! Haha
I met this guy from Serbia who wanted to jam and he brought his guitar out to play. He was all over the place with his music. I told him to ‘Keep it Simple’.
I met these 2 girls who had done some serious traveling across the world: Africa, Asia, America… But at the same time one girl said she used her entire $80,000 college loan to travel. That seems a bit contradictory. Debt will only trap you and is the killer of your freedom to do what you love. (find a way to travel and make $$)
P-town is a wild place. I met tons of street performers, locals, and travelers.
I found out all the tricks and trades of playing out here.
One guy I met is Will. A young dude living in P-town on his own. He found a 1950’s electric Wurlitzer in an abandoned School and he brings it out to play on the streets. He pays his rent that way. He has only been playing for 3 years.
There’s so much more I wish I could tell you. A lot of deep stuff he told me but I won’t get into it. He’s a good guy.