When I traveled across Europe and other parts of the world spending a good amount of time performing music on the street, I got to meet many street performers and perform with them.
I have a special place in my heart for street musicians and usually always stop to add a few bucks to their tips jar.
Busking has been with us dating back to antiquity and for many musicians is their man form of employment. In every culture in all corners of the world their are street performers entertaining people of all walks of life. Without them the cities we live in would seen dull and uninspiring.
Here are some of my favorite videos of street musicians. Hope you enjoy them.
This performer is one of my favorite classical guitarists with a gypsy flair to his music. He draws large crowd and it's no surprise why once you hear him play.
Best Street Guitar Performance: Hundreds flock to watch this street performer and you can see why!
Bohemian Rhapsody is a song that has spanned multiple generations in it's popularity which is a hallmark of a great song.
Miguel Montalban - Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) AMAZING street performance
They say you can't judge a book by it's cover and that is clearly true when it comes to music. You just never know who is going to amaze you with their playing skills and you certainly can't tell by their appearance alone. This video proves that a little rock and roll lives in each of us.
Workman Stuns Audience With His Piano Skills
Violin is one of the hardest instruments to play in my opinion and this guys does a great job of it. You'll see him playing on the streets of Seattle mostly but I have seen him in other major cities too.
AMAZING Street Violinist Draws Audience - Halo Remix (beyonce)
When you're a creative musical artist you can make music with just about anything as this street performer demonstrates so well.
Amazingly creative street musician in London
This guy plays The Gypsy Kings so well I could listen to him all day.
Amazing street guitar performance by Imad Fares " Gipsy Kings cover"
Beat box is a very creative way to make music and has taken on a life of its own over the years and Dub FX has honed his street show down so well he always draws a crowd. I like this video in particular because the song is awesome but also because he explains in laymen terms the process of making loops.
Dub FX 'Made'