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Stephen H. Baird, Founder and Executive Director

PO Box 300112, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

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Street and Vaudeville Artists Data Base

The Street Artists and Vaudeville Artists Data Base documents artists in the greater Cambridge-Boston area. A selected list of national and international artists is also included.

Basic listings are free. A donation of $5/year for listings of contact information and links is requested to help pay for the cost of keeping the information on-line. An individual basic web page with downloadable PDF files and flyers is $25/year donation. Email or give us a call for additional information and details.

The Street Artists Photo-Journalism Project will document street artists in Cambridge, Boston and MBTA Subway Platforms. The primary objective of this Street Artists Photo-Journalism Project is to publish the photographs with brief artists descriptions and contact information on the Street Arts and Buskers Advocates pages on the Community Arts Advocates web site.

See the Street Artists Photo-Journalism Project web page for more deails by clicking here or on the index links below. See the Street Artists Photo-Journalism Project Photo page for additional pictures and contacts by clicking here.

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Images from Harvard Square in July 2010



Living statue - Blake Brasher http://www.blakebrasher.org
Bart Caruso http://www.myspace.com/379766836
David Johnston http://www.myspace.com/davidjohnstonband http://cdbaby.com/cd/davidjohnston
Greg Klyma http://www.klyma.com/index.htm klymabooksgigs [at] gmail [dot] com
Peter Podobry 617-497-2328 PPodobry (at) yahoo (dot) com  http://portalternativo.com/banda/Peter-Podobry/
Living Statue - Puppet.RealGirl (at) gmail (dot) com

"Hot work and long hours, but human statue makes cool cash"
Boston Globe, July 13, 2012 by Stephanie Steinberg
Article on living statue performer in Harvard Square

LINK

Transformers -- Break Dance team from NYC. Spins, flips, mock competions, comedy acrobatics... Perform in Harvard Square, Cambridge several times a year. Pictures by Stephen Baird June 2004.

Breeze break dance team with basketball routine from the Bronx, NYC. Picture taken on Washington Street in Boston in August 2004, by Stephen Baird

These professional vaudeville organization and school sites will lead to many individual site links to noted street and vaudeville artists around the world. Addtional artists are listed on the links and location pages. The festivals also often have links to the artists that are performing or have performed at their event.

Let the folks know you found them at this site. Thanks for supporting the street arts!

Selected Greater Cambridge and Boston Area Street and Vaudeville Artists

(click on images to see larger photo link)

CATAGORY

ARTIST
CONTACT
DESCRIPTION

Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy

Airborne Comedians

781-255-9882

http//www.airbornecomedians.com

Juggling clubs to chiars to guitars -- high rider unicycle





Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy


Alakazam - The Human Knot




http://www.thehumanknot.com

thehumanknot@mac.com
ALAKAZAM is “The Human Knot” An International Street, Circus and Corporate entertainer. He presents a high-energy comedy show that will have you reeling with laughter and twisting in your seat. Audiences the world over have been left breathless by Al's incredibly freaky body contortions, cheeky comedy and ridiculous, sky-high feats of danger. A mix of traditional vaudeville, circus sideshow and twisted comedy, THE HUMAN KNOT is a self-contained freak-show suitable for the whole family! Alakazam was a grand finalist on "Australia's got talent" Season 1. He has performed in 35 countries since 1996, Including private events for Bruce Springsteen, Sting, The Police, Flea and Woody Harrelson.

Vaudeville

Comedy

Alex King of Jesters

alex@alexthejester.com

http://www.alexthejester.com

Change costumes in a split second?

Look at you through the darting eyeball in his mouth?

Play three flutes simultaneously in staggered rhythms?

Squirt ridiculous quantities of water out his mouth like a sculpture in a European fountain ?

Alexander may just hold still as a gargoyle while the crowd eagerly awaits his next move.

This distinctive character keeps his audience laughing at a non-stop stream of surprises.

Connecting all these escapades is a wild sounding gibberish language called Grammelot. The humor is universal and has been his ticket to international comedy festivals in Quebec and France and frequent tours of Australia, Europe, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.

Mime

Trent Arterberry

617-489-3652

Trentmime@aol.com

performingarts.net/Trent/

Trent is the best mime Boston has seen in a generation. Poetry in mostion.

Puppets

Back Alley Puppet Theater

617-628-2499

www.gis.net/~puppetco/who.htm

We offer giant dancing puppets, pick-up volunteer parades and instant pageants in the greater Boston area. We also run the Puppet Free Lending Library, lending puppets in the greater Boston area.

Music

guitar

mandolin

hammered dulcimer

Puppets

Stephen Baird

Community Arts Advocates

PO Box 300112

Jamaica Plain

MA 02130-0030

617-522-3407

info@communityartsadvocates.org

http://www.CommunityArtsAdvocates.org/baird.html

With his legendary "bag full of surprises" of guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, animal costumes, puppets, whistles and kazoos... Stephen will entertain the child in us all with lots of songs, stories and leprechaun charm. Stephen Baird is internationally known with appearances at festivals and universities including the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC. He was featured in "Street Singer," a PBS documentary.

"Stephen Baird is the national authority on the history of busking" - Patty Campbell, Passing the Hat: Street Performers in America

 "But none has honored his roots--or his audience--as fondly as the man street players now call 'the Dean.' Good show." People Magazine

Poetry

William Barnum

19 Myrtle St.

Boston

MA 02114

617-720-4961

Street poet extrodinaire -- performs solo, with musicians and/or troup of readers. Has performed and read internationally.

Music

African Pop

Pumla Bhungane

617-259-8744

Subway performer African and pop music with recordings

Music

Reggae, Blues, Rock n' Roll, Soul

Bobby Bishop and Terelle Brown

clumsyninjaproductions@gmail.com

rellish33@gmail.com

http://www.steppersheaven.com/

Bobby Bishop (guitar) and Terelle Brown (guitar/bass) can be found at Downtown Crossing Orange Line most Saturdays. From England.... great musicians. They were playing a tribute to Ray Charles this day... Also perform in the local clubs.

Magic

Bonaparte

617-561-9152

http://www.bonapartemagic.com

MagicianBonaparte for more than two decades. During this time, he has dazzled and delighted audiences of all ages throughout the nation as well as outside the continental United States. He continues to astound and amaze both children and adults and is widely respected artist.

Throughout his career, Bonaparte has received numerous awards, including being named Family Entertainer of the Year and hailed as the region's Best Magician by New England's leading parenting publication.

Bonaparte astounds and amazes audiences of all ages with his unique blend of Magic, Comedy, Origami, and Balloon Sculpture. Hailing from the distant purple planet of Quylar, Bonaparte is well-known for his Award-Winning Family Magic Concert. This program features the dramatic and mysterious appearance of a beautiful, fluttering white dove named "Snow" and Bonaparte's cuddly friend, "Winslow" - and adorable fuzzy bunny.

Music

Classic Rock

Folk Protest

Michael Borkson

http://mborkson.iuma.com

I started playing guitar while a student at Boston University.I have been playing in the subways of Boston and at peace/social justice demonstrations. I'm into doing classic rock covers and originals-have 4 CDs. My CDs are---"THE REVOLUTION IS COMING," "1967," "SMASH THE STATE!!," "CLASSIC ROCK UNPLUGGED." I also write protest songs against the U.S. war machine, against the U.S. wars on Iraq and Afghanistan, and against capitalist globalization. I'm like a late 60s-early 70s rocker. My favorite bands are the Moody Blues, the Byrds, Jefferson Airplane. I play acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, and a little keyboards. My favorite gig was playing my song "Whose Streets? Our Streets !!" at a demonstration against the United Nations Millenium Summit in front of the UN plaza in New York City--this was in September 2000. I also performed some George Harrison and John Lennon songs at a vigil for them on Boston Common Dec. 8, 2001. In Feb. 2002 I performed at a concert in Cambridge, MA called Take Back the Music doing some of the songs banned from radio play since 9/11. In June of 2002 I played a song I wrote called We Got To Be Free at a rally for the ACLU of Mass. to save our civil liberties.In the fall of 2002 and continuing through 2003 I have been singing in the subways of Boston--- a lot of anti-war songs against US war on the Iraqi people.

Storyteller

Brother Blue

Sad News to report! The passing of one of our finest artists and spirirts. He was 88 and died on November 3, 2009.  Brother Blue was the primary Street Storyteller of Harvard Square since the 1960s.  "From the middle of the middle of me to the middle of the middle of you!" "Me and Shakespeare were tight.  I was in his hand.  Willy the Shake.  Shake the speare mighty.  In your heart."


AHHHH! A Tribute to Brother Blue and Ruth Edmonds Hill
http://www.yellowmoon.com/AHHHHMAIN.html

PO Box 381315
Cambridge, MA 02238-1315

617-491-8399

r_hill@radcliffe.edu

http://www.brotherblue.com/

Brother Blue (Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill) tells original stories, Shakespeare, and stories from many cultures. He has performed for Harvard University, Omega Institute, National Storytelling Festival, National Association of Black Storytellers, First Night Boston, Cambridge River Festival, New Age Congress in Florence, Oral History Association. He was official storyteller for United Nations Habitat Forum, and is official storyteller of Cambridge and Boston. The National Storytelling Network presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bones

John Burrill "Mr. Bones"

John Burrill "Mister Bones" (1920-1993)

Mister Bones started his career playing "bones" on the streets of Cambridge in 1975. He augmented many street bands with his spirit. Performed with Bonnie Rait, Spider John Koerner and many others... See article: http://www.oocities.org/fredremainslost/b/johnburrill.htm.tmp

Music

Rock

Pete Cassani and The Peasants

http://www.thepeasants.net/

(617)571-3111

Pete Cassani/The Peasants

1781 Commonwealth Ave. #1

Brighton, MA 02135

petecassani@yahoo.com

Rock band often seen in Harvard Square

Circus

Juggling

Acrobat

Circus Family Sardine

John Griffiths

508-878-9318

Family circus travelers from England. Tours the US and performs at Sam Adams Park and Boston Common where this photo was taken in the summer of 2005.

Music

Latin Gypsy Guitar


D'Rafael
http://www.TEPMusicSite.com
rafael_rafaele@yahoo.com
617-515-2554


D'Rafael plays great Latin Gypsy guitar for over 30 years. Often performs in Downtown crossing area and also at Faneuil Hall Market Place pictured here on a cold Novermber day in 2014. 

Visit his web site for his large selection of CDs

Clown

Juggler

Unicycle

Davey the Clown

617-524-5191

DaveyTClown@comcast.net

http://daveytheclown.com

Davey the Clown is a physical comedian, juggler, unicyclist and accordionist. Lost of wacky antics, rousing accordion music, ballon sculptures and tons of audience participation.

David Holtzman has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education and Creative Arts in Learning. He has performed since the 1980s in First Night Boston to the Museum of Our National Heritage to Gillette Corporation events.

David Holtzman performed and toured nationally as other charactors with the Geese Theater Company and the hit school assembly program about nutrition: FoodPlay.

Clown

Balloons

Historical Charactors

Theater

Marianne Donnelly

702-956-7333

http://www.coraconnection.com/md

One of New England's favorite performing artists for corporate, civic and private events. Delightful shows for nearly every season and celebration. Marianne Donnelly has appeared on major childrens television shows, performed in museums, libraries, festivals, senior centers, schools and private and corporate functions.

  • Silver the Clown
  • Pumpkinette the Harvest Lady
  • Calamity Jane
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Janis Joplin

Music
Singer-Songwriters
Acoustic

Sweet Wednesday:
Dave Falk and Lisa Housman

http://www.lisahousman.com/
http://davefalk.com/
also MYSPACE.COM/sweetwednesday

info@sweetwednesday.com

You can often find Dave and Lisa on the subway plafforms or near the Swam Boats in the Boston Public Gardens on weekends:

Juggler

Rope Walker

Mark Farneth

http://www.facebook.com/mark.farneth

Mark is now living in California


Mark was one of the regular perfomers in Brattle Square just off of Harvard Square in Cambridge in the 80s and 90s.  Rope walker, juggler with lots of fun and humor.

Magician

Fish the Magish

http://www.fishthemagish.net/

bookings@fishthemagish.net

617-930-FISH

Matthew Fishman, also known as 'Fish the Magish,' is a street performer known as one of the best magicians in Boston. He has donated lots of time on the New Orleans Arts and Artists Releif Fund project. Info here

Dance

Break Dance

Hip Hop

Floor Lords

info@floorlords.com

http://www.floorlords.com/

"Floorlore" The History of Hip-Hop -- a theatrical production which involved different styles of dance including African, Capoiera, Martial Arts, Meringue, Salsa, Tap Dance and Jazz

The show was first performed and sold out in Jan. 1999 at Northeastern University's Blackman Theatre in Boston. It is now performed at sold out concerts at universities and theatres all over the country.

Music

One Man Band


Dan Friedmann aka

Ramblin' Dan
Professor World Band
http://www.Professorworldband.com

info@professorworldband.com
Can find Ramblin' Dan and his world of fun in Harvard Square, Cambridge or the Public Garden in Boston... He has travelled to ovewr 35 countries...

Magic

Escape

Jason Gardner

jason@jasonescape.com

http://www.jasonescape.com/

Come and play with Jason Escape... That's what it's all about: 45 minutes, one straight jacket, 75 feet of rope, body twisting, and a little magic if you're lucky... Jason Escape's spectacular escape show.

On the street, at a festival, is where Art meets Life unexpectedly. With over 25 years of performing experience, Jason Escape knows how to interact and have fun with a crowd, all while tied and bound, desperately trying to escape. It is the many interactions which make his show so amazing

Music

Haitain

Jazz

Gee Gifrants

http://gifrants.com/

Telephone: 754-423-0072

email: gifrants@yahoo.com

The Haitian Troubador sings in French and English.

Vaudeville

Comedy

Bobarino Gravittini

PO Box 262

Warren

RI 02885

401-338-4619

http://www.bobarino.com

Show is set to music and consists of comedy sketches of various characters such as a Ballerina and Cowboy. Audience participation is a key component, especially in the dance sequence! The danger section focuses on the "big tricks" &endash; the famous wheelbarrow balance on the rolo-bolo atop a five foot high table.

Photo by Haruka Horiuchi 2003

Juggling

Vaudeville

Magic

Comedy

Peter Gross

617-243- 0919

peter@funnymagic.com

http://www.funnymagic.com

Peter Gross has been performing magic and comedy since 1982. He has lived in the Boston area since he graduated from college with a degree in Political Theory and a minor in Philosophy.

Music

Recorders

Celtic-Jazz

Hamm Lynn

20 Jackson Way

Plum Island

MA 01951-2113

978-465-6995

http://www.hammlynn.com

Hamm performs on sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, and bass recorders. Born John Garvey in Lawrence, Mass., during the Truman Administration, and turning into a Jack of many trades over the years to make possible his life as a Busker (i.e. street-performer) in Newburyport and Salem, Mass., and Portsmouth, N.H., he assumed the "character name" when he joined King Richard's Renaissance Faire in1999, though most everyone there calls him Toot!

Music
Hurdy Gurdy
Shadow Puppet Theater


Hurdy Gurdy Band

Donald and Anicet Heller


dheller@hurdygurdyband.com
aheller@hurdygurdyband.com
http://www.hurdygurdyband.com
World travellers who reside in Boston now.  Can often find them at the Public Garden and in Harvard Square Cambridge. 

Street Music of 18th Century London, Paris and Venezia, performed on original instruments... Plus Shadow Puppet Theatre

Variety Act

Hurdy Gurdy, Monkey and Me

617-964-3074


https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hurdy-Gurdy-Monkey-Me/

Tony Lupo and his monkey Coco, is just one of the six acts in the country still preserving this historic form of street entertainment. Tony has performed at fairs, festivals, birthdays, private parties and corporate functions throughout New England. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, plus in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Yankee, People, and numerous other publications.

Music

Jazz

Saxophone and Voice

Jazz Insight
Michael Kolodny and Laura Pierce
1-888-909-JAZZ (5299)
P.O. Box 67, Peterborough, NH 03458
info@jazzinsight.com
http://www.jazzinsight.com
Jazz Insight

Laura Pierce holds a BA in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam. She studied voice with Maggi Scott and jazz improvisation with pianist Harvey Diamond. Laura has been singing jazz professionally since 1978, appearing at Boston's Copley Plaza and Meridian hotels and the Ryles and Regattabar jazz clubs. She has performed with the Dave McKenna All-Stars and the Winiker Swing Orchestra. Laura has taught music since 1978, including jazz workshops, piano and voice lessons.

Michael Kolodny studied at the Aaron Copland School of Music and with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh. He has performed at The Blue Note and Carnegie Hall in his native New York City, and has appeared with Joe Hunt, Jorge Rossy, and other jazz masters. Michael has been teaching jazz since 1978, including private lessons, workshops, master classes, and middle and high school jazz band.

Laura and Michael have performed together since 1988 and were married in 1990. Their guiding principles are those of the jazz tradition: exploring new paths, being spontaneous, expressing a vision, taking chances, and having fun along the way.

NOTE: Mike played on the subways of Boston in 1987 plus fought legal battle for being arrested for performing on streets of Brattleboro, Vermont in 1997 with help of ACLU.

Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy

The Jim Show

617-776-1111

jimshow@smirk.com

http://www.thejimshow.com

High energy Stunt Comedy

Armed with nothing more than a trunk full of props, a quick, dry wit, and a mysterious, "cat-like" agility, Jim bounds to the stage and begins his show. He performs amazing feats of skill, thrives on audience interaction, and enjoys accepting challenges. He runs, he jumps, he dances and sings! (Actually, Jim doesn't do any singing.)

Music

Contemporary Folk Singer-Songwriter

Mary Lou Lord

http://maryloulord.net

Bookings

212-253-1489

http://www.rubricrecords.com

management@maryloulord.net

Boston folksinger Mary Lou Lord has been in and out of the spotlight throughout the last decade. Coming off a publicity hiatus due to the birth of her daughter, Mary Lou got back to performance basics, spending the time busking in the street after her1998 major label release "Got No Shadow". She has recently provided the music for a Target commercial. That song, "Speeding Motorcycle," a Daniel Johnston cover. She tackles songs by legends like Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and Bruce Springsteen as well as newer "indie" oriented artists such as Elliott Smith and the Magnetic Fields. Mary Lou will be recording her next studio album for Rubric later this year.

Lots of YouTube videos of her busking:
Harvard Square with young daughter http://youtu.be/STSdX7tcdhA


Music

Gerry Mack

401-253-5121

gmack1928@earthlink.net

Rhythm and Blues to Soul to Motown -- Gerry Mack will sing and make his key board rock the night a way.

Music

Violin

Classical

New Age

Healing

Colin G. Matthews

856-327-0705

Spiritprance@usadatanet.net

Colin was born in Trinidad in the West Indies. He won the National Music Festival award at the age of13. In 1988, while on a study project in Boston, he was entranced by a young violinst playing in the subway. He too began playing in the streets and subways of Boston where his music flourished. Colin has recorded numerous CDs and played extensively over Massachusetts and the Untied States.

Now performs at Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City.

Photo: Collin Matthews at Faneuil Hall Marketplace in 2003 by Stephen Baird.

Music

Guitar

Harmonica

Pop

Rock

Childrens

Kevin McNamara

857-417-0857

harmonicakev@yahoo.com

Sing-a-longs on guitar and harmonica...

Find Kevin on the subway platforms and streets... of Boston and Cambridge

Music

Tuba

Banjo

Bill Meehan

tuberguy@netzero.net

Plays the tuba and banjo on the subway and Boston Common... marches, rags and show tunes. Catch him every Sunday providing music for the outdoor religious service and free meal by the French Fountain on Boston Common.

Music

Cajun and Country

Accordion

Butch Mindy


Butch has been playing on the street since the 1960s. Often find him on Boston Common singing his sweet country songs. Can also catch him in the area clubs. Picture taken in August 2004 by Stephen Baird.

Music

Hammered Dulcimer

David Neiman

32 Essex St

Cambridge

MA 02139

617-938-8325

dave@dulcimusic.com

http://www.dulcimusic.com/

From the subway platforms of Boston to the Royal Palace of Japan, David Neiman, a national champion hammered dulcimer player, has charmed the most discerning audiences since 1980. David has expanded the voice of the hammered dulcimer from the familiar traditional Irish jigs and reels to Baroque and Renaissance classical music to East European folk music.

He has released numerous recordings and many live performances on radio and television.

Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy

Peter Panic

Peter Panic

Productions

PO Box 380692

Cambridge

MA 02238

617.251.8268

PeterPanic@att.net

http://www.peterpanic.com

Peter Panic started juggling in 1981 and became a full time professional in 1987. Since then he has delighted audiences in all 50 of the United States. His international appearances have been numerous; including, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, England, Germany, Spain, France, Holland and New Zealand.

Music

Classical Guitar

Flugel Horn


John Patton

https://www.facebook.com/john.patton.37266

John can often be found at Park Street Station on the Red Line platform playing his classical guitar... istrumentals sometimes with a rhythm track. He also performs with area community orchestras.

Relocated to New Orleans area.  Can find him on Facebook.

Music

Cello

Paulo Cesar Alves Pereirs

paulocesar55@hotmail.com

206-383-1626

Paulo is new to the area. Performed in South America and Italy. Currently student at Berklee. Picture taken at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line in August 2004 by Stephen Baird.

Music

Accordion

Rock

Renee de la Prade

http://squeezeboxgoddess.com

http://whiskeyandwomenmusic.com

whiskeyandwomen@gmail.com

rdelaprade@berklee.net

or

renee@byteheaven.net

Find Renee on Boston Common, Downtown Crossing and Berklee College


She has moved to San Francisco. See her on the street and with several bands at area clubs.


Dance

Morris

Red Herring Morris

Jeff Bigler

781-592-5802

jcb@mit.edu

http://www.mitedu/~jcb/redherring/

Morris dance team-- Cotswold style. Rehearses, Thursday, 7:30 PM, Payson Park church, 365 Belmont St., Belmont

Lots of Morris dance teams in the Boston area. Will find them on the street with their ankle bells ringing in the spring around May day. Caught these folks on Boston Common.

Folk Arts Center of New England http://www.facone.org will have a complete list of the area dance teams

Music

Piano

Soul and Jazz Standards

Andy Robinson

617-335-1064

Andy can most often be found at Downtown Crossing Station on the inbound Orange Line platform. Great showman and fine music... Passers-by will break in to a spontaneous dance.

Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy

Roger the Jester

PO Box 628

3 Lakeside Dr.

N. Egremont

MA 01252

413-528-3623

http://www.ijest.com

Roger Reed discovered his Jester self twenty-seven years ago on the streets of Boston. In 1979, he joined with the Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz. After this Broadway experience, Roger took to the road to "recreate the wandering lifestyle of a medieval fool." That decision has left a trail of laughter throughout twenty-three countries. Roger now bases his buffoonery in the Berkshires of Bassachusetts.

Music

Classical Guitar and voice

Cuban, Mexican bolero, 60s Latin, Contemporary covers.

Carlos Romero

617-625-0698



Carlos is a great musician... spirited and intricate guitar playing with romantic Latin songs. Photo taken at Harvard Square Station August 2006. Second photo taken at State Street Station Blueline April 2015 (Click images for larger view)

Music

One Man Band

Bluegrass

Eric Royer

617-375-5586

ericroyer@msn.com

http://www.guitarmachine.com

One Man Band--Bluegrass

Royer is one crazy multi-instrumentalist... The virtuosity it must take to play all those instruments is impressive enough, but Royer plays fun, foot-stompin' bluegrass with authenticity and country-tinged pizazz. - Review from "Northeast Performer" magazine

Photo shows Royer with banjo, dobro on stand at lap, and the foot controlled Guitar Machine at his feet,Eric designed and built the dobro and machine, the banjo's a Deering.

Music
Bass
Songwriting

Gonzalo Silva

http://www.gonzalosilva.com/

http://www.myspace.com/gonzalosilva

You will often find Gonzalo at Park Street Red Line center platform, Check out his web sites with many articles, music clips and blog on public performances,

http://www.gonzalosilva.com/busker/busker/bi01.htm

Sidewalk Art

Sidewalk Sam

Art Street, Inc.

83 Church Street

Newton, MA, 02458

617.244.3171

sidewalk@sidewalksam.com

http://www.sidewalksam.com

Sidewalk Sam draws pictures on sidewalks in the midst of pedestrian traffic and delights passerbys with his friendly, inclusive creative spirit. 


A very kind and generous person -- Sad to report Sidewalk Sam died on January 26, 2015 - Tribute in the Boston Globe - Sidewalk Sam dies; he turned streets of Boston into his canvas by Bryan Marquard HERE

Music

Harvey Smith

harvey@buskers.org

buskers.org/harvey

Harvey is one of the regulars in Harvard Square. Look for his greek hat and cup of coffee. He also constructs and host sweb sites for street artists at buskers.org

Music

Juggler

Len Solomon

978-369-9951

leonardsolomon@bellowphone.com

http://www.bellowphone.com/

Leonard Solomon -- classically trained musician and inventor -- offers an irreverent one-man recital of music and comedy, featuring your favorite symphonic works arranged for such unusual instruments as Dog Whistles and Bicycle Horn.

In addition, the show includes a top-notch juggling routine, and Mr. Solomon's ingenious Majestic Bellowphone.

Clown

Balloons

Mime

Royal Sorell

PO Box 4367

Peabody

MA, 01961

978-531-7974

Royal@balloondesigns.com

http://www.balloondesigns.com

Royal Sorell has been performing for audiences of all ages in New England since 1978. A Marcel Marceau - trained mime and award-winning performer, Royal skillfully blends pantomime, clowning skills, magic, balloon art and silliness to create a performance that will amaze, and delight audiences of all ages. Whether as a whether as a mime, magician, clown, balloon artist or specialty character such as Pierrot, or Charlie Chaplin impersonation, Royal Sorell has a charater and act appropriate for all ages and any occasion. RoRo the Clown at left is dancing with his balloon broom (photo copyright F. Caccitore 1996)

Magic

Vaudeville

Peter Sosna

Peter Sosna

Magic Productions

35 Church St.

Somerville

MA 02143

617-776-1208

psosna@rcn.com

http://www.petersosna.com

Since 1977 Peter has been a full time professional magician. He has performed at hundreds of colleges, universities, night clubs, comedy clubs, cabarets, trade shows, sales meetings, special events, stage shows, and concerts. Peter Sosna has been seen in PEOPLE magazine as well as numerous television shows, traveled with the Ben and Jerry's Vaudeville Circus, performed in Japan at Nagasaki Holland Village, the Daidogei World Cup in Shizuoka, and Huis Ten Bosch, Japan's largest theme park. His delightfully offbeat presentation and his unique blend of sleight-of-hand and illusion make for an exciting show that works well before large audiences as well as small. Whether he is doing a full stage show or card tricks at a private party, Peter Sosna's magic is thrilling and astonishing fun.

Puppets


Punch and Judy

Will Stackman

Sad news -- Will passed on at age of 66 (August 2007).  He will be missed.  Will supported the arts, theater, puppet and street performing community for decades -- producing the Cambridge River Festival and supporting First Night founding years, Street Performers Festivals, Puppet Showplace Theater...  plus being an important beacon for integrity...  an honorable legacy!

http://www.puppetsbostonguild.org/profwill

Traditional 19th century Punch & Judy shows for the 21st, indoors or out.

Will also teaches puppetry (classroom or workshops), builds stages, does "Fantastic Furry Fables" for birthday parties

Music

Folk, Pop and Blues

Mare Streetpeople

PO Box 600181

Newton, MA 02460

singsweetly1@gmail.com

http://www.marestreetpeople.com

https://www.facebook.com/mare.streetpeople

Big voice, Big heart -- Been singing on the streets for 30 years. Folk, pop and blues.


Sad to report that Mare passed away September 2017

Music

Folk

Rock

Roots


"Reverand Busker"

Michael Sullivan

busker@buskersworld.com


633893135@facebook.com

617-216-0273

http://www.buskersworld.com

http://www.myspace.com/buskersworld

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=633893135&fref=ts

Michael Sullivan has performed at festivals, taverns and street corners from Boston to New Orleans plus the small mill and dirt towns across the country since 1968. The roots of the music is in his bones. Photo: Stephen Baird 1986 Cambridge Street Performers Festival (below). 2013  Harvard Square


Music

Banjo and Vocals

Traditional Jazz

Bob Sundstrom

401-828-1324

Commonwealth Jazz - Traditional American Jazz

one to seven piece band

Storytelling

Tony Toledo

PO Box 302

Beverly

MA 01915-0006

978-921-4628

toledogoat@aol.com

http://www.covearts.com/toledo.html

Tony Toledo has been a Storyteller with Young Audiences of Massachusettes, the premier non-profit Arts-in-Education organization in the Commonwealth since 1991. He has told his tales for thousands of students across New England at elementary, middle and high schools, libraries, festivals, First Nights and birthday parties; and adults at public performances, corporate and other private functions. Seeing Stories, Flying Hands Tony Toledo & Karen Rose Glickman.

Political Satire

Puppets

Uncle Scam and the Blue Puppet Theater

unclescam@buskers.org

http://www.unclescam.org

Skilled Devil's Advocate!! born 5/18/50 11:18 am Wareham, Ma. taurus

street puppetteer/ busker/political pusher son of always working mother/preacher teacher father/got 4 brothers (third of five ) two daughters (S&A )/1 grand daughter/a beautiful talented family of scammers ,especially that grand with the little scam smile that melts all resolve and the most beautiful companioness in the world today.

Music

Latin American

Guitar

Pan Pipes

Alfredo Velasquez

alfredo_jv@yahoo.com

http://www.alfredovelasquez.com/

Alfredo can be found on the streets of Boston, Cambridge and MBTA platforms. Picture taken at Orange line Downtown Crossing.
Art

Caricatures


Christopher Vlahakis


http://www.madmanwithamarker.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Aaarrgghhhhhhh/

madmancv@hotmail.com

Call (978) 327-9957



Can find Chris most often at Faneuil Hall Marketplace area... Available for special events and festivals...

Music

Flute

Sharrhan Williamson

617-499-0920

sharrhan@verizon.net

Flute on digital delay and effects with sythesizer. Plus greeting cards and posters.


Sharrhan has post a series of historical photos on the Cambridge Street Performers scene
HERE

Music

Hammered Dulcimer

Guitar

Voice

Beverly Woods

401 Haines Hill Rd

Wolfeboro

NH 03894

603-569-2341

beverly@sethausten.com

http://www.beverlywoods.net

Hammered dulcimer, guitar, hurdy gurdy and voice. Performing for clubs, coffeehouses, festivals and community events since 1984. See web site for recordings, concert and teaching schedule.





Selected National and International Street and Vaudeville Artists

See New Orleans Artists List HERE

See Seattle Street Artists List HERE

CATAGORY

ARTIST
CONTACT
DESCRIPTION

Music

One Man Band

One Woman Band

Anderson Briefcase

Pete O'Connell and Andrea Bonetto

#1201, 556 Laurier Ave. West,

Ottawa

ON K1R 7X2

Canada

peteandandrea@hotmail.com

http://www.onemanband.net

The Anderson Briefcase show is a visually dynamic multi-instrumental musical performance that appeals to a wide audience. In their show they play a bunch of different instruments at the same time, including: guitar, bass, drums, hi-hat, elbow wah-wah, harmonica, tambourines, and they both sing.

Several years ago a guy from Nepean, Ontario by the name of Pete was playing his guitar on a cobblestone street in Zurich, Switzerland when a girl from Argentina named Andrea happened by...Several years later, Pete and Andrea are Anderson Briefcase, the world'd first and only one-man band/one-woman band duo. Since 1991 they have been around the world, having performed in 21 countries.

Music

Vaudeville

Artis the Spoonman

1916 Pike Place, #12-377

Seattle

WA 98101

artis@speakeasy.net

http://www.artisthespoonman.net

Artis the Spoonman is a living myth. Since 1972 he has created a state-of-the-art cultural legend. From the sidewalks and bars of Seattle, San Francisco, Manhattan, Sidney, London, Dublin, Munich and Singapore, to the theatres of Broadway, the stages of International and National television and the recording studios of Frank Zappa and Soundgarden, his spellbinding, faster-than-the-eye-can-track spoonplaying has been a passionate rhythm enhancement for Rock, Fusion, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical and Uncatagorizable music, virtually everywhere. His avante-garde percussion, coupled with his contagious spirit,will change your life- or at least your ideas on cutlery ...

Puppetry


Beaupromo Puppetry

http://www.beaupromo.com
bernie@beaupromo.com
(775) 786-3200
Bernie Beauchamp traditional marionettes doing song and dance numbers to Blues, Jazz and Popular music standards plus an impressive collection of Black Light, ELwire (spaghetti neon), and flaming puppets for night time puppet performances.  Based in Reno, NV  Photo: Harvard Square, Cambridge 2013

Music

Glassharper

Peter (The Glassharper) Bennett

Website: http://www.glassharper.com

http://www.facebook.com/

Email: glassharper@gmail.com

1000 Bourbon St. #290 New Orleans, LA 70116

504-481-4987

Travels west coast and back to New York and east coast yearly.

Video from Jackson Square https://www.facebook.com/thomasjwebb/videos/10207103381577154/

Dance

Break Dance

Hip-hop

Breeze Team

Jay Day, Chris and Ruff

718-295-8962

Rude Boy

646-382-9564

Breeze break dance team with basketball routine from the Bronx, NYC. Picture taken on Washington Street in Boston in August 2004, by Stephen Baird

Music

Classical

Trumpet

Earl of Boston

Urban Studio Chamber Music Co.

(617)-894-0025

earlofboston@comcast.net

Plays classical and baroque trumpet with recorded back-up. Often joined by friends. Picture taken on Washington Street. Boston in August 2004, by Stephen Baird

Music

One man Band

Mark Di Giuseppe "The Straniero"

telephone in Italy...

39 (Italy)

tel. (0825)995-330

cell. (347) 634-7303

info@thestraniero.com

http://www.thestraniero.com/

One-man band & director of Staniero-vision Ltd., Recordings, Video Artist/Animator, Teacher,and Web designer. located in Rome, Italy. But more than willing to travel!!

Web site has links to festivals in Europe.

Music

New Orleans

Rags and Blues

David and Roselyn

PO Box 70813, NO, LA 70170

D-504-251-6515, R-504-606-0345.

Messges at 504-949-3001

info@davidandroselyn.net

http://www.davidandroselyn.net

New Orleans blues n Louisiana folk, David and Roselyn have been making traditional music for many years. Traveling throughout the south they have a wealth of musical history in every song.

Music:
Tenor and Bairtone Sax
Vocals
Band
Jazz, Latin and Originals


Stephen Dreyfus
s
http://stephendreyfuss.com/
scdreyfuss@aol.com
Stephen has led the battle for street musicians performances in San Francisco.  See San Franciso Street Musicians Guild http://sfstreetmusic.com/

Stephen demonstrates his sensitive mastery of the tenor and baritone saxophones, his unique gifts as a vocalist as well as his imaginative talents as a composer and arranger. His style and interpretations reflect a broad-based musical background that includes studies in Europe, Boston's famed Berklee School of Contemporary Music and the University of Michigan. His repertoire, which ranges through blues, jazz, Latin and traditional melodies, is sprinkled with a generous handful of Dreyfuss originals.

See web site for CDs and bio
Music:

Guitar and Voice
NYC Subways

Theo Eastwind
http://theoeastwind.com/home.shtml

theoeastwind@theoeastwind.com
Theo Eastwind has web site with some tips for performing in NYC subways including appealing tickets and educating the police.

Face Painting

Irina Filatova

http://www.face-painter.com/

(504) 473-3581

email: buskergirl@hotmail.com

Travels from New Orleans to west coast and east coast for fairs and festivals...

Music

Flathead aka

Ned Landin

http://www.flatworld.net


http://nedtv.com/

ned@nedtv.com

From the streets of New York to Boston to Santa Barbara you will find Flathead and his dog Potato ennchanting audiences and make the street his own intimate therater.

Magic


Gazzo
gazzoshow@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/gazzoshow
http://www.gazzoshow.com
Gazzo was regular performer here in Boston and Cambridge for many years.
He has returned to England to Bath, Somerset
Living Statue
Mime
Spoken Word
Poetry

Ahda Hann
https://www.facebook.com/Ahdahann
https://www.facebook.com/motionpoems
http://www.motionpoems.net/
https://myspace.com/ahdah
Adah has traveled the world doing her mime, living statue, poetry and spoken word.

She lived in New Orleans and spent summers in Provincetown in the past.  I worked with her on some legal restrictions she was fighting in Provincetown (Photo) in 2004.  See the Provincetown page for more details at http://www.buskersadvocates.org/saalegalprovincetown.html
Street Piano


Jonny Hahn - Street Piano
Jonny Hahn - Street Piano
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JonnyHahn
http://music.yahoo.com/jonny-hahn/

I first met Jonny aka Johnny Hahn at the University Illinois in Urbana in 1970s.  He performed at local cubs doing cover songs, but really wanted to do his own material.  He took to the streets and has settled in to the West Coast scene.  Ther are 100s of  internet videos of Jonny.  Recently celebrated 25years of performing at Pike Place Market in Seattle.

Pike Place Market's piano man celebrates 25 years - by JOE FRYER / KING 5 News, February 16, 2011
http://www.king5.com/news/local/Pike-Place-Markets-piano-man-celebrates-25-years-114761024.html
Music - Blues
Guitar
Harmonica


Harpman Hatter - Blues
Harpman Hatter
https://www.facebook.com/harpman.hatter
http://www.myspace.com/harpmanhatter
The Harpman Hatter is a street musician, a member of the Inland Empire Blues Society, a First Night Spokane performer, and is also part of the Think Swing Jazz Blues Festival Band of Randy Pirates in Spokane Washington.  For more information about The Harpman Hatter or to contact him please visit his websites

Juggling

Vaudeville

Comedy

Hilby --The Skinny German Juggle Boy

607-256-2411

hilby@clarityconnect.com

http://www.hilby.net

Hilby is the living proof that being German doesn't mean you can not be funny. While being an expert in juggling all sorts of objects and subjects as well as countless circus and variety skills (such as Unicycling, ropewalking, unsupported ladder, fire manipulations and eating, balancing stunts and the list goes on and on), he really gets his audience involved and creates magical and hiliraious moments through their participation.

Watch out for catapults, marshmalows, lots of velcro and the bowling-ball of terror. Hilby has training in modern dance and mime and his body is as expressive as the spoken words he speaks. Poetry in motion, a fusion of an epeleptik fit.

Comedy

Storytelling

Theater

Love 22

PO Box 4022

Key West

FL 33040

305-296-5467

http://www.love22.com

Presidential satire candidate with comedy act- folding $22 bills into origami shapes and uses "22" numerology . Love 22 is his legal name, and his image adorns a $22 bill.

Magic

Magic Mike Berger

Magic Mike the Magician,

747 N 135TH ST. #227

Seattle, WA 98133

206.632.7152

magicmike@funandmagic.com

http://funandmagic.com/

Magic Mike Berger, close-up, party magician and balloon animals for kids, adults, businesses in Greater Seattle. Magic Mike Berger is a magician for child and kid birthday parties, he also promotes reading. Call Magic Mike the magician for banquets, weddings, tradeshows sales meetings. Magic Mike Berger is a strolling magician for grand openings, special events. Magic Mike is a hit with all age groups. Affordable magic and balloon animal act any setting, any area in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue and Puget Sound. Learn Magic Mike's magic necktie trick. Magic Mike the magician has performed in the Seattle area since 1980. See web site for video and audio clips.

Magic

Gary McKibben
aka
Black Belt Magician
 
913-620-4412

blackbeltmagic@gmail.com

http://blackbeltmagician.com

Kansas City magician busks down at River Market. Published a book on street performing for magicians, “Streetwise-A guide to Magical Street Performing. “  Practical information about location, dress, police, pictures, pitches, hat lines, heckler stoppers and more.
Performed for over 25 years including Microsoft, The Space Needle, The Seattle Dinner Train and Argosy Cruises.

Clown

Theater

Michae;s Jester Picture

Barbara Michaels

http://AppliedTheatrics.com/
http://BarbaraOnStage.com


Book@AppliedTheatrics.com
646-648-0128

Barbara & co. perform Interactive theatrical characters, custom-crafted for your specific event mission. Solo or ensemble, skilled improvisational actors charm and educate your guests, knowing how & who to engage to create a positive & memorable event experience! We provide clever original costumes, on-message scripts & theatrics, and audience-participation consulting for corporate, non-profit & community events nationwide. We also officiate weddings in character.

Visual Art Paintings

Music

Blues, Jazz Improv

Guitar, Trumpet, Blues Harp

Dan Nelson

Dan Nelson

4508 Pike Road, Raleigh, NC 27613

Telephone: 9196235262

Fax: (919)781-9026

DanGo4th@aol.com

I began performing "in the streets" in 1998---I am an artist and a musician.

I paint large (8x10 foot) paintings while playing (mostly mellow :-) CD's, then I perform (Blues, Jazz, Ambient, Improv) music on guitar, trumpet, whistles, blues harp.

He is working on legal issues in Raleigh, NC

Bubble Magic

Tom Noddy

http://www.tomnoddy.com

TNoddy@aol.com

831 423 1021

I started street performing in NYC in 1973 with a show called Tom Noddy and the Travelin' Puppets ... Political, social, and spiritual satire with puppets.

In 1975 I moved out to San Francisco where the scene at the Wharf and the college campuses were still hot but the wind kept me from doing much with the part of my act that was getting strongest, Bubble Magic.

I organized indoor venues and emceed variety shows that I eventually called New Vaudeville. I came to discover that others were doing the same up North. I went to Seattle and Oregon to see about combining efforts to build a New Vaudeville circuit. The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Avner the Eccentric, Jan Luby, Moz Wright, Artis the Spoonman, and others combined our talents for years. We never made money as a group but we did many benefits and had spectacular shows.

Music

Folk

Political

Jim Page

Greenwood PO Box 30198, Seattle WA 98103 USA

Telephone: (206) 525-3713 Email: folkpunch@aol.com

http://www.jimpage.net/

Began playing guitar at 15. Went to New York in 1970, Seattle in '71. Changed street singing laws in '74. Went to Europe in '77, began touring and living abroad. Returned to Seattle in 1983 where he still lives.

After seeing him perform at the High Sierra Music Festival in the summer of '97, Rob Bleetstein of Gavin wrote: "Jim Page is a lyrical genius with a guitar. This man personifies the word 'free-flow.' Page takes to the mic and the song invents itself on the spot; his talent is a natural wonder."

Often cited for his biting political pieces he is in constant demand by the social movements of the day.

"More reminiscent of the Woody Guthrie I heard as a boy than anyone I've listened to in the intervening years" - Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

Music

Saws and bells and

Natalia Paruz

sawlady@sawlady.com

http://www.sawlady.com

Blog with picture and news of her and other buskers' actvities in NYC and world.

http://www.SawLady.com/blog

From the subway station to the concert hall, Natalia's unique talent of playing classical, ragtime and show-tunes on 'strange' instruments has sparked great public interest in this dynamic performer's revival of vaudeville style acts. She has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Zubin Mehta, with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by maestro Paul Dunkel, with PDQ Bach composer Peter Schickele at Lincoln Center .

Natalia has recorded on Capitol Records, Universal Records, and Atlantic Records with such artists as John Hiatt. Her musical saw can be heard on television commercials for such products as Volvo, Motorola and California cheese.

Music

Harry Perry

Kama Kosmic Krusader

8306 Wilshire Blvd #1246

Beverly Hills

CA 90211USA

310-578-0016

http://www.venicebeachcalifornia.com

Venice Beach Legend - Guitar playing street musician on roller skates - Photo by Jeffery Stanton

Stilt Walking

Fire Performance

Living Statues

Pete Dangerous

http://www.dangerous-stiltwalkers.co.uk

 

info@dangerous-stiltwalkers.co.uk

Punks, Captain Hook and Peter Pan, The Devil, Scarey Clown and a host of seasonal charactors. Plus fire dancing, fire eating and electric visual performances...

I've just been browsing through you site and have found it of great interest as well as agood resource. I've been a street entertainer for 10- years and its good to see someone promoting it. I do do a lot of corporate work now but i still spend a couple of days a week on the street.

petedangerous

Music

Jerry Rau

PO Box 13014

Minneapolis

MN 55414

612-789-1171

http://www.folkrocks.com/JerryRau.html

For over twenty-five years Jerry has played the role of the classic American troubadour, logging hundreds of thousands of miles, playing everywhere from street corners to the stage of one of the largest folk gatherings in the world, the Winnipeg Folk Festival.

Music
Trumpet


Kirk Reeves


Kirk started street performing in Boston and then made Portland, Oregon his home. Kirk was a wonderful gentle soul.  RIP He died November 6. 2012

Great article on Kirk with a video: "A horn man, a bridge and a tricky spot where the sidewalk ends" by Joseph Rose, The Oregonian on February 07, 2010.  http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/2010/02/trumpeter_kirk_reeves_and_hawt.html

Comedy

Juggler

Vaudeville

 

Jerry Rowan

3201 Vance Rd.

Monkton, MD 21111

 401-772-9811

Jerry has been one of Baltimore's featured street performers since 1981, with appearances at the White House, David Letterman and a host of events and festivals.

See Baltimore, Maryland Legal Battle 2002 on Overview with articles and photographs for information on his fight over the banning of his performances at Baltimore Harborplace Amphitheater.

Mime
Music
Sidewalk Art
Murals

Tim Settimi
OQUIDOQUI Associates
P.O. Box 14819 Atlanta, Georgia 30324
Telephone: 404-261-3554
Email: oquidoqui@mindspring.com
http://oquidoqui.home.mindspring.com

StreetStage Atlanta, Inc.
PO Box 14434, Atlanta, GA 30324-1434 Telephone: 404 261 3554
http://streetstageatlanta.com
Tim began his live performance career as a street performer, appearing where crowds would gather in cities such as Boston, Toronto, New York, Montreal, and Chicago. Tim's shows became stronger and filled with more than mime. He moved his act from the streets to the stage incorporating both comedic and classical mime, stand-up comedy, acrobatic and pratfall roller skating, song parodies and original music.   Tim's audiences are varied now as he appears in theaters, colleges and universities, comedy clubs and arts festivals throughout North and South America. Tim has appeared in concert with such diverse performers as Gloria Estafan and the Miami Sound Machine, Doc Severinson, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Little Richard, and Steve Martin. His talents have translated well to television and movies with appearances on 'Comedy Tonight,' WTBS' 'Nice People,' Showtime's 'Atlanta Laff-Off,' 'Comedy on the Road,' 'Martes 13,' a television show syndicated throughout South America, and in the feature films 'The Prize Fighter,' with Tim Conway, and 'Crisscross,' with Goldie Hawn.

Comedy

Vaudeville

Glenn Singer

208 Feamster Road

Lewisburg

WV 24901

304-647-5205

gleno@horseguy.com

http://www.horseguy.com

Glenn Singer specializes in visual comedy using hilarious optical illusions, a dry delivery, and a warm conversational style. His spoof of a circus equestrian act will have your audience laughing again every time they think about it. Appeals to all ages, all around the world. Guaranteed to delight. Touring at major International Festivals, Corporate Functions, and in Theatres, Schools, and Universities on six continents since 1983.

Music

One Man Band

bernard m. snyder

italia : +39 0184 241 123

brasil : +55 (0)71 531 2175

n.y., usa : +1 212 330 7672

info@onemanband.org

http://www.onemanband.org

I've been travelling the planet as a one man band, singing and playing music, performing for world wide audiences, on stage, on the street, on tv. taking my music to where the people are...

Right now i'm working as the artistic director of the 'aeroclube festival de rua, 2º festival internacional de musica e espetáculo de rua da bahia', which will take place from the 12th to the 16th of march 2003 in salvador, bahia, brazil. (www.festivalderua.com )

bernard m. snyder is a one man band. he simultaneously plays a drum set strapped to his back, a guitar, and a harmonica, which he alternates with his most important instrument, the voice.

In his 20 years as a world traveling musician, he has enchanted audiences in festivals, on radio and television, as well as on streets and squares of 24 countries.

Juggler

Rope Walker

Will Soto

PO Box 4549

Key West

FL 33040

305-294-1665

willsoto@mac.com

Will's juggling and high wire act have been entertaining crowds for over 20 years at Sunset Celebration. A must see if you visit sunset in Key West.

Music

Finger Picking

Classical Guitar

Tupahn

http://www.tupahn.net/

tupahn@hotmail.com

tupahn@tupahn.net

Tel: + 1 786-276-1632

Tupahn can be found on the streets of Tokyo, Sydney, Rome, New York City - around the world playing his finger picking guitar instrumentals.

Dance

Break Dance Team

Transformers

Dirty: 917-415-4853

Zone: 917-361-9565

Transformers -- Break Dance team from NYC. Spins, flips, mock competions, comedy acrobatics... Perform in Harvard Square, Cambridge several times a year. Pictures by Stephen Baird June 2004.

 

Vaudeville

Fire Eating

Tony Vera

tony1902001@yahoo.com

http://www.tonyvera.com

From New York to Venice Beach to Japan, Tony Vera has lifted his audience to new heights! - Photo by Jeffery Stanton

Sidewalk Art

Chalk Drawing

Peter Voice

Chalk Circle

23 Rennie St.

Seddon, 3011

Australia

Ph 61 (0)3 9689 2798

Email chalkcircle@primus.com.au

http://www.chalkcircle.com.au/

Founded in 1991 by Peter Voice and Bev Isaac, the group specialises in the ephemeral medium of chalk and pastels, creating innovative artworks, in a variety of environments, tailored for major events and festivals. Unique and daring body art, with its stunning effect, is a growing part of Chalk Circles' repertoire.

Street Mime
Comedian
Actor



Robin Williams

July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014
http://www.robinwilliams.com/

Robin Williams, before he did stand-up comedy, was a street performing mime. He worked New York City and San Francisco.

That's right, Shields and Yarnell were the big stars over at Ghirardelli Square while Robin was working at The Cannery. --- Tom Noddy https://www.facebook.com/tom.noddy

Picture of Robin Williams busking in New York City in 1979. Garry Marshall wrote in his memoir about the time he was trying to cast the part of a space alien on Happy Days (and for a possible series). Talent agent Alan Iezman told his casting director Ronny (who was also Marshall's sister) about an amazing new talent. Iezman then asked Ronny to see a new comedian who he was representing named Robin Williams. When I asked Ronny what his credits were, she said he did street performing on corners and passed the hat for tips. "You want me to build a major network sitcom around a man who passes the hat for tips?" I said. "It is a VERY full hat," said Ronny.-- My aunt took the picture in April of 1979 of Robin Williams performing with Marc Weiner (top hat in the back) and also a man named Paul Dion who is not in this picture.
http://en.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1tamb0/robin_williams_street_performing_in_nyc_in_1979/

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