musings of a subway performer and lifelong troubadour

Alice Tan Ridley

Added on by NYC Subway Girl.

Day after Thanksgiving, I'm surfing and found this clip of Alice Tan Ridley a fellow Music Under New York performer, at 34th st.  This clip captures perfectly the essence of why street performing is so essential.  It brings out joy in the human spirit, engaging the public in a way no other medium can.  Alice is a powerful performer and happily includes spontaneous harmony, singing (some not even close to being in tune, but no matter), this is folk music in it's purist form. A personal note-Alice is also the proud mother of the amazing Gabourey Sidibe (who plays the character Precious in the recent film).