musings of a subway performer and lifelong troubadour

Beer + Busking?

Added on by Cathy Grier.

NYC has a lot of different events created to entertain us.  This week it's restaurant week, where some can get a chance to dine at a favorite restaurant or one we've always wanted to but can't afford with a prix fix menu. This week is also named Beer week.  The kick off is tonight in the grand hall of the grandest train station, Grand Central, in Vanderbilt Hall. (the event is sold out).

I'll be performing with other Music Under New York musicians Salieu Suso (African Kora player) and the crazy fun Xylofolks (performing dressed in costumes like either a Tex Avery cartoon, or a sporting team mascot, take your pick).

I'm not really a beer drinker, but I think with all the micro breweries popping up all over the 5 Boroughs, tonight might be a good night to get me hooked (after I play of course).  I got the gig thanks to brewer and sax player Chris Cuzme.  He'll be there pouring beer from his brewery 508 Gastro Brewery in soho (Greenwich St @ Spring). I'm also interested in tasting The Bronx brewery Gun Hill Brewing (that's where my Mom grew up-oops sorry Mom, not in the brewery, on Gun Hill Rd).

Check out these clips I've made of the Xylofolks and Salieu Suso from my NYCSubwaygril video gallery of artists archives.

NYC Subway Girl films The Xylopholks perform their own special brand of "fuzzy ragtime xylophone" at 34th St.


Kora player Salieu Suso sings a song just for NYC Subway Girl at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal