Bad-Ass Downtown Spokane, Wash. Street Musician

Submitted by: MidoriBug 5 years ago in

This guy always draws a crowd and it"s really amazing to see him create a big sound.
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Male 164
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Female 14
I live in Spokane and this stuff never happens when I`m downtown. This video makes this place seem cool. It`s not.
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Male 1,164
"Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works."

I know for a fact that you cannot replicate what that man just did even with a year of practice and are clearly degrading his incredible talent to make your own shortcomings seem less obvious. However the more you rant, the clearer it is how little you understand what you are talking about.

And that`s all I have to say to you, sir.

Oh, and thanks Bobert!
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Male 12,365
[quote]Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works.[/quote]

Strange how he trained for 14 years, then. Why did he bother?

I understand the mechanics of chess. I know the rules, I know how the pieces move. I suck at chess. Learning chess is very easy. Learning to be any good at it isn`t. Like a lot of things.
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Male 3,285
A line from a violinist has stuck in my head. He said that after 10 years of training almost every day, he thought of himself as being competent.

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Most musicians say that sort of crap to make them look better than they actually are. learning an instrument is very easy. You just have to understand the mechanics of how it works.
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Male 192
Damn wish I could afford a decent electric violin...
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Male 871
talented chap
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Male 12,365
[quote]Like a one man band without the effort.[/quote]

Apart from the hundreds, probably thousands, of hours training. The backing music is also his playing - he simply records it to play the main melody over it afterwards.

A line from a violinist has stuck in my head. He said that after 10 years of training almost every day, he thought of himself as being competent.
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Male 142
His name is Bryson Andres. His youtube account is violin2003.
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Male 621

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Male 3,631
Can`t go wrong with I-V-vi-IV; that being said, Damn.
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Male 1,164
Who is this guy? He`s obviously a professional, he must have other stuff. I must see it. I must see it.
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Male 165
"I love the OCD lady who straightened his money."

I think she was putting all the bills under the cards so the money doesn`t blow away.
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Male 954
I remember when I tried to play violin, it was not nearly as easy as piano... But when you get it right damn it is a helluva instrument...
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Male 130
@WeePee

what a retarded comment its like turning up to work in a new car and your boss saying im not paying you this week as it looks like u already have money.
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Male 63
@lifeavoidit - Spokane, Washington. It`s a pretty big town in the northwestern United States, about two hours from Canada and 4 hours from the pacific ocean.
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Male 1,239
"Where was this?"

Title says he was in Spokane, Washington.
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Male 1,239
"Like a one man band without the effort."

I`d like to see you drag the bow across a violin once without making a sound hideous enough to induce wretching in those around who hear it. It takes years of practice to become okay at violin let alone great. It is an oxymoron to suggest playing the violin in any manner is without effort.
I feel sorry for people like you who can be slapped in the face by something beautiful and all you can do is babble some nonsensical criticisms.
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Male 296
nevermind it was a can
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Male 267
Wow he has skills. Where was this?
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Male 296
Wait a sec was that a mouse that ran across at 1:25
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Female 43
That was just beautiful.
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Male 132
Like a one man band without the effort.
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Male 16
From one guy to an orchestra in 4 minutes. Beautiful. I`d love to eat lunch outside listening to him play everyday.
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Female 2,525
What PvtDeth said. Since when do we refuse to pay people when they have enough money already? Do you only buy things from homeless dudes? If this guy was playing in a concert hall I`d probably pay more than two bucks to see him, so I`d gladly drop some change to see him on the street.
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Male 792
Busking isn`t just for the homeless...
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Male 74
You pay people based on what their work is worth to you. If you feel like a street artist contributed $2.00 worth of enjoyment to your day, give it to him.

You donʻt refuse to pay your dentist $500 because he lives in a million dollar house.
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Male 42
That was really great to see. Thanks to whoever played, filmed and posted. You made my day.
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Male 265
"playing a $1200 violin in the street"

$1200 for bottom of the line maybe, the fair ones go for $5000 to $15000. That being said, it seems that he`s there just to have fun and make enough for a free coffee instead of relying on that as his sole source of income.
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Male 1,569
Onereplublic should hire this guy
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Female 803
If a street performer is good and I have cash or change on me, I will always give them money. I don`t care if it looks like they need it or not, if they`re good then they deserve it. You don`t just pick up an instrument one day and can play like that.
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Male 4,395
I love the OCD lady who straightened his money.
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Male 67
I would give him money for entertaining me, not because I think he needs it. The Rolling Stones don`t need 200 dollars a ticket, but they get it because they are entertaining (to old people with more money than me)
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Male 168
That guy was badass.
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Male 1,737
I agree he doesn`t look like someone who needs money, however I`d still toss him something for putting on a good show, well earned.
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Male 550
I love to watch how musicians whole body gets into the music they`re playing
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Male 412
@WeePee: "nothing about a person playing a $1200 violin in the street would make me want to give him money, it tells me he already has money."

So, because millions of people drive a car to work every day, their employers should not pay them?

The guy plays. He needs an instrument to play. If he got a crappy instrument, he wouldn`t play as well. That doesn`t mean he`s got money coming out the wazoo.
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Male 579
I think that old lady stole some of his cash.. the hand is quicker than the eye....
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Male 594
@han5nah

She covered the money up so it wouldn`t blow away.
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Male 612
nothing about a person playing a $1200 violin in the street would make me want to give him money, it tells me he already has money.
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Female 735
What was that older lady doing in his case? She didn`t put anything in, and she didn`t actually take anything out. She just fished around in it.
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Male 571
As a musician, I don`t find it all that amazing, since it`s really the loop pedal doing most of the work. It`s entertaining though. I`d stop and give him a dollar.
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Male 63
WTF this is where I`m from, how come I`ve never seen this guy!!! I seriously thought I was on the wrong site by mistake when I read Spokane, Wash
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Male 230
Righteous
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Male 199
Here is his youtube page http://www.youtube.com/user/violin2003 Go watch!!!
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Male 341
@dsp2003 "Secrets" by One Republc.
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Male 263
I hate the song, but I can listen to that guy play it all day.
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Male 341
That is why I joined this site.. for videos like this one
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Male 3,482
That was amazing. At first I didn`t realize what the pedal was, so I was thinking he was just some normal electric-violinist.

Then he started with the loops, became a one-man-band and it was awesome.

[quote]Not nearly as amazing when it plugs into something.[/quote]
Your loss.
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Male 213
I really, really enjoyed that.
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Male 153
Someone help me out here, because I really don`t know the name`s of many songs written after 1979. What is this guy covering? I recognize the tune, but can`t think of who sings it or what the name is.
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Male 25,416
Twas ok...
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Male 1,252
as much as I like Yamaha electrics I wish they wouldnt use that cheap poo abs plastic for the `tradional shape`asthetics. dudes good.
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Male 255
wow. i`ve seen it done before (owen pallet/final fantasy) but this guy has a unique style and beautiful writing skills too.
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Female 50
just gone on his youtube account - violin2003 awesome stuff, he has an album on reverbnation if anyone is interested - name`s Bryson Andres. Thanks IAB for once again sorting me with new music :)
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Male 2,841
Not nearly as amazing when it plugs into something.
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Male 243
Incredible.
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Male 2,345
that.was.awesome!!!
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Male 329
I always wonder how many people on the street think musicians like this are playing to a recording and do not know they are using a loop pedal?- in this guy`s case probably a Boss RC2 or RC3?
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Male 330
Loop pedals are awesome. Probably my favorite pedal for guitar
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Male 1,471
At first i thought he was going to play the song from that crrepy commercial with the guy banging sheep..
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Female 1,603
Link: Bad-Ass Downtown Spokane, Wash. Street Musician [Rate Link] - This guy always draws a crowd and it`s really amazing to see him create a big sound.
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