[Photo is mine]
See the guy? Not the one standing center stage…but the one just beyond him with a microphone and black guitar case at his his feet. Yellow flowers are behind him.
To me, he’s the Busker of the Square. He has secured a spot in the plaza in front of the University of Porto. Prime location indeed!
He knows his music. He has a great voice (he can echo the nuances of Dylan’s:
“No, No, No. It ain’t me Babe.
He stands out there at least three of seven days. Always on weekends. He has mastered Simon & Garfunkel. I heard “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at least three times a day. He does a wonderful rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. Three times a day?
His repertoire includes:
John Lennon’s “Imagine”, “Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and others we’ve forgotten. But, he’s always there and sometimes he sings me to sleep in the mid-afternoon.
I always drop a few Euros in his guitar box. I appreciate his love of music and his desire to share his talent.
Insightful as always. Just glad he sings well. Do many stop and listen? When are you back in nyc?
Dont get sick. Paul