Troubador/Busker Matt Turk Cold Revival Album Review


A folk plea for universal mercy, sung in the crystal clear voice of veteran Americana wordsmith, Matt Turk, sets the tone for the eleven tracks on his latest work, Cold Revival. At heart and soul, Matt Turk is a folk singer. I met him in New York City, when I was creating my first book, celebrating the spirit of busking. I’ve had the pleasure of following his career for the past few years, and here he dives headfirst into personal…

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Busker Brian Belknap, Cradle To Grave Album Review


Alongside the rainbow colored streets, under lovingly and artfully restored building facades, a voice filled with gravel and gut bucket blues, spills onto the sidewalks. Perched on a small stool, music accoutrements at his feet; banjo, accordion, guitar, harmonica; there sits a gentleman of sinew and force, a fedora hat slightly askew on his head, telling his stories and selling his songs; inviting us– the random passersby to find and lose ourselves at the same time.  In that moment, one…

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Bay Area Street Performance is the Focus of Upcoming Art Style Coffee Table Book


  For Immediate Release: Monday, February 2nd, 2015  Patreon Campaign Announced To Raise Funds To Create Multi-Media Art Book Project Focusing on Bay Area Street Musicians  Bay Area Street Performance is the Focus of Upcoming Art Style Coffee Table Book SAN FRANCISCO, CA., February 2, 2015 — (San Francisco, CA) – Producer and music journalist Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the Apple®, (TNBTA®), announced today the launch of a Patreon campaign to raise funds for her new Limited Edition Art Style/Coffee…

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Tip Me, You Wanker! Jack Dempsey Busks From Across the Big Pond

Tip Me

Editor’s Note: We are delighted to welcome Jack Dempsey, from across the Big Pond. Jack Dempsey is the author of Tip Me, You Wanker! A Comedy Of Ill Manners In London’s Underground Tube. This is his first in a series of guest posts he will contribute to TNBTA®. Enjoy a good laugh and learn a bit about busking along the way! Cheers! Its 1978 and Britain’s Winter of Discontent is in full swing. It’s miserable. Luci and I are holed up in a squat in…

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Buskers of the Day, Franglais; An Audio Postcard for the Ages


  Some years ago, my son and I spent a summer in France. It was one of those moments that stay frozen in time; like a favorite movie that keeps replaying in heart and head. My son, then 16 had yet to enter that stage, where exasperated sighs would escape through clenched teeth and eyes would roll at the very sound of the parental voice. We drank cappuccino, gorged on pastries, traveled and reveled in all that is French. That…

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What Is Busking?

What is busking, you ask? Check out this 3 minute video to get a little insight. What Is Busking from Heather Jacks of TNBTA on Vimeo.

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From Street To Studio Short Film Trailer

TNBTA New York State Of Mind

A promotional video for our short film, From Street to Studio: NYC Edition. To learn more or order your copy, visit our eShop today. From Street To Studio Trailer from Heather Jacks of TNBTA on Vimeo.

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Esquire Premieres Our Song!


The Noise Beneath the Apple® (TNBTA), a multi-media project that strives to legitimize the profession of busking, today partnered with Esquire Magazine to premiere a one-of-a-kind musical collaboration that honors street musicians and the city of New York. 30 of NYC’s buskers, who were featured in the project’s self-titled 200-page Award Winning limited edition art-style book,

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