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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Street Artist of the Day: Accordionista, Melissa Elledge


Wow. I have fallen into a rut in the last six months. I have stuck safely to my electronic favorites and been revisiting some indie rock staples that I hold dear. Every once in a while though, something new awakens my interest in non-conventional forms of music, and I fall down a bizarre rabbit hole of bluegrass or melodic Norwegian metal. Melissa Elledge may have just become the arbiter for a whole new adventure into the orifices of the accordion….

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We Were Featured on NPR Affiliate, WFUV


I was delighted to be featured on Cityscape with George Bodarky, of WFUV.  Cityscape, is an award-winning public affairs program from WFUV Public Radio, which is an NPR affiliate in New York. If you missed the show, you can hear it in its entirety by clicking the link below. Thank you for the continued support. Cityscape and Busking Show    

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