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Friday, January 29, 2010

Singing the Blues, Below Ground

Below Union Square, NYC
Photo by myself at the Union Square subway station.

Based in New York, The Tin Pan Blues Band performs extensively throughout and under Manhattan and Brooklyn.

A large crowd of onlookers surrounded the group as they jammed at the Union Square station. It was impossible not to smile - the group's energy is pure enthusiasm.

Below Union Square, NYC
From where we stood, you could hear the trains come and go on the tracks below. Rush hour traffic was in full swing, yet people did not want to leave.

Then the music wound down and the sound of trains whooshed in. Suddenly the crowd was gone.

Below Union Square, NYC
For the Tin Pan website, with video clips and free downloads of their music, click here.

Related posts: On the Subway Platform and Late Night TV, All That Jazz and Music While You Wait.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe tes photos du concert dans le metro, et il y a du monde, cela devait etre un bon groupe. Il ne nous manque que la musique ;o))

Bibi said...

Beautiful bw's. I love to hear subway musicians; reminds me of Paris. Saw quite a few in NYC last summer.

barbie said...

I Loved the link to their music. Thanks Kitty. Have a great week-end.

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds «Louis» of the musicians who play at the Métro stops in Paris. You can hear some very good music - in order to perform in the Métro, you must audition and be approved to play.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shots. Everybody seems to be having fun. Their music is fabtastic. Thanks for the link.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Their site says they are like Ray Charles and Tom Waits, a perfect combination. Thanks for the link.
Their portrait is great too btw.

Ken Mac said...

refreshing

Jesse Selengut said...

Hi Kitty,

I'm Jesse from Tin Pan. Thanks so much for posting these pictures and mentioning us on your blog. I am hoping that you will come to some of our night time shows in clubs around the city. It would be nice to see you and say thanks in person. We're at Googies, that lounge up above the Living Room on the LES every Friday from 9:30 on. Hope to see you!

Thanks again,
Jesse

Ming the Merciless said...

Awww...I miss NYC. But I will be there for Spring Break. Yeah!!