Photo by myself, in the 34th Street subway station.
There are almost always musicians playing in this subway station near the turnstiles. These musicians are sponsored by the MTA 'Arts for Transit' program, which brings artists and musicians underground.
The fellows above are the Ebony Hillbillies. They call themselves 'the last black string band in America', carrying on a tradition of African-American bluegrass fiddlers from the 18th century.
Though they usually play in the NY Subways, the Hillbillies have been touring. (Don't you love the internet?) They just performed a concert in Charleston, South Carolina.
Here they are caught on video, bringing down the house:
For more about the MTA Arts for Transit program, click here.
Related posts: See Saw, Below Ground, Music While you Wait and Performing Free, in Bryant Park.