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Video: Bitchin' Buskers

Marty O'Reilly and his band are the headliners this Saturday night at the Kuumbwa for the Busker's Showcase. Now famous Gillian Welch was once a Santa Cruz busker.

Check out these bitchin' buskers!

Marty O'Reilly on banjo and vocals is the song writer. On fiddle is Chris Lynch, who plays in Audiafauna and The Brothers Comatose. Bass player Jeff Kissel plays with the Juncos and The Driftless.

The trio are headliners at the Busker's Showcase at the Kuumbwa this Saturday. The show starts at 7pm.

"Playing downtown is a HOOT," said O'Reilly. "I've never played down there without some of the local homeless population wanting to join in and sing along. they always make for a good show. There's not much money to be made, as so many people are trying to busk, but there's lots of people to play for and if you have a group you can really get a crowd going. Its often difficult to play without getting busted by the local rent-a-cops or whatever they are. They get quite bored and often stop you while your playing to make you move over ten feet."

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