Buskerfest 2008 – Toronto
This year’s Saturday night Afterdark Buskerfest party was without a doubt the best one I’ve visited to date. Of particular interest was a percussion and saxophone artist named Shoehorn. This one-man show somehow digitally converted his tap dancing into keyboard solos or drum beats and combined it with masterfully played saxophone as well as more traditional percussion to create a masterpiece of live musical entertainment. The beats this guy was able to generate with nothing more than his two feet were incredible. He was sold out of CDs, but I’ll check to see if he has a MySpace page when I get home. Either way the live experience was indescribable, and if any of you had the chance to check out the closing day of Buskerfest 2008 I’d love to hear what you thought of it.
UPDATE: No myspace page. I’ll try to download some of his stuff, check back here for notification of great success.
UPDATE 2: Apparently street performers don’t sell their tunes on iTunes or have easy to find websites. Who’d have thought? I’ll keep trying, but your best chance of hearing this guy may be planning to attend Buskerfest next year.
UPDATE 3: Thanks go out to the man himself. Shoehorn’s website is available at http://shoehornmusic.com/