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From the older gentleman playing the accordion (pictured left), all the way through to the institution that is the Trinidadian Steel Drum player outside the casino (pictured below), it was a great day for seeing and hearing free, live music.
One performer who really impressed me (pictured on the right) and of course, I do not know his name, was playing a silky smooth blues jam and I could not help but stop and enjoy.
Busking is a wonderful way for musicians and performers to be heard , which at the end of the day, is what any artist or performer is after.
Busking in Brisbane, the right way, is a relatively easy gig to secure. All required information and guidelines can be found on the Brisbane City Council's website, located here.
The variety of performers, styles and art forms that can be seen and enjoyed on any given day, are immense. From the abstract spray painting genius through to Indigenous didgeridoo players, in traditional garb, the Trinidadian steel drummer, to the blind saxophonist. The styles, colours and cultures brought to the fore are endless.
The most popular places for busking in Brisbane would have to be the Queen Street Mall, followed closely by South and the Valley Mall.
The accordion player, was on the Corner of Adelaide and Edward Streets and as most people would know, the Trinidadian is always in front of the Casino.
Personally, I have always been a fan of performers who bring the blues, playing acoustic or electric guitars to speak to the soul directly. Nothing makes my day more, than a great guitar lick with which to set my walking pace.
Busking itself is an art that is as old as music itself and I can not recommend any more strongly that should you see one of these buskers and have the change spare, it is well worth to lay your money down .