Busk Break is an ongoing field recording series documenting live performances by busking musicians and other street performers.
Natchez On Fire play “The Crawdad Song”
A great band can turn even the most cliche of tunes into a memorable moment of music. Here, New Orleans-based buskers Natchez On Fire play their version of the extremely familiar traditional folk tune “The Crawdad” song, and manage to keep things interesting.
This is one of a pair of recordings we made of the group during their visit to town in May of 2012. The band broke up the following year, making this is one of the few recordings of their sound. Members from the band, however, appear in several other Busk Break videos with other projects.
Steve Shanafelt used to think he was a writer. Lots of other people thought he was a very good one, and they paid him to write everything from news articles to erotic comic books. Then, a few years ago, he started to realize that writing was just one very tiny piece of the puzzle. He started recording podcasts, producing field recordings of busking musicians, making short video series and learning how to make websites. Along the way, he learned lots of ways not to manage businesses and how to promote those businesses online. Now, people pay him surprisingly large sums of money to show them some of the things he's picked up.
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