Musician Michael Bublé performed an a capella version of “Who’s Lovin’ You” inside New York City’s 66th Street-Lincoln Center subway station last Thursday alongside the group Naturally 7. Video of the performance has been making the rounds online.
On performing inside the NYC subway station, Bublé called it: “The most authentic organic way to make music. . . You see some of the greatest musicians in the world come down here and play.”ARVE Error: need id and provider
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Categories: Metro Art, The Art of Transit
Unfortunately, Metro does not allow musical performances of any kind inside their subway stations. We made a formal request to do such a thing for a music festival last year, and Metro administration flat out told us, “NO!”
Bummer, because the subway stations have such sweet acoustics…
He’s no Earth, Wind, and Fire, but this guy did a good job entertaining on one of my Gold Line rides last year: http://youtu.be/EmamvVvhFlA
Not sure how often he rides/performs.
AWESOME PERFORMANCE for the swing vocalist and Motown aficionado! I was in NYC the last week of March (visiting the in-laws) and we witnessed an incredible performance of Earth, Wind and Fire’s September by a trio on the inbound from Jamaica (Queens). Not being from the Big Apple, I hadn’t seen something so elaborate (and great sounding)! It would definitely be cool, ‘Transit Rider’ to see more of this in Los Angeles, yo.
Los Angeles subway cars hum to a different tune… homeless people snoring.
Indeed. I’ve enjoyed performances by subway buskers in both New York City and either Boston, Chicago, or both.
As I recall, at least some of those systems mentioned have busking regulations designed to encourage those who actually have chops, while discouraging those who are only fooling themselves and giving the passengers headaches.
I love New York – can’t wait for our subway system to mature enough to attract stuff like this. One can only dream..