Gabrielle Graves

Gabrielle Graves and the band
We made a new discovery in Santa Monica on Thursday.
This is an original song called from her newly recorded CD titled “Hold On”
To purchase the CD and learn more about Gabrielle Graves visit her site

Livecast Highlights from August 8th Venice Beach

On the 8th of August we broadcast street performers live from Southern California on Venice Beach The first performer we saw as we walked along the Ocean Front walk was Dalila

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Then we found local musical genius Nathan who offers no contact info but is across from the Sidewalk Cafe almost everyday

The last performer we found was Randy Rivers whose contact info we will try to obtain soon Join us every Thursday at 3pm Pacific time US for Street I Am live


The day after the horrendous murder by a deranged man driving into the people on Venice beach that killed an Italian tourist on her honeymoon and injured 11 others, the Venice Beach band Street Smart inspires us with Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen.

Street Smart is lead with power and conviction by Peter Demian on guitar and vocal and features the world-class talent of world-famous Venice Beach street musician Nathan on the piano and Louie Garcia on drums.

\Peter Demian  hails from Canada and has been playing on Venice Beach for 25 years. On a good day he  will bring in somewhere in the neighborhood of of 60 to 80 dollars. In Ontario Canada when he first started out he played with Paul Shaffer now on the Letterman show and opened for many of the great pop bands of the 60’s and seventies such as the Who and others. He moved to the US living and playing in Detroit and Canada for a time before settling in Venice Beach and playing for visitors from all over the world.

Nathan is considered by many who know him to be a virtuoso possible genius who has been playing since early childhood and freely mixes classical jazz and rock almost simultaneously. He has played in many bands and done many gigs including a tour with the 60’s psychedelic rock band Iron Butterfly well known for their hit “In A Godda Da Vida”
Mr Demian’s contact info is his cell phone

Venice Beach CA Hit Hard by Messed Up Driver

Venice Beach CA Hit Hard by Messed Up Driver

One of the Street Culture capitals of the world in Los Angeles CA was rocked badly on Saturday August 3rd by an apparently blood thirsty driver who drove his car at up to 60 miles an hour along the peaceful pedestrian walkway and into the crowd of people enjoying one of the most unique places in all the world where street culture meets everything else at the edge of the water.

11 people were injured and 1 person died in the private terrorist exercise of this deranged individual.

As of yet no motive for the attack is known.

Street Culture lives on and thankfully no more than a handful of folks were messed up by this act which could have been worse as there were over 100,000 people enjoying the beach when it occured.

We morn the loss of another innocent. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of all affected.

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Pro Buskers Fave Gabriel Royal

Pro Buskers thinks that Gabriel Royal is one of the best Street performers in Brooklyn. Check out his video from last year.

Interview with Clare Means The Third Street Promenade Performer

Clare Means has been performing on the Third Street Promenade since 2007.  Courtesy Photo

Clare Means has been performing on the Third Street Promenade since 2007.

Music, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, Columnist

Clare Means The Third Street Promenade

Tony Morris, Columnist Monica Mirror Archives, Tony Morris, Columnist

Posted May. 9, 2013, 9:11 am

Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade is well known for its street musicians. Clare Means has been singing there since 2007.

As a singer-songwriter, she has a developed a faithful following who respect her artistry.

I first met Clare on the Promenade last year and have experienced a number of her sessions.

Clare took time to reflect on her start in song writing, singing and playing guitar.

Tony Morris: When did begin to take music seriously?

Clare Means: My interest in songwriting began in 2005. My sister gave me a guitar for my birthday and I started teaching myself guitar by looking up chord charts and then looking up the chards to some of my favorite songs on the Internet. Then I went through a breakup soon after I started learning guitar so it inspired me to write. Then I just started writing about everything I could think of… READ IT ALL IN THE SANTA MONICA MIRROR

Juggler Unknown on Pier 39 San Francisco

New Video Posted today on #YouTube from Pier 39 San Francisco




Monterey has buskers

Monterey has buskers now. That is great. Last time I was there I couldn’t find any. streetiam Daniel


Rockstars doing their thing in Monterey Bay, California




2012 favorite videos from San Francisco

These are some of our favorite videos from San Francisco of buskers in 2012.

SFist names DON CUNNINGHAM as  San Francisco best buskWe find a…

SFist names DON CUNNINGHAM as  San Francisco best busk

We find a video from 2008 BART Station