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The Busking Stops Here

A Canadian singer-songwriter dabbles in breakdancing music.

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Manitoba folkie Dan Frechette takes time away from busking on street corners to play the Barking Spider tonight. He’s promoting his debut CD, Lucky Day, with a tour that has taken him across North America and to Europe. Frechette says his “musical rambles” have shaped his songwriting. “I started listening back to myself with a who-the-hell-is-this-prick? attitude,” he says. “Busking has helped me look at my songs from a very cold perspective.” One thing he’s learned: Audiences are pretty much the same everywhere. But he singles out the time he “funked up” his songs on a San Francisco street corner after busting a guitar string. “This guy started breakdancing in front of me,” recalls Frechette. “People were saying, ‘Man, you got the shit!’”
Tue., Jan. 23, 10 p.m.

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