If you live in the Boston area, maybe you heard the story late last year about a Boston street musician, Steven Bacon, whose music future broke wide open after he met Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova (of The Frames, and the movie Once – a favorite movie of mine). That night, after playing across the street from the venue all day, Bacon was asked to play one of his own songs onstage at Hansard’s concert.
I came across a reference to his story just last night on a songwriting forum. A lot of great things are happening for him now, and it’s just cool to hear something like this, especially for anyone who plays or writes music. Had goosebumps and a stupid grin when I read his account of how it all went down. But then, I’m kind of a dork, and a complete softie for this kind of story.
Here’s the Boston Globe article about it: For this street musician, dreams are taking flight
If you want to read his account and hear the recording of the onstage moment (worth taking the time), go to http://stevenbacon.com. Click on the Glen Hansard tab at the bottom of the page (for Steven’s personal account).
And for the recording of his big moment on stage, follow the Songs tab at the bottom, and on that next page there’s a player under “Steven w/ Glen Hansard…live at Agannis Arena…” You can also hear more of his music on that same page. (You’ll find your way around.)
I loved this story for so many reasons. Hope you enjoy it, too.