“I don’t think there’s any separation between what I do and who I am.” — A fantastic quote by Johnny Sheppard about his role street performing in the New York Subways. This video comes from the “Playing for Pocket Change” series, and is a lovely look at the New York City subway performing elite.

Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 2
Johnny Sheppard from the band Johnny Sheppard and Billy Swing

Created by Mark Cersosimo and Michael A. Capasso

Playing For Pocket Change is a series featuring musicians playing on the streets and in the subways of New York City. Often overlooked and ignored, we find out exactly who these people are and what makes them want perform in what is arguably the world’s strangest venue.

Episode 1: Erich Woodrum and Francois Nnang
Episode 2: Johnny Sheppard
Episode 3: Angel Marin
Episode 4: Natalia “Saw Lady” Paruz
Episode 5: Heth and Jed
Episode 6: Tom Swafford
Episode 7: Don Witter JR.
Episode 8: Erik Meier
Episode 9: The Singing Dragon
Episode 10: Shakerleg
Mark’s Vimeo Channel: vimeo.com/channels/pocketchange