The wonderful, award-winning movies that Mark Cersosimo has put on Vimeo (his employers, no less) take a good look at the subway musicians of New York. I’ve already sent him a message with the words “benchmark,” “hope,” and “thank you” in it. Apparently new episodes are beginning this month – watch this space!

Erich Woodrum and Francois Nnang

Playing For Pocket Change: Episode 1
Erich Woodrum and Francois Nnang

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
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