Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
With his six-inch beard and lanky stature, Tyler Gregory can regularly be found busking on Mass. St. with his deep voice and steam-powered melodies bouncing off the street-side architecture. His sturdy songcraft takes cues from WWII-era blues bellowers like Leadbelly and Son House as well as modern folk artists like William Elliott Whitmore and the Avett Brothers. Gregory brought in a collection of new recordings to share during the course of our half-hour podcast, which also addresses the proposed ban on Mass. St. panhandling and Gregory’s experiences as a bearded vagabond.