Welcome. Edgartown News was born from the simple fact that I have ink and Dektol in my veins and I need to write and photograph more than I need air or food, and from my love for this little town where I grew up and raised my family, the town I have left a few times but can't quite shake for good. Here you will find wanderings and musings, photographs and commentary; the people, places, and happenings - past and present - of a small island town: my home town.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Street Troubador

I left the house yesterday afternoon - camera on shoulder, just in case. Not much happening downtown, except for running into Mike - guitar on back - who was headed down to Memorial Wharf to do a little strumming and singing. The irony of course, is that Mike lives at my house, so I didn't really need to go anywhere to photograph him playing his guitar. Oh well, it was great seeing Mike in his element. The only things missing were an audience and a little warm sun. Oh, I get it - methinks the two are directly related. Mike is now Edgartown's un-official street troubador, taking up the slack where Dave Corcoran left off.

It was a fine concert, though hampered somewhat by the cold. Mike definitely has his own inimitable style - his gravely voice being reminiscent of Tom Waits - and I loved the song he wrote about giving the rooster the day off. Word has it, Mike has quite a following in Costa Rica, his home for the past ten years, and for whose climate he is beginning to yearn.


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran


Mike Grasing, street troubador, Dave Corcoran

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