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Jim Page: Music From Ashtrays And iPods

Dave Beck

There's a long tradition of street–music making, or busking, in the City of Seattle. But these days it's easy to walk right past a street musician. After all we have iPods and MP3 players, and who needs buskers when we have all the music we want — when we want it? The reason that people can make music on the streets in Seattle is because 36 years ago a folksinger by the name of Jim Page helped pass a law that made busking possible. He's gone on to do world tours and recordings, but when Jim first started performing it wasn't about music. KUOW's Dave Beck speaks with Jim Page.

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