The NYC busker community has lost a dear friend:
Arturo Flores from Peru, who played Andean wind instruments with a few bands in the subway, was killed by a drunk driver in Astoria.
I am so sad. I lift up my eyes to the sky above Astoria and I think I can hear Arturo’s flute…
Only a couple of months ago we lost another fantastic busker, Matt Nozzolio, who used to play the Dobro in the subway. He had a heart attach while performing at a street festival in CT.
Matt at the MUNY audition, 2006 (he got in)
Some day it’ll be my turn to join the greatest busker orchestra ever – in the sky. Until then – I miss my friends. May they rest in peace.