As of November 1st, 2015, I finally achieved a long held goal, surpassing a milestone that I had previously fallen short on numerous times. It took strength of will, conviction, and a place of employment with lax grooming standards. Many times I was tempted to back out, but each time, my doubts were drowned out by a prospect so majestic that the word itself began to ring around my head like a catchy song that I couldn’t shake. The milestone in question? The Yeard.

The Yeard is, as you have probably...

Busking, or performing music in a public area, is a great way to hone your performance skills. It’s also an incredibly fun way to make some pocket change and meet people. Starting to busk can also greatly reduce stage fright/performance anxiety. Most cities require a street performer license to legally busk, and below are links to the paperwork required for the most populated cities in the US, plus some additional popular busking locations. Each city will have it’s own rules, and you should look them up if you are unclear about anything. Busking Guidelines By...