Phillip Roebuck plays “Little Bo Peep”

Pesky WordPress doesn’t let me embed Vimeo videos. So you’ll have to click here for intense (non-clawhammer) banjo playing by Phillip Roebuck and superb analog cinematography by Brandon Trost.


From Phillip Roebuck’s site:

Nicknamed “The BANJO NINJA” by fans, PHILLIP ROEBUCK is a bare-bones one-man band, conceived in the subways of New York City.

To accompany his $22, scrap-part banjo, Phillip made his first drum apparatus out of a suitcase and a luggage cart. Using this setup, both live in the Times Square Subway Station and in his apartment in Brooklyn, he made the album ONE-MAN BAND RECORDINGS, later released as INERTIA (Volume I), which comes across like a collection of modern-day field recordings. In 2002, Phillip revamped the setup into the current backpack-harness outfit, used on the albums INERTIA (Volume II), ONE-MAN BAND, and FEVER PITCH.

In 2003, the New York Press voted Phillip the city’s Best Subway Musician, and he has since recorded three albums and has been touring steadily.


2 Responses to “Phillip Roebuck plays “Little Bo Peep””

  1. 1 John November 26, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Yeah…that was pretty awesome.


  2. 2 jeffrey April 17, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    very cool. don’t tell the folks that razz me about my taste in dance music, but i liked what he was doing.

    took about 1.5 minutes in, to notice why he was walking so funny.

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