Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Trumpeter-Guitarist

Brandon Weiner, an aspiring musician from Detroit, took advantage of Thursday's warm temperatures and made his way to downtown Ann Arbor where he set up a makeshift stage in the graffiti alley along Liberty Street. Weiner, who normally plays saxophone, mounted a trumpet to his guitar as a gimmick he's been practicing. He graced passersby with one-of-a-kind Bob Dylan covers — with flat-pitched trumpeting substituting for familiar harmonica wails.

"It's kind of a weird thing to do," he admitted to his audience. "As you can tell, I can't do any fingers with the trumpet, so it's kind of awkward to just play flat pitches."

The Trumpeter-Guitarist from Ryan Stanton on Vimeo.

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