Buskin’ the blues: Traditional troubadour wows crowds

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A mystery Canadian busker took Aylesbury by storm on his first ever visit to the town as delighted crowds rained coins into his guitar case.

The fingerstyle blues guitarist set up shop by Aylesbury’s Market Square clocktower with his yellow coloured National steel guitar - the same instrument of choice of many original American 1930s blues artists way back when. Listeners were treated to a variety of traditional American blues songs from such stars in their day as Skip James and Blind Willie McTell.

“I like to keep moving,” he said. “This is a way of life for me. I play all over Europe and America, always with my National. It’s got a sound like no other guitar.”