There is a legendary street performer in downtown Minneapolis that plays a bucket. Kevin, I know you have seen him! My uncle showed him to me a few years ago and said his friends all called him “the bucket dude”. He moves around to where the action is. T-Wolves games, Twins games, Viking games, concerts, clubs…
One night last summer I was bumming around with some friends jamming with guitars and drums and stuff and we were walking to somewhere (I can’t remember where) and we came around a corner and there was the bucket dude jamming out. He stopped and talked to us for a bit. He knew some of the guys I was with. But what was weird was that he looked at me and started talking to me like I was the only one there. I guess he liked me because I made him laugh. He also gave me my nickname (snaggletooth) and yeah it stuck with me, that’s what some people call me now. After a while he asked us all to sit down and have a jam with him. I guess that is super rare because he normally plays alone. It was super cool and we got a lot of people stopping by to check it out.
So yeah that was my jam with the famous bucket dude. He is a legend! Eyedea even wrote a song about this guy, and here it is.
Oliver Hart (Eyedea) – How Much Do You Pay?