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The Busking Stops Here 

A Canadian singer-songwriter dabbles in breakdancing music.

Manitoba folkie Dan Frechette takes time away from busking on street corners to play the Barking Spider tonight. He’s promoting his debut CD, Lucky Day, with a tour that has taken him across North America and to Europe. Frechette says his “musical rambles” have shaped his songwriting. “I started listening back to myself with a who-the-hell-is-this-prick? attitude,” he says. “Busking has helped me look at my songs from a very cold perspective.” One thing he’s learned: Audiences are pretty much the same everywhere. But he singles out the time he “funked up” his songs on a San Francisco street corner after busting a guitar string. “This guy started breakdancing in front of me,” recalls Frechette. “People were saying, ‘Man, you got the shit!’”
Tue., Jan. 23, 10 p.m.

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