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Artis the Spoonman is a living myth. Since 1972 he has created a state-of-the-artcultural legend. From the sidewalks and bars of Seattle, San Francisco, Manhattan, Sidney, London, Dublin, Munich and Singapore, to the theatres of Broadway, the stages of International and National television and the recording studios of Frank Zappa and Soundgarden, his spellbinding, faster than the eye can track spoon playing has been a passionate rhythm enhancement for Rock, Fusion, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Classical and Uncatagorizable music, virtually everywhere. His avante-garde percussion, coupled with his contagious spirit, will change your life- or at least your ideas on cutlery ...

"... Artis the Spoonman, Seattle's best kept secret"
- Steven Tyler

"... best spoon player in the whole damn universe" - Pete Seeger

"What did he eat for breakfast, gunpowder?" - Lacy J. Dalton

"Finally, some real music" - Mickey Hart

"You haven't got a commercial bone in your body"
- Frank Zappa

Artis has shared the stage with:

Jim Page, Frank Zappa, Aerosmith, Steve Goodman, The Flying Karamazov Brothers,David Sanborn, Lacy J. Dalton, Peter Rowan, Jethro Burns, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Utah Phillips, Pete Seeger, k.d.lang, Bob Weir, Avner the Eccentric, Soundgarden, Itzhak Perlman, The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra, Zakir Hussein, Queen Ida, Ani DiFranco, Phish, Left Over Salmon, The Radiators, String Cheese Incident, Pele Juju and Alice DiMicele,
just to name a few.

... has performed on:

"Spoonman", Grammy Award-winning song and MTV video by Soundgarden
Late Night with David Letterman, USA TV
Night Music with David Sanborn, USA TV
Further Festival Tour 1996, USA
A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, USA RADIO
The Paul Daniels Show, BBC TV
Blue Peter, BBC TV
Livewire, Nickelodian Children's TV, USA
Chikyu Dombori, FUJI TV, JAPAN
Broadway with Avner The Eccentric, NYC
Broadway with Itzhak Perlman, NYC
... and at events throughout the world:
Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Colorado, USA
EXPO '88, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
FOLK & ROCK FESTIVALS; Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Canmore, North Country Faire, & Calgary, CANADA; Seattle's Northwest Folklife, High Sierra Music Festival, Sierra Nevada Music & Craft Festival, USA; Hultsfred, SWEDEN; & Rudolstadt, GERMANY
CHILDREN'S FESTIVALS; Vancouver, Winnipeg, Prince George, Regina, CANADA, & Seattle, USA
FRINGE FESTIVALS; Edinburgh, SCOTLAND; Edmonton, CANADA;
Seattle, USA
Elephant Faire; Plymouth, ENGLAND
Bumberdrum; Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, USA
Oregon Country Faire; USA, 25+ years consecutively

... and much, much more since 1974.

And now you know...Artis the Spoonman.


Added: Apr-7-2009 
By: Rocket_Smoke
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Tags: Artis, Spoonman, Seattle, Panhandler, Music, living legend,
Location: Seattle, Washington, United States (load item map)
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