Kyle Skarshaug performs his songs - vocal and guitar, including "If you call my name out loud," and "What are you waiting for?"
Who am I? What is the Busker's Union?
So, you're wondering what the Busker's Union is? Well, it's me - Kyle Skarshaug. The inspiration for the band name was a new ordinance that was adopted by the City of Prague in the Czech Republic, called the Busker's Ethical Code. Busking, of course, is artistic expression, usually in the form of music. The city of Traverse City, where I live, calls it "street performing." Being that I love busking, I thought the whole idea of busker's rights was fantastic, and I thought it was a great name for a band, even if it's just me. So, who am I? I'm a 15-year-old freshman at Traverse City West High School that has a passion for every aspect of music. I'm a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, drums, ukulele, vocals, and some piano. I'm always up for a collaboration, and just love being around the creative process of music. I'm the host of a TV show on Up North Media called "Northern Culture with Kyle." Check it out sometime.
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