A busker is a wee guy (or woman) who plays on the streets for tips. In bands, to busk, means to bluff your way through a song that you haven't rehearsed with whomever you happen to be standing onstage. Often, you have never played it before. Sometimes you might t have even heard the song before. When there is a big crowd in front of you, listening to every te, that can be fun...Forbes has written an insightful, yet passionate and humorous book.
Graham Forbes is an author, musician (playing with all sorts of bands from the Incredible String Band to the Rezillos) and rock climber. A consummate entertainer, he is passing on his knowledge by managing his son's band, Darkwater. With homes in Glasgow and America, he still travels across the world to catch a gig - if the band's good enough. Graham's previous books Rock and Roll Mountains and Rock and Roll Tourist received widespread acclaim.