Monthly Archives: July 2014

Ball Pollen of Bums Making a Mess All Over the City

It doesn’t get any rootsier than this. At least in this case, the city in question is Seattle, and these particular bums are serving up a heaping helping of unvarnished Americana. Ball Pollen, the washboardiste, is playing a pail-sized board à l‘américaine–I … Continue reading

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Jack Amblin and Martyn Roper

These two dudes look like they stepped out of the boardroom to pull off a tight little rendition of Blind Boy Fuller’s “Step It Up and Go.” As far as I can tell, the washboardiste is Jack Amblin. He plays his board à l‘américaine with … Continue reading

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