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#buskingforkarma ~ Luke sings ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve’

2014 Was a year of many firsts. While it was a landmark year in many ways, we are looking forward to celebrating the start of a new year and many more milestones for the Karma Documentary. Please contribute to help us reach our next – the official trailer. It is coming later in January!

Please enjoy this special new year’s busking performance.

Check out the video below!

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#buskingforkarma ~ Gandharba musicians from Nepal play Resham Firiri

Next in our #buskingforkarma series, enjoy this performance of the very popular traditional Nepali folk song, Resham Firiri. I met these musicians while taking a break from filming for the Karma Documentary, walking through the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu. They are the hardest working buskers I have met. They are members of the Gandharba, an ancient Hindu caste of musicians who travel from village to village, earning their living by spreading news and entertainment through their music.

Today, there is less demand for their traditional services. Like many Nepali people, they are struggling to adapt to changes brought about by globalization and the rise of modern communications technologies. To earn money for their families, they are often seen playing their music for donations from visitors and selling recordings and instruments on the streets of cities in Nepal.

Check out the video below!

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Left to right: Mandal, Petram, and Dambar

#buskingforkarma ~ Luke plays Change

As I was getting ready to bring you some musical performances from Nepal for our #buskingforkarma series, I found this recording I did a couple months ago and forgot to post. This is one of my favorite Blind Melon songs. I cannot hit the high notes that Shannon Hoon was known for, but I hope you like this version anyway. As you can see from the video, this was the end of a very long day.

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#buskingforkarma – St Dominic’s Trio Returns

Once again, at Nye’s Polonaise Room, here is the next of several #buskingforkarma songs that St. Dominic’s Trio was gracious to perform for us. This is one of their original songs, titled “Bike Ride on 35W”.

Enjoy!

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#buskingforkarma – Scary Numan plays Cows

Our next Minneapolis band to volunteer for #buskingforkarma is the band of my longtime friend, Dax. They are called Scary Numan, and they play a mash-up of older hit pop and rock songs. Here is their first of several #buskingforkarma songs that they recorded with us one night at their band practice. This is a song by the band the Suburbs called Cows. Unfortunately, not everyone in the band was there this time.

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Busking for Karma – Luke sings Lorena

For this installment of #buskingforkarma, I decided to sing one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite performers, Bob Schneider. He is a long-time Austin artist, and I used to see him play with his old band, the Ugly Americans, every week at Antone’s while I was in school.

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Busking for Karma – Driftless performed by Martin Dill

This next guest appearance on #buskingforkarma is a treat for all of us, but it will be especially fun for those of you from the midwest. Martin Dill, whom I (Luke) have known since I was a kid when he would come over to my house to hang out with my older brothers, asked if he could do a song. Those of you who know him, know that Martin has amazing vocal talent. As front man for Janitor Bob and the Armchair Cowboys, he put many smiles on faces over the years.

Thank you again for sending the video, Martin!

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For more information on the Karma Documentary and how you can help the people of Nepal recover from the recent earthquakes, visit our GoFundMe campaign and watch the video below.

#buskingforkarma – Hallelujah ~ Performed by Luke

It is my turn to add another song to the #buskingforkarma archive, so I thought I would play a song that everyone seems to know. The incomparable Leonard Cohen wrote it, but many others have also performed it over the years, including Jeff Buckley.

Here is my take on Hallelujah.

Please donate to help us complete the film. Thank you!

~Luke

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Busking for Karma ~ I Am Writing a Novel ~ Performed by Gustavo

Not only was Gustavo kind enough to contribute a couple songs to the Busking for Karma project, but he introduced me to this song, which I had never heard and now love. I Am Writing a Novel by Father John Misty.

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Photo credit: Mallory Elise Neher
Photo credit: Mallory Elise Neher

Busking for Karma – Thank You for Being a Friend ~ Performed by Christen



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