Well-known street musician’s performance license deniedUPDATED 4:10 AM HST Jul 10, 2014Video Transcript
HIS SOUND ... BROUGHT HIM NATIONAL ATTENTION. TOOK HIM TO THE TODAY SHOW... AND EVEN CAUGHT THE EAR OF AMERICA'S GOT TALENT. BUT.. A POPULAR GREENVILLE STREET MUSICIAN SAYS THE CITY WON'T ALLOW HIM TO PLAY ON THE SIDEWALKS ANYMORE. WYFF'S NEWS FOUR'S ANGELA RODRIGUEZ HAS THE STORY... ALL NEW AT 6. creep in music under IN THE EBB OF DOWNTOWN.... Natts--very quick montage unzipping equipment plugging in THIS USED TO JOIN THE FLOW.c5 11:58:12 I play a 5 string electric violin NATTS-- CLOSE UP BOW AND STRINGS 11:58:23 first i record ryhthm. Then, play melody on top of it. C27 12:29:43 I play a lot of familiar tunes people recognize and I put my own spin on them NATTS-- music.. JEFF NEIL IS A MUSIC MAN... WITHOUT A STAGE. c5 11:56:14 i'm not really an emotional person but when i heard i almost broke down and cried. THE CITY OF GREENVILLE SAYS HIS AMPLIFIER IS NO LONGER WELCOME. HE SAYS... WITHOUT THE SPEAKER... HE'S GOT NO SOUND... AND NO WAY TO MAKE A LIVING. c6 12:01:05 natts... you can barely hear that but with sound system its more audible WE CHECKED... THE CITY ISN'T BANNING ALL AMPLIFIERS.... ONLY... WHEN IT COMES TO INSTRUMENTS WITH STRINGS. c20 12:15:56 I just want to play music on streets HIS DAYS ON MAIN STREET MAY BE OVER... BUT THERE IS STILL A DREAM IN HIS HEART. Natts-- don't stop believing-- through end of package natts- don't stop believing-- c23 12:22:54 I feel almost at home on the streets natts-- 12:23:16 I don't want to leave greenville music out WE REACHED OUT TO THE CITY MULTIPLE TIMES TODAY TO GET CLARIFICATION AS TO WHY SOME INSTRUMENTS CAN USE AMPLIFIERS... OTHERS CANNOT... BUT WE DID NOT GET A RESPONSE.