A couple of weeks ago, Steve and I were strolling around downtown Palo Alto, when we heard some music coming from across the street. We looked over and saw a girl on the sidewalk with her violin and amp. And I thought, Cool. Good for her. Street performers are always fun. But violins aren’t really my thang, so I was ready to keep on keeping on.
But this chick? Was amazing.
We found ourselves crossing the street to watch her more closely. Recording her. Throwing money into her violin case. Leaving to get coffee, coming back, pulling up some pavement, and sitting there for half an hour for an impromptu concert on the street.
Like I said, violins aren’t usually my thing. But this girl played with such emotion and style. I was transfixed. The passion with which she played, the confidence to play on the street and put herself out there like that–it was inspiring.
Check out some of her amazing performances at www.gabiholzwarth.com.