El Soñador, the blind 24th Street BART musician

With the recent passing of the revered Jesse Morris, the punk rock Johnny Cash who used to welcome us onto the 24th St. BART every Friday morning with stirring renditions of “Ring of Fire” and other ballads, that station has been even drearier than usual.  It’s easy to forget just how meaningful and significant these people can be in our lives until they’re gone forever.

Fortunately, local filmmaker Javier Roberto Carlos is trying to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself by making this short documentary about Marcos Alvarez, a blind street musician that plays at the 24th St. BART every Friday afternoon.  Give it a look, and if you like what hear, go see the real show live in person this afternoon!

And don’t forget to toss this guy a few bucks if you like his music!



3 Responses to “El Soñador, the blind 24th Street BART musician”

  1. timbo says:

    Marcos is good, and his music is spunky, but I still miss Jesse.

    In case you missed it at the time, here’s some originals of his: http://differentfur.bandcamp.com/album/i-wanna-take-it-all-back-in-memory

  2. troy holden says:

    Thanks for posting this. Marcos fills the station with beautiful music every Friday afternoon. IMO, the acoustics are better than Symphony Hall. He really pushes those notes out into the open air.

    I hope this exposure can help him realize his dream of being on the radio. Surely someone who reads this blog can help him make it happen.

  3. sablon kaos says:

    Mantap gan!!! Bunch of thanks for sharing this interesting and informative post. Keep it up