I wish I had known about Shakerleg when I was in NYC. I would definitely have sought him out. Shakerleg, otherwise known as Mark Nicosia, is a drummer that plays in the subway station at Union Square in Manhattan. He doesn’t use sticks and plays his kit more like a percussionist would play congas and bongos. Except he plays cymbals with his hands too. Ouch! He freely admits in the interview below that he may not even have the use of his hands in ten years due to the pummeling he gives them on a daily basis. What a nutter! Check him out.


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