Troubadour Theo Eastwind who I captured at the 1350 Connecticut Avenue Complex / Dupont Circle South in January 2007 is amongst the 8 finalists in the NYC Sound Tracks Competition which is hosted by MSG - Channel 27.
"NYC Sound Tracks" is an eight-episode series that goes underground to find the most talented New York City subway musicians. Tapping into the literal ground level of the music industry, these subway musicians play their souls out trying to make a living and hoping for their big break. The winner, as chosen by the viewers via www.MSG.com, will have the opportunity to play as an opening act on the stage of one of Madison Square Garden's prestigious venues.
Over the first three episodes of the series, MSG's cameras scoured the NYC subway system in an extensive search that offered viewers an inside look into the culture and lifestyle of the underground musician, resulting an open call audition where 16 performers were selected to compete in the "NYC Sound Tracks" competition which took place on Sunday night, 27 July 2008.
Here are episodes #1, #2 and #3. After competing in Sunday night's Open Call competition featuring 16 finalists, Theo Eastwind is amongst the 8 finalists that will advance to the 10 August 2008 Round 1 Episode.
Five Boroughs, 16 Musicians, One Superstar ... the search for NYC's best underground sound is on.
And troubadour Theo Eastwind is amongst the 8 finalists.