Film photography by Michelle Kilfeather
In the 1980s, Brian Belknap landed in San Francisco after traveling around the Northeast. His first stop was Fisherman's Wharf, which wasn't as "Disneyfied" back in those days. Brian's hustle was playing music for tourists, then packing up and finding a place to sleep. Often, his bed was also on the street.
In this podcast, Brian will share stories about his early days in San Francisco. He'll talk about those days in the wharf, some characters he met along the way, and he'll play a song that, for him, captures those days. After a few stints in other towns, he came back to San Francisco in the '90s. He'll talk about his return and play another song from that era of his life.
Brian is having a record-release party at Brick and Mortar on May 11 with Sallie Ford and Mike Coykendal. Check his website for more details, and please, support local artists and musicians.
Check back Thursday for more of Brian's songs and stories.