Take off your headphones, New York. If you ride the L or G trains, namely through the Metropolitan Ave./Lorimer Street stop in Williamsburg, you need to hear Gabriel Royal-- the handsome, cello-playing busker serenading surly straphangers during their daily commute. His voice is soft and sweet and proves the perfect antidote to screeching trains and squealing kids.
Just this Thursday, we witnessed Royal bring a holy hush to the 1st Avenue subway station in Manhattan during rush hour--an impressive feat.
Also, maybe someone can introduce Royal to our other favorite subway performer, Damon Scott? And maybe to ukelele lady Jessica Latshaw? Maybe they could form some kind of subway super group. Also throw Malang Jobateh in there. He's a good one.