EXCERPT FROM Welcome to New York!
He shook my hand out / On the sidewalk / A thumb-to-thumb shake / That felt like I was / In on something / With him, he smiled / And said, Hey man I / Work in the neighborhood / Too, and so on, but / Know what man / I’m kind of stuck / I just need like five / Bucks to get out / To my family in / New Jersey I’m / Not bullshitting you / Man and I’ll even / Leave my work shirt / See that’s my name / Lou above the / Pocket that’s me / I work right over / Here on Chambers / Man and if you can / Front me like five / Bucks I swear I’ll / Bring you back ten / Tomorrow I’m / Not fucking with / You man honest to / God I lost my wallet / And just need some / Help you know / Man? / That shirt hung in my / Closet for a while / And then I started wearing / It around the building / When I was mopping / The floor or down / To the Raccoon Lodge / At night on Warren Street / So that some of the guys / I knew used to look up / And smile when I came / Walking in for a beer
“DAN HUBBS plays two-finger banjo and writes songs that soundlike they might have been favorites a hundred years ago.”
— Sarah Craig, Executive Director Caffè Lena