Noun. A person who entertains in a public place for donations.

Sometimes a definition oversimplifies the complexity of a word, don't you think?

To us it means much more than just entertainment. It is a form of expressing our talents to a seemingly endless audience. A stage somehow in the center of it all, yet an escape from the daily hustle that walks by. As our own trombonist Steve said, "these smiles and tears that people give us, that's priceless."

To hear more about what the hustle and busk is all about, check out WAMU 88.5's Lauren Ober piece about Spread Love! And, of course, we would love to know what you think.