This is a couple of guys singing Bruce Springsteen's "The River" on a street in Copenhagen.
Oh yeah. One of them is Bruce Springsteen.
What I love about this is you can tell the story. The other guy knows the harmony. He's good. So Bruce Springsteen must have been walking down the street in Copenhagen and heard the other guy playing his songs. And he thought, "Hey, he's good! I think I'll play with him."
Which kinda suggests that Bruce Springsteen walks around with a guitar. Which is kind of how I like to picture him.
Oh... moral of the story: be ready for your break. You never know when or how it will come.
There's more to the story if you dig. In the comments, it's revealed (and verified) that the video is from 1988. The busker's daughter used to hear the story from her Dad when she was growing up. She's just seen this video for the first time in the last week on YouTube. The guy died in 2001, having never seen this video.
Here's something you might like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ0wjLlTbSo
Mind you, Preservation Hall holds only 100 people . . . tops.
Seeing that video you posted reminds me of other great musical experiences I had in New Orleans. Seeing Harry Connick Jr, Branford Marsailas, Stevie Wonder perform impromptu in tiny clubs. Dancing the second line with Wynton Marsailas.
Ah, it's nice to know there are still musicians keeping it real.