Bongo Joe :: Two Oil Drums And The Truth

Though seemingly lost to history, ‘Bongo Joe’ was one of the best street performers to have ever graced a sidewalk – a musical genius, true outsider artist, DIY instrument builder, and poet-philosopher whose legacy has gone painfully neglected save for those lucky enough to witness his performances. Using a set of discarded oil barrels, a DIY PA system, and custom mallets, Bongo Joe transfixed street audiences across Texas, first performing in Houston, then Galveston, next Fort Worth, and finally San Antonio, where he set up in front of the Alamo for decades.