Episode 21: The Piano Van

Photo by Jeff Feuerzeig

The story of Chris Stroffolino, who describes his journey from academia— writing Cliffs Notes to Shakespeare, teaching Creative Writing at NYU—to the downtown poetry scene of the 90s, to playing in the Silver Jews on their great 1998 album American Water, to a bicycle accident and eventual self-enforced homelessness – where he currently lives in a 1983 Ford Econoline van retrofitted with a piano in the back, performing for pedestrians.

Produced by David Weinberg.

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