Artist of the day: Chris 'The Bucketman' Harris
In honor of the Tampa Bay Rays returning to the MLB playoffs, which start Wednesday, this week we’re honoring some of the team’s musical influences. Today: Chris "The Bucketman" Harris.
If you've been to Lightning game at the St. Pete Times Forum or a Rays game at Tropicana Field, you've probably seen Chris Harris. He's the bucket drummer who sets up shop outside games, selling CDs to and collecting donations from fans. He makes enough to earn a living, and even travels around the southeast performing at various events.
A former percussion teacher and drum corps member, Harris even has a CD, Rhythmic Escape, of bucket drumming. Yes, the whole CD is bucket drumming. Check out the above video of Harris in Savannah, Ga. on St. Patrick's Day 2009.