Former WTAMU Student Plays Violin In Boston Subway, Catching National Attention [VIDEOS]
With all the tragedy that has happened in Boston this past week, a lot of Boston residents are trying to find a positive side to anything. One way they have found comfort is through a guy named Rhett Price, a violinist who plays in the Boston subway station.
He along with his friend Josh Knowles play cover songs, they don’t have a big band or anything, just two violins. They started playing in the Boston subway stations to make money so they can pay rent and bills. They are making it right now, but it wasn’t always that way.
Rhett was raised in Midland, Texas, he graduated high school in 2007 and went to Canyon to attend college at West Texas A&M University. He spent a few semesters their and was accepted into Berkley College of Music in Boston. He spent a short time at Berkley before moving to Austin and touring with the Bart Crow Band.
Price told the Midland Reporter-Telegram “I have played for all these people and it was great and all, but that’s not my dream.” So he moved back to Boston to do the thing he loved the most… Play his way!
Him and Knowles started playing “underground” in the subway stations making little to no money at all. Price told the Midland Reporter-Telegram “The reason we started playing in the subway is because we were broke and at one point in time I was homeless and I was sleeping on park benches.” That is not the case anymore, now all of his roommates are able to pay the bills on money they make from playing “underground.”
Below is the video that went viral across the internet. It is a cover song Price and Knowles teamed up on, its the Taylor Swift single ‘I Knew You Were Trouble.’ It’s one of those videos you will want to watch over and over again… Enjoy!
Rhett Price & Josh Knowles – ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ (Taylor Swift Cover)
Rhett Price & Josh Knowles – ‘Suit & Tie’ (Justin Timberlake Cover)
Rhett Price & Josh Knowles – ‘Rolling In The Deep’ (Adele Cover)