The Pandemic Led This Man to Pivot From His 9-to-5 Job to Performing Music on NYC Streets

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The Pandemic Led This Man to Pivot From His 9-to-5 Job to Performing Music on NYC Streets

At 60 years old, Sam Pritchard—better known as "Sammy Buttons"—went from being a 9-to-5 courier to performing on the streets of NYC during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

"The freedom of playing music out in the street means there's no restrictions. You can try anything and see what gets the crowd going. I ended up meeting a whole lot of great musicians," Sam says.  

"When I go out and play for people, I never look at it like I'm going out to play for people, I'm just going out to play to try to earn a living—but then people gravitate to the group and it always turns into something that we walk away from saying, 'Wow we really did something here.' At a certain point in life, everyone needs to pivot. It's the journey, it's all about the journey," he explains.  

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