Meet Gypsy Joe Hocking, a Professional Guitarist Turned Daily Subway Busker

Gypsy Joe Hocking used to struggle to get by like most musicians do. One day, while riding the D train, he took out his guitar and just started jamming out of frustration and boredom. When he made $20 from 6 people in 15 minutes, he realized that he could do this every day and make a living goofing off on the guitar. For the past 7 years, Gypsy Joe has been busking daily in the subway, earning about $45k a year in cash.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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