Artis the Spoonman

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the Spoonman (born 3 October, 1948, Kodiak, Alaska) is an American street performer from Seattle, Washington, who uses spoons as a musical instrument.

The Soundgarden song "Spoonman" is about him. He played the spoons in the song, as well as appearing in the music video.

Artis has also shared the stage and recording studio with Frank Zappa. His song "Wake Up Call" leads off the 1994 compilation "Northwest Post-Grunge." He has made television appearances on the BBC and "Late Night with David Letterman", among others.

He has been a featured performer at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival and the Oregon Country Fair.

External links

* [ Artis the Spoonman's homepage]
* [ "Spoonman/Performance artist dishes out entertainment"] , from "UW Daily", February 12, 1996
* [ Artis the Spoonman] , "Seattle Sinner", April 2005. Preserved on Internet Archive, December 23, 2005.
* [ artis the spoon man] , United Mutations. Provides a (partial) bibliography, discography, etc.
* [ Daily Bleed Calendar]

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