- 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.
Soundgardensong " 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 BBCand " Late Night with David Letterman", among others.
He has been a featured performer at Seattle's
BumbershootFestival and the Oregon Country Fair.
* [http://www.artisthespoonman.net Artis the Spoonman's homepage]
* [http://archives.thedaily.washington.edu/1996/021296/spoonman021296.html "Spoonman/Performance artist dishes out entertainment"] , from "UW Daily", February 12, 1996
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20051223032753/http://www.theseattlesinner.com/current/arts/art/art.php?DOCUMENT=arts/art/Apr20051114300705.xml Artis the Spoonman] , "Seattle Sinner", April 2005. Preserved on
Internet Archive, December 23, 2005.
* [http://www.united-mutations.com/a/artis_the_spoon_man.htm artis the spoon man] , United Mutations. Provides a (partial) bibliography, discography, etc.
* [http://www.recollectionbooks.com/bleed/0514.htm#ArtisTheSpoonman Daily Bleed Calendar]
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