Hell deny it (probably from the stage) but hes a living legend. He turned a charming folksy household percussion instrument, musical spoons, into a performance that blew David Letterman away and produced actual music that impressed Frank Zappa. From street performing at Pike Place and folk festival stages to joining Soundgarden while they belted out the grunge tune written by them about him, Artis has walked the walk without talking the talk. Hell offer up his art (music, songwriting, poetry, string figures, and well performance art) while insisting that it aint much. Yeah, maybe so but well watch and well listen. Seattle is lucky to have him.

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