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Off to Make Music–by Bike

Whether at the Old Monterey Farmers Market, an impromptu jam on Wharf I, or elsewhere, you’ll often find this talented musician sharing his music in Monterey.

Talented busker



Last bike music tour I recall coming through these parts was Ben Sollee making a tour stop in Salinas nearly three years ago. And the year before, Jason Reeves, Brandon James, and Amber Rubarth came to Monterey on their Vespas. Definitely time for another eco-minded touring musician to visit Monterey County!

Uke players on Custom House Plaza June 2012

Above: Leaving Custom House Plaza.

Below: Biking into Alvarado Mall from Custom House Plazagateway to downtown Monterey. (There are several HER Helmet Thursdays spots off Alvarado Mall; to the left is one–Pino’s Cafe.)


This gentleman is heading to his saxaphone lesson–one of a multitude of trips he makes by bike.

Greybeard cyclist off to saxaphone cyclistSee a photo of Tyler Reilly, who teaches music for Youth Orchestra Salinas (“YOSAL”), and his sons in the Salinas Californian’s 8/17/15 “We Could Car Less column.” They do the bike-and-ride via MST bus from Del Rey Oaks to Salinas.

Caitlyn - Dennis Murphy's

Erin Inglish made an Earth Bike Banjo tour stop in Monterey, thanks to Dennis Murphy School of Music. Don’t know Erin’s music? Check out her fun bike music video!

The Murphy School is a short, flat ride from the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and is also very near the downtown Monterey transit plaza. Bike or bike-and-ride there!

4/9/13 workshop and concert – click image to enlarge

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Erin Inglish’s EARTH*BIKE*BANJO Tour

Appearing at: The Dennis Murphy School of Music
Details: A portion of proceeds benefit Express Yourself, Inc – the Dennis Murphy School of Music’s non-profit music education program
Address: 171 Webster Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM
Tickets:  $15 / $10 students (high school or younger)
Venue Website:
Erin Inglish’s Website:

PRE-SHOW Banjo 101 Workshop with Erin Inglish
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location: Dennis Murphy School of Music
Address: 171 Webster Street, Monterey, CA 93940
$40, plus workshop attendees receive $5 off the show ticket price
Advance Reservations Kindly Required: (831) 920-1310

About Erin Inglish:

ERIN INGLISH, a native of the California Central Coast, delivers a unique presentation of voice and banjo reminiscent of the sounds of John Hartford and the activist stylings of Peggy Seeger. Erin has lived in India, Madagascar, Bulgaria and Serbia, and her songwriting reflects her worldly travels and grounding passion for sustainability and art. From the conscientious messages in her songwriting and performing, to her former consulting work as an energy efficiency and sustainability specialist, Erin is a consummate, humanistic storyteller. Find out more at

This post was published on 1 April 2013. One or more changes last made to this post on 1 November 2017.

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