Tuba Jim and Roy

overpassOnce upon a time in the South Carolina lowcountry two emotionally disturbed young men used to stand by a certain off-ramp in Charleston holding their handmade cardboard signs that read “Will Geek for Food!” From such humble beginnings rose the legend that we know today as Tuba Jim & Roy. After matriculating at the “Close Cover Before Striking School of Music and Heavy Machinery,” the idealistic young Tuba Jim & Roy, still wet behind the ears from their first shower, set out into the world to make their fortunes. The first bar they stopped at, while understandably reluctant, agreed to let them sing a set after they got through washing the dishes. Now as we all know, they sing their set¬†before rather than after washing the dishes. It just goes to show what two and a half decades of determination, hard work, and a long series of antidepressants can do. Of course that off-ramp is only a few blocks away.