By Roadtrip Nation

Mark Johnson



My road in life has been direct.
Started playing the drums when he was 10 years old.
When he was in school, his major was drafting; begged his mom to let him change it to music but she always said "no."
Went through school, got a few well-paid drafting jobs, but was always focused on his music.
One day, on his lunch break, he started busking with a local street band and realized he could make a good amount of money.
When he got laid off from his day job, he started to focus on his street performing full-time.
Says that his choice to become a street drummer made his family nervous; they thought he'd never make any money.
Believes that people only tell you you can't do something because they're unhappy with their own jobs and choices.
He refuses to "just work for 30 years and then die," says he strives to find some fun and fulfillment every single day.


Bucket Man

I am the "original bucketman" in Chicago, the first one to start playing buckets in front of Wrigley field in 1987.

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