On a recent trip to Seattle, I spotted this busker with an accordion just up the block from the Pike Place Market:
Pity I didn’t see the little sign at her feet at the time. We were, though, hustling up the street to get somewhere — I only had time to take this shot because we were waiting for the light to change so we could cross the street. If I hadn’t had a longish lens on my camera at the time, I wouldn’t even have been able to capture this scene.
FWIW, she didn’t play a note the whole time — just stood there with her accordion. Maybe a tip would have prompted some music?