Daniel "Homeless" Mustard, who - as the name implies - was once a homeless busker, is getting his act together and using Kickstarter to fund a new EP. Mustard gained popularity via YouTube and Opie and Anthony.
Daniel Mustard, who was once a homeless street musician, has just gotten a Kickstarter campaign underway to get funds together for his upcoming album.
According to Gothamist, "Homeless" Mustard "lived and busked in Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village" for several years. He has since gotten attention for his musical ability via the internet - more precisely, YouTube - and some of his videos have seen close to 8 million hits.
One of his uploads is a cover of "Creep" by the band, Radiohead, performed on the Opie and Anthony radio show. Mustard claims that afterwards, "I've managed to get my s**t somewhat together; I'm off the streets, I'm clean, and focusing on the music I love and live for."
While in the studio, Mustard also played an original song he entitled, "Last Time."
He recently told Gothamist: "I don't busk on the street anymore. When I did, I played in Washington Square Park, and earned a bit of a rep there. Despite that being a very low point (I was living in the park at the time), I would say that's still my favorite 'venue.' I've since played shows at Parkside Lounge, Zirzamin Lounge, and a few spots throughout Brooklyn. I've actually got my Kickstarter Release show coming up this August 4th at Zirzamin at 7 p.m."
According to his Kickstarter profile, Mustard has earned $3,016 out of his $15,000 goal, along with 95 people backing him up. More about his story can be learned via the given video on the page.