By Matt Draper
WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — What’s the best way to get to musical stardom? Apparently, the A train.
What started as an individual drum performance on an uptown A train turned into an impromptu jam session — and YouTube sensation — when a passenger captured Inwood resident Jessica Latshaw whipping out her ukulele and captivating onlookers with a blazing three-minute medley of folk and rap.
“I’m playing my music, and I noticed that people were listening and paying attention,” said Latshaw, 31, a dancer and singer-songwriter who often brings her ukulele on the train to pass time while commuting from her home Uptown.
“Usually everyone [riding the train] is as emotionally distant as possible. I thought it was cool. It was a special moment in New York City.”
Check out Jessica’s site: http://thislifeinwriting.com/
Jessica on Twitter: @junegirl0603
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