Violin Monster is a 494 year old werewolf who calls Ann Arbor, Michigan home. He performs his Irish and fiddle tunes on street corners all around the world because it soothes his soul, and makes it less dangerous for humans to interact with him.

You can find him in Ann Arbor on Main Street, at the Farmer's Market in Kerrytown, and on South University. Catch him at the many festivals A2 has to offer, including Hash Bash, Fool Moon, Top of the Park, Taste of Ann Arbor, and the Art Fair.

In the winter, Violin Monster migrates south in search of warmer climes. He visits New Orleans annually, adding to the city's rich street performing culture. In March, you will find him at the SXSW festival in Austin. He's been featured on the official festival website, CNN coverage of the event, and in the intro to Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations episode.


Photo by Kimberly Hatten-Reid