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Maxwell Street’s Little Violinist

by Rebecca Michauda

August 12, 2008 – Mariachi music from Mexican radio stations blare from the vendors’ car speakers.

The Customers of Maxwell Street

The Family of Maxwell Street

The Music of Maxwell Street

The History of Maxwell Street Market

The big blue van at the edge of the market on Canal and Roosevelt Road constantly has blues and jazz sounds coming from it and the long-time vendor sells vintage CDs and records he has acquired over his lifetime. These sounds are some of the market’s distinct qualities since its beginning in 1912. Learn more about Maxwell Street‘s history and distinctive music in Rebecca Michuda’s multi-part series about Maxwell Street’s Little Violinist

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