Subway musicians compete to make it big

September 8, 2008 3:40:19 PM PDT
Gibran Soul only picked up guitar a couple of years ago. He's playing at the Cutting Room, but he has been honing his craft down below on the subway platforms of New York City.

He and other subway musicians are also getting some extra attention from NYC Soundtracks.

The show on the MSG Network celebrates those who make up the soundtrack of our commute.

"I think it's an interesting paradox. They go unrecognized, but they are the fabric of our daily lives," Marc Mondry of NYC Soundtracks said.

The show began airing in July by featuring 16 subway musicians. They've been competing for a big prize -- a chance to open at one of MSG's venues, and quite possibly at the Garden.

Since the show started, Gibran has booked gigs at clubs and colleges, but he's hoping to play the Garden.

You can learn more about the competition, watch videos and participate in the voting process by visiting msg's website at