What’s Up South Texas!: Street drummer connects with people through music

Street performer drums through obstacles faced in life, hopes to inspire others to never give up

San Antonio – A San Antonio drummer who inspires people downtown through his music wants to push others to follow their dreams in life, despite obstacles.

Jeremy Evans, also known as Remy Bones, has been street performing the past few years of his life.

Remy Bones drumming downtown (Contributed Photo)

“I got my drums from Craigslist,” Evans said. “I ended up in 2016 working at Domino’s as a delivery driver. I was borrowing a drum set from a friend and I would play gigs. Well, my friend needed them back and I didn’t have any money to get a new set.”

He said his internet search resulted in the perfect drum set.

“I looked and just knew those were the drums I have always wanted,” Evans said. “I called the guy up and told him to give me a couple of weeks to raise some money to get them. Four months had gone by and I would still ask to see if he sold them but he didn’t. He knew I wanted them badly.”

He eventually put together all of his tip money to pay for the drums, but his goal to perform for money came at a price.

“I was going through it financially,” Evans said. “Half the time, I was living day-to-day. Not even paycheck-to-paycheck because If I didn’t make money that day, I wouldn’t have food or gas or things like that. Coming up short on rent sometimes.”

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