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Posted on Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 4:09 p.m.

Ann Arbor's Violin Monster appears (briefly) on Anthony Bourdain's TV series 'No Reservations'

By Jenn McKee

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Ann Arbor's Zachary Storey—better known locally as the Violin Monster, a street musician who plays his instrument while wearing a mask (and sometimes howling)—appeared briefly on a last night's episode of Travel Channel star Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," which features the star chef traveling to different world locales to explore the intersection of culture and food.

The show in which the Violin Monster appeared focused on Austin, Texas during the South by Southwest Festival. (The Monster traveled to Austin for the festival.)

Here's a highlight clip of the episode that includes the Violin Monster:

The Austin show is the first episode in the final season of the popular Travel Channel show. The full episode airs again Monday at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel. For more on the Austin episode, see the show's website.

Jenn McKee is the entertainment digital journalist for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.


music to my ear

Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 10:47 p.m.

oh but he is so talented ,perhaps you did not hang around long plus I also was so impressed by him I had a picture taken with him at the art fair my daughter and I, called our picture momma & the monster its just fun Mr. G


Tue, Sep 4, 2012 : 9:53 p.m.

This guy was playing "Mary had a Little Lamb" the last time I walked by him. Not impressed.


Wed, Sep 5, 2012 : 12:21 p.m.

I guess Gargoyle you've missed the subtle humor of a WOLF playing "mary had a little LAMB" lol! Violin Monster is great!