Leif Mulch: Singer-Songwriter-Outlaw

September 21st, 2015, 11:00 am by Greg

By now you’ve most likely seen the above video of Leif Solem (aka Leif Mulch, etc.) and his downtown recent encounter with Albany police officer Glenn Szelest on North Pearl Street where Solem was busking. The officer cited Solem for disorderly conduct, although the charge has since been dropped. Szelest has been placed on administrative duty.

There will be a Right to Busk Albany! demonstration from 12noon-1:30pm today (Monday, September 21) at the corner of North Pearl and State streets, where the original incident occurred.

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If you’d like to know more about Solem and his music, check out this interview conducted by award-winning author Jim Knipfel for the Brooklyn Rail.

And in the meantime, here’s some of Solem’s music to listen to: