MUSH HOSOTANI: To accompany himself, the Tokyo-born guitarist invented a pair of “boogie boots” with spoons attached. (He gets an occasional assist from his 5-year-old daughter on tambourine.)
SOUND: Traditional blues.
BEST OF THE SUBWAY: He met his wife, an artist and teacher from Osaka, while playing underground. “She has tattoos all over her body. She’s hard-core.”
WORST: The police captain at 59th Street/Columbus Circle. “He doesn’t like my music.”
FIND HIM AT: pinkypilots.com.
Listen: Times Square Subway Performance