Karla Mi Lugo sweetens the streets of SF with song

Le Rouge et Noir and I were in the Lower Haight this past weekend, when we heard the sounds of an accordion, the official instrument of San Francisco, brightening the air.

And then I saw her -


Meet Karla Mi Lugo, a quintessential San Francisco street performer - a creative, free-spirited soul - who can play music and sing and juggle, sometimes all at the same time.


She bought her gorgeous vintage accordion from the same shop where I bought mine, the Accordion Apocalypse.


Ms. Mi Lugo totes her accordion from the Haight, to the Sunset, to the Embarcadero, to Union Square, to the Mission and beyond, all on her trusty steed, her bicycle, of course!


Karla's music and artistry keeps the soul of San Francisco alive. So when you see her, please show her how much you appreciate her by dropping a dollar in her hat, and thanking her for enriching our lives.


Anonymous said...

I think we need alot more people like Karla in this world!! What a brighter,happier place it would be. Nice one. Keep SMILIN!!!!!!!!!

Kristin Tieche said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Thank God there are lots of wonderful people like Karla in SF.

theperfectnose said...

This is lovely. Thank you.

Dottie said...

Beautiful. San Francisco seems to have such a unique culture and it's great to learn more about the individuals who create it.

Kristin Tieche said...

Thanks for all your comments. I agree. People like Karla remind me what a special place I call home! Hi Dottie - thx for visiting!

Rule Bikes said...

So unique and colorful. Definitely need to see more color and smiles in the world.
Rule bikes

Cameron Adams said...

So colorful I can almost hear the music.

Laura Glow May Bond said...

Dearest Universe, I just now watched oddities of san Francisco and IM TRIPPING OUT last year in September I ran away to san fran stayed on height street awhile and I Met her and talked with Karla for a moment. :D I Love me I love You All One-NESS <3

Kristin Tieche said...

Hi Laura, Indeed, SF is a special place. Peace & Love & Light to you!!!