Who is the gentleman you see playing guitar on North Avenue, usually between 9th Street and Colorado Mesa University on 12th Street? I've been trying for years to catch up with him, and today, I finally had the chance.

Say "hello" to Nate. You've seen him dozens of times jamming out while standing just off of North Avenue in Grand Junction. Sometimes, you'll see him standing directly off the side of the street, nose to nose with traffic.

Why is he playing to passing cars on North Avenue? What music is he playing? What's his motivation? I finally had the chance to ask.

I don't know about you, but I can truly relate to what he's saying. Actually, it's profound. In any event, he's giving it his heart and soul. Rock on, Nate.