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The Street Jelly Story

A Collaboration by Music Lovers from Nashville, New York,
& a city in Germany we can barely pronounce.

Grand Ole Opry Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium,
Nashville TN

Maybe you’ve had an experience similar to this one: you’re walking downtown somewhere, you turn a corner, and you find yourself smack into the middle of a fabulous, spontaneous auditory carnival.

Buskers and street musicians come in countless varieties. Maybe three guys in vests and ties are playing brass. There’s no mood that a little saxophone can’t fix. Maybe you see a scruffy dude with dreadlocks tickling an electric guitar. His amp looks like it has fallen off two dozen stages, but man, can he shred!

The genre may change, but anyone who has ever played a live show can tell you that the feeling is the same: your stomach is filled with butterflies, and your legs, with jelly.

Street Jelly—now you get it.

New York Skyline

New York Skyline

Passers-by stop to marvel at the musicians’ vulnerability. The sweating Elvis with his paunch and discolored jumpsuit may sound more like a lovesick seal than The King, but you can’t deny his guts.

We here at Street Jelly love street musicians. Suburban life may promise yards, parks, and quiet nights, but they come with a price. Where are the energy and movement and spontaneous bursts of art and culture? We miss finding new sounds around every corner.

What about FM radio? Blah. It is totally dominated by overwrought pop divas pooping out the same tired sounds. Of course, your mp3 player is full of music you love, but what about the spontaneity, something you would never have discovered if you hadn’t stumbled right into it?

Nurnberg Castle

Nürnberg Castle, Germany

Street Jelly founder Frank Podlaha, a dyed-in-the-wool Dead Head, decided it was time for something new.

He couldn’t find a single site dedicated to streaming the art of up-and-coming musicians from around the world. Frank happens to be a software engineer, so he flipped the creative switches and turned the coding amps up to 11. The work began back in March 2012, and a few months later, Street Jelly was born!

Live streaming music, worldwide, 24 hours a day!

It’s high time that you put some Jelly in your ears.

Street Jelly Blog


  • I was so surprised that the guy that was tipping me (and really like my stuff ) was the founder of this awesome website … lol I was jumping around when I found that ” Frank Podlah ” is Frankie … lol I guess I didn’t read the whole site before entering …then Our wonderful ….image & family , great collaboration to the site , whit their great personalities ,,, every time I’m on the site ,I get amazed …

  • Thanks, Frankie, for your gift to the musical world… and another thanks to your wife Martina for relentlessly welcoming people into this amazing realm of spontaneous fun. You both treat your business as a ministry… which, it is in a way.

    Someday a big corporation will probably buy SJ and make you rich… but if that ever happens, I hope you maintain a presence on SJ. People here are devoted to YOU even more than to the music. One doesn’t have to be on SJ long before noticing the affection everyone has for the royal couple. And rightly so, because you both diligently guard the dignity of your patrons. How many other businesses do that?

  • Thanks Frankie,
    your site is fantastic, Roxy loves you to death. We plan to do many shows in the future and are promoting your site on everything I do.

    Thanks again
    R.C. and Roxy

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