How a homeless man’s input led to three shows by Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us this weekend.

Full House: Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us unleashes eight musicians, including (from left) Tara Wings, Mike Scutari and Magnus Toren.

In July of 2010 – 10 years after a chance meeting with the now-mythical Harry – Mike Scutari and seven additional Big Sur musicians put together an ultimate homage to keep the hobo’s legacy alive: Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us. The formation of the band – which includes Henry Miller Library director Magnus Toren on guitar and vocals and the ginger-haired Tara Wings on vocals – was initially created as a fluke. 

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