The Soloist by Steve Lopez
On the streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row, Steve Lopez stumbled upon a story that changed his life forever. Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, was roaming the inner city streets playing his heart out on a two-string violin. Worlds away from grand concert halls, Ayers spent his days fighting off rats, avoiding drug-frenzied vagrants, and struggling to serenade passersby. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers music, Lopez took it upon himself to be a force of change the musical prodigy's life.