All this week—and perhaps longer, though I only noticed on Monday—Dupont South Metro exit has been the bandstand for an impressive duo of street musicians. Two men, one on violin and the other on 5-string electric bass, set up music stands, speakers, and a money jar and let fly with surprisingly inspired takes on the favorites. On three mornings I’ve heard rock hits, jazz standards (“Summertime” was this morning’s treat), and the odd blues number.

Joshua Bell it ain’t, but these guys are worth a five-minute stop on your way to that 9 a.m. meeting.