Category Archives: Street

How drum circles start

Seventy-two degrees in February is global warming I can live with. It was so warm, and it was Friday. It started with a single drummer around 4:30 in the afternoon at Pritchard Park in downtown Asheville. By 6:30 there were a hundred people carrying on and and at least a dozen drumming. Not a midsummer […]

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Portrait of an outside agitator

Everyone has been asking me if I have been taking pics of the anti-Trump protests that have become almost routine here in Asheville lately.   (I have not.) I pretty much got my fill of protests in the early seventies when I protested Nixon and the war in Vietnam. Though I’m certainly no Trump supporter, I […]

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Playing to a captive audience

There’s no telling who will stroll by to listen when you play on the sidewalks of Asheville, as the Fly By Night Rounders found out Sunday at dusk in front of the Flatiron. Long time fan, Rowan, seems to be enjoying the show.

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Busking on a bench

Musician Ryan Torregrossa, who was passing through Asheville for the first time, stopped to busk for a while on a Pack Square bench last night. He sat down and started playing on an empty bench that didn’t remain empty for very long. Ryan quickly gained two companions, one of whom kept a beat with a […]

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And now for something completly different

A step in the right direction.  Seen on the streets of Asheville. Could this be Bigfoot’s other foot?

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Greg from Atlanta, a dancer in his own world

Even as  downtown Asheville was filled with Southern Conference basketball tournament fans, this dancer found a corner on a crowded sidewalk, turned his back to the street, turned up the music in his headphones, and became engrossed in his own world… oblivious. Though it is not visible in this picture, he was facing a full […]

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We’re not hanging out on Eagle Street any more

I can’t take credit for the title of this post. It’s a lyric from a song I heard performed Wednesday night at Caleb’s Poetry Open Mic by songwriter, Aaron Price. There is no shortage of open mics in Asheville, but Caleb’s, which had been held at Noble Kava on Eagle Street in downtown, was one […]

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Crusty card game

I was night stalking again last night after dinner in downtown Asheville. Came across a friendly group of crusties playing cards and making music in front of a jewelry store where there was nice light, which made it possible for me to shoot some pics. I know some of these kids, so they didn’t feel […]

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