Category Archives: Buskers

Buskers of the day – A Murder of Crows

No, they are not killing crows, or counting them either. A murder of crows means a flock of crows, and the term dates back to the 15th century. I looked it up. Never too old to learn something I didn’t know. They seemed unsure what the name of their band was. I was about to […]

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Buskers of the day – Dylan & Gary, The Low Pay Daddys

Ohioans Dylan Grove and his friend Gary Bungo passed through Asheville this week busking as the Low Pay Daddys. I talked with them on the sidewalk, and they had already heard about my busker portraits from some other buskers, so they agreed to come up to my Flatiron Studio for a photo session before hitting […]

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Busker of the day – Mikey

Mikey has a last name but he prefers to use only his first. After a two year period spent farming in Massachusetts, Mikey can again be found busking on the sidewalks of downtown Asheville. Thursday was a bit rainy, so it was no problem for him to visit my Flatiron Studio for a photo session. […]

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Busker of the day – Shawn Alan Hurd

I was at home Sunday afternoon when I got a text message from my busking friend, Billy Scribbles. He asked me to come downtown and make a portrait of his friend, Shawn Alan Hurd, of Portland, OR, who was busking in Asheville today. Shawn is a singer/songwriter who performs beautiful folk/Americana style music. Billy brought […]

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Busker of the day – Adi

Adi is a busker with a background. Before moving to Asheville nine years ago, he was a monk in Greece, Israel, India, and Nepal before spending five years in the Philippines. Now, he teaches martial arts. I can’t help but think of David Carradine’s Shaolin monk, Caine, who was a gentle martial arts expert who […]

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Busker of the day – Izak Helmig

Singer songwriter Izak Helmig is traveling around the country in his van, stopping in cool places and playing music along the way. He and his girlfriend, Angela, couchsurfed at my place last night, then headed downtown to busk for the lunchtime sidewalk crowd. When he was done, Izak visited my Flatiron Studio and posed for […]

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Busker of the day – Alex Travers

Whether he’s busking on the sidewalk, playing with the Asheville Symphony, recording an album with Zack and Jack from Midnight Snack, or teaching at the Asheville Music Academy, Alex Travers is always worth a listen. He stopped by my Flatiron Studio today for a portrait.

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Busker of the day – Phil Krell

Asheville street poet, Phil Krell posed for me today. He wrote the following poem to accompany this post. It is visible in his typewriter. You can read more of Phil’s poetry at www.instagram.com/travelinonpoetry And, since you asked, the poem on his arm reads: I turned silences and nights into words. What was unutterable, I wrote […]

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