Category Archives: Buskers

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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Busker of the day – Krischan Winters

I first encountered Krischan almost exactly one year ago, when he posed for a silly photo with a strawberry in his eye. Krischan, who had just arrived in Asheville from West Virginia was one of the many traveling kids who pass through town. He was a good sport about the strawberry and a very nice […]

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Buskers of the day – Nitsa & J.C. Rainwater

Nitsa and J.C. Rainwater are back, and have been playing around town for the last few weeks. It was so cold outside today, they finally agreed to come to my Flatiron Studio for a portrait instead of busking in the freezing weather. They will soon be reassembling their band, The Cricket Creek Gypsies, when the […]

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Busker of the day – Yoshi

Yoshi is a spiritual being who studies metaphysics when he’s not busking. He also produces music on computers, eats when he’s hungry, and sleeps when he’s sleepy. We’ve been talking about doing a photo shoot for some time, and I’m happy he finally made it to my Flatiron Studio.

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Busker of the day – Taylor Knighton

Singer/songwriter Taylor Knighton has been busking in Asheville and playing some shows for over a year. I don’t know how I could have missed her, but I haven’t heard her perform. She arrived for our photo session with a guitar and a ukulele, amd I decided to go with the uke, mainly because I have […]

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