Category Archives: Flatiron Studio

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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Busker of the day – Chris Semsey

Before I moved to Asheville full time, I was spending nights on a futon in my Flatiron Studio (in violation of the terms of my lease) where I could do everything but shower. I made arrangements to shower daily at Bon Paul & Sharky’s, a great hostel in West Asheville, which is where I first […]

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Buskers of the day – Sarah & Banjo Mitch

The conversation went like this. “What’s your last name? McConnell. Mitch McConnel, like the senator. Oh God. Any relation? No.” Even though he shares a name with a notorious Republican, he’s not one. All things considered, it beats being named Headly Lamar, but not by much. (I just had to get a Blazing Saddles joke […]

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Busker of the day – Lilli Jean

I can’t explain why I never met Lilli Jean before last week. We know all the same people, but still. She has been a regular on Asheville’s sidewalks and in venues around town for quite some time. When I ran into her busking on Biltmore Avenue last week, I wasn’t gonna miss the chance to […]

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Semi-retired busker of the day – Andrew Fletcher

Andrew Fletcher no longer busks regularly. As he says, he’s semi-retired, but only from busking. He is one of Asheville’s best known musicians, who plays 200 or so gigs per year in and around town. If there’s a piano anywhere in Asheville, chances are Andrew has played it at one time or another. Andrew is […]

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