Yearly Archives: 2015

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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Blackberry Smoke at the Christmas Jam

Warren Haynes presented The 27th Annual Christmas Jam, benefiting Habitat for Humanity, in Asheville on Saturday night. Blackberry Smoke made their debut Christmas Jam appearance in front of a very enthusiastic crowd at the sold out event.  My Flatiron Studio is only two blocks from the venue. In almost three weeks, The Outlaws will be […]

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Handpan man

Handpan master Seth Christman lives in Portland, OR, and passed through Asheville on this lovely day to busk and to get his instrument tuned.  Saraz Handpans are made in a metal crafting shop by Mark Garner in Black Mountain, NC. There are not very many handpan makers, and Mark is one of the very best. […]

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Standing really really still

Not every busker is a musician. Asheville happens to be the Southeast headquarters for living statues. Wayne Lajoie is the Bronze Fisherman. He has been a fixture (no pun intended) in downtown Asheville for the better part of this year. Wayne was a pleasure to photograph because he’s really really good at standing really really […]

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Day of the duck

I shot this portrait of Ian Valerio, commonly known to one and all as Ducky, in my downtown Asheville studio. It is the latest in a continuing series of photographs of buskers who I have met while they are performing on the sidewalks, and who agree to pose for me in my studio, rather than […]

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Poet musician – Will Franke

A man of many talents, Will Franke plays violin and sitar. He posed for me in my Flatiron Studio not too long ago. Will is also a poet who produces short poems on demand while sitting next to his typewriter on the sidewalks of downtown Asheville. He penned the poem above to appear here with […]

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Monte Yoho offers a benediction of sorts

May the music bless you and keep you, and shine upon you, and give you peace. Or, at the very least, may your grass be green and your tides be high. The Outlaws took a moment to pose for me after their sound check at the Lyric Theater in Stuart, Florida.

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Texting time

Kent Wynn and his buddy, Ben Gibson, drove all the way from their homes to the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, presumably without texting while driving. They are so cool, they were the only fans allowed to watch The Outlwas perform during sound check, and got to hear the band play Cold Harbor, which they did […]

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