Monthly Archives: August 2017

Those were the days – Days N’ Daze at Crooked Wood

Here’s a shot from my favorite music venue ever in Asheville. Days N’ Daze is performing at the long gone Crooked Wood in October, 2014. That’s right, this shot is almost three years old. So why post it now? Well, I had a pizza for dinner tonight at a restaurant where a guy named Freddie […]

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Hanging out with Ben Phan & the Soul Symphony

I caught Ben Phan & the Soul Symphony hanging out down by the river Saturday afternoon after their set at Asheville’s Riverfest. They are (L to R) Ryan Kijanka, Molly Barrett, Mattock Frick, Franklin Keel, and Ben Phan.

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Buskers of the day – Big Dawg Slingshots

The Big Dog Slingshots have been around town on and off for a couple years, but for some reason, they have escaped my talent radar, even though I have known one of them for several years. They play Western Swing music  that makes my feet go up and down. Yes, even my surgically repaired foot. […]

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Busker of the day – Lyle Rickards

I can’t tell you how long I have been talking to Lyle Rickards about photographing him, but the sun, moon, and stars were never properly aligned to make it happen. I guess it took a pending solar eclipse to do the trick, because when I ran into him today downtown I asked if he would […]

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Buskers of the day – Sadie & the Tramps

It’s definitely the time of year for migrant buskers in Asheville. Sadie is front and center, with Kid and Jim behind her. Kid and Jim met in Texas and have been making music together while traveling for the last three months. I’m not sure what role Sadie played, but the partnership seems to work. You […]

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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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