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Monday, September 14, 2015

Back from Asheville

The Missus and I just got back into town after a long weekend in Asheville, NC, which I'm just about ready to go ahead and name "best place in America." It was nice to be out of the loop for a while. It was especially nice to not be online on Sept. 11. I could really do without all the "Never Forget" bullshit and jingoistic flag-waiving that tends to pop up all over social media every anniversary of that awful day.

Anyway, here are a few of the best street musicians we saw in Asheville, a city known for its buskers.

First up, the Shifty Drifters featuring the amazing Spoon Lady, a percussionist not even J.K. Simmons could find fault with.





And here she is again with guitarist/singer/harmonica player Chris Rodrigues


This is singer/songwriter/guitarist/accordianist Rae Herring

And the most fun of all, a band called "Ain't Nothing Much" Featuring another spoons player





These are only a few of the fantastic musicians that can be seen and heard on the streets of Asheville any day or night. There are more here: https://www.facebook.com/ABuskersCollective 
Check 'em out.

2 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Asheville is definitely one of the best places to live and I hope, one day, to live there.

Lowell said...

I've not been there but have heard all about its fantastic places and people. Glad you had a good time. Love how you can turn a phrase "tosses a word salad"! That's superb.