PLEIN AIR PERFORMANCE: “I didn’t expect the response on the street to be so similar to the response in venues,”  says To All My Dear Friends violinist Marc Hennessey. Photo by Taylor Johnson

To All My Dear Friends funds new album through busking

If the band name To All My Dear Friends doesn’t ring familiar, the music will: It’s the indie-classical project of violinist Marc Hennessey, who performs on the streets of Asheville. He works loops and effects to create emotive melodies that soar above the busy streets. Bolstered by the passionate reactions of passersby, he decided to finance his new album, Bloom, with money earned from busking.