Busk Break: Fred covers “Paradise”

Local busker Fred covers John Prine’s “Paradise” in front of Woolworth Walk. Although self-described as homeless, Fred is a common presence on the Asheville busking scene.

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2 thoughts on “Busk Break: Fred covers “Paradise”

  1. LB

    What do you mean by “Although…”?

    So much of the music that people perform on the street has come from the street. In Asheville it is easy to forget that the very term “busking,” comes from the Spanish verb buscar (to look/search for). Buskers are quite often wanderers, rovers, homeless, and the like.


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