Video: Life in the busk lane

As noted in this week’s article, “On a Friday night in Asheville, it’s near impossible to drop a coin without it landing in a hat or guitar case of a busker. Considering Asheville’s tourist economy and do-it-yourself ethos, it’s no surprise that downtown is packed with creative folks working their trade.” Xpress presents a brief glimpse into this world, letting the buskers tell the story in their own words.

Thanks to Whitney Miller, Daniel Hensley, Abby the Spoon Lady and Banjo Ben, Kevin Jerome, Bobby Sax, Scott Odell, the Golden Girl, Balkan Death Grip and the buskers of Asheville.

Interviews by Ursula Gullow. Photos by Chris Wood. Production and additional audio by Steve Shanafelt. For more local busking, visit the Busk Break project.

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One thought on “Video: Life in the busk lane

  1. boatrocker

    Yeah, Bobby Sax!

    That guy has been a mainstay for years- last summer when I hadn’t seen him for a few months, a friend incorrectly told me he had passed away. When I saw Bobby the next time downtown after that, I was mucho relieved. Unlike our restaurants and clubs, Bobby is the anchor that keeps Asheville fun. A little sax and violins never hurt anybody.

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