Suspenders, Irish folk music and bravado — back by popular demand! (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Local busking gets all heart-throbby with this Irish folk song. (Photo by Caitlin Byrd)
Asheville-based singer/songwriter Andrea Lee is joined by a banjo-and-washboard duo for this version of her original tune.
This folksy trio take a break from their Southeast tour to busk in downtown Asheville.
Some songs never get old. This is one of them.
This Marshall-based busking duo perform their ode to a man they describe like this: “He possessed a wicked mind, he owned a wicked knife, had a wicked smile and he lead a wicked life.”
The Marshall, NC, based band play their original tune “Southbound Train.”
Local horror-film obsessed blogger Zombiefan gives us his take on the 1962 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Hammer Horror puts its spin on the iconic story of The Phantom of the Opera. As one would expect, the sets are huge and rich with detail. Furthermore, Director Terence Fisher [House of Dracula, Curse of […]
Local food blogger Rachel from Girl In An Apron wonders what the world would be like if everyone ate as well as folks in WNC are able to. Unpacking my bags from market this morning, a bouquet materialized. Fresh chicken, livers, and ground lamb from East Fork Farm. Grass-fed steak, sausage, and charcuterie from Hickory […]
Mid-week blues got you down? Local vintage fashion blog Skippy Haha has just the thing: Cute puppy photos. For instance …
Those who are familiar with the music of The Bloodroot Orkaestarr will hardly be surprised to see violinist Brett Brothwell display a range of auditory fireworks.
Parenting blogger Michelle Lee tackles an age-old question. When and how do you move your toddler from their crib to a toddler bed? Wow, this one is difficult for me to answer because we are a co-sleeping family with a four year old still happily sleeping between us but I will share with you how […]
Local blogger Melanie tries to put some perspective on her cluttered, cramped living situation. We are four people (my husband, son, me, my twin sister) living in 1296 square feet. For four, that’s a small space, relatively speaking. Unless one uses the Third World Hut Standard. Ever have the Third World Hut Standard wielded against […]
Xpress cartoonist Brent Brown walks us through the process of creating a cartoon for a local paper, from concept to sometimes-frustrating publication. Often I get asked what goes into creating a new cartoon for the Mountain Xpress (alternative weekly free paper based in Asheville, NC and distributed there and amongst the neighboring counties)and by often, […]
For a trio of musicians that weren’t even planning on busking, and who had only played this song together once — mere moments before this recording took place — this turned out pretty good.
Traveling busker Caster plays one of the most upbeat of traditional tunes.
Traveling singer/songwriters Alison Self and Elliott Sussman perform this fun tune by John Prine and Iris DeMent.
Formerly of the New Orleans-based band Natchez on Fire, traveling busker Maxwell performs the Cliff Carlisle classic “That Nasty Swing” in front of Malaprop’s.
In her latest posts, local parenting blogger Melanie is puzzled about her son’s lack of interest in superheroes, and fascinated by his interest in vehicles. “Don’t worry. He’ll grow out of it.” Well, I’m not worried. And I also don’t think he’ll grow out of it. Our son’s been obsessed with vehicles since the age […]
Joined by Eris Valentine and Kris Wahl, busker Charles Clyde Toney II performs an original tune that may, or may not, be dedicated to one of his fellow performers. And one video, just for kicks.
Busker Caster returns with “a slow, sad song about a horse.”