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.
Pokey LaFarge’s tenure in WNC may have been short, but he still passes through frequently. The retro roots musician will release his self-titled album on Jack White’s label this summer.
Asheville Streetstyle and Fret Knot Radio Hour team up for a unique photo and music contest.
Magician Mick Stone is on a busking tour across the country. Catch Stone’s act on the the streets of Downtown Asheville. For more info on Stone’s magic show check out http://www.unforgettablemagic.com/. Photo by Jonathan Welch.