Went street performing for the first time in Asheville this year and received the most amazing gift to start the season!
this was created by my friend scavenger who travels the country by train selling his wire art. he picked the mica out of a spring in california. neat!
sometimes i’m out on the street as much as 9 or 10 hours in a day, performing music for up to 7 of those hours. i’ve met a lot of interesting people during this time, like this kid who looks as if he’s kicking butt and taking names:
…little does he know that he’s actually being one of the most adorable children i’ve ever seen on the streets of asheville! and yes, i know what you’re thinking: when he walks the little man on a bike does pedal with his feet. and then there’s the regulars, like cherokee here who lives on the street but you would never guess it at first glance. cherokee has a strong spirit and a big heart.
i’ve learned a lot from the folks out here, especially the ones that live on the street. they teach lessons you’d never pick up in school or by reading a book. it’s a culture and a tight knit community, with little gems to be found hidden away all over the streets. i’ve become both a better performer and a better person from all the time spent out here. there is the monetary value of raising money for the new album but then there is something else… life lessons that can’t always be put into words, which will take me farther then any dollar received in a tip jar. all i have to do is listen, keep my eyes open and stay humble.
just got the keys to my new studio!
spending most of my time in here until the new album comes out. gearing up for some live stage shows! now for the shows to be booked somehow. come on universe! i’m making my call out into the world. i’ll be rehearsing nonstop for a national tour or something similar. i’m not picky either. just like to be around good music that changes people’s lives for the better.
hanging out with a fellow violinist on the streets of asheville north carolina.
his mom sent me this photo. adorable!
here’s a normal day for me on the job.
oh yeah life.
we had a happening last night on the streets of asheville north carolina. doesn’t happen very often (pun intended) but when it does.. whew it’s magical. here’s a snapshot i grabbed in between playing violin tunes.
yeah he was painting while i played music! and there were dancers, balloon twisters (do you see the miniature jerry garcia balloon in the top right corner?), plus face painting! it was magical.
sometimes when i’m playing music downtown, a protest will march by and i become the soundtrack to their cause. this one’s a good cause to be the soundtrack to.
introducing to all my dear friends, performed by a duck.
i don’t actually sing on the streets
but is sure does look it.
well here it is. my newest setup on the streets. woo hoo!