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Riding the Rails
October 6, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
One event on October 6, 2018 at 2:30pm
Abby the Spoon Lady and Chris Rodrigues
Saturday, October 6 · 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
This one-of-a-kind studio with the “Spoon Lady,” Abby Roach, and one-man-band Chris Rodrigues will make you feel like you’re inside NC’s lively busking scene. Abby first got into street performance as a way to make money for her travels across the United States by hopping freight trains. She taught herself to play the spoons, eventually becoming an internationally-known street performer, folk percussionist, storyteller, radio personality and free speech activist. Chris, a multi-instrumentalist, has carved out his own unique blues, Appalachian style, playing the resophonic guitar, blowing the harmonica, and singing his takes on traditional songs. Together, they’ll showcase the complex rhythms of modern hobo culture and the music that surrounds it with their stories of busking, riding freight trains, and more. The duo has racked up more than a million video views, been featured in several TV shows and documentaries, and Abby can be heard weekly on FM radio 101.3 Asheville.