I love busking so much. Here is a man that is considered a weird busker in NYC. He is so amazing.
Here's an article called "Top Five Weirdest Violin Buskers" on the Shar blog.
Casey Friedman and Minna Biggs photo by Jack Fowler
There's an interesting phenomenon about the band name Local Honey. There are lots of bands by that name, covering many styles of music. We are all just trying to do our thing.
I have compiled many of them here, and am still adding to this database. Listed in no particular order, here they are:
#1 The Local Honeys -Charleston, SC
These band-mates are the sweet hearts of Charleston right now. Voted #1 local band for 2012 in the local independent paper. Look them up on facebook. Here's an article about them...
Drava and I work long and hard at our rehearsals. We weren't working too much the day I took this picture. Drava's sister Maya had given here a box of Halloween costumes. I was trying them all on. There was a poodle, tiger, pink panther,devil, school-girl, nurse, police officer.
American Routes - I love this radio show by Nick Spitzer.
For many years I have played out on the street in Bricktown OKC where passers-by can put money in my bucket if they like. The timing seemed to be that I would always be listening to American Routes on my drive to Bricktown (105.7 fm KOSU OKC).
Here's a fun video with my sweetheart, Casey Friedman, Dustin Prinz, and me. I misread a Dunkin' Donuts sign as Coffee Jesus, (it said coffee jobs.com) and that sparked off Personal Barista in Casey's mind.
This is from back in December at Whiskey Chicks for the Homagrown Showcase, a Cami Stinson and ACMO's project. We played an hour long set of originals to meet the criteria. It isn't ordinarily what we do. We are great lovers of the cover song. This video isn't that great, but here it is. My son, August, is in it, which is redeeming. I must remind myself to stay away from the live interview.
My son, August, at Organics OKC
I did sell local honey for quite a while Saturday mornings at OSU-OKC Farmer's Market, but came to the conclusion that getting up early every Saturday wasn't a good idea for a musician up late Friday nights. Now I mostly work at Organics OKC, a grow shop and garden supply on 27th and N. Penn. I have a degree in horticulture; I love plants and gardening. It's a fun place to work.
The cloning machine is my favorite thing in the store. You take any cutting, put it in the machine and within a week or so you have roots! A new plant you can pot up: a miracle of science and nature.
There are lots of interesting items in the store: heirloom seeds, organic potting soils, organic nutrients, grow lights, hydroponic tables.
Casey Friedman first invited singing musicians to his place above Horn Trader Music Sept. 29 2010. The idea was you had to sing and accompany yourself with an instrument. That was a challenge for a woman who plays fiddle, but I did it!
Pretty soon he had a weekly showcase. The first venue to host was the now defunct Prohibition Room. VZDs. and Picasso on Paseo have also provided a venue. Currently as of 10/12 Acoustic Oklahoma showcase is at SAINTS on 16th in the OKC Plaza District. Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-late!! Saints is a hip and fun place.
Casey at AO, thank you! You do a great service for local musicians! We have a community and gathering point now. You've made a phenomenal data base (and historical document) of Oklahoma musicians. This project has really opened up the music scene around here. There are so many exciting and inspiring performers I have learned of through AO.
Local Honey was just kicking off around the same time AO started up. We have AO to thank for all our videos on You tube and the majority of our concert and studio photography. All of which were done free of charge, not just for Local Honey, but all the AO musicians.
Love for music and musicians is what drives Casey to do this.
See Casey's YouTube Channel, InnerStateStudio, here.
Another update from 11/12: I am not neutral or impartial when it comes to Casey. He is my love interest since 12/11!