Busk Break is an ongoing field recording series documenting live performances by busking musicians and other street performers.
Jimbo Lockhart and Abby the Spoon Lady perform “Cluck Old Hen”
In this video, Busk Break favorites Abby The Spoon Lady and Jimbo Lockhart perform that staple of old-time gatherings across the globe, “Cluck Old Hen.”
This tune was recorded in 2012 as part of a three-song session in downtown Asheville, but was overlooked in that week’s updates. Only recently unearthed in the archives, this video has never before been seen!
For those of you who love Abby’s music, we’ll be posting more from this session, including some unseen tunes, in future posts. In addition to being an outstanding busker, Abby also has a fantastic YouTube channel of live performances.
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