Fly By Night Rounders
The Fly By Night Rounders have a focus is on bringing back old music styles and art forms. The band plays music ranging from the early 19th century Pre-war to more current selections, bringing their own dynamic twist to jug band, blues, and honkey tonk classics. The Fly By Night Rounders keep the music of the past alive and mixes in some unique remastering of classic tunes. The Fly By Night Rounders hold a talent and love for this American style of music that can be clearly seen during any of their performances. The Fly By Night Rounders Play dirty blues, heavy rhythm, dancin’ songs, and still keep within them the spirit of the gospel. The band also shows off its talent by showcasing some of Vaden and Chris’ own original songs, and topping it off with hot stops, breaks, and solos.
The band began by busking on the streets of Asheville and their following has continued to grow. You can find them within some of the biggest venues in Asheville, regional festivals and gatherings, weddings and private events, and of course, right on the sidewalk. Strong advocates for free speech, the band enjoys the intimacy of playing music right on the street. The Fly By Night Rounders have a unique sound and bring an unforgettable show. This band will make you get up and dance, as well as teach you a little history about the music. Word around town is the Fly By Night Rounders are ‘dirty enough for the bars, and clean enough to take home to mama.’
The Fly By Night Rounders consists of
Chris RodriGues, Vaden Landers, & Abby the Spoon Lady
Chris Rodrigues is an Asheville local and has been busking
on the streets of Asheville since he was a teen. He has been playing guitar for more than 20 years and plays many different styles of music. Chris’s talent in music ranges from styles of bluegrass, blues, rock, and gospel. Chris is a one man band and stays busy during his performance by multi-tasking different instruments. Despite his complicated set-up, he doesn’t seem to miss a beat. Playing the guitar, blowings the harmonica, stomping a suitcase bass and a license plate, all while growling the blues, he creates his own unique style.
Vaden is a local Asheville musician who has been busking and playing venues since he arrived in the Asheville music scene. Vaden enjoys playing a variety of country blues, finger-picking, yodeling, and stays true to the music by playing it in its original form. He plays with raw emotion, leading the listeners to feel what the song is directing. Vaden is always playing and has been known for being the one who never puts the strings to rest. He has grown to develop a style of his own.
ABBY THE SPOON LADY
Abby the Spoon Lady is a character and has been the face of Asheville street performance for some time. She is one of very few professional spoon players in the world and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. Fans have said it’s ‘like her hands are dancing with spoons. The smile on her face is just another reason why everyone loves the Spoon Lady. Abby is also a storyteller and hosts several storytelling events each year. So far, every event has sold out. Make sure to check the events page and get a ticket to the next show.
You can find more posts and articles regarding this band at SpoonLadyMusic.com.