98 on horseback: Couple traveling by equine and bike make a stop in SRB en route to NOLA


The trip from N.C. to NOLA is a band tour of sorts as Lauzon and Harvey play turn-of-the-century style folk music under the name Five Cent Fiddle.

Kathy Harrison | The Log
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 02:18 PM.

It’s not every day you see a horse travelling along Highway 98.

Asheville , N.C. , couple Hannah Lauzon and Kevin Harvey have been trekking along the Southeast since September with little money or planning, but a lot of luck.

"We are doing the best thing in the world, which I think is playing music, eating good food and drinking beer," Harvey said.

Playing music under the name Five Cent Fiddle, the duo has been on a band tour of sorts while making their way to New Orleans . What makes this tour different is that their shows are spontaneous and instead of a bus, they travel by horseback and bicycle.

"We needed a way to travel cheap, and travel with our animals," Harvey said.

The journey started on the East Coast with Lauzon on her 14-year-old horse, Meadow Lark, while Harvey walked alongside with their dog, Olive. Eventually, Harvey got a bike, which Olive runs alongside wearing a vest with bulky pockets.

While making their trek, Lauzon and Harvey have relied on the kindness of strangers to take them and their animals in. In return, the hosts are usually treated to live music.

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