While a college student at Harvard University, Ashley expanded her musical experiences, singing in gospel choirs and a cappella groups while continuing to work the singer-songwriter scene in Boston, playing regularly at venues such as Club Passim in Harvard Square. Her performances took her to places as diverse as Hong Kong, Disneyworld, and New York, allowing her to hone her stage presence and musical skills.
Her recent EP, State Line, represents the first release of Ashley's own writing in several years and represents the diverse musical influences alive in her music. State Line travels through several diverse sounds, starting with the upbeat, country-tinged "Mama," through the driving, funk-tinged "Mercy" to the confessional longing of "Italy." The recording was produced by Dede Vogt, a legend in the Atlanta music scene, and boasts contributions by Vogt on bass, Simone Simonton (Lift, Sugarland) on drums and percussion, and Johnny Mosier (Blueground Undergrass, Good Medicine) on lead guitar.
To date, Ashley has opened for or shared the stage with an extensive list of musical acts including Michelle Malone, Sonia of Disappear Fear, Billy Pilgrim, Doria Roberts, Angela Motter, Rockwell Church, Brian Webb, Jess Tardy, Soulfege, and Noam Weinstein. She currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is working on music for a new, full-length release.
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