Catch Ashleigh at the International Bluegrass Music Association's World Of Bluegrass Convention!
Or see Ashleigh & Friends in route in Asheville, North Carolina at the Isis Music Hall & Restaurant! Visit the Shows page for more information.
Ashleigh's Looney Bird is available on Airplay Direct! Radio DJ's can now download the album for airplay!
For the month of August Ashleigh will be penning one song every day and posting updates on Instagram! Follow along @spacebassface to keep up with her Song-A-Day Challenge!
The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the participants in its 2016 World of Bluegrass Songwriter Showcase.
Each year the ten best songs from the dozens submitted for consideration are selected, and the writers are invited to perform them during IBMA’s annual convention before an audience of artists and producers eager for new material. Both the recognition by the organization and the exposure received from their showcase in front of their peers and interested industry people can catapult a songwriter to wider appreciation.
Chosen for 2016 are:
Congratulations to this year’s songwriters!
The World of Bluegrass Songwriter’s Showcase will be held on September 29 at 1:00 p.m. in the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.
Come see Ashleigh live on the radio at Kimbro's in Franklin (more info on the shows page) Saturday July 9th! Its a free show! Or tune in to hear the live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/vnvradio
Hello spring! I just hopped on here to post a quick update!
I'm sitting at my desk here in Nashville looking out the window onto the front porch. The thunder has been shaking the house off and on for the last 30 min or so. Sounds like spring to me! I love the sunshine but I'm so glad for this storm! This is the first year since I moved to town that I actually planted a garden and I didn't have time to water it today, so let it rain!
In addition to watching my plants grow I've been enjoying getting back into the swing of songwriting. With all the hub bub of the album release I wasn't getting in near enough writing time! So that's what I've been up to. Writing, writing, co-writing, side work, writing, studio work, more writing, and getting excited for this summer's shows! Be sure to visit the Shows page to keep up with when and where I'll be performing. Or follow me on Instagram or Facebook to catch me doing some side work, hear some new songs and other shenanigans.
It isn't coming up until September, but I'm pretty excited to be a part of the Cornelia Fort Pickin' Party! Its a benefit for one of my favorite parks and Brazilbilly is playing too! Its gonna be awesome!
Oh! And I almost forgot! I'll be performing one of the tunes from Looney Bird at the International Bluegrass Music Association convention this fall as part of the IBMA Songwriter Showcase! I can't wait to share my song with the other bluegrass folks and hear what everyone else has been working on too!
Ok folks, I hope you get to go to some awesome festivals, play with friends and enjoy some summer time fun! And if you live in Nashville enjoy this thunder storm that's brewing!
The release party was a blast! It was great to see so many friends and fans at the Legion to celebrate with me! Thank you all for coming! Thank you all for supporting new acoustic music! I am so thankful!
If you haven't gotten your copy of Looney Bird yet, you can get it here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ashleighcaudill4
I was lucky enough to have Cody Shipley in the crowd for the release party taking some beautiful pictures!
Thank you to everyone who was there, or watching on concert window, thanks to all the kickstarter backers, and to all the musicians, singers, writers, sound engineers, artists, graphic designers and photographers who were a huge part of this project!
You guys are the best!
Dudes! I'm getting so excited about Wednesday! If you can't make it to Nashville in time, you can tune in online via concert window at https://www.concertwindow.com/79755-ashleigh-caudill!
I also wanted to let you know about all the amazing musicians that will be joining me on stage to celebrate!
Here's the lineup!
and maybe a few surprise guests!
We'll be playing the songs in the order that they show up on the record. We'll have Preston Schmidt from Studio 31 West behind the sound board making us sound pretty. LC Gibson will be in attendance with some of her amazing artwork on display (and for sale). I'll have copies of the record for sale and you can pick up a poster (that features a photo of LC's creation) too!
On Wednesday (every Wednesday) there is an awesome jam at the Legion, so if you're a picker, be sure to bring your instruments and friends along to hang out and pick until the cows come home! ... Ok, or until they close the bar down.
I hope to see some of you there! Its gonna be a real good time!
PS - if you get on itunes right now, you can pre-order Looney Bird. You'll get a track download immediately and the rest will download on the first. Try it out! You'll like it!
Hey folks! I'm back from my Colorado Caudill Sisters mini tour, enjoying the beautiful weather here in Tennessee and getting so super excited for my album release show! Thats right. You heard me: Looney Bird release show!!!
So, if you'd like to come and celebrate the release of this record with me, just cruise on over to the American Legion Post 82 on March 30th at 7:30PM. The band is going to be awesome, the songs are going to be looney and I'm going to be having too much fun playing and singing for you! I'll have the album for sale at the show, even though it won't be officially released until April 1st. No joke, I'm releasing Looney Bird into the world on April Fool's Day. If you pre-order the album, you'll be able to download one pre-release track a week before everyone else. The rest of the album will download automatically on the April 1st. If that sounds awesome to you, check out my CDbaby page. You can pre-order on March 23rd.
The album has been getting some really great press so far!
Bluegrass Unlimited says, "If you like your music sophisticated, fun, and honest, you need look no further." To read the full review here.
According to For The Country Record "...the album “exemplifies one of the most exciting musical trends to be heard today,” according to award-winning songwriter and bluegrass staple Jon Weisberger – that is, traditional roots music with a new spin, a different take on the themes and sounds that have shaped American music past." Visit their page for more.
Bluegrass Today premiered a video of one of the tracks from the album! Check it out here.
The Bluegrass Situation, one of my favorites, also premiered a track. Hear that one here.
Audio Fuzz says, "Her songs are plaintive and so intense they draw you in. Now a resident of Nashville, Tenn., Caudill’s life has taken on an air of the adventure she sings about..." Read the rest here.
Well, enjoy the beautiful weather, watching the flowers pop up, the trees turn green, let out those pasty winter time toes and squish them in some fresh spring mud!
I'll see you at the American Legion!