Ashleigh springs into 2017 with a modern Bluegrass EP
Songwriter Sessions Vol I:
out June 2017.
NASHVILLE -- Songwriter, folksinger, and multi-instrumentalist to release first volume in new digital series. This collection will feature her original works in various styles starting out on her beloved home turf, bluegrass.
After her third record, Looney Bird, took flight in early 2016, Caudill wasted no time getting back into the studio to record a fresh new crop of tunes. Along with her signature sweet vocals, clawhammer banjo, and steady upright bass playing the recording features GRAMMY-nominated mandolinist, Jenni Lyn Gardner, banjo master, Kyle Tuttle, Jake Stargel’s fiery flatpicking, the fine fiddling of John Mailander with guest appearances by Alan Bartram (The Del McCoury Band) and Molly Tuttle! It was tracked live and all in one room at Sound Wave Studio by Daniel Rice.
The Berklee College of Music Alumni has played with countless artists including Angaleena Presley (Pistol Annies) and bluegrass icon, Charlie Sizemore. Rapidly gaining recognition for her success in songwriting, Ashleigh’s original work has been recorded by artists that include Jim Hurst, Balsam Range, Close Kin, Darren Nicholson and more. Her gospel chart topper, “Row By Row,” was featured on Balsam Range’s 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s album of the year.
With this fine selection of tunes backed by Nashville’s A-team of young bluegrass pickers Caudill’s roots are certainly showing. Winter Blues will be released June 9th 2017 with a release show and celebration at the world famous Station Inn on June 8th.
Stay tuned for more details.
Here's an end of 2016 note from Ashleigh:
"Tonight I played my second to last show of 2016. I'm looking forward to taking a little time off of gigging to spend some quality time with my family and friends in Colorado. I love looking back on the past year and preparing for the next. Its such a promising time. 2016 has been such a fun and fulfilling year! Finishing up and releasing Looney Bird was a big highlight for me, but there were so many other great moments. I've loved making music with so many amazing people, bringing stories to life in song and playing and singing for so many of you!
We never know what the future holds, but I plan to jump into 2017 with hope and determination to make the best out of whatever the world throws at me. I hope you all have a warm and wonderful holiday season with the people you love!"
Come back soon for some exciting announcements for 2017.
Come see Ashleigh and Violet on their Drinking Alone Together Tour in Texas and Arkansas! Each artist will play a solo set and then they will join forces for a fun and old timey finale at each show!
Visit the shows page for more information.
Ashleigh has returned to Tennessee after a successful Colorado tour in support of Looney Bird! The trip included a Colorado Looney Bird release show at the Swing Station, a packed listening room in her hometown of Montrose, and some beautiful drives!
Keep an eye out for upcoming news! There are a few exciting surprises coming to warm up your winter!
Last weekend if you were to tune into the Grand Ole Opry you would have heard Ashleigh playing bass with Mike Snider and his group! Here are some photos of her Opry debut:
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!