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!
So far 2016 has been awesome! I had more fun than I can even put into words playing on the Norwegian Pearl with Angaleena Presley! The 6th Man crew and the staff on the pearl were all so helpful and nice! Best cruise ever! Ok, well only my first cruise ever, but I'd say it was a great start.
The week was packed with so many fantastic artists. I had plans to try and see everything, but that's downright impossible! Some highlights for me were as follows:
So there are five things that I really enjoyed. So many amazing musicians, wonderful fans... I couldn't possibly list everything good that happened on the boat. Thanks, Cayamo!
Here are some pictures to give you a little bit of an idea of how awesome it was.
Even though it was great to be in the sun for a little while its good to be back to rainy Tennessee. Yesterday I paid a visit to Studio 31 West to do a live video shoot with fiddle buddies, Nate Lee and John Mailander. I'm really quite excited to share it with you, but we'll all have to wait until its ready. I can tell you this much, there is a good fiddle frenzy in there somewhere! It felt good to be back in the studio. After spending so much time there last winter it was fun to hang out with Robert and Preston again!
Lets see... what's next? Oh right! A trip to Colorado! I'll be doing a few shows on the Front Range with my sister, Jessica Weatherly, next week! If you live in the area please come and hang out with us! I hear there is still standing room available at the house concert. We'll be playing songs off the new album as well as some of our sister hits and a few surprises, as is tradition.
Stay posted for more news on the Looney Bird release! Hope to see you soon!
Friends! I'm pleased to announce that a release date has finally been set! You can purchase your very own copy of Looney Bird on April 1st! No Joke! Also stay tuned for more details on the super fun and exciting release show! I'd love to see each and every one of you there!
For all of you Colorado folks, you can look for me along with sister, Jessica Weatherly in February on the Front Range. We'll be doing a couple of shows including some of the new tunes from the album. You'll also be some of the lucky few to be able to purchase a pre-release copy at one of our shows! Hope to see you at a sister show!
In other news I'll be joining one of my newest favoritest songwriters, Angaleena Presley, for a Cayamo songwriter cruise! I'm really looking forward to playing bass and singing some harmonies on her beautiful tunes on a big ol' boat! I'll come home refreshed, inspired, full of songs, sunshine and a tan just in time to gear up for the Looney Bird release!
I hope you're all staying cozy and enjoying 2016 at least half as much as I am!