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Ashleigh Caudill, a folksinger, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist will draw you into the tales she spins. Her sweet yet powerful vocals take you on a lonely train ride through the mountains, a drive along the countryside, or back in time with warm, dancing melodies and spacious, acoustic instrumentation. With the simple elegance of self accompaniment Caudill delivers a moving solo performance. Stripping away the production and the fanfare showcases her songs in their most primitive and intimate form.  Be it bass, banjo, or guitar, each composition is highlighted with the perfect pairing. You may have heard her music on popular TV show, Roswell New Mexico, or performed by bluegrass artists Balsam Range, Jim Hurst and more. Her songs are constructed with an architect's touch and her performances hum with an excitement in the crisp arrangements that lift each song. If you like your music sophisticated, fun and honest, you need look no further.

Notable achievements:

As of 2022 You can hear Ashleigh’s performance of her song “Free Bird” on episode 405 of the hit television show, Roswell, New Mexico.


Performing solo, Ashleigh captivated the crowd while opening several packed shows for GRAMMY winning super group, The SteelDrivers, including a sold out show at the Caverns. 


Caudill penned gospel song, “Row By Row” was recorded by bluegrass favorite, Balsam Range, and topped the gospel charts at number one in the summer of 2013.


Ashleigh is a three time finalist in Merlefest’s Chris Austin Songwriting contest.


Balsam Range’s recording of Caudill’s “Row By Row” was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Gospel Recorded Event Of The Year in 2013.


“Row By Row” was featured on Balsam Range’s 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Album Of The Year, Papertown.

Ashleigh attended the prestigious Berklee College Of Music as a four year scholarship recipient.


A highly sought after bass player, Ashleigh has performed with artists such as Bluegrass icon Charlie Sizemore, Angaleena Presley of the Pistol Annies, Brennen Leigh, mandolin phenom Jenni Lyn Gardner, Big Richard, Brandy Clark, Bradford Lee Folk, Lindsay Lou, Rachel Baiman, Marlene Twitty-Fargo, Nikki Talley, and so many more.

Performance highlights include: performing live on XM radio, Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, The Kennedy Center, Bluegrass Underground, Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, Music City Roots

Reviews and quotes:

Songwriter, bassist and banjo player Ashleigh Caudill’s take on traditional folklore is catching the ears of music enthusiasts in Nashville and beyond. -Grateful Web


To my ears Caudill hits a grand slam with this project - top-notch writing, singing and playing, on both bass and banjo. Many of the arrangements are pleasantly spare, very much in the style of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. -David Morris, Bluegrass Today


If you like your music sophisticated, fun, and honest, you need look no further -RCB,


She has a sweet voice that pairs nicely with her banjo playing and storytelling. She’s a promising voice in Nashville’s music scene but her bluegrass sounds will please the ears of music lovers everywhere. -Brenda Hillegas, Elmore Magazine

"Some top bands have already found her material. We’ll be hearing a lot more from this fine songwriter in the future." --RCB Bluegrass Unlimited - Read more here.

"Ashleigh Caudill has an undeniable gift for songwriting with a keen aptitude for carving out a tune." -Claire Lynch

"Looney Bird... showcases her singing, picking, and songwriting skills mixing her love of old time and bluegrass music." --John Lawless - Read more here.

"I am thrilled to be one of the first to hear some of the potential of this talented songwriter...Ashleigh is a rare find, a fine musician and vocalist with drive and energy to work hard at reaching the best she can be... The songs are fresh and have a post modern bluegrass feel and sound while hints of old time and traditional music elements feather throughout the lyrics and melodies." -Jim Hurst


"I was enamored with Ashleigh Caudill's performance at Pueblo Bluegrass on the River. Ashleigh is not just a bass player keeping the beat, she is leading her band in a fresh, new, captivating and genuinely entertaining stage show. I would recommend Ashleigh Caudill for your next event, venue or festival." - Dick Pierle, Old Blue Sound


"Our alumni are making their mark in bluegrass and related musics: Casey Driessen, Rushad Eggleston, Natalie Maines, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, Andy Hall, Chris Pandolfi, Bryn Davies, Japanese banjo player Hiro Arita, and some newly minted alumni like Nate Leath, Ashleigh Caudill, Joe Walsh, and Charlie Worsham." -Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown's IBMA Keynote Address 


"Ashleigh reminds me of why I love music so much, not only is she a great musician, singer and songwriter, with very clever arrangements, but she sings and performs her tunes with a passion and joy that everyone strives to achieve… I know that everyone else is going to fall in love with her and her original music." -Tim Carter: Musician/Recording Engineer

Ashleigh proudly endorses Ome Banjos & Fishman Transducers

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