About Alex Ashley
Alex Ashley is a rare, "triple threat" singer, songwriter and instrumentalist...
He creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that bring his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence. Compared to the likes of "a young Vince Gill," Jackson Browne and Eric Clapton, he crosses the boundaries of folk, blues and Americana music with new and original songwriting.
“Masterfully weaving the old with the new, Alex Ashley brings fresh eyes and an old soul to the gritty realities of life and love lost. With an unorthodox approach [speaking of his method of playing guitar upside down and backwards], Ashley delivers heartfelt vocals and wields his well-worn six-string to stir fresh reflection on the human condition in a way only honest American music can. And that’s what he makes - real music of the tortured and fiercely independent West, rooted firmly in the musical traditions of country and rock & roll.” — Dillon Honcoop, Cascade Radio Group
“Alex Ashley’s … songwriting takes you inside yourself and then out, impressing the beauty and danger of the complex world we live in, the heart is best kept safe through lyrical wanderings… A singer-songwriter to watch for, and listen to in these days of ours…”—Zan Agzigian, Host/Producer, 91.1 KPBX Spokane Public Radio