Become a Patron
My name is Alex Ashley, and I am a singer, songwriter and guitar player.
My love affair with music started early, sown in the briny soil of a harbor town in the Pacific Northwest, and cultivated by listening to LP's of The Allman Brothers, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, Larry Carlton. The list goes on. As I studied the craftsmanship of these larger-than-life musical giants, one thing became clear to me: one day, their craft would be my own.
I took to guitar early, around eight-years-old - convenient because I was raised by my grandparents in a house that had guitars and instruments tucked away in every corner. As I developed as a player, my own, unique style began to manifest itself: I would take a right-handed guitar, flip it upside down and play it backwards. As a result, I was able to master a technique uniquely my own, a hybrid between Nashville "chicken pickin'" and blues slow hand. I don't know who wrote the rules of guitar playing, but I try to break as many as I can.
Today, with more than 20 years of playing under my belt and so many more decades of learning ahead of me, my passion lays in writing songs that move people. In 2016, I formed a new band called The Resolve, though I spend most of my time on the road, touring with a solo acoustic format that allows me to carry my stories from town to town, reaching as many as I can.
What Patronage Means
In today's creative climate, there is no shortage of worthy competition vying for our attention. As a result, for most independent artists to earn a living through their craft involves an impossibly busy touring schedule with little to no time left for creating new music, writing and working on new records. Most importantly, it limits our bandwidth for personally connecting with our supporters.
So, I want to make a deal with you...
I am launching a patron platform through my website that allows supporters of my music to essentially subscribe to me as an artist. In return for your subscription, you will receive premier (and, in many cases, exclusive) access to new content every month, all for the price of a cup of coffee.