“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
A rare, triple-threat singer, songwriter and instrumentalist, Alex Ashley creates an electrifying amalgam of insightful lyrics, profound storytelling, sultry, smoky vocals and razor-sharp guitar playing that brings his songs to life with nostalgic effervescence.
At just 27 years old, Ashley has been described as “that of a well-seasoned musician with years of traveling [and playing] every juke joint on the road…,” crossing the boundaries of folk, blues and americana music with new and original songwriting.
Ashley’s all-acoustic EP, Love Sound Sessions, is available for download online.