MP3 Ashleigh Flynn - POP: Folky Pop
A smoky-voiced sprite with rhythmic chops and deep verse.
12 MP3 Songs
POP: Folky Pop, ROCK: Acoustic
Ashleigh Flynn hails from Kentucky where she grew up foot stomping along the Ohio River as the steamboats and barges made their way to the muddy Mississippi. A songwriter of exceptional emotional depth and intelligence, Flynn is also an electrifying performer blessed with unbridled charisma and the voice of a fallen angel. She has released two CD''s: Chockecherry (October 2002); Ashleigh Flynn self-titled (1999); both of which received great reviews and strong independent "off-the-stage" sales (2000+ each). Flynn is gearing up to release new live CD recorded to sold out crowd at PDX reputable listening venue: Mississippi Studios, with local instrumental band Sneakin'' Out and featuring national folk star Tracy Grammer. Flynn is fixin'' to bolster her touring career, which until now has focused primarily on Oregon. Her accomplishments to date include the following:
Notable Festival and Venue Performances:
-2005, 2004, 2003 NW Music Festival
-2005 SW Folk Alliance
-2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
-2003 Nashville New Music Festival
-Oregon Country Fair
-SxSW GoGirlsMusic Showcase,
-Willamette Valley Folk Festival
-Vancouver BC New Music Festival.
-Sarah Bettens of K''s Choice (NW)
-Ellis Paul (NW)
-Erin McKeown (West Coast)
-Willy Porter (West Coast)
-Great Big Sea (West Coast)
-Jerry Joseph (SE)
-Nancy Griffith (NW)
Shared stages with: Joan Baez, Jonatha Brooke, Wilco, David Wilcox, Chris Smither, Chris Pureka, Melissa Ferrick, Michelle Malone, and Tegan and Sarah, among others, primarily at the Oregon Zoo and the Aladdin
Recent Songwriting Accolades:
-2005 Rocky Mountain Folks Fest New Song Contest
-2005 Great American Song Contest
-2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase
"Ashleigh Flynn, Kentucky angel shines with national debut!" - Women Who Rock, May 2003
"A Kentucky girl with an adventurous sonic sensibility."
- Sing Out, Spring 2003
"There''s a breathy ache in Ashleigh Flynn''s husky voice. Flynn sprinkles her abum (Chokecherry) with peppy pop that''s got an off-kilter slant to it. If "Isa" doesn''t make you believe she''s got it, "Don''t You Believe" will."
- Santa Monica Mirror, January 2003
"As it is, Flynn is an amazing artist with immense talents - not the least her magnetic voice. This is an intense and convincing album that holds great promise for the future."
- Ink19, December 2002
"Singer Songwriter Ashleigh Flynn''s vocals are the focus, make no mistake, but one of the joys of her new CD, ChokeCherry, is the intricate and unobtrusive production that acts as a setting for that jewel of a voice."
- The Oregonian, November 2002
"Ashleigh Flynn - a darling of the NW Americana scene... promoting her new CD, Chokecherry build upon her strengths of marrying styles such as bluegrass to pop, and instrumentation dobro to drum beats, she adds a smoky soulful voice and mournful doe eyes to the package..."
- Voice Choices, The Village Voice. Oct 16, 2003