Monday, February 24, 2014

Ashley Riley "All The Pretty Things"

"With a voice that soars strong and full and hushes soft and sweet, Ashley Riley pulls you into her songs of life's hardships and hopes.  Often compared to Stevie Nicks or Jewel, her sound is something you won't soon forget:  roots-pop infused with finger-style guitar, and a subtle, dreamy hint of Mazzy Star."

Ashley first took the stage as solo performer in her hometown of Decatur, IL.  Playing anywhere and everywhere as often as possible, she quickly found her place in Decatur's music scene.  Becoming the host of one of the local open mics, Ashley helped revitalize and nurture the underground singer-songwriter scene in Decatur.

In the summer of 2008, Ashley released her solo debut, Last One Standing.  Since then her songs have been featured on “The Midnight Special” radio show with Rich Warren, “Night Sounds with Dave Leonatti,” and Live 365's Women of Substance Radio.  Women of Substance Radio notes:  "Ashley's songs have an ethereal and delicate quality...  Her reverence for Americana artists like Neil Young and Patty Griffin is unmistakable.  She pens lyrics that are unsettling and sometimes even disturbing, as all good lyrics should be."  Illinois Entertainer puts it bluntly, "Make no mistake, Ashley Riley has an utterly gorgeous voice and a sound all her own."

All The Pretty Things was releasedd on Feburary 18th

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