Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrow’s radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners’ attention. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnation’s folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016).
Ashley released her debut CD the “Bear and the Bird” in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, “The Bear and the Bird” is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye.” Ashley’s warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same. “The Bear and The Bird” is a distillation of 20 years of ideas scrapped on the back of journals, textbooks, and phone recordings. The 12 songs explore tensions between living a life of responsibility vs. freedom and simplicity vs. impact as well as age old stories of love and death.
Ashley is joined by many celebrated musicians on this record including April Reed-Cox on cello, Nate Martin on upright bass, Emma Stanley on trumpet, Putnam Smith on guitar and vocal harmonies, Jud Caswell on 12 string guitar, and Charles Lester on percussion.
My mission is to write songs that respond to life emotionally as a young woman, a public servant, a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a human being with a voice. – Ashley Storrow
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