Appalachian folk troubadour Ash Devine

The Story

The award-winning and versatile Appalachian-indie-folk-roots musician and theater artist Ash Devine was born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of Blacksburg, VA and Asheville, NC. Devine is known as one of the last ‘folk troubadours’, as she carries and collects music and stories from a number of folk traditions. Devine is also known for her unique and complex finger-style ukulele and guitar picking and a captivating and rich vocal quality. In addition to producing several albums of original music and touring internationally for over 15 years, Ash has performed and studied along side Nobel peace prize nominee Patch Adams M.D., Heritage award winning ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams, Grammy award nominee and folklorist David Holt, and a number of other renowned folklorists and internationally acclaimed musicians. Her versatile Appalachian folk revival-fusion sound is bursting with stylistic variety, relatable story, and historical facts. Her music is influenced in style by Traditional Appalachian, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jean Richie, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Maybelle Carter, Leslie Riddle, Ani Difranco, Kate Wolfe, Bob Dylan, and reggae/world music influences such as the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, and west African traditional music.

Whats on the music menu?

Devine caters her music to the audience. Her diverse background and repertoire enables her to perform in a number of settings such as theaters, festivals, night clubs, breweries, cafes, house concerts, farmers markets, schools, museums, retirement homes, memory care homes, parties, and more. Ash will design a set list appropriate for each venue, with the aim to engage each specific audience and performance setting. Devine also offers a number of workshops.

See the rest of Ash’s interesting and unique biography here.

Ash’s unique background and ability to connect with her audiences through story and sound makes her music deeply relatable and emotionally compelling for people of all ages.

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“Ash Devine’s music has a classic folk sound without pretense, Devine is the real deal.” –Tret Fure (Award-winning songwriter and producer)

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Original song written about the effects of the pandemic on a folk singer’s life,

Somethin’ Outta Nothin’ by Ash Devine 2021

“Ash Devine’s vocals whisper like an old timey back woods wind. ” Beth Simpson (producer)

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Ash Devine plays live at Asheville, NC’s Shindig on the Green, July 2022


Ash Devine, the Appalachian folk tradition, and Maybelle Carter


In summer 2015, Ash Devine blew audiences away with her finger picking Carter scratch style when she starred as legendary country stars Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family in the Parkway Playhouse production of “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”.  As co-musical director, Ash Devine authentically represented the Carter family sound. In 2018, Devine directed and co-produced A tribute to Carter Family and Women in Old Time at the White Horse Black Mountain, NC. In 2020, Devine developed a one woman show highlighting stories and songs from the Carter Family, and the origins and history of their music. Ash offers themed concerts featuring traditional Appalachian folk music and music of the Carter Family. Concerts are available solo or with a band accompaniment. 

“Ash Devine and Saro Lynch Thomason did a fine job, and really caught the essence of that dry yet driving Carter family harmony.” Grammy Nominee Musician and Folk-Lorist  David Holt, Grammy nominee, folklorist and Award-winning musician

” Ash Devine was channeling Maybelle Carter.”-Minnie Powell (Musician )

Ukulele workshops and private lessons 2021:

Ash Devine offers beginning and intermediate Ukulele Workshops and private lessons online for adults and youth.

To schedule a Uke workshop or lesson series, please contact Ash Devine at



Appalachian folk troubadour Ash Devine — 14 Comments

  1. Just listened to you at Odd Fellows here in Floyd, VA. Bought your new CD. I realy enjoy it. You have great spiritual insight and the world needs more folks like you…Ken

  2. Aloha Ash,

    I wanted to thank you for sharing your songs. I regret not grabbing my fiddle and joining you on your island tour. Clyde said you shook the whole building in Kapaa, nearly to the ground.

    The CD you gave me unfortunately didn’t play. I wanted to hear the song about the earth having things to say…

    I hope you will read my book sometime and let me know what Aunties and Uncles you liked best. Take care,


  3. Hello Ash I love your new songs!!

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  4. Hi Ash. Barb told me you were coming to Seattle. I’d love to buy you a meal and here your stories from the road. I’ve got a few road stories since I saw you as well. The biggest is I’m moving out of the NW in Feb.’16. Going cross country by car. Miami, Jamaica, Paris, Amsterdam, London, New York…The plan is to just keep gigging. Check out my new art page at fineartamerica. Just type in my name. Happy Trails

  5. The CD I bought from you tonight is defective 🙁 If you could send me another I would be very grateful. Bill Laflamme 554 79th Terrace #305 St Petersburg Fl 33702. Thanks Bill

  6. Dear Sweet Ash, So sorry to have missed the show last night in Bburg. It was a hard day on the farm and sleep in the afternoon would not come. Thanks for the invite. We love you and hope to see you again soon. Ed and Randye

  7. Listened to you last evening at Dogtown in Floyd, VA. Amazing voice and very versatile with the instruments. Like the audience participation as well.

  8. Ash….Thank you so much for sharing your talents with the residents of Warm Hearth Village. It was a most enjoyable evening. I hope that you can come back soon.

  9. Ash, you are awesome!!!!! You have soul!!!!! Deepest thanks for your continuing care for others and the world through your music, whether singing to youngers or elders or at events!!!!! PLEASE NEVER STOP!!!!!

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