Summer 2015: Ash Devine Plays Maybelle Carter in Local WNC Play “Esley”, based on Appalachian Musical Heritage.
Summer 2015, Ash Devine musically directed and starred as the legendary country star Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family in the Parkway Playhouse production of “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”. They play is a true piece of Appalachian Heritage, illustrating the power and evolution of Appalachian Folk Music . The Carter Family music is now an addition to Ash Devine’s available repertoire. Ballad singer and Saro Lynch Thomason starred as Sara Carter along with Ash.
” Ash Devine was channeling Maybelle Carter.”-Minnie Powell (Musician )
“Saro and Ash did a great job of re-creating that Carter Family sound” – David Holt (Grammy Award Winning Musician and Folk-Lorist)
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- Blessings on Your Journey - Latest Album "Blessings on Your Journey" contains musical collaborations with musicians F.M Turner, Laurence Cole, Aimee Ringle and George Rezendes.
- Community Programs Ash Devine runs a variety of community programs including Caring Clowns and more!
- "I dedicate a large portion of my artistic endeavors to the inquiry of re-connection, with people, with the planet, with ourselves." - Ash Devine Connection
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- “Ash Devine personifies Appalachian activism through her powerful lyrics and styles” – David Elrod, Altamont Studio’s Asheville, NC Activism
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On Tour : Tour Dates for Fall/Winter 2015
Friday Oct 9th: White Horse Black Mountain, Black Mountain, NC : Special show themed “Women of Appalachia” Featuring stories and songs, for, by and about Women of Appalachia. With Saro Lynch Thomason and special guests.
Oct 17-19th: Lake Eden Arts Festival , Black Mountain, NC
Sat October 24th: Port Townsend, WA Farmers Market
Sat. October 30th: Langley Island , WA
Sun Nov. 1st: Key City Public Theater production of “Women of Appalachia”, with Saro Lynch Thomason and other local artist.
Nov 4th: Seattle, WA
Nov 12th: Portland, OR
Nov 10th,11th: Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort, OR
Ash Devine’s Music :
The award winning songwriter, folk rock musician, caring clown, theater artist and social activist, Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville North Carolina. Her musical style spans across genres of contemporary folk, traditional Appalachian, jazz, world and experimental. In 2014, Ash Devine released her second collection of Original music, “Blessings on Your Journey”, a dynamic collection of heart felt songs with universal messages of social justice, love, human struggle and earth advocacy.
“Her folk Fusion style gleans sounds of Appalachia, old time blues and jazz and traditional ballads. Songs are played on Guitar, Ukulele and powerful vocals that whisper like an old timey back woods wind. ” -Beth Simpson
On stage, Ash engages audiences in story and she encourages participation. Ash Devine has been described as a contemporary Pete Seeger type of performer. The music is like Pete Seeger Joan Biaz, Arlo Guthrie, Michelle Shocked, Joan Armatrading, Neil Young.
Available Programs: Ash Devine offers full length original concerts for the public, customized concerts for private events, instrumental accompaniment, music lessons and mentoring, emcee services, educational programs for children and interactive sing along and play programs for elderly and persons with special needs. To book Ash Devine for your next event, workshop or program, please visit the contact page.