Ash Devine and Music For Folk: The History
Ash Devine is an Asheville NC based Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, Caring Clown and a multi-disciplinary performance artist. Ash’s Debut album, ‘Bird Must Fly’ co- produced by F.M Turner and Ash Devine was recorded in Blacksburg VA, and mixed and mastered in Asheville, NC. Since its release, Ash has been expanding her work as a performance artist by leading participatory music workshops in nursing homes and other community settings. It is said that Ash Devine has the freshest sound in the indie-folk music scene, and her message as a performer is steeped in social change.
The award-winning songwriter has an original yet familiar sound, with powerful dreamy vocal presence and a mind blowing finger-picking guitar style, this unique sound is perking ears everywhere.
Ash Devine the Musical Clown:
Ash Devine’s Degree in Theater, and her work as a humanitarian clown shows in her stage performances. Her outgoing, friendly and humorous stage presence pleases crowds with occasional audience participation, and story telling. Ash studied for 2 years with the Geshundheit Institue and Patch Adams, doing clowning and musical performance in medical facilities, nursing homes and schools internationally.
“Ash Devine personifies Appalachian activism through her powerful lyrics and styles” -David Elrod, Altamont Studio’s Asheville, NC
Ash: “I like to write about life, people and the world surrounding them. I believe that expression and collaboration is a pathway to social change, community building and peace.”
Some of Ash’s musical influences range from folk artists such as Joni Mitchell, Ani Difranco, and Bob Dylan, to Appalachian Traditional, Blues and local musicians whom have surrounded her lifetime.