Ash Devine: Songwriter and Folk Troubadour

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The Story

Ash Devine is an accomplished songwriter, ukulele and guitar player, performance artist, educator, and community-based arts facilitator whose work is influenced by her upbringing in the Blue Ridge mountains, and by her international travels to perform in health care facilities with Patch Adams M.D. Born and raised in the Appalachian region of southwestern VA, Ash Devine lived in Asheville, NC for over 17 years where she developed her songwriting career and delved into her roots in the Appalachian folk music traditions. Ash tours nationally and internationally, performing over 100 shows per year in reputable music venues, festivals, house concerts, health care facilities, and educational settings.

Devine is known as a true ‘folk troubadour’ because she writes, collects, and performs cross genre music based on numerous folk traditions including original Americana & indie-folk-rock, traditional Appalachian old time, contemporary folk, country blues, historic bluegrass, folk revival, classic rock, and international folk music. Ash has self produced two albums of original music, and is working on two more, including a traditional Appalachian and folk legacy compilation.

In 2022, Ash was a featured songwriter at the Forbes Center for Performing Arts on NPR’s Acoustic Cafe songwriter series Songstress Sojourn which was recorded in front of a live audience. In 2015, Ash starred as Maybelle Carter of the legendary Carter Family band and musically directed the play Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle, where she closely replicated Maybelle’s iconic Carter scratch guitar style. Devine collaborates and performs along side numerous acclaimed musicians and folklorists such as Sheila Kay Adams, David Holt, Paula Bradley, Andy Cohen, Eleanor Ellis, Patch Adams, M.D., and many more.

Learn more about Ash Devine’s music programs and community arts projects in the health care setting here. Watch a video about some of Ash’s recent community based projects.

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

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

For booking inquiries, contact bookashdevine@gmail.com

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

-Carlos Steward, of Twin Rivers Media Festival

Visit Ash’s Electronic Press Kit

Official music video for Ash Devine’s track, Fly Little Bird, from her second album titled
“Blessings on Your Journey”

Ash ‘Shindig on the Green’ in Asheville, NC in 2022 playing Carter Fam. Song “Lonesome Pine Special”
Ash Devine’s original song Are You Free played on the tenor ukulele at 3rd Street Coffee house listening room concert series in Roanoke, VA, 2022

Ash Devine, the Appalachian folk tradition, and Maybelle Carter

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In summer of 2015, Ash Devine blew audiences away when she starred as the legendary country star mother Maybelle Carter of the Carter Family during the Parkway Playhouse production of “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”.  As co-musical director, Ash Devine’s guitar playing closely emulated 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 with acclaimed old time and country musician, Paula Bradley in Bradenton, FL

“Ash Devine 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 2023:

Ash Devine offers beginning and intermediate Ukulele Workshops and private lessons online for adults and youth, Devine also teaches workshops at events, festivals, and educational settings. Contact Ash for more information about Ukulele workshops at bookashdevine@gmail.com

To schedule a Uke workshop or lesson series, please contact Ash Devine at bookashdevine@gmail.com