I like a wide variety of music. I sing in a gospel choir. Growing up, my dad listened to Michael Jackson and Madonna along with Celine and Luther and Natalie Cole. My mom listened to the likes of Suzy Bogguss, The Judds, and Garth Brooks. It wasn't long after I began dating my future husband that 80's New Wave made it onto numerous mixed cds.
Over the last decade I've seen the likes of Sting, John Mayor, Matchbox 20, Natalie Merchant, Nelly Furtado and Coldplay in concert. I couldn't tire Michael W. Smith or Sara Groves if I tried. I bought a Linkin Park CD once - that was weird.
And then there is the local music scene. Maybe one day I'll do a music post and shower you with a few unknown gems who share their tunes in the bars, coffee shops and churches of the Twin Cities. It's where Prince and Bob Dylan got their start, ya know.
Ashleigh Still would be at the top of that list of gems. The girl can sing. Her style has been compared to Eva Cassidy and Billie Holiday. She has this sultry, sexy, whimsical voice that draws you in. And her incredibly raw, vulnerable lyrics keep you there. She tells her own sad, overcoming story with her music. It's one that nearly every woman can relate to on some level. You may find yourself weeping over one song and laughing through the next.
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She's also insanely beautiful and wears vintage like she was born for a bygone era. That's a fact.
Ashleigh released her album 'Hollywood' with a concert at Dakota in Minneapolis last week. Steve and I attended as both loving friends and adoring fans. Here's a little promo for your brief listening pleasure: