Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hollywood, the Giveaway

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:


One lucky reader will win a signed CD.  Post a comment with your email address and I'll choose a winner next week.


20 comments:

Kate said...

I've never heard of her so I'm so glad you're introducing me! She sounds like my kind of girl! Hope I win!

Mrs Spanglish said...

She sounds amazing! Love finding out new bands from the local scene :)

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s said...

Thanks for the tip. I enjoy local music and she's great!

D'Rae said...

I love finding new music!

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Emma G said...

I'm a big music lover!

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shannon said...

spiffy! hope I can win the album!

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Mary said...

Oh, I love local music! That song is incredible, I would love to hear what else is on her cd. Count me in, please :)

Mary said...

Oops, email address: undergradfab@gmail.com :)

Shasie said...

I love music!!! Hope I win!

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Fashion Momma said...

Love love love her! I really hope I win! Thanks!

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heidi said...

lovely, as someone who lives in the twin cities i'd love to hear her music! - heidi (hamoth@gmail.com)

Becca said...

Wow! I did not know Ashleigh has done all of this! She is so beautiful and what an amazing voice. I would love to win this CD. :) rebecca.klooz@gmail.com

tiffany said...

It was fun to see this article and it is fun to see where she has taken the gift of song. Thanks for sharing :)

Alexis said...

She sounds great! - Alexis

hurricanekerrie said...

Ooh I like her already. Thank you for introducing her to us. :)

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Laney said...

She's positively fabulous!
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Keely said...

Fantastic! I just love it!

Ariana said...

Wow, I'm really loving this song! Her music sounds right up my alley! I'd love to win that cd!

karissajoelle said...

Very cool! I love learning about exciting new artists!

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April said...

She's as beautiful as her music. Loved the song you posted...be great to listen to her on a rainy day with a cup 'o joe!