Sarah Ashley will be our first artist interview here on Mudcat Country Radio. We have been playing her songs for the past 2 or 3 weeks and think it has the value it needs to be part of our playlist. Find more about her below.
Bio: Sarah Ashley is an independent singer songwriter based in Nashville Tennessee and is now making her original music available to the public. Sarah’s early musical beginnings were banging on pots and pans then Sarah began singing at age three when her mother bought her a microphone from Fisher Price and she never stop singing. Her musical style is modern country rock, which came from multiple influences during her childhood listening to The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, Patsy Cline, and various classic 1940’s country artists. Sarah’s parents always had some music playing in the background at home while she was growing up, in fact her father wired the entire house with speakers inside and out. Sarah learned of her family’s talents hearing the stories of her family members being involved with music in churches and playing multiple instruments. Sarah remembers that whenever she was at her grandparents house, on her father’s side of the family, and she would get into trouble, Sarah’s punishment would be to sit on the organ bench. Little did she know that her “timeouts” would turn into Sarah and her grandfather playing a duet! Sarah’s grandfather on clarinet and she on the family’s organ. Sarah now thinks it paid off being the only girl with so many rowdy boys in her family! She came to realize looking back that what she had thought was a punishment would turn out to be one of her most precious memories and may have lead to her pursuits in music. After graduating with her degree in music from the University of South Dakota, Sarah moved to Nashville, TN and began writing original songs. Sarah has been recording her songs and began releasing her music in January of 2018.