McMenamins, Oregon Arts Commission & RACC  line up to support Ashleigh Flynn’s RIVETER!
 

Portland songwriter, Ashleigh Flynn, is Recipient of one of seven 2017 Oregon Arts Commission Fellowships  and of a 2017 Regional Arts and Cultural Council Project Grant, both to support the creation of her next song cycle: RIVETER, inspired by “Rosie the Riveter.” 

 
McMenamins has signed on as host to the cultivation of the tunes – providing a venue. During her residency at Al’s Den, she and her band will be cultivating the songs that will shape this upcoming release. Joined by a different special guest each night, every show will offer up an unique and captivating performance. 


Special guests are listed below:
Sunday, March 26: Mary Flower
Monday, March 27: Susie Blue
Tuesday, March 28: Kathryn Claire
Wednesday, March 29: Leela Grace
Thursday, March 30: Nikole Potulsky
Friday, March 31: Jenny Conlee
Saturday, April 1: Carmen Paradise and Shelby Farrar

 
Chris Funk from the Decemberists has signed on as producer/engineer of the record, which aims to face the forces of sexism, homophobia, and ageism that permeate America by creating an infectious record of well-crafted Americana music delivered by a well-curated band of musically virtuous middle-aged women who write classic songs that speak to our common humanity – songs about love and loss, the forces of good and evil…and love and loss, good and evil are just that – regardless of whether you are young or old, gay or straight, man or woman… 
 
 


Ashleigh Flynn’s Songwriter Residency @ McMenamin’s – Al’s Den Starts Sunday 3/26 – Saturday 4/1

Hey Portland! Come help Ashleigh Flynn & Co. cultivate her new batch of songs!  She and her band of gals are headed into the studio soon; and this Al’s Den residency  offers up a chance for these songs come on out and meet ya!  Joined by a different special guest each night, every show will offer up a unique and captivating performance.

Special guests include:

Sunday, March 26: Mary Flower
Monday, March 27: Susie Blue
Tuesday, March 28: Kathryn Claire, Virginia Cohen
Wednesday, March 29: Leela Grace
Thursday, March 30: Nikole Potulsky
Friday, March 31: Jenny Conlee
Saturday, April 1: Carmen Paradise and Shelby Farrar

*Carmen Paradise – bass/harms, Kate O’Brien – fiddle/violin/harms, Nancy Luca – guitar/harms and Rhonda Piasecki – drums/harms

Location: McMenamins Al’s Den & Ringlers Annex – 303 SW 12th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97205

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Dates: Sunday 3/26 – Saturday 4/1

Chatter
The Bluegrass Situation, Random Pickings with Lee Zimmerman
Album Review: Ashleigh Flynn – ‘A Million Stars’
Ashleigh Flynn projects a similar feeling of affinity for all things traditional with A Million Stars (Home Perm Records), an impressive showcase for Flynn’s homespun vocals and ever-shifting melodic palate. While songs like “Rainy Days” and “A Little Low” seem to emphasize the mellower side of Flynn’s whimsical musings, other tracks reflect an artist who imbues her style with a wink and a nudge. “How the West Was Won,” “New Angel in Heaven” and “See That Light” would likely find ready acceptance in the neighborhood honkytonk, but the track that’s  especially noteworthy is “Dirty Hands and Dirty Feet,” a steadfast ramble that shows both conviction and creativity. A Million Stars puts the focus on a star that’s on the ascent.

Top 25 Songs Honoring the Women’s March of Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women and their supporters took the first steps of protest on Saturday, January 21, 2017 as marchers took to the streets in all fifty states in the U.S., and continued the line around the world. The numbers vary, though one look could see that the bodies in Washington, D.C. far outnumbered the rows and rows of empty seats for the inauguration on Friday Jan. 20. It can safely be said that the worldwide stats went well over the millions mark. The universal message was clear as marching feet and fists raised in defiance: the power of the people served the government notice….we are here and we are watching. Pink was the color of the day for hats as all races came together to take a stand.

The Alternate Root congratulates the marchers in the only way we know how…music. The Top 25 list of voices spans decades and is told in the voices of the women behind the songs. The list is a sampling, and the artist placement in no way shows any favoritism. Aretha Franklin opens the Top 25 list with “Respect” and closes out the chart in her duet with Annie Lennox for the Eurythmics track, “Sisters are Doin’ It for Themselves”. Between the borders, the songs of the soundtrack come from Americana, Soul, Folk, Rock’n’Roll, and Blues. The music backs the message of resistance and we are happy to offer a place in the magazine today and every day to anyone standing up for a cause.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST!

This tune was inspired by an experience I had at a blues joint a few years back. I had just shaved my head and was donning a big ol’ straw cowboy hat. An old dude, who seemed both perplexed and like he was trying to flirt with me; the girlboi, came up to offer a drink: “Hey there, Big Hat, No Cattle!” I laughed and then I took the drink and DROPPED THE MIC!
Written by Ashleigh Flynn – with some fun input from her galfriends in PDX – Nikole P, Calico Rose
Produced & Engineered by Nancy Luca
Stringed Instruments – Nancy Luca
Bass – Marika Tjelios
Drums – Shannon Millard

LINK HERE: http://thealternateroot.com/what-s-trending/5753-altroot-topten

Howdy! Check out this new song from Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters! This tune was inspired by an experience I had at a blues joint a few years back. I had just shaved my head and was donning a big ol’ straw cowboy hat. An old dude, who seemed both perplexed and like he was trying to flirt with me; the girlboi, came up to offer a drink: “Hey there, Big Hat, No Cattle!” I laughed and then I took the drink and DROPPED THE MIC!
Written by Ashleigh Flynn – with some fun input from her galfriends in PDX – Nikole P, Calico Rose
Produced & Engineered by Nancy Luca
Stringed Instruments – Nancy Luca
Bass – Marika Tjelios
Drums – Shannon Millard

FREE DOWNLOAD! Enjoy!

Friday 28 October 2016
Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
Laurelthirst Public House, Portland, OR, US
930pm

Thursday 03 November 2016
Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
Cinema Bar,
Culver City, CA, US
9pm

Saturday 05 November 2016
Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters
Palm Springs Pride Festival 2016
Palm Springs, CA, US
7pm Tahquitz Stage

NW Summer Tour: Red Ants Pants, Hayes Carll, To Emmylou! MORE!

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I am extremely proud to be a part of this record. toemmylou

Please click this link to pick one up: http://www.toemmylou.com/

Also, two fun shows this week:
-Weds. June 8th: Nashville – Hermitage Garden/House Show! Tickets here: 615-884-6900
-Thurs. June 9th: The Clifton Center – Kentucky Homefront, Louisville: Ashleigh Flynn, Alanna Fugate, Andrea Davidson, and Griffytown

Hope to see you!

Up next I look forward to a fun rock show at Los Angeles Americana institution – the Cinema Bar – with my leading lady band the Riveters!

Also, my thanks to the Alternate Root for giving my new EP, the Low Arc of the Sun, some love!

No Dep Ashleigh Flynn’s latest, The Low Arc of the Sun (self-released April 19), demonstrates both her vibrance and versatility when it comes to exercising the vast arc of her musical gift. The Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter’s albums have always found her probing the wider depth of Americana, but here, in an eight-song set recorded live before an appreciative audience in 2014, she runs a musical gamut that takes her from the rowdy, rollicking traditional-sounding country of “Don’t Leave Me Lonesome” and the popular Buck Owens standard “Tiger By The Tail,” to more reflective ballads of insight and circumspect such as “Winter Song” and “Fallen.”
The songs in-between — like the traditional-sounding narrative “Barrow” and the daunting but defiant “Much Too Proud” — prove that, no matter the tone or the topic, Flynn is well-equipped to handle what needs to be expressed. Her able five-piece band — Kathryn Claire (fiddle, harmonies), David Gerow (electric mandolin), Don Henson (piano, typewriter, percussion), Allen Hunter (bass) and Joe Trump (drums) — are also well up to the task, allowing The Low Arc of the Sun to shine brightly indeed.
FULL REVIEW HERE: http://nodepression.com/album-review/live-extravaganza