Ashley Heath, Violet

Ashley Heath


Mon · May 21, 2018

6:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

Ashley Heath
Ashley Heath
Ashley Heath is an Americana singer/songwriter hailing from Asheville, NC. Just voted #1 Acoustic / Folk Artist 2017 and #2 Songwriter 2017 by voters of the Mountain Xpress in Asheville, NC and winning the band competition at Merlefest 2018! April was also the release of Sophomore album "Where Hope Never Dies" with her six piece band Ashley Heath and Her Heathens. One of Heath's strong points is the power of her vocal which has a rich strong sound and velvety at the same time. She is garnering success as a songwriter throughout her region writing about topics like love, hardship, happiness, and the entire emotional spectrum. With the combination of heath's strong vocal and eclectic songwriting, her audience is bound to leave with something to be inspired by and songs that can speak to the soul.
"Violet is Meredith Minogue (singer/songwriter/guitarist) and Jim Barry (songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist). Their sound draws from rock and roll, folk- rock, 70’s singer-songwriters, new wave, country-blues and dream pop. It’s a bit like Buffalo Springfield, Tim Buckley and Gary Numan having a drink with the Pretenders while staring at a Marc Chagall painting.

Based in NYC, Violet has recorded two full length albums, both of which were produced/engineered by Adam Lasus (Helium, Clem Snide, PJ Harvey, Yo La Tengo) at Fireproof Studios. Their debut, ""We Both Know It’s Out There"", includes songs that mix traditional and modern styles effortlessly. Performing Songwriter Magazine called it “one of the best independent releases of 2001”.

Violet’s second CD ""The Last Cathedral"" continues the band’s practice of making music that gracefully shifts genres and moods without feeling unfocused or contrived.

The duo has appeared on CD compilations created by Magnet Magazine, Pop Matters and European record label, Jarmusic’s Coast to Coast, which included tracks by the Cowboy Junkies and Ani DiFranco. Their songs have received airplay on over 150 college radio stations, including NYC’s WFUV.

Over the years, the band has played as an acoustic duo and with a full band at Webster Hall, Knitting Factory (AlterKnit), CMJ, Pete's Candy Store, Arlene's Grocery, Bowery Electric, The Grand Victory, Sidewalk Cafe, Warsaw, Pianos and The Richmond Shepard Theater. They hold an artist in residence at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights and are currently recording their third album."
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003