Ashley Cox

Ashley Cox

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Powerful. Hard, and soft at the same time. Intrinsic. The Real Thing. Tori Amos meets Bjork-plays %100 of the instruments, beats, production-self equipt.

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Biography

Ashley Cox is a diminutive powder keg that explodes with positive energy. A multi-dimensional performer, singer, songwriter, and ultra talented musician who’s been composing innovative and wide-ranging material for the past 12 years, Ashley certifies her prominence with the release of her much anticipated sophomore album, Honey By The Pound (HBP).
Since 2000, Ashley has been touring coffee shops, clubs and festivals all over the eastern and mid-western United States in support of her much acclaimed debut album, As Above, So Below, and has most recently captivated the London underground. In addition to keeping a stable presence in the live music scene, she has been steadily at work writing, composing and producing Honey By The Pound, a bold spirited musical expression that is simultaneously an expansive and complete demonstration of Ashley’s quality.
Articulating her musical spirit through mindful verse, acoustic & electric guitar, piano, ethereal vocal symphonies and various electronica, Ashley has woven a tapestry of rhythm and emotion that takes the listener on a beautiful journey into the evocative world that intercedes Ashley’s real life experience and creative genius. HPB is an hour of phenomenal musicianship that travels to places vast and near, never stagnant or formulaic. As the name suggests, Honey By The Pound is simply abundant and delicious.
Ashley Cox has an intrinsic gift of verve, which delivers passionate music that flows at once like a raindrop and tidal wave, always immersing her listeners in absolute honesty and intensity. Her unique sound has led her to perform with the likes of MeShell Ndegeocello and The Fun Lovin Criminals, while sharing production time with Russ Titleman, who produced Eric Clapton's Grammy award winning Unplugged CD. She has also graced the stage with such budding talent as Dana Kurtz, Seth Horan, Peter Mulvey, Tru Mystic, Jane Siberry and Ember Swift.
Never one to gather dust, Ashley actively supports the Syracuse, NY music scene by developing new opportunities for emerging musicians and artists as an independent event producer, promotions diva and former musical Director for ThINC, a regional not for profit arts organization. She is also mentoring her beautiful daughter Chloe in the finer points of creative self-expression.
The writing was on the wall back in 1997 when she won the Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best New Artist. Nearly a decade of hard work later, her endearing spirit, sound and smile have given her access into people's hearts and souls; Honey By The Pound aims at taking her to the top. For booking and more information about Ashley:

Email: Rosa Strickland- Ashleycoxbooking@yahoo.com
booking phone-315-406-2016

Venue Performances In New York City (interalia):
The Bitter End, NYC
CBGB's Galleria, NYC
Arlene's Grocery, NYC
The Baggot Inn, NYC
Shine, NYC
Blaggards Pub, NYC
Sidewalk Cafe, NYC
Life, NYC

Regional Venues outside New York State (interalia):
Bessie's,Wilmington, NC
Jukebox, Wilmington, NC
Borders,Wilmington, NC
The Exchange,Wilmington, NC
Whisper's, Charlotte, NC
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Props, Charlotte, NC
The Barking Spider, Cleveland OH
Kendall Cafe, Boston, MA
All Asia , Boson, MA
Regional Venues Inside New York State (interalia):
Electric Company, Utica NY
Cafe Lena, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Spectrum, Rochester, NY
Water Street, Rochester, NY
Java Junction, Brockport, NY
Mother Earth Cafe, Albany, NY
ABC Cafe, Ithaca, NY
Neitzches, Buffalo, NY
Rust Belt Books, Buffalo, NY
Old City Hall, Oswego, NY
Capt. Tripps, Utica, NY
Darkhorse,Cortland,NY
Ozone Coffee House, Sidney, NY
The Oak, Ithaca, NY
King Arthur's Steak House & Pub, Oswego NY
Yesteryears Coffee House & Café, Auburn NY
Paper Mill Island, Baldwinsville NY

Local Venues (interalia):
Landmark Theatre,Syracuse, NY
The Stoop, Syracuse NY
Club 950, Syracuse NY
Company Gallery, Syracuse NY
Mezzanotte Cafe, Syracuse NY
Empire Brewing Company, Syracuse NY
Club Matrix, Syracuse NY
Daniel Jacks, Syracuse NY
Styleens, Syracuse, NY
Planet 505, Syracuse, NY
Happy Endings, Syracuse, NY
On Center, Syracuse, NY
Coffee Pavilion, Syracuse NY
Downtown Manhattans, Syracuse NY

Colleges (interalia):
Penn State-Pennsylvania
Shreveport University-Louisianna
Miami University- Oxford Ohio
Hamilton College-NY
Ogden University-Utah
Syracuse University-NY
Drew University-Madison, NJ
Gannon University-erie, Pa
Norwich University-Northfield, VT
Akron University-Akron, OH

Over Seas's performances-

Mau Mau Bar-LONDON, UK

Television Appearances (interalia):
Rythems Cable Access ch98, Syracuse, NY

Shared the stage with (interalia):
Richie Havens
The Wailers
John Popper
Jen Wertz of Rusted Root
Tom Stahl
Jen Wertz
Merl Saunders
Me'Shell Ndegeocello
Fun Lovin Criminals
Yolk
Peter Mulvey
Melanie (Original Woodstock Performer)
Joules Graves

Events (inter

Lyrics

East Of Eden

Written By: Ashley Cox

We were here first We were the waves

We were the tide

We were not strong enough

We fell from grace......

We can get distracted.....and still

get away with more than we were asking

i guess.....................i wish

that they could see you now

Cause you're always f*d up

you ran out on your word

you stood empty handed

had nothing you deserved

but oh a little likely story

grew slowly old and boring

i slipped out before the morning

ever came.......

YOU'RE A LITTLE NORTH OF HELL

I'M A LITTLE EAST OF EDEN

you will always leave me bleeding

YOU'RE A LITTLE NORTH OF HELL

AND I’M A LITTLE EAST OF EDEN

is this just a dream your dreaming

you’re a bad american

you buy what they believe in

golden glory dreams

they watch them begging and thier feeding

this is their nature

some sickening routine

listen loud to hear them whisper

close to hear them bleed

YOU’RE A LITTLE NORTH OF HELL

AND I’M A LITTLE EAST OF EDEN

You will always leave me bleeding

YOU’RE A LITTLE NORTH OF HELL

AND I’M A LITTLE EAST OF EDEN

Is this just a dream you’re dreaming

--Ashley Cox

Adjust

Written By: Ashley Cox


Adjust

We break hearts
We lose time
After awhile
We untie
We love again
After awhile
We love again
After awhile

Good night, good morning
Will I be the same
Will I just adjust
Good night
Good morning
Will I be the same
Maybe Ill just adjust
A haa yya yaa

What we have we hide
And Im working on it
I think now I cn write
That book love and then practice it every time
It takes me everyday every time

Good night

You can be my city
I can call you home
All of it as I remember
All that I know
Noghitn was
What it seemed to be
Just because it all looked so different in the light
(all that I know)

Goodnight g-morning
Will I be the same
Will I just adjust
Will I be the same
Maybe Ill just adjust

Dissociative

Written By: Ashley Cox

Disassociative

Immobilized
Stuck in the ice
Warm skin
Crawl up to me
And free me
To create
Or miss-create

To question this
I dont think youre thinking no.

I know like it feels a little below freezing
I know right now well
You dont think you need me
And well
I know like you know it feels
A little below freezing
And
I know that right now well
You dont think you need me.
Disassociative
What kind of drug is this?
Ive reached that point
Like, when water turns into ice.

I know
Like
You know it feels a little below freezing
And well
I know that right now
Well
You dont think you need me and
Your scared and I am too
And its hard to feel you breathing and your numb and I am too cause weve started to
Lose feeling

Discography

1995: "Sticks and Stones"
Recorded @ Penguin Studio's- Syracuse, NY
Produced by : Steve Feldman (released on cassette)

1997: "Ashley Cox" (self-titled)
Recorded @ Unique Studio's- New York,NY
Produced by : The Fun Lovin Criminals (released on cassette)

1998: "Tilted"
Recorded @ Braylower Studio's- Hartford, Connecticut
Produced by: Russ Titleman (released on cassette)

1998: "4 corners" Recorded @ Hobins Studio- Syracuse, NY
Produced by: Todd Hobin (released on cassette)

2000: "As Above, So Below"
Recorded @ The Oak Palace-Syracuse, NY
Produced by : Steve Schadd & Ashley Cox (released on CD and cassette)

2000: "Acoustic Ashley"
Recorded @ Happy Endings-Syracuse, NY
Produced by : Steve Schadd & Ashley Cox (to be released on CD and cassette)

"Abandoned Thoughts"-2002

"Live At The Bitter End NYC"-2004

"Honey by The Pound"- March 2006

Set List

Originals (interalia):
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East of Eden
4 Corners
Maybe
Stupid Newleyweds
You Had Air
Diamond in the Rough
Accidents Happen
Carolina
So Aware
Ten Fold
Go
The Weather
Baby Boy
Siren
To Feel It
Bricks
And We Waited
Congruous
Gold
Tricks
Toy
The Sweet
Happy Pill
Bliss
Adjust
Explode
Dissociative
Are You
To Feel it
It must have been
The Room
Cover Songs/Artists (interalia):
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Glory of the 80's-Tori Amos
Pinball Wizard-The Who
Luminous Times, hold onto love- U2
Mink Coats-Patti Larkin

Jazz Standards/Artists (interalia):
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Nina Simone
Elle Fitzgerald
Billie Holiday
Sara Vaughn
Diana Krawl-Peel Me A Grape
Nora Jones
Frank Sinatra
Tony Bennett
Nat King Cole
Ray Charles
Lulliby Of Birdland
Mean To Me
Wacha' Doin To Me
The Nearness of You
Quiet Nights
Girl From Epinima
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Can't Get Out of This Mood
At Last
Wor