Ashbury Park
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Ashbury Park

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The best kept secret in music


"Seattle Welcomes Ashbury Park"

" short, the band is very solid, very talented, and very passionate about the music it plays."- Bradley Steinbacher - The Seattle Stranger

- The Seattle Stranger

"Ashbury Park Releases New Album"

"...recalls the grace of the Band and the spirit of Little Feat"- Stan Hall- The Oregonian - The Oregoninan

"Portland's own Ashbury Park"

"...the music is electrifying, and the energy rubs off on everyone present"- Jeff Rosenburg - WWeek - KBOO 90.7 FM - The Willamette Week


1998 Down By the River
2001 The Making of a Lonely Man
2004 Live at the Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR
2006 Sublimate


Feeling a bit camera shy


Ashbury Park was formed in 1993 when fellow Purdue University students Eric John and John Becher met and began writing songs together and performing throughout central Indiana. After graduating, the band moved to Tucson, AZ and toured the SW. Then, an oppurtunity to move to NYC came, so they packed their bags for the Big Apple and played clubs throughout the city. But, after some time had passed, another opportunity came to the boys to go to a small mining town in SW Montana, Phillipsburg, to create and regain the solitude that was lost in NY. After spending the winter there, they went to visit Portland, OR, where their bus broke down...and have been there ever since.

Since arriving in Portland in 1998, the band has played with acts such as: The David Grisman Quintet, The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's Mcgee, STS9, Keller Williams, and many other notable acts. In addition, the band has been joined by ex-Grateful Dead member Vince Welnick
for several performances.

The group's sound is remniscient of The Band with strong influences from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson. Ashbury Park's vocal prowess is what sets it apart from other bands. The band's lead singer, Eric John, has become recognized throughout the NW as a premier songwriter and vocalist; his voice reminds people of Jim Morrison and Johnny Cash on a usual basis. Ashbury Park is a band with great potential; their pop sensibility is resonating with listeners and taking them to the next level. They have played most all the major clubs and festivals and have become a household name in the NW.

Check out their website for more info.