Ash Ganley

Ash Ganley

 Lyons, Colorado, USA

Masterfully nuanced AAA rock that walks the line between radio-ready familiar and distinctive musical statement. Haunting harmony vocals, virtuoso guitar, and the assured virility of an artist who has arrived at his musical destination.


Artist: Ash Ganley
Genres: Rock, Acoustic, Indie
Sub Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Americana
Similar Artists: Ray Lamontagne, Jeff Buckley, Steven Stills, My Morning Jacket, Wilco
Hometown: Lyons/Denver, Colorado
Incarnations/Available As: Acoustic Duo, Acoustic or Electric Trio, Full Band

Some artists you just know are going to be doing their craft, no matter what and no matter where, for the rest of their life; it’s just what they do. They’ll grow and change with their songs and the music they play, and so will their music grow and change with them as they move through life. This kind of dedication, over time, can yield some powerful music and goes a long way in creating the kind of creative environment in which the song and the artist become inseparable; where the listener knows, somewhere down deep, that this symmetry of song and singer is the real deal, forged in the fires of life.

Ash Ganley is that type of artist. Ash has been a humble apprentice to many a musical muse over the years, and spent his time touring and recording in bands- as both a bandleader and side man- that have ranged in style from Reggae to Bluegrass, Alt Country to Blues Fusion and Rock and beyond. All of these different styles naturally found a hybrid home in Ash’s own unique voice as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. In an age where too often the desire for instant gratification and disposable commercialism have wed to dominate the music marketplace, rare is an artist like Ash Ganley who is able to distil down his myriad musical experiences into such a potent, well-honed mix of roots rock, timeless acoustic pop, and edgy Americana Soul music in a way that sounds seamless, comfortably familiar and totally signature.

An Ash Ganley Show literally covers all the bases, from an intimate acoustic duo; to the rootsy acoustic slide guitar with stripped down, Delta-inspired drums and bass; all the way up to the high energy full band Americana/Rock/Soul sounds. From Red Rocks to back yard parties, Ash has learned the art of audience-performer energy transference and taps into that natural communion effortlessly.

Highlights include:

* Reggae On the Rocks (Red Rocks), played twice

* Film on the Rocks 2007 (as headlining band w/7000+ in attendance)

* Headlined: KBCO Stage at Taste of Colorado in downtown Denver in 2009.

* Multiple appearances on prestigious 97.3 KBCO “Studio C”.

* Entire album selected for playlist on 99.5 FM KQMT “ The Mountain”.

* Openers for Little Feat, William Topley, Jimmy Cliff, Burning Spear, Derek Trucks Band, B.B. King, Steel Pulse, String Cheese Incident and many others

* Song “ I Walk Alone” from album “Cruel Waters” ( Summit Recording Group 2008) selected as title, theme and credits song for new independent film “Night at the Zoo”, staring former Deadwood stars W. Earle Brown and Sean Bridger’s in partnership with Michael Hemschoot ( “The Matrix”, “Master and Commander: Far Side of the World”)

* Signed 5 record productions and development deal with Summit Recording Group/Summit Road Studios and producer/engineer Ed Edwards in 2008. Summit Road Studios is an award winning SSL room in Parker, Colorado dedicated to Ash's long term success.

*Featured multiple times on 93.3 KTCL FM

New For 2010: Two new records scheduled for release in 3/10 on Summit Road Studios private (imprint) label.
Ash has been in the studio nearly full time after playing over 200 dates in 2008/2009 and is ready to release 20 new songs in March 2010 on two CD's and available for download from all the usual locations and from his new website (up in March 2010)

*Please read the stellar press, radio and talent buyer reviews in the press section. Ash and Summit Road Studios are currently seeking opportunities to partner with label, management and publishing interests.


2006: Dark Fuel (Big Bender Records)

2008: Cruel Waters (Summit Recording Group)

Set List

Set List Sample 2010(Over 50 original songs)


Elysian Fields
Cruel Waters
Give Your Love
There is Only Love
I Walk Alone (Solo Acoustic Slide)
Blood Tears (Acoustic Trio)
Only in our Dreams
Connected By Water
Trees and Power Lines
Never Want to See You Blue

Magic Season
Missing From My Heart
Universe: Acceptable
Worth It
Ghost By Your Side
No Man is the Master
Enough Good to go Around
Tear Us Apart
Good Thing Going On
River Of Time

Moving Through the Shadows
Shining Down
Lonely World
Paradise Fades
Too Late
Dreamer’s Company (Acoustic Duo: Slide guitar)
Fire on the Hill (Acoustic Duo: Slide guitar)
Bear’s Song (Acoustic Slide guitar: Instrumental)
Dark Fuel


Low Down Dirt Shame ( JJ Cale)
Cajun Moon ( JJ Cale)
‘Cross Texas ( Emmy Lou Harris)
All My Tears ( Emmy Lou Harris
Dimples ( Doyle Bramhall version)
Harvest (Neil Young)
House of the Rising Sun (Traditional)
Tell Her (Del Amitri)