Ashlee Rose
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Ashlee Rose

San Antonio, Texas, United States | INDIE

San Antonio, Texas, United States | INDIE
Solo Americana Singer/Songwriter

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"Songs In A Suitcase is "a fine mix of country with pop, rock, and more!""

I GOT ASHLEE ROSE’S NEW CD,
Songs in a Suitcase, less than 24 hours
ago and have played the song “You
Belong to Me” a dozen times. However sappy the song is, it’s also beautiful, and Rose, who is in her early
20s, does a great job sharing the
classic 1950s song written by Pee
Wee King, Chilton Price, and Redd
Stewart.

Never mind that she might or
might not have heard the song first in
one of the “Shrek” movies, which
often seem to come up with intriguing songs for the soundtrack.

You likely know the song by its
first lines: “See the pyramids along
the Nile / watch the sun rise from a
tropic isle / just remember, darling,
all the while / you belong to me.”

The only time I’ve seen Rose live
was at Sons of Hermann Hall, when
she was 12 or so and sang Susan
Gibson’s “Cloud Nine” with Gibson
in the audience. She kinda got in
Gibson’s face, literally, as I remember, with her own version, but it was
obviously a loving rather than a challenging gesture.

The powerful-voiced
Rose has gone on to sing on at least
one of Gibson’s albums, finish as a
top-10 finalist in the International
Songwriting Competition, be featured at 14 in Seventeen Magazine,
and to garner other honors, including wining the “Battle of the Guitar
Gals” for her playing.

She released a five-song, selftitled hard rock CD when she was
15, followed by the full-length bluesrock album Iron Roses. Six years later,
after touring as the singer and solo
guitarist with a Holland America Line
tour ship band, Songs in a Suitcase is
a fine mix of country with pop, rock,
and more. The 11 songs include seven
of her originals and four covers.

Her own songs are solid; she
shines on the covers: “I’ll Be Your
Baby Tonight,” “Crazy,” “I Can’t Make
You Love Me,” and of course “You
Belong to Me.” Among the originals,
my favorite is the country-tinged
“Crazy over You.”

Rose produced the album, with
vocal production by Bradley Kopp,
who also played lead guitar and added
backing vocals. Other musicians were
Butch Morgan(lead guitar), Michael
Alvarado (drums, vocals), Robert
Adams and Alan Beavers (bass),
Trevor Morgan (drums), and
Jonathan Raveneau (violin).

—TOM GEDDIE - Tom Geddie in Buddy Magazine


"An Interview With Ashlee Rose by Brad Beheler"

20 Questions: Ashlee Rose


Brad writes "Ashlee Rose is the brightest young star to hit the Texas/Red Dirt music scene in years. A musical prodigy of sorts, she attends a prestigious Performing Arts high school in San Antonio and has opened for several big names in the scene. With the voice of an angel and the soul to back it up, be looking for great things from Miss Ashlee Rose for years to come. Not only does she sing, write and play guitar....she plays fiddle/violin as well. She is an especially refreshing talent in a music scene lacking a great number of women artists. Get to know Ashlee and her female spin on this Texas Music thing in this edition of 20 Questions.

1. What's new with Ashlee Rose?
Well, first off, my biggest project going on is the 5 song EP I'll be recording inthe Studio. It will lean more toward pop/rock than country-fried. It should beavailable sometime this summer.

For gigs, my band will be backing me in Gruene at the new New Braunfels Museum onSaturday, March 13th.


March 28th, I'll do a couple songs in Luling for the "Celebration of Life" Benefitwhich is the Tom Webb IV Memorial Scholarship. Awesome lineup there with CoryMorrow headlining, Randy Rodgers, Bleu Edmondson, Stoney LaRue, FALLON FRANKLIN,...check my website for all the artists. (only $10 !)


This is huge for me. On Sunday, March 14th, I'm attending the 2004 MyTexasMusicAwards in Houston at Wild West Houston. I have been nominated for FEMALE VOCALISTOF THE YEAR and for the RISING STAR AWARD. I'll get to perform at the "After-Party"which will be at the Outback Pub.


April 23rd the band and I will play down in Corpus at Equal Eyez.


June 25th will be my 15th birthday so I'm looking forward to playing somewhere! Somebody hire me!! lol


July 11th, I'll play at RiverRoad Icehouse in New Braunfels for the 1st Annual RedRiver Music Awards.


I have a regular slot at The Cove in San Antonio every Friday playing the happy hourfrom 6:30 - 8:30. You can usually find me there most Fridays but check the schedulefirst because in San Antonio, its a losing battle for musicians to go up against theSpurs if they're playing.


2. You're still in high school. We all know how cliquish that can be. Are the other girls in your school jealous of you and your talent? Are they cool or mean?
Since I go to a magnet arts school, I think the girls are alot like me but theyexcel in their own major. I think they're all pretty cool and not jealous.


3. Word associaton. First thing that comes to mind about the following people.
-Cody Canada- The night I met CCR at River Road Icehouse in New Braunfels in July 2001.
-Robert Earl Keen- "Five Pound Bass"
-Susan Gibson- Nerdy glasses in front of great talent. I love her.
-Django Walker- Django Rheinhardt and Django, Michael's dog
-Al Barlow- "I like butter"
-Miranda Lambert- Texas flag hats
-Jeff Plankenhorn- Mary Magdelyn & leather pants (its a long story)
-Fred Eaglesmith- Train songs and Freiheit Store
-LeeAnn Rimes- Blue oo oooo ooo
-Terri Hendrix- dogs and The County Line
-Cory Morrow- Stuck In The Middle
-Ray Wylie Hubbard My 12th Birthday



4. Your voice and style remind me alot of a young Sheryl Crow. She's obviously a major influence on you. In fact, on your demo, you cover her "If It Makes You Happy". Are you "not the kind of girl you take home"?
Oh, I AM the kind of girl you'd take home. First off, I love moms. Second, I love meeting people. Third, I think I'm very nice and considerate. And last, I make straight A's in all my Honors classes.


5. You're good friends with the River Train guys, any friendly competiton there?
With River Train, I don't feel any competition. I used to open for them back whenthey were first starting out two years ago so we're all really great friends & Ithink they are the sweetest guys. I think of them more like brothers than any kindof competition.


6. You were named to Seventeen magazines "America's Top 10 Teen Rock Bands" list. Tell us how that came about and what effect that national exposure has had on your burgeoning career.
Well, the Seventeen Magazine which was sponsored by Redken Hair Products deal waspretty awesome. We had read about the competition last Spring in one of the 17magazines and within 10 days, I had pulled a band together (Will Owen-Gage, TylerPhillips & Niko Laven), re-arranged my song "Drive", wrote a second song "RockBottom", did a live recording, did a photo shoot of the band, Fed-Ex'd the entryand barely made the submission deadline. A month later, we got the phone call fromNew York City that my band had been selected to the TOP TEN TEEN ROCK BANDS inAmerica and we would be in the September 2003 issue. Over 14,500,000 copies of thatmagazine are distributed worldwide and printed in dozens of languages so we got tobe on TV, local newspapers, interviews,...it was wild! My band was the ONLY bandfrom Texas and the only band from the South to make the TOP TEN. I must say thatbei - Galleywinter.com


""Iron Roses" Review"

Its not too often that you get to hear the makings of a superstar from the beginning. Weve followed Ashlee Rose from her debut offering to IRON ROSES, an album that has catapulting potential. Should these sound waves come in contact with the right ears, you will know Ashlee Rose as a national artist. Ashlees inner self is finally unleashed as she blends pop and rock into her own brand of music. The vocal work is even more stunning than her previous releases. Save My Soul could easily be a number one hit by Christmas. Roses artistic side is represented as well on cuts like Let It Rain, but mostly the album is an all out thrill ride. This is one of those CDs that begs to be played in the car with the top down, breaking the speed limit and letting the hair fly. No one should be caught on the Pacific Coast Highway without this disc. So blaze the PCH and listen to how they do it in Texas

To listen to all 13 clips from "Iron Roses" visit http://www.MyTexasMusic.com/AshleeRoseMusic - MyTexasMusic - Lucky Boyd


"Ashlee Rose "Iron Roses" CD Review"

Ashlee Rose
“Iron Roses”
TEG Records

She’s 17. She’s blonde. She’s from TEXAS. Most importantly – she rocks. Bringing a maturity far beyond her years to the scene, with a gentle guiding hand from Mom and Dad, Ashlee Rose has exploded on the scene with her 2nd CD.

Producer/Sideman Chris Lieck has put together top-notch players and delivered a fresh new sound to what has become a rather stale rock and roll scene. Elijah Zane on guitars and vocals, Lieck on guitar, bass, drums, and keys, Derek Easterling on bass, and Adrian Garza, Zach Adamson and Lieck again on drums, with Shelley Lares contributing on vocals deliver a sound reminiscent of the days when rock was truly that.

I conjured up visions of Chrissy Hind, Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin, even The Wallflowers when I first heard this CD. “Save My Soul” is a trip to the past when guitarists played guitar, and the vocals are strong. This rocker has great potential to exploit the charts. Paying homage to Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks”, “Devil’s Town” is a very solid tune that will see much play at Rev FM I suspect.

The ballad “Lost In Your Arms” will surely cock eyebrows in the rock world, and “Just Because I Let You Down” has a great hook and tight harmonies. The end of this disc has a great little number – “Live It Up”, perhaps deserving rock anthem status one day.

Consider good solid rock music and an amalgamation of the great female rock vocalists, and you have the recipe for “Iron Roses”. This young lady is a force to be reckoned with now and in the future. In a phrase “a dynamic vocal presence”.

“Big G” Gordon Ames
February 2007
- "Hill Country Happenings" - Gordon Ames (Feb. 2007)


"Ashlee Rose - "Iron Roses" Review"




Ashlee Rose -
Iron Roses
I'm always bragging about the Texas music scene and the sheer volume of talent that exists in our little corner of the world. The only critical
observation I have is that we need more females making good music around here! Time to make way for Ashlee Rose, a very talented young
lady out of San Antonio, that has been singing since she was 8, and playing guitar since the age of 10. Now at 17 years of age, she has come
out rockin' with the release of Iron Roses, a heavy, and very melodic disc that blends together alt- rock, pop and blues. Her vocals have a
sharp, youthful edge at times, as displayed on the chick anthem, "Walking In The City Of Angels", as well as a maturity level beyond her years,
like on "Lost In Your Arms" and "Let It Rain". The other rising star on display here is Ashlee's longtime friend and guitar prodigy Elijah Zane,
who, with a style all his own, delivers some very tasty licks throughout the albums 13 tracks.ith a growing list of accolades that includes be-
ing named to Seventeen Magazines list of the Top Ten Teen Rock Bands in America, this girls future is so bright, she's gotta wear shades!

www.MySpace.com/AshleeRoseMusic

- The Stars of Texas (written by Glenn Taylor)


"You Should Check These Out"

YOU SHOULD CHECK THESE OUT

Ashlee Rose’s CD Iron Roses is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! She is rock and roll and I love it!

Katie Key, Editor of “The Best of Texas” Magazine
From KeyNotes – Feb. 19, 2007
- "Texas Music Chart" website, Katie Key, Editor (KeyNotes)


Discography

Ashlee Rose Discography

"Songs In A Suitcase" 2012
"IRON ROSES" 2006 on TEG RECORDS
"Save My Soul"
"Ain't Enough To Satisfy Me"
"Live It Up" - Award winning teen anthem
"Let It Rain" - Awarded Most Request Song on RadioNC.
"Ashlee Rose", the EP - released 2004
"Drive" airplay

Ashlee Rose also sang on "Outer Space" CD released by Susan Gibson, 2005
"Company Man"
"Sisterhood"

Ashlee Rose also has backing vocal credits on Adenosine's" CD, "Fire Away" released in 2006,
guitarist, Steve Beck's CD, "Midnight Dance" released 2006 and on Katherine Dawn's 2004 CD, "Sugar Bowl Blues"

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South Texas native, Ashlee Rose, burst onto the Texas music scene before she was old enough to be called a teenager. Her fast rising early career included music awards aplenty along with newspaper and magazine coverage. Through the years, the petite songstress honed her gutsy guitar skills to complement her amazing vocal ability. With a bit of life experience, her songwriting took off to prove that not only could Ashlee deliver a heartfelt ballad, but that she could write one as well.

At 12, she wrote her first song, "Drive", which proved to be a great tune that went on to be included as a Top Ten Finalist in the respected International Songwriting Competition. That same year, being featured at 14 in "Seventeen Magazine" after being named to "America's Top Ten Teen Rock Bands" brought a flurry of well deserved media to the young teen's doorstep. The music industry took notice of her talents as by age 15, she carried distinctions of "Rising Star Award Winner" through MyTexasMusic and "Horizon Award Winner" through an international music network and had a private showcase with a mojor record label at Austin's SXSW. Her profile was further elevated by winning top honors in every talent competition she entered. She has been twice nominated for "Best Female Vocalist" in the Texas Music Awards. She also came in first place in the Battle of the Guitar Gals at age 17 in which she won a sponsorship with Daisy Rock Guitars and a brand new Daisy Rock Electric Guitar.

She's shared stages with Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, Cory Morrow, Susan Gibson, among many others and wowed audiences all over Texas with the usual, "I have to follow Ashlee?" from her fellow musicians.

Ashlee released a 5 song self-titled EP at age 15 on TEG record which was followed up with a full length blues-rock album, "Iron Roses". Six long years later, Ashlee has recorded a brand new album inspired by her trips around the world. The new release, "Songs In A Suitcase" is an eclectic mix of musical styles revolving around Ashlee's sultry voice and a mix of acoustic raw instruments.

In the upcoming year Ashlee will be returning to Texas after a long stint of world travelling and will be singing a honky-tonks in the south and trying her hand in Nashville.

2013 Female Vocalist of the Year- Texas Music Awards
2013 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest Winner

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