The Ashley Lloyd Situation

The Ashley Lloyd Situation

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I am Ashley Lloyd, a singer/songwriter of soulful, beach folk music who loves to be backed up by a band, yet am equally at home performing solo. The "situation"of players changes depending on the venue. With joy, I have played with all types from violin and bango pickers to surf/ blues bands.

Biography

I often play solo, and find a band to back me up when the venue calls for it. I love playing music, and I love getting people involved. I'm not that great at Ashley Lloyd has been seen for her world ranked accomplishments in women's professional longboard surfing, showing grace of board and spirit in her unique soulful way . Today, the focus of her talents is shifting more and more towards the music she creates, perking ears that cross her path. Ashley's roots from the beach started her love of performing live with various blues and surf bands. She began songwriting and playing solo performances with her own tunes. Sculpting a fuller sound, she is now working with a group of musicians with whom she will be recording her new album this Fall. While Ashley has a style of her own, her voice has the sultry soulfulness and intriguing creativity of Billie Holiday, Ani Di Franco, and Sarah Vaughan. Her music transcends a timeless quality of soulful, oceanic, folk, back porch groove, that simply brings good feeling to those listening. You can recognize the soul of her being through her music, which brings a spontaneous unfiltered, smile to one's face. __________________________________________________________________________ "Surfing, shaping, singing, songwriting.... Ashley Lloyd does the lot, and all at pro level no less! In the same way that Jack Johnson's music reached ears around the globe when he started out, Ashley's self-titled solo album is now doing the rounds with traveling surfers everywhere." Pacific Longboarder Magazine __________________________________________________________________________ "Ashley Lloyd has the unique talent of bringing the listener in.... one becomes immediately immersed in her soulful, diverse, original, and pure sound. Her breadth and range have one listening to her songs again and again. She continuously amazes my ears with melody and lyric, food for the creative spirit. Oh yeah, ... then she'll go out surfing later, take off on a big wave, and pull enough manuevers to make one shake their head in disbelief. Her beauty and grace shine through it all . That is Ashley Lloyd: her music and surfing are the metaphor for each other." Girl in the Curl, KPIG radio __________________________________________________________________________

Lyrics

Avocado Balloon

Written By: Ashley Lloyd

Walking down that trail
you were the best thing in my sight
and you let me take out your green ride
the first of stranding yourself
up on that beach
I guess you knew you wouldn't wash away
as long as you had me

and you left me a shell that day
to accompany me on my way home
Did you know I would fall for you
when I saw you next to the Avocado Balloon?
I didn't know quite if I should
but I thought to myself that I certainly could
yes I could

Time stood still
in the ride to your home
as we sung a bashful conversation's sweet song
driving up the opposite way
you know I made myself an hour late for my date

but you left me a shell that day
to accompany me on my way home
Did you know I would fall for you
when I saw you next to the Avocado Balloon?
I didn't know quite if I should
but I thought to myself that I certainly could
yes I could

An enchanting yard
in the back of your house
I saw your film stripped room
of which you were so proud
just a friendly smile
and a gentle hi-5
he says , why don't you stop in for
some teas some time

and you left me a shell that day
to accompany me on my way home
Did you know I would fall for you
when I saw you next to the Avocado Balloon?
I didn't know quite if I should
but I thought to myself that I certainly could
yes I could

Months rolled by
and I'd find an excuse
to roll in to the neighborhood
of the man I new
the invitation was sweet,
but shy was me,
I guess that I just couldn't find your house
intentionally

and you left me a shell that day
to accompany me on my way home
Did you know I would fall for you
when I saw you next to the Avocado Balloon?
I didn't know quite if I should
but I thought to myself that I certainly could
yes I could

That shell rolled around in my head
as I wondered when I'd get to see this man again
Then the summer came,
there was another stranding
and this time he let me take him home for keeps

and you left me a shell that day
to accompany me on my way home
Did you know I would fall for you
when I saw you next to the Avocado Balloon?
I thought to myself that I certainly could
and then I knew that I certainly should
and then I found that I
certainly would.

Discography

True to Myself
Serenata Road Recordings
listen at
http://ashleylloydmusic.com
http://myspace.com/ashleylloydmusic

Set List

Depeneding on the gig, my set list changes.
My songs:
Avocado Balloon
Palm Tree
Aisle
Time
I've Got Lots
Outside the Box
Trying
Sunshine
Speed Bumps
Good ol' Days
Going home
Slow Motion Blink
Paradise
Listen
Talking
Girl

Covers:
Moon Dance
Land Slide
Rock Me
Stormy Monday
Big Boss Man
Crumple Car
Moon Dance
Angel from Montgomery
Stir it up
Keep on Moving
Just Like the Moon
The Littlest Birds