Erin Ashleigh
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Erin Ashleigh


Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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The best kept secret in music


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Self- Produced Demo 2007
Tracks available on CBC Radio 3 and Myspace.


Feeling a bit camera shy


My Story.

I wrote my first song when I was four years old - sure it only contained two lines and was about not wanting to eat vegetables - but it was a song. At ten years old I started playing guitar, I didn't dream of becoming a superstar, but I sure did want to learn to play and sing songs around the campfire. That's pretty much how it stands today too. There's no better experience for me that singing with friends old tunes that we all know and making up harmonies on the spot. I've been inspired by many musicians along the way, Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Sarah Mclachlan and the amazing Ani Difranco whose words and music have encouraged me in numerous directions. From her I've learned that poetry is about honesty and music is for the people. I believe that songs should be shared not sold. When it comes down to it we write songs to express ourselves and are grateful that sometimes someone wants to listen and maybe toss us a coin or two so we can afford to keep on playing.

I don't pretend my music is anything new, I've had years of musical training and I know all sorts of fancy tricks but I'm not afraid of simple songs, as Woody Guthrie said "if you play more than two chords you're showing off". I write what write because there's something I feel I need to say and because of this there's often a strong emotion attached to the song such as, confusion, wonder, hope, bitterness, or anger. My songs are personal, often literal, and I hope a little catchy. I invite you to take a listen, and I hope you will enjoy.
Erin, Summer 2007

Where's Erin Ashleigh now?

Erin Ashleigh is has recently finished self-producing a demo cd, completed a masters degree in library and and information studies and is currently ramblin' 'round in the great big city of Montreal seeking somewhere to sing her songs, catalogue her books, and plant her feet down.