August 13, 2021
Ashley will perform music that demonstrates the mandolin’s early beginnings on up through present day compositions, starting in the late 1800s and going through modern times.During the program, Ashley will interact with the audience in period costume. Known for her sparkling vocals and captivating mandolin performances, Ashley is also a profound songwriter, and evidence of her Kentucky bluegrass legacy appears in the words and music of her original songs. A seven-time award recipient of the Illinois Arts Council for mandolin, she has also been recognized by the Illinois Arts Council as an accomplished and accredited Illinois ArtsTour musician who is preserving the heritage and art of Americana music.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.