TIPPING CHAIR TAVERN
1783 Meriden Waterbury Tpke
Saturday, July 13, 2019
THE CARRIE ASHTON BAND
Carrie Ashton’s passion for music has been long standing. She began performing at local and regional talent competitions at the age of thirteen and has never looked back. She has been performing professionally for over fifteen years, perfecting a stage show that is unpretentious and captivating. She has currently performed in top showcase rooms in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, has appeared as a featured guest on several college campuses throughout New England, and has shared the stage with Natalie Merchant, the Go-Go’s, REO Speedwagon, Antigone Rising, and Van Zant.
Carrie is well versed to perform solo with just her acoustic guitar or lead a full accompaniment of musicians. She has an innate ability to read the crowd and move them with her unique style and charisma, her energy on stage is hard to ignore.
In 2003, Carrie teamed up with Grammy winning producer/engineer Peter Moshay, and producer/engineer Matthew Russo to record “Modern Day Gypsy”. With her wide-ranging vocals and the raw emotions of her lyrics, her dedication to self-improvement was more than apparent on this CD.
In 2007, Carrie collaborated with award winning musician/producer Kevin Hupp, President of Kevco Music Group, LLC and the owner of the Groove Room Recording Studio in Brewster, NY to write and produce by far her best work to date. From the opening title track Truth Is to the soaring ballad I Wish It Would Rain, Carrie’s music takes the listener on an incredible musical journey. The power rock influences in the infectious, hard rocking Can’t Stop leaves them breathless and wanting more. This record has something for everyone, proving Carrie to be a formidable competitor in the national music arena.
She recently went back to The Groove Room to begin recording the much anticipated follow up to “truth is.”
She sites Melissa Etheridge as one of her biggest musical influences. “Music for me is like breathing, and I feel that with this record I’m able to convey the emotion I feel when I sing. Working with such amazing artists has really broadened my musical horizons, and I feel like my music definitely shows that.”