Ash Devineis creating Folk Music, Elder Programs, Intergenerational Community Arts
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This membership is designed for artists like me who'd like to show their support, and who don't have the ability to contribute more than $5. Believe it or not $5 can go a long way. If you have selected Artist Membership, I will work with you to cross promote your art. I believe that community artists need one another. Lets help each other out!
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About Ash Devine
Research shows that music, arts, fitness, education and community engagement are valuable tools for improving quality of life, reducing caregiver stress and for the prevention of numerous age-related issues. I am confident that in the face of a rapidly changing society, music and arts will become increasingly recognized as an irreplaceable tool for the maintenance of public health in our communities. Unfortunately, funding for these valuable life-enhancing programs is dwindling in the institutional setting. I am seeking support for the innovative programs and performances that I provide for under-served groups.
Thank you for joining me in this effort to create grassroots music and arts programming for generations to come.
Ash Devine Bio:
Award-winning Americana-folk singer-songwriter, traditional Appalachian musician, multi-instrumentalist and community-based activist Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Devine is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and she has recorded and self-produced two albums of original Americana-folk-world fusion music and is currently working on her third. Her vocals are breathy, rich and earthy with a classic folk sound and her versatile fingerstyle guitar and ukulele playing is a dynamic and beautifully satisfying accompaniment to her songs.
Beyond incredible musicianship, Devine’s strength is stage presence and connection with her audience. Comparable to Pete Seeger, Ash gently weaves themes of social and environmental justice into her performances, while encouraging the audience to sing along. From 2007-2014 Ash Devine traveled internationally with activist Patch Adams, M.D. to perform in medical facilities, orphanages, social service centers, and nursing homes. In 2015 Ash Devine starred as the legendary Maybelle Carter and musically directed the play “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”. From 2016-2018 Ash Devine studied Appalachian traditional folk songs from the Western, NC area with Smithsonian Folkways Award winning ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams. In 2018, Devine was invited to join a group of WNC Appalachian song carriers to perform at the Library of Congress at the American Folk Life Center in Washington, DC. Ash’s unique background and ability to connect with her audiences through story and sound makes her music deeply relatable and emotionally compelling for people of all ages.