Up-and-coming songwriter, Ashley Storrow’s radiant voice and thoughtfully crafted songs have quickly grabbed listeners’ attention. She began writing as a child on a farm in Western Massachusetts with a hay wagon as the stage and sheep for an audience. She has since expanded her following, ranking #2 on Reverbnation’s folk music chart in Maine, and she has shared the stage with Putnam Smith at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase and One Longfellow Square (2016). Ashley released her debut CD the “Bear and the Bird” in July 2016. According to the Portland Press Herald, “The Bear and the Bird” is full of tender, poetic songs that will provoke thought, optimistic smiles and even a misty eye.” Ashley’s warmth and honesty draw you in and invite you to feel the same.
Dave Dersham is but a meandering fool.
In his 20s, he spent a hot, dry summer working Dornan's chuck wagon beneath the purple of the Grand Tetons; taught Environmental Ed among the ponderosa pines of the Black Hills; trekked the sage with underserved youth in southern Idaho; and explored the cultures of Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
By his 30s, the muse pulled Dave to the luster of the Cambridge folk scene where he completed his first CD, "The Burn of Summer." The album enjoyed regular airtime on folk radio's WUMB, Emerson College's WERS, and produced a finalist selection for Mountain Stage's Emerging Artist competition.
His second album, "Gilding the Lilies" was recorded with the assistance of Lloyd Thayer's unorthodox lap-steele, as well as the shrewd production of Jared Fiske. The CD was released in the fall of 2011 and was distributed internationally. He is currently working on an CD to be released in 2018.
Dave continues to tour the subterranean folk pockets of the Northeast, Southern California, and Texas. He's also annually "sighted" (Thanksgiving weekend, @ Club Passim) with the Bigfoot Research Organization, aka the "BRO." The BRO is admittedly odd. They understand this. They accept this. In brief, they comprise a loosely arranged, crypto-musical quartet, blazing with sonic truth and ecological wonder. Together, they have pushed the boundaries of music, field-study, and unfortunate male humor for 11 relentless years. For a brief period, they even managed a MySpace account. This site was attended to faithfully, despite perpetual hostility from conventional so-called "scientists." Unfortunately, the MySpace URL was eventually put out to pasture by an unknown cyber-adversary.
Some people--perhaps UFO apologists--can't handle the Truth.
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