Just got back in from the weekend on the road with the Crowe Brothers! Sorry for the lack of posting this year. It’s been a long year for non-musical reasons but all is well now and I look forward to a great 2011!
Mashville Brigade will be at the Station Inn twice this month of January, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday. Come check us out!
Leaving tomorrow for a quick trip to Northern Ireland with Dale Ann Bradley! We’ll be playing at the Ulster American Folk Park this weekend. Looking forward to it!
Also, everyone be sure and pick up a copy of the new Lonesome River Band album “Still Learning” that was released on Rural Rhythm a few weeks ago. The guys selected one of my tunes to record and the cut sounds great!
A few things are in the work for Mashville for next year, so I’ll be sure and update soon.
Have a good weekend everyone!
This weekend Mashville Brigade is on the road up north in the Edmonton, Alberta area! Already having a blast, and we’re just one set in to our three day run here at the Blueberry Bluegrass Festival. Great festival with the likes of Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, and The Gibson Brothers.
Tomorrow we’ll also be picking over at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, one of the largest Country Music festivals in Canada. We open, Keith Urban closes!
I’ll be back in the States and picking with The Crowe Brothers in Hopedale, Ohio next weekend. Come see us!
Sorry for the long delay in blogging. This website was hacked and I just didn’t have time to clean it up until a few days ago. Hopefully you’ll come back regularly and I’ll never have that problem again!
As an update to my last post, the progress with the flood cleanup has been slow but it’s finally starting to come together. So far all of the duct work, the air conditioner, the subfloors, and dry wall have been ripped out and replaced.
Still need some painting, flooring, cabineting, and fixtures and appliances put in but hopefully in another few weeks I’ll be back in the house.
So many friends and family members have been so helpful and gone way out of their way to help me. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!
As far as music, I’ve been plugging along and picking with some of my favorite bands on the road. Last weekend it was Melonie Cannon, and this weekend I’ll be guesting with the Josh Williams Band at the Sally Mountain Festival in Missouri.
Soon after that, we’re ramping up for Mashville Brigade’s debut trip to Canada that comes later in July. I’ll fill you in on more about that later. Thanks for checking in with me!
This warmer Tennessee Spring weather has been great, and I’ve been enjoying it here in Nashville this week. The more I’m outside, the more I want some ice cream! I need a Blue Bell Sponsorship! I’d be a great spokesman.
The Pistachio Almond is really good too. Go find some and enjoy this Spring weather if it’s warm where you are!
I’ll be performing on the Grand Ole Opry with Dale Ann Bradley tonight! Show times are 7 and 9:30PM CST. Check out Opry.com if you want to see a schedule of performers and listen in live on 650 AM or http://www.wsmonline.com .
I’ve been busy with little projects here and there, with a USO tour with some friends of mine coming up next month that I’m excited about. I’ll tell ya more about that later.
Just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve created a Facebook Artist page that you can find by clicking here.
I have 999 fans right now! Thanks!
I’m very happy to report that “Blue Side of the Blue Ridge” won album of the year last night at the SPBGMA Awards in Nashville! I’m very proud to have a song included on the project! Way to go Junior and band!
Also, congrats to some friends that I’ve been working with a little bit lately, Josh Williams (Guitar Player of the Year) and Alecia Nugent (Female Vocalist of the Year)!
Well my last trip with Special C was an adventure. Had a great time with our friends in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, and had another bus break down along with way. All is well though!
I’m taking some time off for Christmas and hope that all of you have a great holiday season!
Just as a note, there will be no Mashville Brigade show at the Station Inn this coming Tuesday (Dec. 22nd).
If any of you guys are near Lebanon, Virginia we will be playing our first road show there on January 8th! Come see us.
Well, it’s been a while since I posted here. Sorry about that! I’ve been busy with things at home, and have been pretty busy on the road, too. The last few weeks have had me in Florida, Pennsylvania, and New York.
I’m pretty excited about going home for Thanksgiving this week, but of course I’ll be at Mashville on Tuesday before I leave. I hope I’ll see you there too!
After the Thanksgiving weekend, I’ll be leaving out with Special C for a week long tour of Wyoming, Montana, and Colorado. Another long drive, but it’s always nice to visit my friends in that part of the world.
The big news (at least in my world) is that trip will be my last tour as a member of the Special Consensus.
I’ve had a blast being a part of the band for the last two and a half years, and working with Special C has allowed me to see parts of the world that I’ve never seen before and become known as a singer and songwriter. I greatly appreciate the opportunity Greg Cahill gave me to be associated with the Special C, and the friendships that have been created as a result of my time with the band. I’ll miss you guys, and wish you much success!
I feel like it’s time for me to start pursuing my own path in the music world, and I’m pretty excited about the road in front of me! We’ve already booked shows for the Mashville Brigade on the road for 2010, and hopefully will be adding more in the near future. On top of that I’ll be writing more, and hopefully performing as a freelance musician with other bands. I will also be getting started on my long delayed recording project in the near future, so all of you songwriters out there email me at ashby (AT SYMBOL) ashbyfrank.com if you have some songs to send my way.
Look for more info on what I’m up to right here on my site, and keep your eyes open for the Mashville Brigade in 2010!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!