Ashleigh Flynn hails from Kentucky where she grew up foot stomping along the Ohio River as the steamboats and barges made their way to the muddy Mississippi . A songwriter of exceptional emotional depth and intelligence, Flynn is also an electrifying performer blessed with unbridled charisma and the voice of a fallen angel.
Flynn performed at the 2004 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival as a chosen emerging artist, and has performed at Bumbershoot, NxNW, NW Music Fest, Nashville New Music Festival, NEMO, Oregon Country Fair, GoGirls SxSW Showcase, Willamette Valley Folk Festival, Oregon Zoo, Seattle Zoo, Vancouver BC New Music Festival.
Flynn has toured with Willy Porter, Erin McKeown, Ellis Paul, Great Big Sea , and Jerry Joseph. On her home turf (Pacific NW) Flynn has shared stages with Joan Baez, Nancy Griffith, Jonatha Brooke, Wilco, David Wilcox, Chris Smither, Chris Pureka, Melissa Ferrick, Michelle Malone, and Tegan and Sarah, among others, primarily at the Oregon Zoo and the Aladdin Theatre, both renowned Portland music venues. Flynn will join Sarah Bettens, from K's Choice, this summer as she tours the Pacific NW.
In addition, she has earned accolades in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase, Great American Song Contest, and the Willamette Valley Folk Fest New Song contest.
"Ashleigh Flynn, Kentucky angel shines with national debut!" - Women Who Rock, May 2003
"A Kentucky girl with an adventurous sonic sensibility.” - Sing Out, Spring 2003
“There's a breathy ache in Ashleigh Flynn's husky voice. Flynn sprinkles her album (Chokecherry) with peppy pop that's got an off-kilter slant to it. If “Isa” doesn't make you believe she's got it, “Don't You Believe” will.” - Santa Monica Mirror, January 2003
"As it is, Flynn is an amazing artist with immense talents - not the least her magnetic voice. This is an intense and convincing album that holds great promise for the future." - Ink19, December 2002
"Singer Songwriter Ashleigh Flynn's vocals are the focus, make no mistake, but one of the joys of her new CD, ChokeCherry, is the intricate and unobtrusive production that acts as a setting for that jewel of a voice." - The Oregonian, November 2002