7:00 pm - Ash Devine
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ash Devine is a professional folk singer, community-based theater artist, and music educator from Asheville, NC and Blacksburg. Ash has produced two albums of original folk fusion music and is currently recording a third original and a collection of traditional Appalachian folk tunes. Known as a true “Folk Troubadour”, Devine’s music spans across genres of Americana, country-blues, folk revival, singer-songwriter, traditional Appalachian, Carter Family style, and world fusion. Her music emulates her upbringing in the Appalachian region, surrounded by old-time Appalachian music tradition, and broad musical influences such as Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchel, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, traditional Irish, and more. Ash Devine is an accomplished guitar and ukulele player. In 2015, Devine starred as Maybelle Carter in the production of “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”, where she began mastering the unique guitar styles of Maybelle Carter and her various influences. In 2019, Ash was featured at the Library of Congress in a concert honoring a group of renowned Appalachian song tradition carriers. Ash has shared the stage with Heritage award winner Sheila Kay Adams, DC songwriter of the year Annette Wasilik, Grammy Nominee David Holt, and award-winning blues guitarist Andy Cohen. In 2021, Devine performed and taught at the renowned John C. Campbell Folk school in Brasstown, NC, and she also attended the JCC folk school as a folk music artist in residence in 2022.