ASHLEY PHILLIPS ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ December 2013


Ashley Phillips is a guitarist and singer/songwriter steeped in the tradition of Soul music. She describes her sound as APSoul: soulful and spiritual storytelling grounded in the power of intergenerational connectedness and common daily experiences. Both universal and timeless, APSoul music is a healing affirmation. As a vocalist, her pure tone dances between light and lyrical, earnest and compelling. Her often percussive and rhythm-driven guitar playing creates a full sound that adds depth and supports the delicacy of her delivery.

Early last year, Phillips released APSoul: The Demo Sessions, an intimate conversation with the listener about forgiveness, clarity, and love of all kinds. An independent release, the album has been selling extremely well on Phillips’s website, and at live performances in New York and around the country. Her previous album, Nostalgia, was released in 2007.

While primarily a solo artist, Ashley Phillips has performed in collaboration with Ganessa James Tiffany James and Chaney Sims, as Roots.Soul.Music. Ashley has also toured as a guitarist/vocalist with Gina Breedlove in multiple cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, and Minneapolis. Most recently, Phillips returned from Los Angeles where she was a featured guest at the African Arts and Music Festival with Ngozi Flux.