Ashley Heath and Her Heathens are a Americana/Rock band hailing from Asheville, NC forming in May 2016. There sound has touches of thoughtful songwriting, sensual blues/soul vocals, and hard rock/jam rhythm section, to a little bit of country and twang. AH&HH started off the year with a release of their Sophomore album “Where Hope Never Dies” in April 2018, Winning the Merlefest Band Competition in April 2018 and playing a Cabin Stage slot between Jim Lauderdale and Sam Bush Band, and ending the year with a surprise $2,000 grant from the Lloyd Johnson Foundation that sponsors the Merlefest Band Competition Stage. “Where Hope Never Dies” was also voted on WNCW public radio as #50 out of the Top 100 Releases of 2018. The band is fronted by the songwriting, velvet and strong vocals, and rhythm guitar of Ashley Heath and the Heathens have been a mixture of many Asheville musicians over there two and a half years of being a band.
Heath has been voted as Mountain Xpress Readers Best of WNC #1 Songwriter, Acoustic/Folk, and Americana Country Artist of 2018 and has toured extensively as a solo act throughout the surrounding region, National Tours, and a European Tour through The Netherlands, Belgium, and France in the last four years as a full-time musician.
Now Heath is looking forward to touring with all of the Heathens on a full band tour throughout March and April 2019!
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“With a voice that’s too light to be husky, but too heavy to be ethereal, Ashley Heath strikes a balance that’s a little bit sultry, a little bit sorrowful, and completely, as well as lushly, ambrosial. Her voice is like a warm glove, a lover’s touch, and a heavenly embrace from a loved one all at once”.
Shutter 16 Magazine
“Ashley Heath may be only 29 years old, but her music has an old vibe that ties together two unique genres – blues and Americana, with a little bit of country rock thrown in for good measure. She’s got the pipes of Martina McBride, the guitar chops of Keith Urban, and a sense of musical style that rivals BB King and Chuck Berry. Add that all together and you have the makings of the next “queen of Americana”. She’s also got soul, as demonstrated on “When Does It End.” This five-song EP is amazing from start to finish and is definitely worthy of the repeat button”.
LA Music Critic