Mar 25, 2005 - It is now official - guitarist Lon Doherty has left the band to pursue his career as a visual artist. We wish him the best and he will be missed. Please visit his website at www.lonnydoherty.com to see what a talented artist he is.
You may be wondering what this means for the band. We are going to continue as a four piece outfit. Jer has traded in his acoustic and strapped on the electric guitar. It immediately went to his head and he has been striking some remarkable guitar poses!
Our favourite indie band brothers (and one sister) State of Blake are recording a new record right now, so we have a studio set up in our shared band space. The plan is to demo the dozen or so songs we have in various stages of completion and also record a bunch of acoustic tracks both Jer and myself have written. We are taking a short break from performing to re-invent things - I won't go into detail but it involves a bunch of boring gear-related stuff.
When we come back we will be better than ever. A couple of practices with the new arrangements and the energy of the new songs has the band filled with excitement we haven't felt since the days when we had just started. We will most likely have a new release as well before the end of the year. As we progress with the new material we willl be posting some demos to the audio section of the site and would love to hear feeedback from you (constructive criticism please - this means you Hamilton). As always you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the band at email@example.com. See you soon. Love, Ryan and the rest of the ashgrove.
Mar 16, 2005 - Click here for the ashgrove's tribute to the American president.
Feb 27, 2005 - Thanks to radio station 92.5 the X in Kamloops for their support - they are playing tracks from 'photo album' and '1000 summers'. You can check them out at http://www.cariboo.bc.ca/radio8/main.html
Feb 22, 2005 - Check out http://www.myspace.com/theashgrove to view the ashgrove band profile there. We joined a group of Toronto musicians on that site as well - if you are a musician, create a band profile and join the group at http://groups.myspace.com/torontomusicians. The guy who moderates that group is looking into organizing a monthly show in Toronto - if it happens, look for us on the bill.
Jan 7th 2005 - the Ashgrove will be playing an unplugged performance on Saturday Jan 15th at the Livery in Goderich, Ontario for a benefit show for the Canadian Red Cross to help support the victims of the Tsunami in Asia. On Thursday Jan 20th, they will be playing live at the Emocambo in Toronto (Spadina & College) with our good friends State of Blake. See the LIVE section for more info.
Nov 18th, 2004 - You can now purchase CD's through PayPal at the merchandise section of this website.
Sept 1st, 2004 - The Clinton News Record reviews 1000 Summers. Click Here. if the link doesn't work, Click Here
Aug 9th 2004 - 1000 Summers gets 4 (out of 5) stars in the Toronto Sun! Click here and then scroll down to view the article. If the link doesn't work, click here to view the article.
July 27th 2004 - View our new electronic press kit at Sonicbids.com - click here.
July 27th, 2004 - Huron County "Focus" Magazine featured an article on the Ashgrove. To see the article, click here.
July 9th 2004 - Keep you radio tuned into FM 96 (London Ontario) - the Ashgrove has been featured on "Out of the Box". If you're so inclined, feel free to email Fm 96 and request the Ashgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org
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