CLINTON NEWS RECORD WED SEPT 1ST, 2004, PG 8
1,000 Summers well worth the wait
With the weather getting cooler and damper, days getting shorter and nights getting chillier, its time to ask for 1,000 Summers.
the Ashgrove -
Jeremy Jongejan, Ryan Buckley, Lon Doherty, Bill Snowden and Rick Flynn-Lobb
With the weather getting cooler and damper, days getting shorter and nights
getting chillier, its time to ask for 1,000 Summers.
Fans are discovering that the several years between the Ashgoves last album and its newest, 1,000 Summers, was well worth the wait.
Born in the mid-1990s, when a resurgence of bubble-gum was ruining the music industry, the Ashgrove unleashed its own brand of alternative rock on Huron County and across the country.
When boy/girl bands and cheesy R&B singers were busy snatching up the record label contracts, the Ashgrove put rubber to the road and gathered a loyal bunch of fans by performing often and performing well.
From beginning to end, 1,000 Summers is an airtight album, professional in every way. Musical segues pepper the spaces between tracks. In a day and age in which musicians release a 15-track album containing one or two tracks worth hearing, the Ashgrove created an album as they were meant to be created.
Mixing elements from the past four decades of rock music, 1,000 Summers is music at its finest. Put the album in the CD player, push play and dont touch the buttons again, unless, of course, its time to play the album again.
If the album leaves you craving a live performance, and it should, the Ashgrove will be playing in the Kincardine Music this Saturday with State Of Blake (another Huron County band) on Sept. 16 with State Of Blake and Daybreak at Lees Palace in Toronto; and as part of the Indieweek Showcase at the B-side on Sept. 17.
For more information on live shows, visit www.theashgrove.com