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Booking //

Liz Chibucos, LizMC Music LLC:

lizmcmusic@gmail.com

REPRESENTATION
 
Home Perm Records //

Ashleigh Flynn:

aflynn@ashleighflynn.com

Management //

Brad Hunt:

bhsabres@aol.com

Portland, Oregon  U.S.A.
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Press //

Kim Grant:

kim@kgmusicpress.com

 SITE DESIGN: Home Perm Records 

Bio

With what PopMatters describes as "tenacious swagger," critically-acclaimed solo artist Ashleigh Flynn recently dialed up the volume and debuted an all-female rock band as a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype from WWII.

 

Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music and Motown. A prolific songwriter and performer blessed with unbridled charisma, she arrived on the Americana scene in 2008 with the release of her third LP, American Dream, a poetic lament to the elusiveness of that national ethos. A Million Stars followed in 2013 – a rollicking journey celebrating the women pioneers of the American West.

 

Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters inaugural LP hit the streets in 2018 featuring a sound that hearkens back to early Stones, ‘70s psychedelic country rock, and alternately charms like a Sunday afternoon front porch session. Produced by her longtime musical collaborator, Chris Funk of the Decemberists, the 10 original tracks feature Flynn’s soulful vocals and compelling brand of songwriting, amped-up and virtuously enveloped by the electric guitar work of Nancy Luca and Jenny Conlee on all manner of keys. Luca honed her style and skill playing with Tom Petty and Bo Diddley. Conlee hails from the Decemberists as well. The rhythm section boasts two additional highly-regarded Portland musicians: Jolie Clausen on drums and Carmen Paradise on bass.

 

 

"… Accumulates into an amazingly creative and original juxtaposition of rock, country, vigour, and sass."

Fervor Coulee

 

Since self-releasing last fall on Flynn’s label, Home Perm Records, the Oregon-based band has barnstormed the Western US – steadily building their audience and live sound along the way. Multi-state coastal runs and swings through mountain cities were highlighted by sellout shows with the Amy Ray Band in February, an intimate evening with the HawtThorns at legendary McCabe’s Guitar Shop in April, and a set for the ages on Easter Sunday at the Grand Ol’ Echo in LA. Prominent festival appearances at Kate Wolf, Oregon Country Fair and Missoula River Roots saw the band road-tested, joyously ripping, and rounding out the summer of 2019 swinging for the fences.

 

 

“Ashleigh Flynn & the Riveters laid down one of the best sets of this year’s festival with tight, professional rollicking Americana that defies geography. From the soul of the City to the call from the Holler, you won’t find a better band.”

–  Brian Keogh, Mainstage Coordinator, Oregon Country Fair

 

 

The Riveters are poised to continue honing their craft as a band of highly adept song assemblers who put on one hell of a show – holding up the reality that chicks shred just as hard as dudes. The band will take their unique brand of Americana back on the road through 2020, including a September swing through Europe. They expect to re-enter the studio to record their sophomore album later next year as well.