Hey folks thought it must be time for a quick update, there’s been some exciting things happening at JAHQ over the last few weeks:
It’s now less than two months until I go to the States with my fellow songwriter and companion Paul Adams. The journey is going to be a life changing experience and we can’t wait to get out there and play our music on the other side of the pond. We will be filming a tour diary as we go along and will release more info soon.
I’m sure most of you who have been to some recent gigs have discovered that I’m exploring a change in musical direction too. After completing the recent album I took sometime off over Christmas and went away by myself, I surrounded myself with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Ryan Adams and ended up writing enough for another album. As a result I have decided to sit on ‘The Badlands’ and release it at a later date. The new songs come more naturally, feel more comfortable and allow me to speak more truly of myself. I’ve nearly finished the demo process and will start recording when I return from the USA. I’m working with some really cool people and we make a really good team. I’m sure this will be worth the wait.
I will be sharing some live studio recordings of the new songs on Soundcloud.com over the next few weeks!
I’m currently playing unplugged as ‘Johnny Ashby’, band shows as ‘Johnny Ashby and The Wolves’ and showcasing new material alongside Paul Adams.
There are loads of solo acoustic shows coming up and a band show booked in with The Wolves at The Camden Barfly on 1st May where we will be playing some new material. Tickets are available through the website: www.johnnyashby.co.uk