Formed in 2010, Ashes To Immortality have built a strong regional name for themselves, playing originals and covers in fast bluegrass, swing, and rock. This acoustic band boasts seven seasoned local musicians, as well as a revolving cast of guests. After recording a demo EP in 2011, the band released a full-length studio album mid-2013 to very favorable reception. They appear regularly around the state and at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival in Winfield, Kansas.
Bayley-Kate Hartman; vocals
Brandon Allai; vocals, guitar
Rachel Killian; vocals, fiddle
Mike Hannah; vocals, mandolin
Peter Oviatt; vocals, banjo
Colby Earleywine; drums, percussion
Sonny Sparks; upright bass
The band takes its name from the motto of Lawrence, Kansas, referring to the rebuilding of Lawrence after Quantrill's Raid in 1863. Lawrence is a wonderful town, full of music, and the band wished to pay homage to their home.
Members of Ashes can often be found performing with a variety of other Kansas and regional acts, including but not limited to Brody Buster Band, Jazz Cigarettes, Signal Ridge, Sunflower Colonels, Tyler Gregory, and Rolling Foliage.