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"Summit Road [recording studio] has a real racehorse in Ganley, whose only musical shortcoming may be unlimited focus. Ash can do anything, from Delta blues Robert Johnson style, to blistering blues-rock ala Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to heartbreak country that could land him comfortably on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. I may be the last to know, but Colorado has a star in its firmament in Ash Ganley. I recently received a package from Colorado and within it I discovered one of the best-sounding songwriters I have heard to come out of the state in a long time . . .
“Ash Ganley: You are What You Play Amazing. In a world expanding faster than the Big Bang, ten million artistsand bands are jumping on the Americana bandwagon, tossing huge amps and flashy guitars aside for banjos, mandolins and even the occasional ukulele. So what does Ash Ganley do? He bucks the trend. Ganley is the guitar playing fish swimming upstream against a current unleashed by the crumbling of the major record labels' influence, banking his very existence on mainstream rock. Twenty years ago, it would have been marketing suicide. Today, it might just be genius. ”
“Ash Ganley's latest release, Cruel Waters contemplates the fate of the natural world in an age where technology consumes all that was once human and sacred. He stands as a country-rock prophet against the Sadducees of automated machinery and computer technology. It runs along the same conceptual lines as Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and My Morning Jacket's Z, however Cruel Waters uses organic sounds to present this modern dichotomy. The exemplary "Lonely World" and "Paradise Fades" both acknowledge the competition between the sacred and the contemporary, but both are composed with a constant ear to alt-country influences and a toe in the alternative tub. Ganley does his best to show why he worries for our humanity with songs like "Only in our Dreams", and "Moonshine" that pursue the bright side to our end with country panache and swagger. Ganley's material adopts muses that show the dark, modern side of life and the other that Ganley wants so badly to save. ”
"Out of every 10 CD's I get, probably 9 don't make the cut. Which makes yours all the more impressive. It's really a great effort. Most 'up and coming' artists tend to have a really weak link somewhere . . . in my opinion. More often than not it's either lyrics, arrangement, or production. Not the case at all with your band. The songs are strong lyrically and musically, the production and arrangement are solid, and you've clearly identified "your" sound . . . which is key."
““New artists come to me all the time, wanting to play Nissi’s. Most are good, some are very good, and some, as you’ve seen, are great. But every once in a while, a very special artist crosses my path. The latest one is named ASH GANLEY. If you like acoustic rock, great vocals and music that moves you- you have got to see this artist. Take my word for it, Ash Ganley is very special and is going to be a big star. He’s one artist who’s music I listen to a lot.””