Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 at 8:00pm
Ashley Ray & Logan Mize
Ashley Ray grew up outside Lawrence, Kansas, on a farm so remote the options for getting in trouble were pretty limited. “I couldn’t sneak out,” she laughs. “My parents would hear me drive away. I was in the country.” So when the elementary school sent home a notice about guitar lessons, it seemed like a decent diversion from back-roads life, and Ashley showed up at her first lesson with a “$50 cheap guitar from a pawn shop,” determined to learn. “I honestly don’t know what made me want to do it,” she says. “No one else in my family plays an instrument. But my mom tells me I used to sit by the stereo when I was 3, and put my head up against the speaker. Music was always on in our house. It was everything.”Ashley’s folks might not be musicians themselves, but they are every day blue collar heroes. Mom’s a UPS driver—“She’s done everything from working the counter to driving those big ol’ brown trucks. She’s about 5’5” and 115 pounds soakin’ wet, yet she’s the strongest woman that I’ll ever know,” says Ashley—and her father, who passed away in the fall of 2006, was a construction…Read more about this band →
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