Ash Devine kicks off concert series at Flood Gallery

Special to Black Mountain News
Ash Devine will kick off the Flood Gallery and Fine Arts Center Concert Series with a performance on Sept. 14.

The Flood Gallery Fine Arts Concert Series kicks off Saturday, Sept. 14 2019 with award-winning singer-songwriter and traditional Appalachian musician and resident community-based performance artist, Ash Devine . 

A resident of the Asheville area for over 15 years and originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Devine’s music spans across folk, pop, experimental and traditional Appalachian folk genres. Her music career is rooted in social justice and community transformation through the arts.

As a community-based performance artist, Devine performs and facilitates innovative music programs nationally in medical facilities, schools, nursing homes and community settings.

From 2009-2014, Devine traveled and performed internationally with renowned social activist Patch Adams M.D. in medical and social service facilities. In 2015 Devine starred as Maybelle Carter of the Legendary Carter Family band in the play “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle."

Devine has shared the stage with a number of legendary folk artists, such as National Heritage Award winner Sheila Kay Adams and Grammy nominee David Holt. In 2018 she performed at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. for a special Appalachian traditional music presentation. 

Devine is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and she has recorded and self-produced two albums of original Americana-folk-world fusion music and is currently working on her third. Her vocals are breathy, rich and earthy with a classic folk sound and her versatile finger-style guitar and ukulele playing is a dynamic and beautifully satisfying accompaniment to her songs.

Tickets for the show are offered at a suggested price of $15 for general public and $12 for students and seniors.