Starting on Thursday, March 12th, you’ll follow along with North Alabama Indie Folk band Ashlyn Maine as they navigate not only lives as young twenty-somethings in college and the beginnings of their career, but also as they follow their dreams to be the successful musicians they’ve always aspired to be.
The Maine Train with Ashlyn Maine releases shows once every other week, chronicling the highs and lows of the band as they record their next full length album and work their way through small and large shows in the North Alabama and Southeast area. Each show will focus on a different band member or topic, check in with the current status of the band, and also feature a new live or recorded performance.
About Ashlyn Maine:
Blending traditional folk music with a modern twist, Ashlyn Maine produces an acoustic experience both intimate and energetic. With an eclectic group of members bringing in elements from blues, soul,and pop Ashlyn Maine produces one of a kind vibrant folk experience.
Ashlyn Maine formed their original lineup in 2011 at a bonfire following the April 2011 tornado outbreak in Madison County, Alabama. Original members Jake England and Aaron Myers felt a strong connection to the local community in the togetherness provided by the week long power outage in the area and decided to form a band highlighting their favorite kinds of folk and acoustic music, which was all they could play without power.
Having been compared to artists such as City and Colour and The Lumineers, Ashlyn Maine has become a fast favorite in North Alabama. Recent members of the band include local Chelsey Ray as well as Joe Schrenk. In 2015, Ashlyn Maine will be releasing their second album and touring across North Alabama and the Southeast.