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Big Texas Nights feat. Ashley Monical w/ Haley Cole
March 10, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ashley’s beautiful, smooth and warm sultry vocals are breathtaking. This girl has really got some pipes, which took her to Hollywood in the 10th season of American Idol. Some compare her to the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, Jewel & Sheryl Crow with a hint of Janis’ raspy quality. Having lived and traveled internationally growing up, Ashley Monical moved from Colorado back to her (Austin) Texas roots in 2006 with her guitar strapped to her back and a yearning in her heart to make music. Embraced by the “Live Music Capital of the World” she was inspired to write songs that carry the soulful vocals that have wanted to speak her truth since she was a little girl. Ashley has traveled extensively to share her music and is internationally known for her talent. She is planning on releasing her second album in the beginning of 2013.
Growing up in a one horse, no spotlight town of Birch, Texas, this young singer/songwriter & guitar player, has achieved a lot for her age. Born on May 9, 1993, Haley Cole, is the epitome of a country bumpkin. She was raised on a chicken farm, but developed into a “Famous in a Small Town” kind of girl. Anywhere she went you’d catch her singing her favorite songs. Everyone back home knew that she’d someday become a well-known artist and pursue a career in music because she most certainly had the talent, charisma, and passion for country music. Although she started playing guitar when she was only sixteen, her ripe skills go unnoticed. Unlike her guitar playing, she started singing when at a very young age. By the age of 6, she was leading the song service with her father at the First Baptist Church of Lyons, Texas. Once she was comfortable at playing the guitar for a live audience, (instead of in the living-room for her mom and sisters), she started performing at local bars and restaurants, church outings, county fairs, and also, big name venues such as, Hurricane Harry’s, and The Texas Hall of Fame. No matter where Haley goes she leaves a lasting impression. Her kind heartedness, fun personality, and love for her fans is what makes this Texas country artist one that you’ll never forget. With her hopes and dreams of becoming the next Miranda Lambert she says, “You’ll never know until you try. I’ve just got to work hard, give it all I’ve got, and see where this road takes me. If I make it, great, if not, I can at least say, ‘I tried’, but not making it “big” in this industry won’t stop me from creating honest music for my fans & performing it for the people that enjoying listening.”