Taylor Ashton Taylor Ashton was raised by his father in Vancouver, Canada. He now lives in Brooklyn, where he wakes up around 8 a.m. and begins his day by playing Bananagrams with his wife. He doodles constantly, on iPads and napkins. He buys all his clothes second-hand, and he once sewed the top of socks onto the sleeves of a jacket that were too short for him. And now, he’s bringing that creativity and ingenuity to his first ever solo album, The Romantic.
Taylor’s career began in Vancouver as frontman and songwriter for Fish & Bird. The Vancouver Folk Fest called them “Canada’s most unique folk-rock ensemble”, with reviewers taking note of Taylor’s “off-kilter lyrical excursions” (The Georgia Straight) and his “rich, compelling voice” (Exclaim!). From 2006 to 2014 they recorded 4 albums and exhaustively made the rounds of the festival and touring circuit of Canada, the U.S., and the UK.
The Dales The Dales are a band carried by three-part harmonies and a deep appreciation for classic songwriting. They are a genre twist between Americana and vintage rock.
Drew Lawrence, a multi-platinum songwriter, (Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts) teamed up with long time musical partner and guitarist Preston Pope to form The Dales. With the 2019 introduction of singer/songwriter Jacqueline Tozzi, The Dales found the missing piece in their creative harmony.
January 2020 The Dales released “Easy Times” an EP which is charting both at triple A and Americana radio. Media play soon followed with features on NPR’s World Café and Acoustic Café as well as TV interviews on NBC and ABC. “The title track “Easy Times” is a tremendous follow up from their year-old debut LP and has a late 70’s and early 80’s vibe that is both uplifting and Classic.” American Songwriter Magazine