Date(s) - Friday, March 27, 2020
The Parlor Room
Signature Sounds Presents:
Taylor Ashton Album Release Show w. June Millington at The Parlor Room
Friday March 27, 2020
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM.
Tickets on sale now: $12/Adv, $15/Door
Get ’em here: https://bit.ly/3beWCeB
On February 28, 2020, Canadian singer-songwriter, Taylor Ashton will release his debut solo album The Romantic on Signature Sounds. Heralded for his “rich, compelling voice” (Exclaim! Magazine), Ashton released four albums of heady progressive folk with the Vancouver-based Fish & Bird before moving to New York City in 2015. For a solo debut, The Romantic is wonderfully collaborative and finds Ashton working with different players from song to song. Ashton writes, “The album is like a supernaturally good party – the musical conversation flows naturally, different people come and go who bring different energies but it keeps a consistent tone. Thematically, The Romantic is a document of Ashton’s identity as an expatriate Canadian living in the U.S., “processing change and loss and seeing the beautiful painful passage of time, from twelve different angles.” With his first solo debut, Ashton brings his wide-ranging and richly textured folk-pop to a larger audience, appealing to an equally wide-range of fans from traditional old -time music to Harry Nilsson, Joni Mitchell, and Bill Withers.
June Millington “one of the hottest female guitarists in the industry”(Guitar Player Magazine) has been making music since she was a child playing ukulele in her native Philippines. Having moved from Manila to California in the early sixties, she and her sister, bassist Jean, turned in their folk guitars for electric and formed a succession of all-girl bands. By ‘69 they were in Hollywood with their band Fanny, one of the first all women’s rock band to be signed to a major label (Reprise). Through five successful albums and extensive touring of Europe and North America, Fanny served notice that women could do more than simply sing, they could write and play passionate rock ‘n roll. As David Bowie said of the group in an interview with Rolling Stone:
“ They were one of the finest fucking rock bands of their time … They were extraordinary: They wrote everything, they played like motherfuckers … They are as important as anyone else who’s ever been, ever …” (RS, January 2000)