With Everyday Lives Steve Ashley created an extraordinary album of contemporary songs. Songs which are informed, but never overwhelmed, by the folk tradition. As the title suggests, they focus on aspects of everyday lives and loves, but that shouldn’t mislead the reader into thinking they are mundane. Far from it, this is a very special evocation of ENGLISH culture with no apologies (and why should there be?). A deeply atmospheric collection of remarkable songs.

“As his contemporary John Tams blind-sided fans last year, Ashley does the same here” Q
“If British singer-songwriterdom is to enjoy a renaissance…then it is right and proper that Steve Ashley should be at the forefront…a distinctively English style….alluring tunes and deft lyrics” fROOTS

1  Everyday Lives
2  Catch Him If You Can
3  Dance With You
4  By The Light Of The Moon
5  Say Goodbye
6  Down Among The Hop Poles
7  Wintertime Has Turned To Spring
8  And I Always Will
9  I Love The Way You Sing
10  Pity The Counsellor
11  We’ll Survive
12  Gog And Magog
13  The Spoils Of War
14  Over There In Paradise

Steve Ashley vocals, guitar, electric bouzouki, harmonica, whistle
Dik Cadbury bass guitar, electric guitar, programming
Gerry Conway tabla, Moroccan drums, bells
Mick Dolan electric guitar
Al Fenn acoustic guitar
Chris Leslie fiddles, mandolins
Simon Nicol electric guitar
Dave Pegg bass guitar
Danny Thompson double bass
Robin Williamson harp
Lawrence Wright melodeon

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