Ashley Monroe To Perform On NPR's A Prairie Home Companion
Posted on Apr 26th by Team WMN in Ashley Monroe,
With one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of 2013, Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose has garnered reviews from The Washington Post saying “Ashley Monroe’s Like A Rose is the first great album of the year,” Associated Press who raves “…Like A Rose has the audacious sound of a newcomer whose talent is already in full bloom,” USA Today gave it 4 out of 4 stars and NPR says “The high lonesome sound of Ashley Monroe's Tennessee voice in Like A Rose serves as a clear signal that she's working within a tradition that extends back well beyond her twenty-something years on Earth.” Monroe will perform songs from Like A Rose to over 4 million listeners on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion Saturday, April 27th, broadcasting live from Lubbock, Texas.
Fans can also tune in Monday, April 29th at 8/7pm CST when Monroe will be featured on Warner Music Nashville’s new monthly interactive live concert stream, “Live from Music Square,” via StageIt. The live concert will be broadcast from Studio B on Music Row in Nashville and the stream can be accessed at www.livefrommusicsquare.com.
Monroe is also in the process of releasing five exclusive acoustic video versions of her songs that were recorded using a special 1940’s reel-to-reel analog tape recorder, capturing her music to a medium that allows Monroe to better communicate with her listeners in the current moment, note and lyric. “Weed Instead of Roses” is featured here on Rolling Stone, “Like A Rose” here on The Washington Post and “Two Weeks Late” here on AOL’s The Boot.
Like A Rose, produced by 20-time GRAMMY award-winner Vince Gill and Justin Niebank, features songs she co-wrote with the legendary Hall of Fame songwriter Guy Clark as well as many of Nashville's A-list songwriters. Monroe has been creating music for more than half of her life – attracting along the way kudos from music world giants like Dolly Parton and Jack White. Her new, full-length album release serves both to fill in the back-story and impart to us who she is today. At times her songs are dead serious, at others utterly hilarious, but always Monroe is an original with a compelling story to share.