Ashley Godshall performs a unique blend of blues, folk, rock, pop, and jazz vocal stylings in the greater Lehigh and Philadelphia areas. An experienced member of rock bands, jazz bands, and choirs alike, you will most frequently find her partnering with a talented pianist or guitar player. Ashley currently sings lead vocals in Ash & Snow, an acoustic duo performing a wide variety of hits from every genre and decade with an instinctive and soulful spin, and as a jazz vocalist with several musicians in the area, including CJ Steinway, Joe Mixon, Devan Kortan, and George Torella.
Ashley has proudly sung with the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin; world-renowned vocalist, Andrea Bocelli; Latin American sensation, Juanes; guitarist Mark Walsh of the multi-platinum selling group, Sister Sledge; 5-time Grammy-winning international opera star, Kathleen Battle; legendary jazz pianist, Cyrus Chestnut; Patti LaBelle percussionist, Chuggy Carter; Lehigh Valley blues harpist, James Supra; the beautiful and talented Angel Band ladies; and the esteemed instrumentalist and Grammy nominee, David Bromberg.
Some notable gigs and venues include: the world-broadcast 2015 Festival of Families Concert (Philadelphia), Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), World Symposium on Choral Music (Seoul, South Korea), Musikfest (Bethlehem), Sherman Theater (Stroudsburg), ArtsQuest SteelStacks Music Series (Bethlehem), Brews Blues and BBQ (Allentown), PA Bacon Fest (Easton), Wheels of Time Car Show (Macungie), Doylestown Arts Festival, and Riverside Arts Festival (Easton). Ashley has been a nominee for Montgomery and Bucks County Best Vocalist and Best Acoustic Duo.
After studying vocal performance at Pennsylvania State University and Muhlenberg College, Ashley accepted a choral director position at one of the largest churches in Allentown and an assistant director position for the Montgomery County Courthouse Choir. During special events, she performs with the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, under the direction of Dr. J. Donald Dumpson and is an active member and former president of Essence of Joy Alumni Singers, a non-profit choir led by Dr. Anthony T. Leach, performing sacred and secular music from the African and African-American choral traditions.
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