How Acoustic Ash Uses her Music to Make the World a Better Place

March 14, 2019

If you're ever feeling down, do yourself a favor, and give Acoustic Ash a listen.

Originally hailing from Warrington, England, which is located between Manchester and Liverpool (or "something between Oasis and the Beatles," as Ash says), the singer/songwriter made the move to metro Detroit three years ago to be with her wife.

Discovering her love of music at a young age, Ash Harris has since made a name for herself in both the U.K. and the U.S., drawing inspiration from the likes of Tracey Chapman, John LennonBob Dylan and other prolific songwriters.

"Songwriters are like sponges," Harris told Pam Rossi on a recent episode of Behind the Mic. "You don't ever want to write the same thing [as another songwriter], but you want to take feels of things that inspire you and let that help form your style." 

Ash believes whole-heartedly in using her music to better the world around her, and her positive outlook on life is truly inspiring.

She's dedicated her time to writing songs that promote the humanitarian causes that she believes in, and has also created music that brings people comfort in their time of need.

"I don't have all the time to be able to go and drop everything that I have to go and help in different places, but one thing we all have is a voice," Harris explained. "I feel like if we use the voice in the right platform, you can reach the right people. It only takes one person to hear you and get the message and spread that message to make a difference."

Ash's songs are uplifting and full of passion, and she performed three of them live from the MusicTown Detroit studios during her interview on Behind the Mic.

You can often find her playing all around metro Detroit at open mic nights, festivals and headlining at a variety of venues, and a full listing of upcoming shows are on her Facebook page.

Enjoy Acoustic Ash's entire episode of Behind the Mic with Pam Rossi below.