Ashley Juavinett is a singer-songwriter originally from the Philadelphia area, now living and playing in San Diego, CA. Her music has a dynamic range of styles, from edgy and upbeat to smooth and jazzy. Listeners have compared her to KT Tunstall, Missy Higgins, Jack Johnson, and Ani DiFranco. She's a looper and a beatboxer, when the moment strikes. Ashley has a setup that works for smaller spaces, and is happy to play house parties, restaurants, coffee shops, and chill bars.
Working closely with the late Chris Phillips, she released her first 5-song demo, Twenty Miles to Freedom EP in January 2010. In December 2010, she was named a winner of World Cafe Live’s weekly open mic and was featured in its August Sunday matinee showcase.
Since moving to San Diego in the fall of 2011, Ashley's music has been featured on Sophie 103.7’s Unsigned Sundays program. In January 2012, Ashley released her first full-length album, Skies Apart. Marked by pure song writing, catchy melodies, and even a bit of beatboxing, the album has been getting some local attention, including an interview with Laguna Beach’s KX93.5.
Recently, Ashley has been playing with a group of talented individuals collectively known as The Dark Matter Turtles (http://darkmatterturtles.wordpress.com/)
Over the past decade or so, Ashley has performed at a variety of coffee shops, bars, and restaurants in New Jersey, Philadelphia, Easton, and New York City, and San Diego. Venues include: World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA), Coffee Works (Voorhees, NJ), Lickety Split (Philadelphia, PA), Café Vivaldi (New York, NY), Porter’s Pub (Easton, PA), and State Café & Grill (Easton, PA), Lestat’s Coffee House (San Diego,CA), Bourbon Street (SD,CA), Mosaic Wine Bar (SD,CA), South Park Abbey (SD,CA), The Loft @ UCSD (La Jolla, CA), The Wine Lover (SD, CA), and the House of Blues (SD,CA).
Acoustic, Folk/Americana, Pop