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Ashia

Coming from a family with a musical and theatrical background, her father a blues singer and mother a former actor, Ashia knew she was meant to lead a life in an artistic field. She was born in Poland, but her family came to the United States via former West Germany in 1984 due to political and social upheaval. Upon settling in the U.S. a few years later, she began her cello studies at the age of 9. While still in high-school, she started to combine singing and playing the cello and continued this distinct concept well into college at Central Washington University with a Farrell Merit Scholarship recital titled Non-Traditional Cello. While in college Ashia enjoyed the opportunity to perform classical cello in the United States and abroad in Japan and Canada.

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Ben Ohmart, Soopha, Music Dish, Muses Muse
To bare only your voice and your cello, writing your own music in the artistic element to boot, well, you've got guts. She's also got the pipes, and a steady hand on the strings with a tonal quality that is often something special. Akin to coffeehouse music, this is mood music, which Could appeal more to the theatrical crowd than the teens, but there's a captivating magic to it if you allow yourself the time to sit and stare and ponder. You can lose yourself in the emotion of the complexity of the disc's simpleness. Well worth a listen, for the open-minded.

John Book, The Run Off Groove
Ashia is a singer, songwriter, and cellist

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Albums

Pay to be Loved
Pay to be Loved
Self Produced
2007
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