Combining the rich sound of acoustic guitar with the edge of a rock band allows Ashworth to capture a broad audience. Singer/songwriter Adam Nevins describes the band's sound as 'an acoustic, percussive, aggressive, slightly alternative folk-rock sound that continues to mature with time.' Ashworth offers a fresh new sound, but stands on the giant influences of the Dave Matthews Band, Ani Difranco, Scott Dente, Steven Chapman, and Over the Rhine. Nevins has been a finalist in various song writing and artist competitions over the past few years and has recently settled in Indianapolis to establish this band. Drummer Bryan Meyers has played with All Great Minds and Mike Roe, to name a few, and his eclectic background inspires everything from creative samba rhythms to straight rock beats. Bassist Cory Carleton adds four fat strings of funk to thicken the band's flavour. The goal of the band is to 'create good art, to reflect [their] creative, aesthetic nature, and to accurately and artistically convey [their] worldview.' Believing that a worldview cannot be conveyed in one 4-minute song, ASHWORTH takes a more holistic approach to songwriting. The songs often address the despair and struggles we face in life, but there is hope, as is best communicated in 'Frosty Eve.' The chorus recognizes trials but reminds us of hope: 'Dark and overbearing clouds may come/ But don't forget behind them shines the sun.' Whether it be playing in a coffeehouse, a bar, or any social function, ASHWORTH seeks to 'be honest in [their] humanity,' according to Nevins. 'We want to show the hope and life that exists despite the struggles in this world.'
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