Ashlee and her Blades of Blue made their showcase debut last year at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass conference with one of their biggest fans, and 2010 Mandolin Performer of the Year, Adam Steffey at their side. “I feel like the sky is the limit for Ashlee,” stated Steffey. “She has a powerful voice that can wrap around any song, whether old or new, and deliver it with authority and confidence.” Banjo master Sammy Shelor states “Ashlee Blankenship is my favorite of the up and coming singers in the bluegrass industry. She’s soulful and energetic with a great range and can sing anything from traditional to contemporary bluegrass with great feeling!” And the praise continues with Mountain Fever Records owner, Mark Hodges. “Ashlee is one of the most promising young singers I’ve heard in years”, states Hodges. “She has superstar talent, yet we are amazed every day how much better she keeps getting.”
Mountain Fever Records released the self titled recording Ashlee Blankenship and Blades of Blue in April of this year. DJs may download the entire album via Airplay Direct and Radio Submit. The record is climbing the charts even as you read this.