Vienna, Virginia – It is 2020 and these three sultry songstresses intend to ignite the decade with their music. Ashleigh Chevalier, Mary-eL, and Rachel Ann Morgan will perform with their bands at the first “Women Who Rock” concert at Jammin’ Java on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.
Ashleigh Chevalier is known for her gritty, sweet voice, bold and honest songwriting, and fiery stage performance, apropos considering her latest release of “Burnin’ Down” as a debut live video performance on TheCrossover.TV.
Burnin’ Down – Ashleigh Chevalier Band feat. Jon Tyler Wiley
Her latest album Hard Workin’ Woman is expected to drop this April. It trails a series of singles and her DC Wammie nominated album From the Soles, produced by Jon Carroll.
“It’s been a long time coming. I’ve had to overcome a lot of obstacles to get this album out, but it’s done and I’m so grateful.” She explains her self-produced album features Virginia and Washington, D.C. based legends Linwood Taylor, Ron Holloway, Sol Roots, Toby Fairchild, and a special feature of a sister in rock, Lisa Lim.
“I couldn’t be more honored than to share a stage with Mary-eL and Rachel Ann. We all work hard, and they are inspiring women,” Chevalier comments.
Photo: Ragin Randy Graphics
Alt Text: Mary-eL Band Live
Mary-eL tours the globe as a vocalist with Melvin Seals & The JGB. She regularly performed with John Kadlecik. Those two, Melvin and John, have recently joined forces and will be touring together. You may have also seen Mary perform with Gordorn Sterling & The People. But, Mary-eL leads her own band, slinging and slaying her electric guitar. Her recent band performance opening for John Kadlecik to a sold-out show at the legendary Gypsy Sally’s in DC had the crowd bouncing! These musical relationships are what history is made of.
Alt Text: Rachel Ann Morgan Band
Rachel Ann Morgan is known to many for being a lead vocalist with Jenny Langer, or “Black Betty”, in the Ron Holloway Band. Rachel Ann has shared the stage with the likes of Warren Haynes, Marcus King and Susan Tedeschi. Then her single “Cheap Romantics” hit. Now, her band performs regionally with their site on touring.
The inner fabric of how these women know each other is what makes this concert special.
“The jam scene is a huge family of music lovers,” Erik shares. “We love live music and we love going to shows.” Erik discovered Ashleigh, Rachel Ann, and Mary-eL through this interconnected jam community. “It isn’t the pop ‘Billboard’ crowd, it’s real music,” he explains.
It is a root of the American music movement that echoes from the rock era of the nineteen sixties.
When they aren’t performing their own music, you can catch these ladies paying tribute to Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu and Chris Stapleton. Sound diverse? It is.
“We champion our heroes and heroines as the influences they have been in our lives and our music. We want to show the world we do more than roar,” Ashleigh exclaims.
Women Who Rock
Ashleigh Chevalier + Mary-eL + Rachel Ann Morgan
227 Maple Ave E
Vienna, VA 22180
January 28, 2020
TIX: $10/$12 DOS
Tickets Available Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-who-rock-ashleigh-chevalier-rachel-ann-morgan-mary-el-tickets-86933088207?aff=efbevent
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