Last week I went to Boston to visit some friends and do a live radio interview and performance with unregular radio’s Gag Order Radio. It was an amazing experience. It’s becoming more effortless to introduce myself as “Ashley Sofia,” because in a lot of ways she is who I’ve become. The interviewers were really hilarious, a bit risqué at times, but overall a ton of fun. We chatted for about an hour and then I played, Shut Up and Plug Me In, Pull Me Up, Soulmate, and Summer Dress. It was neat to hear that I converted some of the hip hop and rap fans at the station to fans of folk rock. At first they were hassling me a little bit about being from the sticks, but their tunes changed pretty quickly after they heard me play. Hailey, one of the interviewers told me she had goosebumps after she first heard me. It’s things like that that really make it all worth it as an artist. I’m really thankful to have gotten the chance to meet everyone at the station. They were all so amazing- I can’t wait to get back to Boston to see all of them!
If you’d like to check out an abbreviated (and heavily edited) interview and performances go here: http://gagorder.me/2012/02/23/interview-and-live-performance-with-ashley-sofia/
Things are going super well as far as writing is concerned. In fact, I can’t quite stop writing. It’s been a very productive six months and I’m happy to report it’s still flowing. I recently recorded a few new tracks with some friends of mine that I expect to kind of blow your minds. They’re unlike anything I’ve ever written but they’re still quintessential A.S. tracks. The lyrics are definitely up to my standards but the sound is way different- in a good way. It won’t be done for some time but I can’t help getting excited about it now!
I have a few really exciting things coming up that I can’t quite blog about yet, but I promise you once I’m at liberty to divulge- I will post about it here. Everyday I’m one step closer to where I need to be. It’s really amazing that in the past year alone I’ve done interviews, photo shoots, a music video, a radio show, been sponsored, and playing shows. It feels just as incredible as I imagined it would, and I’m ready for all the adventures to come.
Please be sure to check my show dates for upcoming gigs as I am about to post more this week.
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All of my love,