Elvie Shane with special guest Ashland Craft will be at Ludlow Garage on Friday, February 9th!
As a native of small-town Kentucky whose influences range from Dwight Yoakam and Steve Earle to classic rock, Gospel, R&B and hip hop, Wheelhouse Records’ Elvie Shane has emerged as a country star with his heart on his sleeve – and as a champion of those with their name on a patch. Breaking out with the Platinum-certified Number One single, “My Boy,” the singer/songwriter first took a stand for family values far beyond bloodlines, setting himself apart with a deeply felt 2020 tribute to step-parents and their unconditional love.
Hailed by critics from Billboard and Rolling Stone to the Nashville Scene and beyond, the track helped launch Shane’s 2021 album BACKSLIDER onto multiple Best Of lists, winning over fans with its gritty yet gracious fusion of heartland rock, modern country and stand-for-something purpose. With over 265 million career streams and counting, that fusion often presents itself onstage as a mix of rebellious energy, memorable imagery and working-class pride, and it has made Shane a favorite all across the globe.
Ashland Craft introduced her brand of country music with her debut album, TRAVELIN’ KIND, available everywhere now. Among CMT’s Next Women of Country and Pandora’s Country Artists to Watch, American Songwriter claims, “There’s a new country badass in town, and her name is Ashland Craft,” also praising, “this girl has star quality flying out of her boots.”
Discovering her honky-tonk spirit while cutting her teeth at bars in her South Carolina hometown, Craft buzzes under the influence of musical heroes Def Leppard, Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt, The Chicks, and Sheryl Crow.