Musician, United States
Ash Devine is a professional musician, caring clown, award winning singer-songwriter, accomplished Guitar and Ukulele player and teaching theater artist based in Asheville, NC. Ash Devinehas performed concerts and special programs for over fifteen years nation-wide and internationally, and has studied extensively with the Famous MD Clown Patch Adams.
In Asheville, NC and through out the region, Ash Devine facilitates interactive music sing and play along program with elders in nursing and assisted living centers. Ash uses familiar songs, dance, costumes and percussion instruments to create a connective and enlivening experience with elders and children.
In Spring 2015 Ash Devine expanded her program titled “Creative Companions” to include youth from local public schools whom she trained in clowning. Creative Companions seeks to facilitate ongoing intergenerational creative activities within the nursing home and beyond to greater benefit the lives of elders, children and the greater community.
Touring nationally as a performing musician and Caring Clown in Music Venues and Homes for Elderly, Ash plays a variety of styles from Original Folk-Americana Fusion to Old Country/ Traditional Appalachian and favorite jazz songs of the Era. Devine has recorded and produced two albums of original music and is currently recording a third.
In 2015, Ash Devine was musical director and actor as Mother Maybelle Carter in “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”, a professional theatrical production based on traditional Appalachian Folk Music and music of the legendary country music band, The Carter Family and Leslie Riddle.
Ash’s unique background in music performance, theater and humanitarian clowning in medical facilities makes her a well rounded entertainer who connects charismatically with her audience.
“ Ash Devine’s voice whispers like a backwoods wind”- E. Simpson- (Artist)
“Ash Devine did a great job of recreating that driving Carter Family sound”- David Holt
Grammy Award Winning Folk-lorist and Musician