Songwriter in the Round
A gifted artist in every sense of the word – writer, singer, musician and performer – Michael Tolcher deftly blends unfailing melodic and organic pop sensibilities with an understanding of soul and urban grooves drawn from his Southern upbringing.
Michelle Malone: award winning Singer, songwriter, guitarist, road warrior. Maybe you’re feeling tired or a little broken, like you can’t take another step. Hearing this soul sister from the South is just what you need. Rolling Stone has called her “raucous and jubilant”. Her live show will have you laughing, crying and dancing in your seat. Malone is “equal parts badass guitar slinger and sweet songstress with masterful lyrical introspection” (Guitar World), and “a master at mixing blues and Americana music” (Guitar Player Magazine). She’s also got something you’re probably dying for someone to tell you: You Are Stronger Than You Think.
Born and raised in a small town of West GA, music found Gareth at an early age. “My family was very musical. My Father a songwriter/guitarist, my Mother a drummer. They were part of the local band, Touchstone, and they would play parties in barns and fields, build stages out of old trailers and plywood, and rock the local gatherings of hippies and music lovers. I have fond memories of watching my Mom breaking drum sticks, and my Dad singing the songs that I still sing today. Their love for music paved the way for me. They were… they are my main inspiration”, says Asher.
As a touring artist, Asher has shared the stage with musicians such as Ed Roland of Collective Soul, Shawn Mullins, Glen Philips, Darrell Scott, Emerson Hart of Tonic, and Sister Hazel just to name a few.
“When I’m onstage it’s a real quiet place for me where I can zone out the whole world and just play and sing the song in my heart. Once that first chord is struck I’m in a magical place where everything is perfect” says Asher.
Holly Firfer of Atlanta media fame said “Gareth Asher has the most soulful voice I have ever heard. I imagine that this is what it was like for those who heard Ray Charles or John Lennon for the first time.”
It has been said that some things were just meant be. And once you witness Gareth Asher’s level of conviction in his music and his performances, it’s not hard to affirm that this is exactly where this man was destined to spend his days (and nights).