Welcome to the website of Midlands based acoustic, folk and roots duo, Ashland. We are Kathryn Marsh (vocals) and David Sutherland (guitarist/bv). Here, you’ll find a little bit about us, information about forthcoming gigs, reviews of our EP, videos and reviews from past gigs and updates about our debut album, which we’re in the process of recording.
You’ll also find a link to some of our music via BandCamp – head to the Music page of this site for two free downloads.
We’d love to hear from you via our Contact page especially if you’ve enjoyed one of our gigs or if you’d like us to come and play at your event, folk/acoustic/roots club or festival.
Thanks for visiting,
Kathryn and David
“well-crafted songs…. delightfully sung by Kathryn… with accomplished guitar accompaniment and occasional harmony vocals from Dave” – Three Chords and the Truth UK
“this is quality folk – delightful material to which I could easily have listened all night” – Ken Stott, Folk Monthly Magazine
“[They] have a sound that sits in the area where folk hits the more sophisticated side of acoustic pop and you don’t have to listen too hard to pick up the occasional jazz inflection to add to the depth of the songs.” – Neil King, Fatea Magazine
“I think their music is absolutely gorgeous.” – Gary Hazlehurst, Stafford FM
“The songs are deceptively simple, Marsh’s voice has a relaxed, almost easy going timbre to it, but like a summer breeze, it gently caresses its way into your consciousness to ensure that it delivers the essence of the song.” – Neil King, Fatea Magazine
“I’m so glad you sent me the tracks…which I absolutely love.” – Ian Tiso, Folk on the Mill, Windmill Radio
“A delightful duo…..A really great sound.” – Robb Powell, Band of Badgers Presents, Radio Kaos Caribou