Canada’s own Sean Ashby has played with the best-of-the-best in the music industry, has spent years traveling the continent playing his music in many impressive venues, while managing to help sell millions of albums at the same time. Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10, Ashby will be sharing his musical talents with Prince Rupert residents when he will be performing at Cowpuccino’s Coffee House.
“I am working at building an audience for my music, playing shows and improving as a songwriter and performer.” Explained Ashby, who will be starting both his free shows at 7 p.m. at the coffee shop.
Ashby started off his successful music career being the front man of the Vancouver-based band Jack Tripper. The band released two studio albums, one self-titled record in 1999 and in 2002, “Nine Easy Pieces”. Jack Tripper was acknowledged for their musical efforts, being awarded a couple Georgia Straight awards.
Many people most likely know of Ashby because of his 12-year period of playing with Canadian superstar Sarah McLaughlin. From 1996 to 2008, Ashby played guitar in McLaughlin’s band, when the group sold millions of records and played countless live shows. During Ashby’s playing period with McLaughlin, he played on the Grammy Awards twice, as well as performing on Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Lettermen and the Conan O’Brien Show.
In 2008, after years of writing music, Ashby decided to focus on his solo work, releasing his debut solo studio album, “Brass and Gold”, which received high praise from many important Canadian publications. In 2010, Ashby released his succeeding solo album, “24 Hours of Daylight”, and has been touring since.