Ashley Condon stopped by the Folk Alley studio at WKSU in Kent, Ohio, after opening for singer/songwriter David Francey at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights. The concert (on the “Tour de Francey”) was the first in the States for the PEI native. Condon and Francey sat down to discuss their collaboration, folk music and writing music.
Raised between two potato fields on Prince Edward Island, Ashley Condon is the grandchild of Bill Leblanc, a Canadian country pioneer who once spent the night in jail with Hank Snow. Growing up on everything from old-time country to folk, blues and soul, her music resonates. Ashley’s debut, full-length album, ‘Come In From The Cold,’ was released in 2010 and garnered nominations for a 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award, a 2011 East Coast Music Award and has earned the rising star two 2012 Music PEI Awards for New Artist Of The Year and the Lynn Grishko Memorial Bursary. Her highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘This Great Compromise,’ was produced by Condon’s songwriting hero; three-time JUNO award winning singer-songwriter David Francey.
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