Fine Picking and Sweet Harmonies

The music of Ashlee Watkins & Andrew Small will transport you to a bygone era where live country music performances came to life through the radio every Saturday night - a time when style mattered, musicians played the melody, and singers sang from the heart. Featuring their exquisite blend of vocal harmony, the duo's versatile sound includes a range of acoustic instrumentation from fiddle and banjo tunes to mandolin and guitar brother duets. Ashlee and Andrew can also be found performing traditional bluegrass with The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee and old time dance music with the New Floyd County Ramblers.

 

Their album "Dear Companion" can be purchased HERE

Music for TV, Films, and Podcasts

Ashlee and Andrew provided the soundtrack and original theme music for the documentary Rock Castle Home, a film by Dr. Charles Thompson, Professor of the Practice of Cultural Anthropology and Documentary Studies at Duke University. This award-winning documentary film tells the story of an isolated mountain community and its descendants, the history of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and it explores the importance of holding onto stories and a sense of place. The film has been aired on PBS networks around the United States and is now available to stream on their website.

Watch ROCK CASTLE HOME

 

Ashlee and Andrew provided the soundtrack and original theme music for Season 1 of the podcast The Green Tunnel, in collaboration with a team from the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. This podcast series is part of the center's Appalachian Trail Histories project and it tells the stories of the people who have made the trail what it is today and explores how those stories fit into the larger history of the place.

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