I'm Mike and Roger Murrah's sister. I've read about you and got to see you with Sara Groves last year in Nashville. Great stuff! I'm on the fringes of the music business but have had some success. My website has some…"
I was born Charles William Ashworth among the peach trees and rice fields of Yuba City, California to a trumpet player and his fair-skinned bride with a gift for rhyme. My great-grandpa Baggett was a fiddler/logger from Beauregard Parish in the state of Louisiana. I suppose he's some sort of a plausible genetic source for the music in my father, me, and my boy Sam. It's the best story we've got. But the real flavor in the music must come from the Redbone line (of which I am a direct descendant) - the old neutral-zone mysterious Ashworths. Every natural musician has a back story, a tale of how the music came to flow like water, of discovering how with only the smallest effort, he or she could call sound into being. That's my story and more. Father Bill, musician and later educator, had a record collection of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, J.J. Johnson, Ahmad Jamal and Thelonius Monk (and of course Sinatra and Bennett). I listened and added to it: the electric Miles, Coltrane, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Carla Bley, Chick Corea, Andrew Hill, Mahavishu, Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and Art Lande. Mix in the classic songwriters like Simon, Taylor, and Browne, soul brothers Al Green and Smokey Robinson, the Beats: Kerouac and Gary Snyder, a spiritual journey from Jesus to Zen Buddhism and back to Jesus and you get a simple account, a hand-written recipe of my early, foundational influences. It answers a little bit of how the music came to be and maybe a little of why and how it keeps on coming. There's a lot of story built on that foundation and much more to come, and so I look ahead to the calling: new music for a new day.
I'm Mike and Roger Murrah's sister. I've read about you and got to see you with Sara Groves last year in Nashville. Great stuff! I'm on the fringes of the music business but have had some success. My website has some Christian songs with my group "Sister Grace" that I've written or co-written. Would love some cuts on those songs by name artists to get them out there. www.tinaswindell.com Take a listen if you have the time.