Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Listen to Ashley Brooke Toussant
ABT lived in Chicago from 2007 to 2009. While in the city she recorded with two time Grammy award winning producer, Jim Tullio. They recorded five original songs making up my debut EP All Songs in English which was released in August 2008. The EP brought airplay on several stations around the Midwest.
In the Spring of 2009 ABT moved back to my native Northeastern Ohio. She began to play with a band made up of friends, friends of friends and some through playing shows. They built solid friendships and enjoy playing music together.
In September 2011, ABT released my first full length album, Sweetheart. The album was made in Kent, Ohio with the help of a producer, Charlie Loudin and wonderful area musicians; Eric Baltrinic on drums, Chris Wise on bass, Joe Linstrum on electric guitar, Al Moss on pedal steel, Walter Prettyman on violin, Spencer Martin on piano and myself on acoustic guitar and vocals. The album was funded by a successful album campaign on Indiegogo in the early months of 2011.
Up next: start recording a new album only on vinyl and mp3 distribution. Hoping to make this happen Spring 2013 following a tour in the Summer..stay tuned.
Ashley was featured on “Around Noon” in September of 2011 (Cleveland NPR affiliate).