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Ashlyne Huff

How would you describe your music?

"pop with a rock edge. very lyric driven. all moods and emotions. lots of guitar and heavy drums. "

What is your role in your band? In the studio? In business or marketing decisions?

"I am the artist/lead singer in the band and on stage. I am the co-writer and singer in the studio but I would say I also make a lot of musical decisions beyond the lyrics. In marketing, I have to be able to sell it, so it essentially has to agree with who I am! I have a very in-depth role in all three. "

Describe your gear.

I am plain jane--boring! I have KSM 9 and 57! That's all I need! Oh ya, and I started running Pro-Tools when I was 12. I got my own Mbox and Expert Mouse when i was 14.

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Do you think being a woman and a musician is different from being a man and a musician? If so, how? Was there a moment that made a difference clear to you?

I haven't noticed it as much in my case as an artist just yet. I haven't felt treated differently. But then again, I am in pop. In country music, I have noticed a lot more of a MAN's World. There are a few women that rise to the top but for the most part, the men rule the radio waves and the charts. I've also noticed it in management. I'm sure I'll come across it more in the future, but as of now, I feel pretty equal.

Do you see differences between generations of women musicians?

"I think women were more masculine in a sense back then. The Runaways, Janis, Pat, etc. They had a strength about them...yet still feminine. Now if you are like that, you are considered ""punkish"" rather than just strong. Then you have the other side--straight up girly: dresses and accentuated chests and lots of makeup and high heels.


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Did anyone ever give you any valuable advice about making your way in the music industry? What advice would you give to a woman musician just starting out?

"My dad Dann gave me a lot. He didn't say much about man vs woman though, probably because he didn't want me to see it that way. He told me that I needed to have something to say, that I was always a work in progress no matter what part of the business I took part in, to make myself indispensable to everyone I worked with, to give those you work with gratitude that they can feel. Be yourself and go with your gut instincts. Women have killer intuition!


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Why did you choose to play the instrument you play?

I chose to sing because I write and I love to sing my own words.

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