Huffington Post – Mason Ashley – No Option B for This Teen Songwriter!
Teenager Mason Ashley puts pen to paper to masterfully craft lyrics that tell a timeless story, designs a melody that captures raw emotion, and then sings with an enchanting voice that lulls the listener to another time and place. She is at the start of a blossoming career with a maturity of sound and emotion well beyond her years.
Music has been in her blood since birth. Mason could hear a song on the radio, march her seven year old self into the house, sit down at the upright piano inherited from her great, great grandparents, and begin to play the song she had just heard. She had an ear for music and could play nearly anything she picked up. After piano, came the guitar. Her grandfather was throwing away an old Conn, she saw it in the trash, and was mortified at the injustice of throwing away a piece of art. After rescuing it, she began to play, but something else happened. That old throw-away guitar thrust her into a whole new world of songwriting at the tender age of nine.
Music is in your blood. At what point in your life did you decide to make it your career?
I started recording demos when I was 13 and that’s when I think it got serious for me. I had always been passionate about music but it got real for me when I started recording in an actual studio. I knew it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.