Thank you

Very early Friday morning (Eastern time) marked the conclusion of my EP tour campaign. $390 was raised thanks to fifteen very generous and kind people.
With their help, gas, merchandise and some food expenses will be covered. I am so grateful and will be going into this tour with some worry of finances lifted off my shoulders.

Thank you forever and ever:
Kelsie McNair, Randy Law, Maria Iafelice, Courtney McCrone, Mark Krugman, Samuel Lerner, Kevin Wirth, Joe Jaklitch, Cheryl Cappello, David Kolar, Ben Luong, Eluid Rosales, Chantilly Wryck, Doug Wood and Gwen Schanker.

Perk gifts were sent out early Saturday morning!


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EP release show and Internet release

A special thank you to all the fine folks who came out to Saturday’s release show. It was great to see you all and a fun time to get to play the tunes for such a kind and receptive audience. It meant the world to me.

EP release show

Today, May 20th, the EP is released into cyberspace:

EP cover






All my best,
Ashley Brooke Toussant

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Want to help with my EP/first family vacation tour?

Last Thursday I launched a new crowd funding campaign to help cover the traveling costs of my tour next month with my husband and son.

On June 13th we’ll be heading out east for tour supporting my new EP and our first family vacation. I’ll be playing several shows and we’ll be exploring Virginia and my son will be seeing the ocean (Virginia Beach to be exact) for the first time!

I added some fun incentives to help out, including tickets to a show, postcards and more..check it out.


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First listen

With nearly two weeks before the release show, I wanted to offer a preview of the EP.

EP cover

I started writing “Days and Days” shortly after I got married two years ago. I finished it this Winter. Still being a fan of the cutesy, darling love songs from midcentury, my goal was to write a simple love song. “Easier said than done.” Additions were made, thoughts were changed over and over. But I finally felt it was completed.

It emulates the last couple of years from roses to comfort, from extravagances to grateful company.
I couldn’t have created this overall feel on my own. I am so thankful for my friends and bandmates adding their incredible talents. Really I’m so lucky to know each of them. My songs breathe such a healthy and refined life with their help. Thank you, Al, Chris, Spencer, Shelby and Nate.

You’ll hear the title of the EP in there, “With Regards To You.” After considering a few other subpar titles, I found the most implication behind this phrase. These songs are letters to important people in my life and letters to myself to receive it all.

I think you can pre-order the EP on bandcamp (?) I tried setting it up. It says the pre-ordering is in progress but I don’t currently see an option. But you can download it. I would be so grateful if you shared this with every single human you’ve ever met in your life (just kidding, just who you think might enjoy it..or everyone, your call).

I would appreciate your feedback too! Comments and such on here or social media. Please talk to me.

The official release is May 20th here on the internet (itunes, amazon, spotify..). And if you’re in Northeastern Ohio, May 17th at the Beachland. You can physically pick up a copy.

Sincerely yours,
Ashley Brooke Toussant

*side note: you’ll notice on the writing credits, Ashley Brooke Toussant-Bigler is credited. (Who is that?!) That’s me too. I like having multiple identities.
Bigler is my married name. I didn’t think of the confusion this would bring on (mostly for myself) when I legally changed it. That’s that.

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My EP release poster by Danielle Thompson

One of my favorite parts of releasing a new record is taking the opportunity to ask my wonderfully talented friends to help enhance the aesthetics of things.

I am so honored to have my EP release poster done by one of my favorite artists and good online friends I found years ago reading my friend, Mandi’s blog, Danielle Thompson.

I was pleased as punch at how this came out! Danielle really nailed the overall feel of “With Regards to You.” We corresponded through a lot of emails about the EP. She mentioned being fond of the pedal steel playing (by the insanely talented, Al Moss..also spoiler alert there is pedal steel) being from the south. She lives in Georgia. I love the classic country-ness of this. It feels so cheerfully glamorous.

Her style is what my dreams are made of, old fashioned,charming, so bright and so fun!

EP release by Danielle Thompson

Check out her beautiful,\blog and Kitchy Digitals, an online crafting marketplace, full of sweet printable designs.

Please come to my EP release show May 17th at the Beachland. It’s going to be a super good night!!!

*I’m off to hang some of these beauties around town.
These will be available for purchase at the EP show.

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