Ashby Frank – Mandolin
Ashby Frank grew up in central North Carolina in the small town of Tyro. By the age of 16 he had already won multiple mandolin contests in the region, including the prestigious championships at Merlefest and Galax. Now making his home in Nashville, Ashby has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe with artists such as Marty Raybon, Special Consensus, Ronnie Bowman, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, The Crowe Brothers, The Lonesome River Band, The Earls of Leicester, and a band he cofounded, Mashville Brigade. When he’s off the road, Ashby is a sought after session musician, performance coach, and instructor. He teaches private lessons in Nashville and online, and has been a featured instructor at major camps and workshops in the US, Canada, and Europe. Several of his students have gone on to win State and National Championships. As a songwriter, Ashby has penned several #1 charting singles, and his song “The Story of the Day That I Died” (recorded by Junior Sisk and Rambler’s Choice) was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the International Bluegrass Music Awards.