"Pop tunesmith- extroadinaire" - Phoenix New Times
Stephen Ashbrook relocated to Portland from Tempe, AZ where he won the Phoenix Tribune's Best Acoustic Performer 1998 & 2000 and recorded his 2002 release, American B-Sides with friends from Gin Blossoms, The Pistoleros and Dead Hot Workshop. News of this new Southwestern Songwriter spread when in the summer of 2000 Ashbrook delivered a command performance for President Bill Clinton, at the request of the White House.
Ashbrook's voice - a rolling bass profundo punctuated by a chilling falsetto- delivers tales of quiet strength and authenticity. A deeply centered stage persona coupled with remarkable song writing make this Southwest roots purveyor a talent to watch.
Navigator was originally recorded as a side project, an acoustic departure from his then band Satellite. It went on to out sell both of the previous Satellite records combined. The praise response has been swift as press and music industry watch a national cult following for Ashbrook come alive. The Phoenix, Arizona New Times dubbed him "Pop tunesmith-extroadinaire."
Heavy national touring has captured the hearts of many new fans. As the street buzz bubbles, record sales rise.
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