Ashley Lennon Thomas | Sparkle Plenty

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Sparkle Plenty

by Ashley Lennon Thomas

An inspired blend of country, rock, pop and folk driven by a heaping helping of unabashed soul.
Genre: Country: Alt-Country
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1. Wait in the Water
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2. Honey Wild
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3. Hard Headed Woman
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4. Like I Can
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5. Sneaky Pie
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6. Only Time
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7. Black Coffee
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8. Hit the Road
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9. Highway Song
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10. For Sure
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11. Buick City Complex
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12. Blue
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13. Bones
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14. Hidden Track
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Ashley Lennon Thomas bursts onto the music scene like a cosmic star being
born.
Formed from a long line of musicians, Ashley did not just appear out of
thin air but rather was raised on the backstages of bands from The Grateful Dead to Bruce Hornsby,. Inspired by her musician father, Ashley has the musical gene in her DNA. While most four year olds were learning to color, Ashley was writing her first songs.
Her music is as diverse as her influences ranging from Madonna to the Beatles to Outkast to Queen. Her sound is a cross between Lucinda Williams' down to
earth roots with Van Morrison's ethereal ramble. Like a star during the day,
Ashley has always been there and is just now starting to shine with her debut album, "Sparkle Plenty".

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Andy Olsen

Sparkle Plenty makes a great first impression
This album has an eclectic sound spanning over many genres from alternative country to Motown to folk to jazz, but everything is unified by ALT’s vocals and lyrics. The music is multilayered, crisp, cohesive and just downright good. It’s speaks volumes to her that so many established musicians would support her on her first album.

The album kicks off with a wonderful folk/country song “Wait in the Water” that tells the story about a young woman with an indomitable soul. This song sets up the rest of the album. It’s a great first song on a first album. “Honey Wild” is more lyrically abstract but showcases ALT’s voice. “Hard-Headed Woman” echoes tones of a John Lennon song which is compliment enough. “Like I Can” brings in the horns and sounds like good ol’ Motown. It’s loads of fun and one of the songs you never get tired of hearing. “Sneaky Pie” makes you wonder: What exactly is sneaky pie and where can I get some? Up to this point, ALT is letting you get to know her and what she’s about.

“Only Time” slows the things down with a spooky love song. “Black Coffee” showcases the range of ALT with this jazzy, bluesy, Norah Jones-esque song using lyrical cleverness to tell of losing love. “Hit the Road” – She’s moving on. “Highway song” A honky-tonk piece about finding better things. “For Sure” – NAUGHTY!

“Buick City Complex” – A cover from an Old 97’s song, but sped up and a duet. It’s a special treat for those who buy the CD album and is worth the price of admission. “Blue” is a cute and sad beachfire song with the steel guitar and poetic lyrics. “Bones” is a cool R&B song. ALT’s graceful voice and lyrics suck you in and never lets go.

What album is complete without a secret bonus track(CD only)? It’s wild and crazy and shows that ALT is full of surprises.

It’s hard to find a song on this album that isn’t catchy. This independent album like an independent film lacks all the flash of a big-budget commercial film but it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not.
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