PHOTOS: Greg Ashley at The Union< < Back to
Perhaps Greg Ashley’s most recent album, Pictures of Saint Paul Street, isn’t exactly a glowing review of an existence within the reality we share — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t honest. And, after watching him perform live, solo, on the stage of the Union, it’s clear that if there is anything that Ashley is particularly skilled at, it’s honesty.
Ashley is versatile, to say the least. In 2013, he covered Leonard Cohen’s 1977 album Death of a Ladies Man in it’s entirety, and his membership in The Strate Coats, Gris Gris, and The Mirrors has shown that he is capable of going headway into dark pop music, psychedelic tunes, and just about anything else he decides to take on.
November 10 was a particularly chilly Friday night, the audience gathered for the show decked out in various states of winter layering. Openers Water Witches and The D-Rays both performed expertly, creating an active, consuming atmosphere for a show that would turn down in volume but up in intensity when Ashley took the stage. Check out these pictures of the performance, taken by WOUB’s Marie Swartz.