Welcome

Welcome! I am a songwriter, guitarist and singer living in Lyons, Colorado and I appreciate you  taking the time to listen and look around. My intention is to keep this site simple and personal, let the music speak for itself, make it easy to buy CD's and download songs, and find out where I am playing and what I'm up to.

The music can be described as  Neo-Western Americana flavored with Slide guitar, Hard Folk, and Delta Blues.

In 2011, I have released two records- Magic Season and Universe Accptable, both of which are available for download on my music page. I have also signed on with Magnatune Records, an amazing and vital independent label out of San Rafael that is releasing all my records to date and managing my iTunes acount. My music can also be heard in shops, restaurants and bars thanks to Magnatune's new service called moodmixes.com ...check them out! I also signed on with NOMA Music in Los Angeles for placements in television and film, and have  received licensing from ABC, HBO and Canadian television.  I continue to play live full time, mostly in the acoustic duo and trio.

About me: I have been writing and playing music since I was 16 years old and  live to play live, record music, obsess over guitar tone , and write music. It gets better the older I get. The ego fades; experiences are distilled over time; humility tempers the soul, and love and loss charge the heart with energies of every conceivable character.  I have been an apprentice to many a musical muse, and have played in every type of band you can imagine, on the road and in the studio. I love to read; Cormac McCarthy is as big an influence on my songwriting as Mark Knopfler. I have been extremely fortunate to play with some truly amazing musicians, many of whom are like family.

Enjoy the music, come see a show, and please tell your friendsand family if you like what you hear.


"Summit Road [recording studio] has a real racehorse in Ganley, whose only musical shortcoming may be unlimited focus. Ash can do anything, from Delta blues Robert Johnson style, to blistering blues-rock ala Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to heartbreak country that could land him comfortably on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. I may be the last to know, but Colorado has a star in its firmament in Ash Ganley. I recently received a package from Colorado and within it I discovered one of the best-sounding songwriters I have heard to come out of the state in a long time . . . Ash has a clearly authentic quality to his commercial sound. These Ash Ganley tunes are really good listening and it occurs to one right away that a principle reason is the background vocals of Andria Ganley, which are spot on perfect! She sounds, to me at least, like one of my favorite singers, Margo Timmons. The quality she brings to the sound of this band really elevates it to a higher level. Ash has that assured virility in his sound that you hear in guys who have achieved a certain level of professionalism. There is a quality in his sound that says he has arrived at his musical destination, which is powerful stuff."

          - Review from RARWRITER.COM, a Los Angeles-bassed music website and blog


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  • Tater totter

    Tater totter Odyssey Beerwer - Arvada

    Literally listening to Ash jam out at our favorite spot. Thanks for making my night!
    Literally listening to Ash jam out at our favorite spot. Thanks for making my night!
  • Ingrid

    Ingrid Lyons CO

    What a treat coming across you and your great music last evening at Smokin' Dave's! Keep up the good work!:)
    What a treat coming across you and your great music last evening at Smokin' Dave's! Keep up the good work!smile
  • Joe Sample

    Joe Sample Portland, OR

    Ash, We all had a great time listening to you and your music. The CD I got was well worth it! Keep it up and never stop doing what makes you happy! Great performance and may you continue to please people on your way! Thanks!:) Joe Sample Portland, OR
    Ash,

    We all had a great time listening to you and your music. The CD I got was well worth it! Keep it up and never stop doing what makes you happy! Great performance and may you continue to please people on your way! Thanks!smile

    Joe Sample
    Portland, OR
  • Thomas

    Thomas Baltimore, MD

    Hey, man! I have a membership to Magnatune, and out of the huge amount of music that I've gotten there, your stuff is a small handful of the best that I hold above the rest. Your tunes are amazing, and I like the production. Best of all, your freakin' tone is pretty unbelievable! Especially your sound from the tune The Sound off of Magic Season. What is your signal path on that? I'm a pro touring guitarist, and I am constantly messing with tone, and the sound on that tune is golden. Love it! Keep it up, bro!
    Hey, man! I have a membership to Magnatune, and out of the huge amount of music that I've gotten there, your stuff is a small handful of the best that I hold above the rest. Your tunes are amazing, and I like the production. Best of all, your freakin' tone is pretty unbelievable! Especially your sound from the tune The Sound off of Magic Season. What is your signal path on that? I'm a pro touring guitarist, and I am constantly messing with tone, and the sound on that tune is golden. Love it! Keep it up, bro!
  • eben

    eben lyons

    yipers! I heard some of these tracks in the studio as they were getting laid down. They sounded great then, but they sound amazing now. Absolutely top shelf Americana right here.
    yipers! I heard some of these tracks in the studio as they were getting laid down. They sounded great then, but they sound amazing now. Absolutely top shelf Americana right here.
  • Rod Fraser

    Rod Fraser Ft. Myers Beach, Florida

    Really look forward to hearing you and Andrea again. I will be in Estes Park, Colorado around the 12th of August. Hope I get a chance to see the two of you.....Rod
    Really look forward to hearing you and Andrea again. I will be in Estes Park, Colorado around the 12th of August. Hope I get a chance to see the two of you.....Rod
  • Debby

    Debby Westminster, CO

    Going to Estes Park Sunday night... Spur of the moment thing to get away and celebrate a 5 year anniversary. What a double treat to see you are playing at Mary's Lake Lodge!!!!!!:)
    Going to Estes Park Sunday night... Spur of the moment thing to get away and celebrate a 5 year anniversary. What a double treat to see you are playing at Mary's Lake Lodge!!!!!!smile
  • Heather Ebel

    Heather Ebel Niwot, Co.

    Wow! I walked in while you were playing solo at Haystack Mt. Golf Course, and you are awesome! Also loved the sound with Andrea and Mark Diamond playing - the three of you are great together...
    Wow! I walked in while you were playing solo at Haystack Mt.
    Golf Course, and you are awesome! Also loved the sound with Andrea and Mark Diamond playing - the three of you are great together...
  • jd

    jd boulder

    Hi Ash and thank you for your openness. I do have a suggestion. Make the music, and the volume of the music, on your site controllable by the viewer. Had I been at work when I went to your site just now, I would have had to have shut it quickly off.
    Hi Ash and thank you for your openness. I do have a suggestion. Make the music, and the volume of the music, on your site controllable by the viewer. Had I been at work when I went to your site just now, I would have had to have shut it quickly off.
  • Kay Multerer-Molitor

    Kay Multerer-Molitor Port Washington, WI

    I've been listening to the songs a lot..I love them all,...beautiful lyrics & sound! I begged my hubby to fly out for tonights album release as I love Colorado & would love to see the performance but alas my man is working all weekend:( Hope to get out to Colorado soon for a vacation & possibly catch a show, Enjoy yourselves tonight & congrats! Kay & Dave Molitor
    I've been listening to the songs a lot..I love them all,...beautiful lyrics & sound! I begged my hubby to fly out for tonights album release as I love Colorado & would love to see the performance but alas my man is working all weekendfrown
    Hope to get out to Colorado soon for a vacation & possibly catch a show, Enjoy yourselves tonight & congrats! Kay & Dave Molitor