We all are born with gifts but on the flip side I think we don’t talk as much about the barriers and crutches we are born with.
Whether that’s genetic predispositions to behavior or being born in a rough situation.
"True North" is about overcoming the odds to
rise above your lot in life.
Each person's “True North” differs from one another.
It’s important to meet people on their level.
Listen and support each other.
“You won’t believe the amount of sound energy that comes out of one person”
Ash St. John writes from a place that isn’t always easy to access. This means that songs are often elusive but all the more rewarding when it finally works out. The songs retain a Midwest humility that mirrors the viewpoint of living through seasonal change.
Ash St. John himself is a story of persistence through life’s trials. Ash is a testament that staying the course while retaining your humility can pay off in the world. After years in the game Ash has solidified a reputation built on being the consummate Twin Cities musician and is now enjoying a period of prolific creativity.
Musically Ash St. John floats between the genres of indie folk and hip-hop inspired violin pieces. All the while searching beneath the surface both instrumentally and lyrically. Upon repeated listens, tracks often reveal something once hidden before.
St. John is a looping multi-instrumental live artist who seamlessly weaves sounds together. He taps into a feeling of deep musicality while keeping a common sensibility anyone can enjoy.
Since 2009 Ash St. John has been an in demand Twin Cities private music instructor specializing in violin, piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, and music theory. Please email Ashstjohnmusic@gmail.com for information on availability, rates, and referrals. Worldwide online lessons via Zoom Meetings or other platforms available as well. A free 30 minute lesson is offered. Give it a shot!
“The song quietly celebrates that moment when you realize that you love someone else. I think that can happen at any point – sometimes before you really even meet someone and sometimes it sneaks up on you after years.” - Ann Treacy
“Ash St. John, a talented acoustic/pop singer/songwriter based in St. Paul, Minnesota, has won the SongwriterUniverse ‘Best Song Of The Month’ Contest for November, for his song “Witness To Greatness.’ This song will be included on his upcoming 4-song EP Million Miles Away, which St. John will release independently in January (2012)...”