Ashley Atkins is an alternative singer/songwriter from the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina. Ashley started her musical career performing in piano recitals at the age of 6. For her 8th birthday, she begged her parents to buy her an electric guitar, and she has not stopped playing guitar since. Ashley started performing gigs with Josh Sokal (bassist) and Kevin Payne (drummer) when she was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Cat's Cradle invited her to perform a show there, and she then started performing regularly on the East Coast. She has performed at venues such as Local 506, Eddie's Attic, CB's Gallery, the Berkeley Cafe, He's Not Here, the Carolina Coffee Shop, and the Wilmington M.A.S.S. Festival. Some of Ashley's songs have been CMJ Top Adds on college radio, and her music has also been played on commercial radio.