Ash Reiter

There's a notable '60s influence in Ash Reiter's laid-back California style and sunny, well-crafted pop songs. And while that sort of thing has been trendy lately, Reiter and her band also embody music from the other side of the state that is not often talked about — music with a social conscience that delves into a refreshingly open exploration of anxiety and exhibits a willingness to cast despair aside in favor of working things out. Beyond all that, the most immediately striking aspect of Reiter's output is the sheer excellence of the musicianship and the way the band weaves its layers of sound in with her Rickie Lee Jones-esque clarity of tone.
Tue., Jan. 15, 2013
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.