Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters (from the album Ashleigh Flynn & The Riveters available on Home Perm Records)
Many have held a rivet gun though the most iconic image of a worker with the tool was Rosie. Debuting in 1942, Rosie the Riveter became the image of women taking charge and handling tasks that needed doing. Ashleigh Flynn gathers together a like-minded group of females, women punching the clock in a working band, picking up guitars instead of rivet guns, foregoing power tools for power chords. Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters have a cause as the pack their self-titled debut with rock’n’roll jangle, championing the cause for taking chances in “Too Close to the Sun”, hopping on a Country and Western rhythm to keep stretching out their wings towards freedom with “Fly Away”, and hammering nails into the heart promises of “This Love”.
A musical daughter of the Northwest, Ashleigh Flynn recorded Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters in her native Portland, Oregon with local band big name Chris Funk producing with Chris’ compatriot in The Decemberists and Black Prairie, Jenny Connlee, joining the recording on keyboards. Country twang lightly touches “The Sound of Bells” as Ashleigh Flynn whispers a passing dream. Guitar riffs carve their name into the tough-edged legend of “You Will Remember” and a lazy wandering melody finds itself in the moonlight tale of “High on a Mountain” as Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters chew down on a rock’n’roots rhythm of tight chord chops in “Cold Black Line” and saddle up a confession for “Big Hat, No Cattle”.
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