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Augustus and Taylor Ashley

Presented by Lulu's Downstairs at Lulu's Downstairs, Manitou Springs CO

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Nov 13 2021
Augustus and Taylor Ashley presented by Lulu's Downstairs at Lulu's Downstairs, Manitou Springs CO

Lulu’s Downstairs presents Augustus and Taylor Ashley!

Reuniting with producer Nate Cook of the Yawpers and recruiting Pink Fuzz members John Demitro and Forrest Raup, Augustus donned their masks and entered the studio in February 2021. The forthcoming record adds yet another aspect to the band’s diverse and prolific catalog. At its core, Augustus is a singer/songwriter band, whether presented in the medium of mahogany strings or driving spirals of fuzz and reverb. Since 2014 founding members Colin Kelly and Jim Herlihy have been burning the candle at both ends; touring coast to coast.

Taylor Ashley:
The past year (going on two years now, actually?) has been a transformative time for us all. Some good, some not. But this time has given many an opportunity to learn more about themselves and the world. For some, music is a great way to express or deal with what they’re feeling in the moment. It’s a type of therapy.

Taylor Ashley is a singer/songwriter who spent several years in the Colorado Springs indie rock outfit Bridges Will Break. He recently released a solo album Our, I mean, My, a concept album about his going through a divorce during the pandemic. It’s emotionally charged, passionate and vulnerable.

Taylor left Bridges Will Break in March of 2020, right before the COVID-19 pandemic, because he wasn’t able to commit as much as he wanted to. “Where I was at that time in my life, I didn’t have the time to commit to giving Bridges my all, which caused some internal conflict. They went on a little tour without me after our last EP came out, because I just started a new job and couldn’t get the time off, for example,” says Taylor. “So, we mutually decided it would be best for the band if I exited. That being said, I’ve always wanted to release a solo record. It’s been a New Year’s resolution for, like, seven years now.”

COVID-19 Policy:
Effective Wed, August 11, both VENUES at Lulu’s Downstairs will require guests to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken within the past 48 hours before entering the venue. Upon arrival, all guests must present a STATE ID along with a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, or proof of their negative COVID-19 test result. Vaccination cards may be presented at the box office with a paper or digital copy/picture. Effective Friday, October 1st, all venues at Lulu’s Downstairs will require ALL guests to present a completed vaccination card. We will continue to monitor regulations and local cases to inform our policy. Thank you for your understanding and support.



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