Ashleigh Mannix reaches out to Crosby Stills and Nash, one month before they head off to Byron Bay Blues Fest.
The message came in the form of a music video highlighting some of the incredible acts to have played at Woodstock and finishing with some of the anticipated lineup from Blues Fest 2012.
Having received the news she was booked for two shows on Saturday April 7th and Monday the 9th at one of Australia’s favorite music festivals, Miss Mannix was no holds bar when it came to any opportunity to meet and possibly play with the legendary musicians.
Since announcing her on the lineup, Blues Fest has called Miss Mannix one of their, ‘discovery acts’, explaining “It will only take a few minutes for you to realise we have come across something truly special.”
Ashleigh has already shared the stage with a few other 2012 attendees of the beloved Blues Fest. Earlier this year she opened for Ian Moss on three shows in NSW and at Sydney Blues and Roots 2011, Ashleigh was invited up on stage for an impromptu jam with festival companions Benjalu and with Kim Churchill.
To keep her busy during the lead up to Byron, Ashleigh and Lyall Maloney have come together to play at a variety of boutique venues up and down Australia's East Coast.
Tour info: ashleighmannix.com/gigs/
Miss Mannix could use musicians and music lovers’ support to make sure this message gets to the iconic group.
This would be a true honor for the young songstress:
“If I actually got to play with them, it would remain one of the top moments of my life.” Ashleigh Mannix.
"Crosby Stills Nash and Ash" featuring:
Crosby Stills Nash
Hat Fitz and Cara
Footage from Woodstock '69, was borrowed from the following YouTube clips:
youtube.com/watch?v=eYKY2lpxMg8 - Woodstock 1969
youtube.com/watch?v=wyGGG1I-rf8 - Jimi Hendrix plays Star Spangled Banner
youtube.com/watch?v=dBJnoMP1Uyc - Janis Joplin plays Try
youtube.com/watch?v=c2yQLXTuctA - Jefferson Airplane plays White Rabbit
All other footage found on youtube and vimeo. No copyright infringement intended.
"Love the One You're With" Written by Stephen Stills. Released in 1970 (Atlantic) on the album 'Stephen Stills'.