CBSS is set to launch "Abbey Ridge Live Season 2" The date is set for Valentine's Day Friday, February 14th. Episode 1 features homegrown "Ashely Smith & The Random Occurrence

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Tampa based Ashley Smith & The Random Occurrence (ASTRO) burst onto the scene in 2017.  Powerful yet sultry vocals combined with flowing red hair and hypnotic movements create a strong frontwoman in Ashley Smith. Their shows take you on an emotional journey of love, loss, and finding yourself with beautifully intricate, poetic lyrics. Fellow songwriter, vocalist, and acoustic guitarist John Soler joins in to create a perfect harmonic blend of passion. Complimenting these two are the supremely talented violinist Nick Ewing and bassist David Diaz. ASTRO conjures a likeness to a red-headed daughter of Etta James and Mumford & Sons.  This 4 piece brings a powerhouse of life and begs the question, “Can you feel it now”? With an album in the works, this group is set to take on the scene.

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An in-studio online concert series featuring original music filmed live at Crystal Blue Sound Studios is the newest initiative launched by the west-central Florida-based facility.  Entitled “Abbey Ridge Live,” the content will be packaged as a Web series and posted on the CBSS official YouTube channel, with audio excerpts to be posted on SoundCloud.  Studio owner Dominick Pages indicated that a special edition might pop up from time-to-time.

In making the announcement, Pages indicated that the show was created and is intended to invigorate the original music community, encourage collaboration, and promote the artists who appear on the show.  The ultimate goal is to encourage and educate artists and viewers on the features and benefits of creativity.

“A large part of the mission of this project is to work together collectively and raise the standard in central Florida,” he explained.  “Everyone needs to pull together, encourage, and help each other.  (Associates with Abbey Ridge Live) want to invigorate and unite the music community because we love music and recognize the countless benefits of being creative.”  The ARL slogan is "Be creative."

ARL will consist of an acoustic act and featured act.  The show will be hosted by Samantha Leigh the powerhouse national recording artist that possesses a flair that attracts fans and musicians around the globe.   

“House concerts are now a regular part of the live music scene,” Pages said.  “the muse for the show, is 'Daryl’s House' (the Palladia series) special guests take turns performing their renditions of each other's music.