Naomi Ashley talks with Rick Kogan about her life, career and various artistic endeavors. She has been a part of the Chicago music scene for more than 17 years and as a singer-songwriter, she draws from American folk, roots and country traditions. Her 2007 album, “Another Year Or So,” was funded by a grant from the Chicago Artist Assistance Program. Her most recent album, “Trying to Fly,” was partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council.
Naomi frequently collaborates with spoken word and visual artists. In 2010, she conceived and produced “OUTBURSTS,” a show that brought songwriters, composers, playwrights, poets, and monologists together to write and perform works inspired by the paintings of Hungarian-born, Chicago-based artist Zsofia Otvos.
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