Leah Ashton is a Los Angeles-based artist with Midwestern roots. Influenced by the likes of Carole King, Sharon Jones, Sara Bareilles, Lake Street Dive, Etta James, Bonnie Raitt, and Norah Jones, her music infuses vintage singer-songwriter vibes with lots of soul and the occasional sprinkle of funk, blues, and jazz.
Leah grew up in Akron, Ohio and later attended college in central Indiana. While there, she released a self-titled EP as an Orangehaus Records artist in 2007, followed by a second, independently released EP titled Things Better Left Unsaid in 2010.
Leah moved to Los Angeles in late 2010 and has spent more than a decade performing on stages such as the Hollywood Bowl, the Dolby Theater, the Ford Amphitheater, and the Troubadour, at events such as the Cannes Film Festival and the American Icon Awards, and providing vocals for artists like Andy Grammer, Matoma, Scout Willis, Jackie Cruz and more.
Recently, Leah made a return to the studio to record original material. Her first full-length album, Late Bloomer, is due out in September, and the first single from the album, "Around Here", will be available June 10th.