dASHDOWN is Chicago indie rock journeyman Dave Ashdown.
dASHDOWN’s third 3-song EP ‘Can't Get Too High or Low’ was recorded during Hurricane Idalia in Cortez, FL. and chronicles a summer-long Gulf Coast tiki-hut incursion. Described by AMERICANA-UK as “A raspy-voiced rhapsody” the single "Can't Get Too High or Low" is about the daily struggle for positive mantras and balance. “Hurricane Honey” is a tongue-in-cheek cautionary country tale and “Miss Hucklebuck” a closing time, sawdust ballad.
A late bloomer as a solo artist, Ashdown’s craft benefits from having recorded with such renown producers as Mitch Easter (R.E.M), Brad Wood (Liz Phair), Tommy Stinson (Replacements), Doug McBride (Veruca Salt), Grammy-Winner Darrell Thorp (Beck). Releasing critically acclaimed music since the mid-90's, former Chicago bands include Braam, Billhouse, Rollover, The Nurv and Boom Hank as well as several releases by New York-based Americana act Waiting for Henry.
In 2019 dASHDOWN released EP ‘Three From Me’, returned to SXSW for the first time since 1996 and played 50 dates as solo acoustic opener for the aforementioned punk rock icon Stinson, recording a couple tunes with Tommy on bass for the LP ‘The Dirt Tastes Good Right Here’ (Blind Pigeon Records ‘21) benefitting the 7th Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples.
In 2023 Ashdown, guitarist Jeff Alterio, drummer Carlo Cooper and bassist Justin Loftus did a series of Chicago shows as The Rockturnals releasing a them song "Weer Rockturnal" as a single.