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SoundCheck: How an Arkansas songwriter found her way to Europe

Courtesy of Ashtyn Barbaree

Ashtyn Barbaree will be on Studio Live Friday, February 10, 2023 at noon, followed by a show at Mother's Brewing Company that night from 6-8 pm.

Fayetteville-based Americana singer/songwriter Ashtyn Barbaree has earned many awards and accolades at this early point in her music career. In this episode of SoundCheck, she talks about a grant she won in 2018 that took her to Scandinavia for her first European tour.

Jessica Gray Balisle, a Springfield native, grew up listening to KSMU. When she's not wrangling operations and compliance issues, she co-hosts live music show Studio Live and produces arts and culture stories. Jessica plays bass in local band the Hook Knives. She and her husband Todd live with their two cats, Ellie and Jean-Ralphio, and way too many house plants.