Big West Music recording artist Aubryn, is a singer/songwriter based in Nashville, TN. Her quirky songs maintain a sharp wit, paired with catchy and often haunting melodies that tell surprising stories of multidimensional women. Aubryn’s versatile voice has often been described as “Badass Alison Krauss meets Susan Tedeschi.” Her sound has been described as “Wild West” meets “Old School New Orleans.” Sharing the stage with acts such as Love and Theft, she draws influence from the likes of powerhouses Joan Osborne and Bonnie Raitt. Aubryn recorded her debut album with producer and percussionist Pino Squillace, one of the original members of the “Music Mafia,” alongside Gretchen Wilson and Big and Rich. The album, which was released on Friday, November 13, 2015, blends the genres of blues, folk, and Americana, with cabaret influenced melodies.
Having graduated from Stephens College with a BFA in Theater Arts and a minor in music, Aubryn moved to Nashville from San Diego, CA, to pursue a second Bachelors in Songwriting. Since then, she has established a strong local presence via her online show, and the two popular open mics she has hosted. Her first open mic endeavor, which started in 2012, was held on Monday nights at the National Underground; a venue on Broadway owned by Gavin DeGraw and his family. In the Spring of 2013, Aubryn hijacked the Monday night slot at the well-known Franklin Pike venue, Daisy Dukes, and moved her open mic there where it thrived for almost 2 years. The web show Aubryn’s Musiconversation, now in it’s fifth year, features a different musical guest every week. Loyal viewers have been known to tune in from as far west as San Diego, to as far east as the United Kingdom!
Aubryn has always known that music was her passion and she has never strayed from her goals of making music professionally. She creates stories that are timeless and classic, yet relatable to the modern woman. Touring often in the U.S., Aubryn frequents states such as North Carolina, California, Tennessee and Texas. Filling bars and venues across the states with her strong musical presence, Aubryn leaves a story behind everywhere she goes.
The unique talents of this songstress have not gone unnoticed nationally. Aubryn recently won 1st and 2nd place in the San Diego Songwriter's Guild Song Competition with two songs off her debut album, 1st place at the San Diego County Fair Singer/Songwriter competition, and was a 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival finalist in the New Folk Competition. One of the prizes for her first place win at the San Diego County fair was recording time with Big West Music at Big Rock Studios!
She has since signed a recording contract with Big West Music and together they have recorded her 2nd EP, "Up to No Good" in January of 2017, and are currently recording her 3rd release, "Deep Deep Blue".
Short Form Bio
Aubryn’s quirky songs and sharp wit paired with often haunting melodies tell surprising stories of multidimensional women. Her sound has been described as “badass Allison Krauss,” "Carrie Underwood meets Hocus Pocus," "Ragtime Goth Sorceress/Princess" and "Wild West meets Old School New Orleans".