The name "43 Miles North" refers to the distance from Green Valley, AZ where we reside, to the Mexican Border. The
band was formed in 2014 playing cowboy western music and singing three and four part harmony songs. The backgrounds
of our members is diverse. All members have played music for years resulting in a precise sound and wonderful harmony
vocals. Our music reflects our love of the West.
Ashley Marie comes from a long line of ranching families. Her great grandfather is an Arizona Hall of Fame pioneer rancher,
and her parents are ranchers in Arizona. She grew up riding, rodeoing and singing western music. She received much of her
music training from her family who play and sing. Ashley married a cowboy who gives her material and inspiration for much
of her music. She's a good hand on the ranch and helps her parents gather and brand. She writes and sings many of her own songs, as well as performing cowboy standards. Ashley's unique style has made her a favorite wherever she performs.
Aspen Black is a singer/songwriter, cowgirl poet, multi-instrumentalist, educator, author, artist and nationally-awarded
horsewoman. Her CD, Eastern Western Cowgirl won the 2015 Rural Roots Music Commission's Female Country-Western
CD of the Year, and her "mesmerizing" and "captivating" voice won her first place in the 2016 singing contest at the
National Traditional Country Music Association Festival in Le Mars, Iowa.
Brashear & McLaughlin
When National Flat-picking Guitar Champion Peter McLaughlin and multi-instrumentalist Chris Brashear joined forces in
1992, heads turned. Drawing from the unique stories and landscapes of the Southwest, as well as from their own life
experiences, these two kindred musicians carve a unique place for themselves in the grand tradition of duet singing and
the larger world of western acoustic music. They are former Writers-in-Residence at Northern Arizona University.
Cimarron Sidekicks sing contemporary western songs from the silver screen, TV and radio. With cowboy standards we all love,
they bring back memories of the old west. Their cowboy poetry and audience sing-alongs, coupled with some great vocal
harmonies and foot-stompin' instrumentals are plain good old-fashioned fun!. The group have written original music and
cowboy poetry, which they recite during performances.
Janice is an Arizona Native, a cowgirl at heart. She fell in love with the West at five years old and grew up immersed in its
songs. She began performing western music by singing at cowboy cookouts in 2015 Janice was nominated for the coveted
International Western Music Association's Crescendo Award. She believes music is a gift from God to be given to the listener.
Arizona singer/songwriter Jon Messenger offers a hearty stew concocted from the influence of an eclectic musical
background. Jon's original tunes have been well-received at festivals and gatherings throughout the West, reflecting
Jon's love of the myth, beauty, spirit and truth of the old American West's past. Jon's vocals and acoustic guitar styling
blend to bring his audiences a haunting and authentic portrait of cowboy life.
Lee Lee Robert
Lee Lee Robert is best known for her "Cowboy Jazz" style where she combines the subtle colors and textures of jazz and
blues with the story telling strengths of traditional Western music. Her CD, Wyoming, Jewel of the West was voted Album
of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists. The song Wyoming, Jewel of the West, which appears on the CD, was charted
as the number one most played song as reported by western DJs to The Western Way magazine in the summer of 2015.