Rupert Wates ft. Ash & Eric

October 27, 2023 @ 8:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Rupert Wates was born in London. He signed an exclusive publishing deal with Eaton Music in the late 1990's and has been a full-time songwriter ever since. He moved to the USA in fall 2006. Since 2007 he has won over 50 songwriting awards. Full bio

He has released eleven full-length CDs. Each has received outstandingly good reviews, and has been played regularly by radio stations in the USA, Canada, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Israel and Australia. In 2015-2016 alone, over twenty of his songs were recorded by other performers, and 2 tribute albums to his material have been recorded by independent artists in Nashville and Los Angeles (see COVERS page of this website).

Rupert Wates averages 120 live shows per year, for audiences totaling around 3,500 annually, in every state in America, in Canada and in Europe. Everyone who hears him responds to his brand of acoustic, melodic art/folk: haunting songs that ring true.

"[His] narrative storytelling is superb -- even by the highest folk music standards." - Jim Abbott, Orlando Sentinel

"What a performance... It was a sheer delight to hear him..." - The Forwardian Arts Society

Links: Website | Facebook | YouTube

Ash & Eric played together for the first time in 2012. The intense connection was immediate. They both describe a feeling that they knew each other before they knew each other. They began playing together frequently and fell in love quickly. Their first project as a duo, The Promise is Hope, was born March 1, 2014 in Worcester, MA -- their beloved home city. At the end of the house concert, with many friends gathered, Eric proposed and Ash said “yes.”

The journey that has unfolded since that first concert has been defined by these two dreamers’ daily choice to continually pursue their vision. The vision, which began as two people sharing their hearts through the artistry of songwriting and performance, has grown and expanded to envelop a beautiful and growing community of faithful followers.

Under the moniker The Promise is Hope, Ash & Eric released two full-length albums, “Where We’ve Been & Where We’re Going” (2015) and “Every Seed Must Die” (2018) before changing their band name to Ash & Eric in 2021.

Links: Webstie | YouTube | Facebook | Spotify | Instagram

This concert and other Buttonwood Tree programs brought to you by our generous donors, volunteers, and the following organizations:

Music Academy – The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center