Ariel Abshire: “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

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Ariel Abshire: “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020

Going all the way back to her childhood, Nederland native Ariel Abshire has had an almost-offensive comfort in and command over classic country. Ariel’s since settled right here in Austin, where she’d already cut her teeth onstage at iconic venues like Broken Spoke and Cactus Café and where she continues to slay it as a singer-songwriter. With a voice reminiscent of Brenda Lee, a flawless sense of pitch, and a lighthearted style of lyrical sarcasm, Abshire’s vocals are instantly evocative of midcentury pop, but lately she’s been crankin’ out tracks that sound more like Katy Perry than Skeeter Davis.

Get ready for some aggressive modern pop, both onstage around town and on Abshire’s upcoming fourth full-length, but don’t be too quick to discredit her country roots, considering she just released an impressive cover of  a Kitty Wells 1952 hit – “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

Jack Anderson