The young artist from Girdwood shines on the new release, her second full album, with well written and confidently delivered songs that were recorded in Portland, OR. ”

Loren Dixon, KNBA

The artist & the album

Ava Earl is a singer-songwriter from Girdwood, Alaska. Her music has a folk-rock feel and appeals to listeners of all ages.

Ava released her second studio album on May 26, 2017. Recorded at The Hallowed Halls in Portland, Oregon, this self-titled project features Ava on guitar and vocals, with additional guitar and bass accompaniment by longtime Alaska musician Andy Mullen. National touring artist and award winning songwriter Anna Tivel also joins Ava on two tracks. The album was recorded mostly live using a mix of analog and digital techniques. The result is an honest sound: it's Ava as you would hear her live. 

Playing shows year-round in Alaska, performances have included sets at Salmonfest, the Alaska State Fair, the Girdwood Forest Fair, and the Anchorage Folk Festival. Ava has also appeared on KTVA's Mic Check in the Morning (television), and KNBA's Alaskan Music Showcase (radio).

Sample tracks

Full album available to press for review and to radio for airplay. Please send an email to to request a copy.


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Press links

Jun 2017: Live In-Studio

The Northern Light
Nov 2017: 'Alaska' singer Maggie Rogers to perform first Anchorage show

Alaska Dispatch News
Aug 2017: Meet Ava Earl, the youngest solo performer to hit Salmonfest’s main stage

Glacier City Gazette
Apr 2017: Ava Earl's Second Album Journey Part 2
Mar 2017: Ava Earl's Second Album Journey Part 1
Jul 2016: An Exciting Summer for Ava Earl

Turnagain Times
Jul 2016: Catch a Rising Star

DOD Storytelling Workshop
Jul 2016: 1st Place Photo Story on Ava Earl

Alaska Dispatch News
Jan 2016: 2015 Alaska Music Scene

The Anchorage Press
Oct 2015: Big Things in a Small Package

Feb 2017: Mic Check in the Morning
Aug 2015: Mic Check in the Morning


03.24.18 -- performed at home, March 2018

If I Cannot Fly -- performed at home, May 2017

I'm Not Alone -- performed with Andy Mullen, August 2017


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