Ava Earl is a prolific young singer-songwriter from the small mountain town of Girdwood, Alaska. Known for her intricate fingerpicking and graceful melodies, Ava’s music reflects the landscape she’s grown up in—open, raw, beautiful.    

At just 17 years old, she has written and co-produced three full-length albums. “Am I Me Yet?” is her latest work, released in July 2018. The collection of 15 songs features Ava on guitar and vocals, Andy Mullen on guitar and bass, and Anna Tivel on violin. The album was recorded at The Hallowed Halls studio in Portland, Oregon, and was engineered by Hawkins Wright who also co-produced the album.    

An engaging performer, Ava thrives in a live concert setting, drawing audiences in with her music and stories. She’s as comfortable performing in large auditoriums as she is on festival stages and in listening room showcases. Highlight performances over the years include opening for Maggie Rogers (Nov 2017); playing with Parlor in the Round (Mar 2018); performing at Salmonfest (Aug 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019); opening for Rhett Miller (Sep 2018); and opening for Tim Easton (Mar 2019).    

Ava traveled to Nashville in February to record a new album. It is her first project with full arrangements and is being produced by JT Nero of the Birds of Chicago. The album will be released in late summer.





Anchorage Daily News 
May 2020: AK Quarantunes: Ava Earl performs 'All the Promises'

Anchorage Press
Feb 2020: Ava Earl: A Story of Alaskana | Meet Ava Earl | A Look Back: Ava Earl's Am I Me Yet?

Alaska Magazine 
Nov 2018: I Want to Live in an Alaskan Music Festiva

Glacier City Gazette 
Aug 2018: The Old Soul of a Teenage Songstress

 Anchorage Daily News 
Aug 2018: Salmonfest is this weekend: Here are the headliners, the up-and-comers... 

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

Anchorage Daily 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 

Glacier City Gazette 
Mar 2017: Ava Earl's Second Album Journey Part 1 

Glacier City Gazette 
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 

Anchorage Daily News 
Jan 2016: 2015 Alaska Music Scene 

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

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KSKA 91.1 FM (Anchorage)  
Aug 2018: Alaska Independent Musicians Head to Nashville  

KNBA 90.3 FM (Anchorage)  
Jul 2018: As Heard on Morning Line: Ava Earl  

KNBA 90.3 FM (Anchorage)  
Jun 2017: Live In-Studio 

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

One might (and probably would) say that Ava’s musical and song-writing prowess is impressive for someone of her age. While they would technically be correct, they would be missing the point. Ava Earl’s song-writing abilities are just down right impressive. ” - John Christensen

Anchorage Press


Below are select songs from 2018's "Am I Me Yet?" and 2017's self-titled album, "ava earl." CDs are available at live shows or by email at You can also stream them from Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify (among other sites).

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