Bio

Bio

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 will be heading to Nashville in February 2020 to record a new album. It will be her first project with full arrangements and will be produced by JT Nero of the Birds of Chicago.

Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — HUSH.beta 12100 Coffee and Communitas, Anchorage, Alaska 12100 Coffee and Communitas, Anchorage, Alaska
Bluebird Cafe - Open Mic Nashville, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee
Matanuska Brewing Midtown Matanuska Brewing Midtown , Anchorage, Alaska Matanuska Brewing Midtown , Anchorage, Alaska
Girdwood Alliance Banquet Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
Van's Dive Bar Van's Dive Bar, Anchorage, Alaska Van's Dive Bar, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — Folk Week at Hearth Hearth Artisan Pizza, Anchorage, Alaska Hearth Artisan Pizza, Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage Folk Festival Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Anchorage, Alaska Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — Parlor in the Round Wendy Williamson Auditorium (UAA), Anchorage, Alaska Wendy Williamson Auditorium (UAA), Anchorage, Alaska
House Concert Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage, Alaska
Ava Earl Listening Room Concert with Katie Scoggin The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — Music at the Fireside Lounge Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska Alyeska Resort, Girdwood, Alaska
 —  — Radical Arts for Women Coffee Series The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska
Sunday Brunch & Music The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska The Writer's Block, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — Creekbend Sessions Creekbend Cafe, Hope, Alaska Creekbend Cafe, Hope, Alaska
 —  — Matanuska Brewing Eagle River Matanuska Brewing Eagle River, Eagle River, Alaska Matanuska Brewing Eagle River, Eagle River, Alaska
 —  — First Friday with AKIMI Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska Anchorage Museum, Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — Matanuska Brewing Midtown Matanuska Brewing Midtown , Anchorage, Alaska Matanuska Brewing Midtown , Anchorage, Alaska
 —  — First Friday @ Skinny Raven Skinny Raven Sports, Anchorage, Alaska Skinny Raven Sports, Anchorage, Alaska
Private Event Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage, Alaska
Private Event Girdwood, Alaska Girdwood, Alaska

Video

Press

- PRINT -

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 

- RADIO -   

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 

- TELEVISION - 
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

Music

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 ava@avaearl.com. You can also stream them from Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify (among other sites).

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