Riley has been a staple in the music scene of her hometown Decatur, IL, where she got her start hosting open mics. Since then she has toured regionally and opened for artists like Kim Richey, Ellis Paul, Robbie Fulks and Jill Andrews. New Noise Magazine called her “one of the best obscure female artists I've heard in, well, ever,” and In- Forty.com declared her a “female songstress everyone would be wise to spend time with.” Her songs can be heard in Starbucks in-store radio and have been featured on MTV's Teen Mom and Are You the One. She released Set You Free last June to glowing reviews.
Now she's launching the Made of Dreams podcast. A blend of creative tips, inspirational interviews and daily life. Made of Dreams features honest and insightful conversations with people who inspire Ashley about how they are finding and following thier dreams. These discussions are connection in a crazy world and encouragement to take the time to follow yourself. Made of Dreams premiers in January of 2023. Follow along on Instagram @ashley_riley