Hometown girl Ashley Ray returns to Lawrence for a pre-Thanksgiving show tonight at The Granada, 1020 Mass. Ray left town after graduating high school for Nashville with hopes of making it big and while she hasn’t acheived a Taylor Swift-level of stardom (yet), she’s doing just fine by our measure.
Unlike so many young country stars, Ray’s songs are less pop disguised as country and more straight-up country. She’s equally capable of writing sparse, lonesome ballads and upbeat honky tonk that a crowd can get behind. See for yourself tonight at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 prior to the show.