Philly Vocalist Balances Vintage, Contemporary Influences

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By Ron Wynn NASHVILLE, TN — Philadelphia vocalist and songwriter Ashley Scott has been involved with music nearly his entire life. Not only did he begin singing as a three-year-old, but he grew up immersed in the classic sounds of soul and funk. in addition, his aunt Helen Scott is a member of the Three Degrees, and Scott remembers watching her perform at shows both across America and overseas. He also cites the legendary songwriter Kenneth Gamble as a mentor and friend. But while Scott’s very aware of the long and impressive history of soul and R&B, he’s careful in his own music to add so...