It’s every artist’s dream to be discovered and move onto bigger and better things. It’s the hope that your talent is so electric, your presence so irresistible that the world needs to hear your voice. These lightning in a bottle performances happen only happen every so often but when they do they stick with us. This video is definitely one of those performances.
Fortunately, street performer Ashley Stevenson was more than up to challenge. Rather than play it straight, she completely reinvents with furious Spanish guitar strumming and a mournful take on the vocals that is all her own. It’s hard to overstate how awesome this is. After all, competing with a vocalist as legendary as Stevie Nicks and coming out with something fresh is no small feat.
Good guy that he is, Rodda made sure to zoom in on Stevenson’s performer permit at the end of the video in the hopes of exposing her talent to a wider audience. After seeing this, we’re doing our part as well. Talent like this deserves to be recognized. Tell all your friends: Ashley Stevenson is a force of nature.