Music Giveaway! Sweet Treat Yourself to Some Ashley Brooke Toussant

Don’t let the sweet demeanor of Ashley Brooke Toussant fool you. Yes, we have a sweet spot for Peter Pan collars, tunes of whimsy, and the mint green nail color she’s sporting on her album cover, but our adoration for this indie folk artist goes far beyond her ability to appear adorable — her tracks pack a precious punch that’s uniquely her own.

With her album’s angelic vocals and enchanting melodies, it’s clear this Midwest maven has been busy perfecting her talent. She recently released her first full-length album Sweetheart, a collaboration with some of her fellow Ohio natives, and with her new music video for its title track on the web, we’re sure her tunes will continue to delight and inspire.

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If you happen to be in the Chicago Metropolitan Area on November 16, stop by Ashley’s show with The Sweetback Sisters in Evanston, Illinois at SPACE.

The first 5 folks to comment below with a favorite Midwest-inspired song lyric will win one of Ashley’s CDs! What’s yours?

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  1. Shawna Organisciak 10/21/2011 at 1:29 pm #

    me please!

  2. Shawna Organisciak 10/21/2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Sorry… I love Dectur by Sufan Stevens 🙂

  3. Stuffyface 10/21/2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I often to go to Sufjan Stevens for my Midwest fix…and name-dropping a highway is always fun.

    “In the mortal life
    Far in the morning light
    We’re back from Bloomington
    We let the runners win…

    Pick it up with the band
    On the Ronald Reagan tollway”

    (The Henney Buggy Band)

  4. lisa 10/21/2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Gotta go with Ben Folds “Kalamazoo”
    “Your place on the map has faded away
    Must’ve been lost in more than one way
    Kalamazoo, don’t you know that I’ve been there too
    And it’d put your mind more at ease
    If you’d say these words and release
    All the way back home”

  5. Charlie Wagers (@charliewagers) 10/21/2011 at 1:39 pm #

    “And I’ve gotten know her to live with to love her
    It’s hard to see her leave
    She belongs to her mother and the state of Ohio
    I wish she belonged to me

    See you sometime, see you sometime”
    -Jurado ‘Ohio’

  6. Amber 10/21/2011 at 1:43 pm #

    That was Wisconsin that was yesterday
    Now I have nothing that I can keep
    Cause every place I go I take another place with me
    Love is loves mystique

    Wisconsin -Bon Iver

  7. meowsk 10/21/2011 at 2:00 pm #

    ‘Cause Tennessee sucks, in the summer
    What do you got that can put us under?
    -Ryan Adams

    • meowsk 10/21/2011 at 2:09 pm #

      Realized Tennesee isn’t considered midwest – so a lyric from Sufjan Stevens’ Come On! Feel the Illinoise!

      Oh, great white city
      I’ve got the adequate committee
      Where have your walls gone?
      I think about it now

  8. dawngrimes 10/21/2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I don’t care to say what
    I failed to recognize
    Every single day from the poker to the prize
    -Sufjan Stevens

    • dawngrimes 10/21/2011 at 2:12 pm #

      Hopefully since these lyrics are from a song called Springfield, they’ll work!

  9. jamie 10/21/2011 at 2:39 pm #

    her voice is so angelic.. i love her! thanks for introducing her to us 🙂
    xx jamie

  10. heldinea 10/21/2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Counting all the bites from the mosquitoes There goes my Minnesota girl


  11. theoneanne 10/22/2011 at 5:42 am #

    Trendy travelers tend to talk
    Of London, Paris, Rome, New York,
    Like only they were stylish and unique.
    But out in the Midwest
    Is the city I love the best,
    A town so smart
    Its spelling starts
    With C-H-I-C–chic!

    -“Chicago, Illinois,” from Victor/Victoria

    • theoneanne 10/22/2011 at 5:44 am #

      Wait, thought of a better one!

      I could shove an ice pick in my eye,
      I could eat some fish from last July,
      But it wouldn’t be as awful
      As a summer in Ohio,
      Without cable, hot water, Vietnamese food
      Or you.

      -“Summer In Ohio” from The Last Five Years

  12. Laura (ModCloth) 10/24/2011 at 2:55 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, everyone!

  13. Ashley 11/04/2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Okay I know it’s too late to enter, but I couldn’t help but noone put in the ultimate Midwest Dylan lyric,

    Oh my name it is nothing,
    my age it means less,
    the country I come from
    is called the Midwest

    With God On Our Side-Bob Dylan

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