Trained on the violin and classical guitar from a young age, music has always had a particular influence on Ashik’s life. Even while studying philosophy at the University of Oxford, Ashik founded the acoustic trio Mythica whose blend of folk, blues and poetry made a mark in the English music scene and was featured by the BBC.
Much like a gypsy, Ashik soon found himself exploring the world after graduating from Oxford. His travels through the Americas, Europe, the Himalayas, India and Japan have had a profound and lasting affect on his music as he incorporates numerous sounds, themes and traditional folk songs into his own compositions.
Just as the cultures and sounds of the countries he’s wandered through have influence him, nature has long been the foundation for Ashik’s music and meditation. He has finally “settled” in the wild foothills of Colorado but continues his gypsy lifestyle – traveling frequently, always in search of new inspiration.