Ashley Raines grew up in the Midwest, hopping boxcars and teaching himself any instrument he could get his hands on. He recorded his songs on four-track reel-to-reel machines that he sold while performing on the street.
Since the late 1990s, Raines has toured and performed more than 150 concerts a year, performing on his signature Weissenborn, a custom hollow-neck lap-steel guitar. He has released 13 studio recordings since 2000.
Raines recently released his new EP, “Blush,” and will play a solo gig at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. Cover is $7.