Ashley Raines is an award winning American songwriter, lyricist, composer & multi-instrumentalist. Raines grew up in the Midwest & by the age of fourteen began to hitchhike away from his home in Kansas. Raines hopped boxcars and taught himself any instrument he could get his hands on, recording his songs on four-track reel-to-reel machines which he sold while performing on the street. Since the late 1990's Raines has toured & performed 150+ concerts annually. Raines performs on his signature Weissenborn, a custom hollow neck lap steel guitar. Raines has released ten studio and one live recording(s) since 2000.