Author Archives: Barrett Ashley

About Barrett Ashley

Barrett Ashley (1909–1997) was born into a Sacred Harp singing family in DeKalb County, Alabama. A farmer and sawyer, Ashley served as secretary and chairman of the Lookout Mountain Convention for many years.

A Happy Life: Reflections on Sacred Harp Singing by Barrett Ashley

On Sunday, July 4, 1993, after the end of the second day of the Henagar-Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention in Henagar, Alabama, Chicago Sacred Harp singer Jerry Enright sat down with Barrett Ashley, a singer from Collinsville, Alabama, and one … Continue reading

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