Devon Ashley is as soulful as they come. Surrounded by renowned musicians in his family and church in the Haughville neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN, he started playing drums at the age of five and was featured on his first album at age seven. His musical DNA incorporates underground rock, soul, rap, blues, and anything else that hit the streets of big city Midwest America in the last 40+ years. It’s showcased in groups he’s recorded/ toured toured with: indie darlings like Over the Rhine and Lily & Madeline, singer- songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan, alt giants The Lemonheads, and more. Devon’s style and technique exudes feel and groove, and that exceptional feel and rhythm pocket provide a backbone and launch pad for the SIMRIT sound.