We’re accustomed to seeing street performers in our day to day travels, but it’s very rare for someone to stop people in their tracks with their talent. Least of all on a busy train platform…
Commuters waiting for the Blue Line in Chicago subway were left in awe on their evening travels when street performer, Ashley Stevenson, got out her guitar and began to play and sing. Belting out Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘Landslide’, she moved the platform to silence as they listened intently to her powerful performance.
Ashley, who goes by the stage name of Slim Freedom, is a professional singer, songwriter and street performer based in Chicago. She has been singing in the CTA tunnels to support herself over the past 5 years.
With Ashley’s talent, she should be doing more than singing in the subway; with a voice like hers, she should be in the recording studio sharing her talent with the world. Under the name Slim Freedom she performs in venues locally but maybe one day she will go global.
On my way home from work tonight I saw one of the best performances I have ever seen anywhere.
An amazed bystander in the subway recorded Ashley’s performance and posted it to YouTube so that more people could hear her amazing voice. Needless to say, people are in awe of her voice, with Ashley’s performance having been watched now by over 12 million people.
At the end of her incredible performance, the train arrived and passengers applauded her before hopping onto their trains. I’m sure that they went home that evening and told everyone about the incredible performer they had been lucky enough to witness on their usual commute.
There is so much talent around us, we just need to stop and listen to really appreciate it. Did you enjoy Ashley’s fantastic performance? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and share her talent with your friends. 🐝