Flynn's growth as an artist hasn't gone unnoticed: Last year she was invited to play the giant Tennessee festival Bonnaroo, her recent shows have attracted label scouts and the band she plays with, the Killdeer -- Funk, Decemberists' keyboardist Jenny Conlee, and former Sheryl Crow drummer Gregg Williams among them -- has infused her sometimes-spare work with a layered sophistication." -- The Oregonian, Arts & Entertainment Feb 20, 2008
"Ashleigh Flynn's recording career is on the rise - literally. After cutting her 2005 live album in Mississippi Studios' first-floor venue, she made her brand-new release, American Dream, upstairs in the recording studio (co-producing with proprietor Jim Brunberg). And it's a triumphant showcase for both artist and studio, with pealing acoustic instruments, crisp rhythm tracks, and clear vocals leaping from the speakers. But the true triumph is Flynn's mastery of her own voice, in every sense of the word, resulting in perhaps the most satisfying rootsy-gal album to come out of Portland since 2002. - Willamette Week Feb. 20, 2007
On American Dream, listeners join Flynn in exploring profound questions about the historical and political consequences of manifest destiny. The album is alive with stories about down-and-outers, young and old, all still hopeful, as is Flynn, that they can achieve the American Dream. Beguiling and wise, Flynn's musical poetry muses on the expansive American Dream. .