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Hooded woman puts her own twist on Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” and subway goers can’t get enough

April 30th, 2021

Some of the best talent can be found in Subways, Metros and Undergrounds around the world, and these artists rely purely on the contribution of others to help them grow.

If you like someone’s performance, contributing even a dollar or two will be enough to make their day. But the best help they can receive is the help that gets their name out there.

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For small artists, going viral online can be all it takes to boost their career into stardom.

So next time you see an amazing performer while you’re waiting for your train home, why not consider filming them and sharing the footage online?

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One man named Bo Rodda did just this, when he came across an amazingly talented performer playing at Washington Street in Chicago.

Bo’s video soon went viral, and it now has over 29 thousand views from people all over the world.

“On my way home from work tonight I saw one of the best performances I have ever seen- anywhere,” he wrote in the caption. “This young woman playing “Landslide” absolutely stunned the entire crowd which erupted into applause as the train arrives.”

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The woman was performing one of the most emotional versions of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide” you’ll ever hear, and she had soon captivated the whole room.

Not only does she sing with pure passion, but she also has some serious guitar playing skills!

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It made us want to know more about this incredibly talented artist.

The woman is called Ashley Stevenson, and her Instagram is full of her talented performances at the Subway.

Her performance on that particular day touched the hearts of people around the world, and many left comments speculating over what she had been through in life to produce music with such emotion:

“What I want to know is, what was she going through in this point of her life for her to pick this specific song and to perform this well to the point where you can hear and feel every bit of passion come out?” One person said.

Another added: “Cant lie I got tear-y eyed when she sang “I’ve been afraid of changes because I built my life around you” because she sang it with such conviction to the point where it gave me the belief that she had perhaps gone through something like this herself.”

While someone else commented:

“She really put her whole soul in this song honestly made me cry and I’m a tough guy….. Much respect, pray that everyone can live peaceful from this day forward.”

If you love Ashley’s music, then you’ll be happy to learn that she’s her very own album! The album is called Freedom and features the soulful vocals and expert guitar skills that we love most about Ashley.

But while she might be taking off in the world, Ashley will never forget her roots. She aims to continue performing at the place where it all started, once lockdown restrictions have lifted and it’s safe to do so.

Speaking to Chicago Reader, Ashley said:

“I do eventually hope to perform at the Washington Blue Line again, because it’s where I felt the most free as a musician. But the next goal is to start traveling and creating new content.”

Take a look at the amazingly talented musician’s viral video below:

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Source: Bo Rodda, ashslimstevenson, Chicago Reader

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