Jim and Ashley met in the summer of 2002 while students at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. They were immediately drawn to each other as soul mates on a mission to carry a message of love and transformation. As a team, they embarked upon a path to use their gifts and talents to bring this message forth. They both graduated from college in 2003 with degrees in Cultural Anthropology where their studies focused on ethnomusicology, folklore, mythology, psychology, eastern religion, and philosophy. After college, Jim and Ashley began to travel and develop their musical partnership as well as launch their own private music instruction business while also devoting time to extensive private studies in the areas of yoga, energy healing, shamanism, and sound healing. Jim and Ashley’s creations and artistic sensibilities have evolved throughout their partnership as they continued to develop their skills as multi-instrumentalists, film and audio producers, public speakers, and independent musicians.
Shortly after they were married, Jim and Ashley released their first EP, Jim & Ashley Cash & Friends in 2006. They then founded the group, Woven Green and they went on to release their next EP in November of 2009. The 4 song CD was immediately noticed among the Washington Area Music scene and was nominated for a Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) in the pop-rock category. Woven Green’s first EP was also awarded first prize for the Relix Magazine Jam Off Competition for their song “Sixth Sun” and was featured on the Relix CD sampler in the November 2010 issue.
Since its inception, Woven Green has released a collection of 2 EPs, 2 live albums, and 4 fan-funded albums of official releases. Woven Green has headlined and been featured at many festivals, theaters, and venues, throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and have recently begun offering workshops, concerts and retreats on tour both nationally and internationally.
Woven Green released their first self-produced meditation music album called, Soundscapes in June of 2015. Then in February of 2016 both Jim and Ashley were each nominated for another a Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE) - this time, Jim as modern rock instrumentalist and Ashley as modern rock vocalist. In January of 2017, Woven Green released their first full-length album, Into Bloom, where they teamed up with Producer Emeritus and 13-time WAMA producer of the year Marco Delmar of Recording Arts in Arlington, Virginia. Multiple songs off Into Bloom have received awards and praise, noticed among the Empower Music Awards, Posi Music Awards, and Woodsounds flutes.