A decade ago, the word got out that Ashley Buchs and Joe Ferrara of the Lorain, Ohio area could make some beautiful music. The pair started out by performing for friends, and then at a few area weddings. The next thing they knew, local pubs, wineries and restaurants in need of quality stage talent came a-knocking.
On Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m. they’ll be The Music People Duo on the big District Stage in Port Clinton for a RiverFront Live! gig, with Ashley playing violin and Joe strumming his guitar. If all of their kids in their separate families were there they’d fill the front row.
Ashley and Jake Buchs have four children and live close to where Ashley grew up in Vermiliion. In Lorain County, Joe and Debora Ferrara not only have six children, but seven grandkids, as well.
While the playlist for their duo used to be some country and classic rock, these days they play and sing an eclectic blend of covers from great artists we all know from the last few decades. That includes such all-time favorites as Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, John Denver and The Beatles.