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Meet Ashton Ledet

Today we’d like to introduce you to Ashton Ledet.

Ashton, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My first love is music. My parents really got me into it. My mom was a background singer for Motown and my dad was a bass player. Music has been in my life every day. I also have an admiration for cooking. My late grandmother cooked every day and the attention and passion she put into it made me fall in love with cooking as well. Now today, I try to bring my two passions together by spending as much time as I can with making music and cooking up something in the kitchen.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
My parents had a very difficult time when I was younger and we were definitely struggling when I was growing up. In the later years of my childhood, we didn’t have a home and would have to move around wherever we could. It made it very hard to have my own things like equipment and such. At one point, I had to separate from my parents and I had to go and live with my grandmother for a while but as I got older, I learned to work with what I had, knowing I wanted to succeed and help my parents out so made it happen anyway that I could. Trying to give them the life they deserve while I still have them in my life.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m in the business of creating experiences! I’m making music for people to groove to, to move to, elevate to. But not only through tunes am I trying to connect with people. I also create recipes! Right now I’m known for my chicken sandwich recipe, which you can find on my page. I recently got to share this recipe with Christina Tosi on her Bake Club. Right now I do these two things separately but I’m looking to create a space where I can combine my music and my food to be in one room to be an all-inclusive experience into what goes on in my mind.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
To be honest, not much! I had to work very, very hard to get where I’m at right now. A lot of times I found myself just really digging myself out of a hole. With having to become my family’s support at a very young age, I felt I had a lot on my plate. So I had to learn how to cope. Luckily I was able to pick up a skateboard and it’s become one of my hobbies that’s helped sort through all my thoughts. I’m always building a beat in my head and trying to figure out how I’m going to translate it. I also used that to help me figure out what would taste good with my chicken and I’m still learning. I’m just lucky I didn’t end up throwing my whole life away.

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Seanny @imseanny

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