Austin, Texas recording artist / songwriter Ariel Abshire is currently recording her fourth studio album, a decidedly edgier pop record that marks a departure from her earlier work. While Ariel’s music has evolved into a modern pop sound, she honed her craft by singing classic hardcore country as a child at Austin honky-tonks and dance halls with Texas Music Hall of Famer Alvin Crow. For years, Austin’s legendary Broken Spoke was Ariel’s second home where her talents were nurtured by the likes of Pinetop Perkins, Clifford Antone, and countless other Austin greats.