Windowsill and Ashtray were previously the most obnoxious folk duo in Hong Kong and are now one of the five or ten most obnoxious folk duos in Cambridge. They combine vaudeville, acoustic music, and influences ranging from avant-garde jazz to American pop music to create something they call “free folk.” Some of their songs are in English, some are in Mandarin, and some are in made-up languages that not even they can understand. They write songs about a wide range of topics including astronauts, vampires, scientists and monsters. Windowsill & Ashtray were active in the Hong Kong music scene and have toured in many cities throughout Asia including Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Ho Chi Minh City. In Hong Kong and Shenzhen they ran a monthly “Folked Up Variety Show” and have been interviewed by RTHK on a few occasions to promote their music. They recently moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and are hoping that their particular brand of weirdness can end the trade war between the United States and China. Their debut album “Windowsill & Ashtray” was released on August 31st in 2018.