Lew Ashby is a music producer featured in season 2. He hired Hank to write his biography for him. He developed a close relationship with Hank, calling him his only friend and giving him a guitar that belonged to Kurt Cobain. Hank later lived in his house while writing the biography after moving out of his own and away from Karen. He died unexpectedly in Blues From Laurel Canyon after mistakenly snorting heroin instead of cocaine. He later appeared to Hank when he was dying in a later season.