Ash Grunwald

Ash Grunwald

Name: Ash Grunwald
Born: 5 September 1976
Orign: Melbourne, Australia
Genre: Blues
Years Active: 2001-present
Labels: Black Market Music
Head Records, Delta Groove,
Instruments: Vocals,Dobro
Associated: Lloyd Spiegel
Groove Catalysts, TZU,
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Ash Grunwald

(born Ashley Groenewald, 5 September 1976, Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian blues musician. He has built a strong reputation in Australia and internationally based on his live shows and festival performances.
Grunwald drew attention as a solo artist with the release of 2002's Introducing Ash Grunwald, a collection of originals and blues standards that included "Smokestack Lightnin'" (Howlin' Wolf) "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) and "Rolling And Tumbling" (Robert Johnson) recorded live with only acoustic guitar and foot percussion consisting of a stomp box and tambourine.
The album also includes the "Dolphin Song," which is based on an actual encounter Grunwald, a devout surfer, had with a shark and the pod of dolphins that came to his rescue.
The positive response to Grunwald's debut resulted in two Australian Blues Awards (The Chain Awards) for 'Best Emerging Talent' and 'Male Vocalist of the Year' in 2003.
In 2004 Ash released his follow up album I Don't Believe, once again recorded solo and live. Since his initial release he had been made aware of two Tom Waits albums, Swordfishtrombones and Bone Machine. As a result, he emulates Waits' experimental bang and clang percussion using hammers, spanners, pots etc. In addition to a boss loop station as a bed for his lap steel, dobro and acoustic guitars. The album included six originals, two Waits compositions, "Going Out West" and "Jesus Gonna Be Here" (a cappela with hand claps) and blues standards "Walking Blues" and "Cross Roads" (Robert Johnson), "Empire State" (Son House) and "How Many More Years" (Howlin' Wolf).
On the strength of this release Grunwald received an ARIA Award nomination for 'Best Blues And Roots Album' in 2004, and the Victorian Blues award for 'Male Vocalist Of The Year'. In May 2005, Grunwald was invited to take over as host of Triple J's Thursday night show 'Roots N All'.
Grunwald appeared for the first time in a Triple J Hottest 100 with one entry in the 2008 countdown, with "Breakout" reaching number 50.
Ash Grunwald's fifth studio album, Hot Mama Vibes was released 4 June 2010. The first song taken from the album, "Walking" has gained coverage on Triple J, also featuring in the film Limitless and on its soundtrack.

Visit Ash's Website Here.

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Warren H Williams first started playing guitar with his father, the legendary Gus Williams, at the age of six. He was brought up on country music but also pursued the pleasures of rock and roll, developing his guitar skills. Country music was in his blood however and Warren soon went back to country as a songwriter and recording artist and talented multi-instrumentalist.

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