Supported by Ian Collard
After a life-changing run of shows, playing iconic venues across America with his old friend Xavier Rudd - on a tour that was announced by revered Relix Magazine - the news that Ash has been nominated for “Best International” act for the LA Music Critic Awards, could not have come at a more poignant time in his career.
All across the US, Ash Grunwald on his debut tour of the country, collected hearts. In Nashville they said, 'In a genre where it can be difficult to differentiate yourself, Grunwald manages to set himself apart with his high-octane electric guitar work, supported by three foot pedals to provide a touch of percussion, highlighted by a vibrant persona that surely won over a few new fans. - Nashville Grit.
Of his show at The Brooklyn Bowl, 'Some performers have a way of making you feel at home with their music and he is one of them. His songs have a way of making you feel as if you know them even though you may have never heard them before. There is no doubt Ash is a man who is exactly where he should be, on a stage delivering his powerful music to everyone willing to listen.' CSM Promo.
And when Ash played the same music institution where Hendrix blew minds - the famed Fillmore in San Francisco - he wasn't the only one to walk away feeling like life was different for the better.
ASH GRUNWALD has always been an artist whose vibrancy and passion for life and music, has magnetized people, and right now, he has never been in a better, more dynamic place musically, as well as personally, in his entire career.
In just under four weeks, Ash is coming home. Channeling that bristling aliveness straight into his home-country solo tour, the first show kicking off on Friday 15th August.
This is a tour that you are not going to want to miss.
As part of Aria award winning Blues trio Collard Greens and Gravy, singer and Harmonica player Ian Collard has established himself as one of Australia’s leading blues artists. Attracted to the harmonica at an early age Ian found himself drawn to the music of Harmonica greats such as Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Sonny Terry and to the world of the Blues that inspired him to pursue a life in music.
In recent years Ian has been performing solo, handling singing , guitar and harmonica duties all at once in the style of some of his heroes like Dr Ross and Jimmy Reed and producing the authentic down-home blues sound that can be heard on his 2014 release”Swamp Stomp and Boogie”.
Currently as well as his work with Collard Greens and Gravy and Three Kings, Ian also performs with another of Australia’s leading blues bands, the Backsliders. His harmonica playing can also be heard on albums by Australian artists Claire Bowditch, Jeff Lang and Ash Grunwald, and was featured on the Baz Luhrmann international hit ”Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen”