25 April 2014

Ash Grunwald Will Make US Debut As Direct Support For Xavier Rudd On Summer Tour

Ash Grunwald US Debut Support Xavier Rudd Summer Tour

Ash Grunwald Will Make US Debut As Direct Support For Xavier Rudd On Summer Tour

Ash Grunwald, loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, is reminiscent of the greats before him like Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Steve Ray Vaughn. Vocally and lyrically, you can pick up pieces of Howlin’ Wolf, R.L. Burnside, Eddie James “Son” House and Tom Waits. Australia’s Triple J Magazine notes, “The fat, urgent rhythms drive Grunwald’s smoking, bluesy riffs like an unlicensed teenager in a stolen car.” 

With almost a decade of touring in Australia, Japan, Europe and Canada under his belt, Ash is ready to bring his positive and high energy to the US. In the past he’s opened for acts as diverse as James Brown, Bo Diddley, Keith Urban, Jack Johnson, Missy Higgins and Pete Murray. Ash has been nominated five times by the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA), and received a handful of blues and roots awards including the APRA Blues and Roots Work Of The Year award twice. In 2011 his song “Walking” was featured in the film Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. 

Ash is most excited to play for US music fans, who he and Xavier believe have a real appreciation for all forms of music, particularly in the jam scene. “There’s also the fact that the US is the land where the blues comes from – it’s a part of your musical heritage,” says Ash. “It feels like I’m finally contributing to music’s history in the land where it was made.” His excitement and appreciation to play for US music lovers, combined with his unique spin on blues, humble attitude and kind-heartedness have Xavier Rudd fans ready to welcome him with open arms. 

The summer tour, which kicks off on June 3rd in Salt Lake City at The Depot and ends on July 13th in Los Angeles at The Bootleg, promises good times and happy hearts. Ash will perform solo with his Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, National Steel slide guitar and double foot-triggered live percussion. Additionally, his harmonica, electric kazoo and effects pedals will add to his full, rich sound. 


June 3 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
June 8 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
June 11 – Santa Fe, NM @ Sol Santa Fe
June 12 – Crested Butte, CO @ Center For The Arts
June 13 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
June 15 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
June 18 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
June 19 – Nashville, TN @ Nashville Dancin’ 2014 Riverfront 
June 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
June 21 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
June 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
June 24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
June 26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
June 29 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
July 1 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
July 2 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
July 3 – Evanston, IL @ Space
July 8 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
July 9 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Center
July 10 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
July 11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
July 12 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore 
July 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Bootleg 

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