Ash Grunwald: SOLD OUT
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|Sat 4 Aug ’12, 8:00pm||
Where: YOT Club, 9 Bow St, Raglan
- General Admission: $24.00
Online tickets sold out
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Blackout Music
**Raglan show sold out - no door sales available**
"Ash Grunwald is one of the best." - Australian Guitar Magazine
"Grunwald's playing is impressive and he rarely lets a good groove go to waste" - Herald Sun
“Ash Grunwald continues to create exciting and hypnotic blues sounds” - BMA Magazine
One of Australia's finest live performers, multi-award winning Ash Grunwald, has been deservedly credited with bringing blues and roots to a new generation. But Ash Grunwald’s music is more than just blues and roots, combining with it thumping beats and smooth grooves, to defy genres.
No stranger to our shores, Ash has played the Kaikoura Roots and WOMAD Festivals earlier this year and now returns to New Zealand for his first headline tour, showcasing his new album Trouble’s Door, on a five date jaunt at the start of August.
Trouble’s Door is the solidification of two years of change for Ash Grunwald personally, and a reflection of the shifts in the world around us. In the new songs, Ash – along with his good pal and dubstep sideproject partner, fingers malone - has created his most internal album to date, one that found life through the fiery breath of injustice; the frustration of severe political and environmental mismanagement ‘It's some of my most personal songwriting,’ Ash says of Trouble’s Door. ‘I had just done a benefit gig to stop coal seam gas mining. There were other issues going on at the time, you can take your pick really, and it occurred to me that our system just doesn't work. We are experiencing the result of rampant unchecked capitalism.’
Ash doesn’t pretend to present answers, Trouble’s Door merely mirrors the modern twists and turns on the same old lesson never learned: a Governments willingness to trade the future for a dollar. But as is the case with the music he loves so dearly, it’s technology that has breathed new optimism into the age-old tale. ‘One positive thread is the democratization of digital communications. I realised that we really do have the power to reach each other en masse, regardless of geography or traditional media coverage. The implications of this are cause for optimism, as long as our apathy doesn’t stand in the way.’
Trouble’s Door touches on the strength that now lies in community to keep each other informed no matter who we are or where we live. And just like the light and dark of the words, the music itself traverses many tales; the blues propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch. Naturally.
His blistering live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the UK have had critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove.
It’s been 10 years since the release of his first record, and with hundreds of thousands of arses shaken since, Ash welcomes you to strive toward life’s greatest mission amongst the sadness and the challenges – the presence of good times and the possession of a happy heart.
Don’t miss your chance to see Ash Grunwald live – explosive live shows full of heart only come along now and then. This is one of those tours.
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 29 JUNE