The Essential Guide to the Port Fairy Folk Festival
For 12 incredible years now Ash Grunwald has sustained a level of success in the Australian music scene that is the true testament to the well of his talent; nominated for six ARIA awards and three APRA awards, winning two of the latter. Global tours, remarkable collaborations with musicians both old and new, a fan base that is not defined by age along with critical acclaim as the bastion of traditional blues whilst being at the forefront of innovation.
Blistering live sets on the festival circuit throughout Australia, Japan, Canada, America, Europe and the UK, have had critics and fans raving about Ash’s unique blend of roots, blues, beats and a whole lotta groove for more than a decade. Nominated five times for Australia’s ARIA Awards, and a swag of award wins including MBAS Blues Performer of the Year 2003, the AIR Best Independent Blues and Roots Album, and in 2009, he took out a prestigious APRA songwriting award for Blues & Roots Song of the Year. Ash’s music traverses many a tale; the blues propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch.