Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ash Grunwald - Hot Mama Vibes -2010-
(Blues, Rock, Acoustic)

From: Melbourne, Australia

It is too simplistic to describe Ash Grunwald as just a blues musician. While it’s true that his music is steeped in the Delta blues tradition of the legendary acoustic musicians of America’s deep South and the giants of electric blues who shaped rock and roll, it’s the young Aussie’s willingness to combine these influences with grooves and sounds common in contemporary music that sets him apart. Hot Mama Vibes is the follow up record to his successful, ARIA nominated LP Fish Out Of Water and sees Ash continue down an unmarked road of collaboration with some of Australia’s most respected Hip-Hop producers. Hot Mama Vibes is neck-deep in the technological swamp of the 21st Century. It's also the most primal concoction of elemental junkyard soul to stomp through your speakers this year. "Mixing electronica with the blues was always a dream of mine," says Ash. "On the first album I was really trying to strip it back to raw elements, just be as soulful as possible. I guess every album since then has been a gradual move towards this point." This is some gritty and dirty Blues/Rock showcasing the talents of an awesome musician.

Ash Grunwald - Tear The Roof Off

Ash Grunwald - Love Me

Ash Grunwald - Change

Ash Grunwald - Walking