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Delta Grooves Flow On A New Course

Delta Grooves Flow On A New Course

Who: Ash Grunwald, Pete Murray
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Friday November 18, 2005

ASH Grunwald is hollering, stomping and sliding his way into the lives of fresh audiences around the world.

With his combination of delta blues and hypnotic grooves, Grunwald seems to be updating the blues and roots genre for a modern audience. This year has been full of successes for the soloist . His second album I Don't Believe won album of the year at the Australian Blues Awards this year and his latest offering Live At The Corner received stellar reviews.

Grunwald joined Jeff Lang on a national Triple J tour which led to him being invited to take over the radio station's Roots and All show in May.

As well as performing at major festivals across Australia he received an ARIA nomination and won several awards at this year's MBAS Awards .

He has performed at festivals in Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg .

Grunwald said he tried to take what was good about the early delta blues, which to him was the soulfulness of the singing and the guitar, combining it with what was ``cool about modern music''.

``Like the grooves found in a lot of rap and roots stuff,'' he said.

``I'm trying to use these elements to make new music that is fresh and relevant.'' Grunwald is supporting Pete Murray at Newcastle Panthers on Friday night.

Tickets are available from the venue.

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