Back in June, ahead of his Melbourne Guitar Show performance, we spoke with acclaimed Australian roots music singer, songwriter, guitarist Ash Grunwald, predominantly about his new Pratley Signature guitar (read interview here). This time AM’s Greg Phillips caught up with Ash for a video interview to chat specifically about the making of his new album Mojo, which is released today.
Ash’s new album Mojo features collaborations with many other respected musicians such as The Teskey Brothers, Mahalia Barnes, Joe Bonamassa, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, Terry Evans, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Ian Collard and The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Kim Wilson. The first single, Whispering Voice features Kasey Chambers. Watch our chat with Ash and check out his tour dates below. Ash Grunwald Melbourne Guitar Show photos courtesy Jason Rosewrne
• The album Mojo is released August 30 through Bloodlines.
• Ash Grunwald’s new label Bloodlines have also acquired the rights to his entire back catalogue, including the ARIA-nominated albums I Don’t Believe, Live At The Corner, Give Signs, Fish Out Of Water and Hot Mama Vibes, plus Ash’s collaboration with The Living End’s Scott Owen and Andy Strachan, 2013’s Gargantua.
• Ash also has a new book Surf By Day, Jam By Night to be released in August (via Pantera Books).
1 Hammer (feat. Terry Evans)
2 Ain’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers)
3 Waiting Around To Die (feat. Joe Bonamassa, Josh Teskey & Ian Collard)
4 Whispering Voice (feat. Kasey Chambers)
5 Human (feat. Mahalia Barnes & Harry James Angus)
6 Trouble’s Door (feat Mahalia Barnes & Kim Wilson)
7 Mountain (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
8 3AM (feat. Harry James Angus & Ian Collard)
9 How Many More Years (feat. Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater & Ian Collard)
10 Whipping Boy (feat. Terry Evans)
11 The Boogie
12 Goin’ Out West (feat. Kim Wilson)
MOJO TOUR AUSTRALIA
With special guest Jack Botts
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Friday 4 October
Jive Bar | Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5 October
Howler | Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11 October
Rosemount Hotel | Perth, WA
Saturday 12 October
West Australian Guitar Festival | Perth, WA
* Jack Botts not appearing
Friday 18 October
The Lansdowne Hotel | Sydney, NSW
Saturday 19 October
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD