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GWYN ASHTON EMBARKS ON EXTENSIVE MOJOSOUL AUSTRALIAN TOUR

pic by Jason Rosewarne

South Australian Music Hall of Fame inductee Gwyn Ashton returns home from his European tour with ‘70s prog rock band Wishbone Ash for the first gigs of his Australian Mojosoul Tour ‘24

Gwyn’s latest album  Mojosoul offers red hot contemporary swamp blues, rock, and folk. Mojosoul celebrates his 50th anniversary of playing guitar and is Ashton’s 10th album release. Ashton has previously recorded with members of Whitesnake, Deep Purple, Robert Plant’s and Rory Gallagher’s bands and many more.

A total gear nerd, for this album he has traded in his well-worn 1963 Fender Stratocaster to play bottleneck slide on a vintage 1930 National Triolian, open-tuned Gretsch Rancher 12-string, a D28 Martin and a 1962 Harmony H-75.

pic Jason Rosewarne

Locked down in Adelaide, South Australia during the pandemic, Gwyn Ashton put the time to good use recording a massive 110 brand new songs and we are proud to announce the first album to come out of these sessions.

The brand new single from the album is Get Outta Town, featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus and members of Australian bands Cold Chisel and Superjesus.

In 2023 Ashton smashed stages across The Netherlands and Belgium with prog rockers Wishbone Ash, co-headlined the Adelaide Guitar Festival in Australia and relentlessly blazed his way across Wales, England, Serbia, Bosnia, Germany, Czechia, Slovakia and Poland. 2024 dates include an Australian tour and he’s booked for a mainstage performance at the prestigious Great British R&B Festival.

  Inspired by the likes of Hendrix and David Lindley, his “guit-arsenal” includes a rack full of electric and acoustic instruments including lap slide, resonator, 12-string and old pawn shop guitars.

Formerly with Virgin Records, France, Gwyn Ashton was lead guitarist in Europe with Band of Friends (Rory Gallagher’s band) and in Australia with Stevie Wright (Easybeats) and Jim Keays (Master’s Apprentices). He has shared stages with BB King, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Peter Green, Van Morrison, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin’ Wolf), Mick Taylor, Status Quo, The Yardbirds, Slade, Robin Trower, Steve Hackett, Wishbone Ash, The Troggs and more. He has been invited onstage to jam with Mick Fleetwood, Canned Heat, Walter Trout, Elliot Randall (Steely Dan) and many others.

Mojosoul is available from Gwyn Ashton’s band camp page https://gwynashton.bandcamp.com/album/mojosoul

GWYN ASHTON TOUR DATES

SA

Feb 23 – Goodwood, Ginger’s Vintage Lounge

Feb 25 – Victor Harbour, Grosvenor Hotel

March 1 – Meningie Hotel

Victoria

March 2 – Dimboola, Victoria Hotel

March 3 – Seaford, Scottie’s Garage

March 6 – Lilyday, Rack ‘Em Up

March 8 – Melbourne, Mr Boogieman Bar

March 9 – Melbourne, Cherry Bar

March 14 – Melbourne, Hume Blues Club

March 15 – Seaford, Scottie’s Garage

March 16 – Upway Belgrave RSL, Opal Room

March 17 – Albury, Two Fingers Bar

NSW

March 20 – Dubbo, Crossroads Bar

March 21 – Marrickville, RPM Records in store 5pm

March 21 – Sydney, Miss Celie’s

March 22 – Sydney, Pyrmont Bridge Hotel

March 23 – Yarramalong, Angel Sussuri

March 24 – South Grafton, Grumpy’s Rock Cafe

March 27 – Guyra, Australian Poetry Hall of Fame

March 28 – Blacksmiths, Orana Hotel

March 30 – Forster, Club Forster

March 30 – Newcastle, Hiss & Crackle Records in store

March 31 – Newcastle, Wickham Park Hotel

April 4 – Canberra, Harmonie German Club

April 5 – Tumut River Brewing Company

Vic

April 6 – Collingwood, The Tote

April 7 – Melbourne, Stingo Blues

April 10 – The Basin, Oak Tree Tavern EBA

April 11 – Prahran, Piano On Chapel

April 12 – Altona, Piano Off Pier

April 13 – Ferntree Gully, private function

April 14 – San Remo, Westonport 5-8

April 17 – Melbourne, Mr Boogieman Bar

SA

April 19 – Goolwa, Murray Delta Juke Joint – w/Chris Finnen

April 20 – Marion Bay Hotel

April 21 – One Tree Hill, Blacksmith’s Inn

April 25 – Adelaide, Gilbert St Hotel

April 26 – Blackwood RSL

https://www.gwynashton.com/

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