Ash Grunwald

Ash Grunwald, loved for his crowd frenzied shows and blistering guitar playing, has critics and fans raving about his unique blend of roots, beats and a whole lotta groove for over a decade. Nominated for a swag of awards and winning a few, Ash proves why he is one of Australia’s most loved bluesmen.

Darryl Matthews

A performance by singer-songwriter Darryl Matthews is not only a treat to listen to — his original songs drive riveting story lines and passionate lyrics — but it is also a pleasure to watch! His surprising guitar style injects new dimensions of rhythm and melody to the genre that is refreshingly unique, while his delivery is nothing short of energetic. What led to his interesting twist on guitar playing technique? “I needed to call upon a bunch of different styles of guitar playing, like finger picking, slap guitar, percussion, tapping, and slide guitar, so I could perform all the songs in my catalog. The usual techniques just weren’t enough.” He relys only on his hands and the help of a harmonica to make a steady beat, while playing guitar and singing. With an “open to interpretation” story telling ethic, his songs are driven by riveting story lines, and passionate lyrics, […]