Ash Grunwald is gearing up to play at The Kispiox Valley Music Festival this weekend.
“I’m best known for doing the one man band thing. It is very driving and makes a powerful sound with one person. It is music for dancing to and partying to. I have a kick drum on one foot, a snare for the other foot and if I can, I have a wall of amplifiers and away we go,” said the Australian rocker.
Grunwald’s bio says he plays anything from his own brand of swampy, stomp-box-driven Delta blues’ covers to keyboard heavy, Euro-pop-sounds to hip-hop.
He played the Fusion Festival in Surrey last weekend and will be in Whistler on Thursday.
After playing Kispiox, he will be at the Duncan Cowichan Festival the following weekend, then Port Alberni, Pender Island and Nanaimo.
“I’m really stoked to be playing some festivals in B.C.,” he said. “I’ve been working really hard for the past couple of years, touring around B.C. trying to get something happening. I’m happy to start being accepted by the festivals and in general, a Canadian audience.”
In the past, he has opened for James Brown, Bo Diddly, the Black Keys and toured with Jack Johnson and Xavier Rudd.
He will be selling his self titled, 17-song compilation of his ‘best so far’ at the festivals. This album includes songs from his early days playing blues covers and his signature song, entitled Dolphin Song about the day he was saved from a shark attack by a pod of dolphins.
He will be on the River stage on Saturday night at midnight. The full schedule for the weekend can be found at kvmf.ca.