“This guy is amazing - such a gorgeous jazz voice and a fantastic performer - he's gonna be huge!" - Sarah Howells – Presenter of Triple J’s Roots’n’All “With a musical gift that can be compared to the late Jeff Buckley and a purity only he owns. One day the world will know Melbourne’s best kept secret and for me, that is Austin.” - Dallas Frasca Austin has broken into the blues and roots scene bringing with him a fresh sound all of his own.
It is too simplistic to describe Ash Grunwald as just a blues musician. While it’s true that his music is steeped in the Delta blues tradition of the legendary acoustic musicians who proliferated in pre-World War II America’s deep South and the giants of electric blues who shaped rock and roll, it’s the young Victorian’s willingness to combine these influences with grooves and sounds common in contemporary music that sets him apart.