13.4 C
Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

Grunwald wins LA Music Critic Awards

Latest News

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Other News

Over population

Boyd Kellner, Newrybar ‘Over population’ is seen by some as the main destructive driver causing many crises besetting the planet today. From...

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable...

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

SCU named as partner in two national drought hubs

Southern Cross University has been announced as playing a crucial partnership role in two new Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs.

MVP is its own award

It’s easy to get excited about Byron’s new MVP restaurant in Lawson St – it’s not only got standout dishes such as Blue Spirulina Linguine with blue swimmer crab and Yamba prawns, and Fettuccine al Ragù with Hayters Hill beef ragù sauce, feta and baby peas, but it’s also all sustainably sourced from local growers, available in takeaway (even delivered if you’re close to town) and more than half of the menu is plant-based.

Ash Grunwald fulfilling dreams at the Fillmore Theatre San Fransisco – Photo SWiMagery/Scott Martin.
Ash Grunwald fulfilling dreams at the Fillmore Theatre San Francisco – Photo SWiMagery/Scott Martin.

Off the back of the tremendous news that North Coast muso Ash Grunwald was nominated at the LA Music Critics Awards, came the thrilling announcement that the unique bluesman with the profound ability to bridge the gap between Mississippi tradition and modern Australia, had won the award for Best International Act.

All across the US, on his debut tour of the country, Ash Grunwald collected hearts. According to Nashville Grit, ‘In a genre where it can be difficult to differentiate yourself, Grunwald manages to set himself apart, with his high-octane electric guitar work supported by three foot pedals to provide a touch of percussion, highlighted by a vibrant persona that surely won over a few new fans.’

When Ash played the same music institution where Hendrix blew minds – the famed Fillmore in San Francisco – he wasn’t the only one to walk away feeling like life was different for the better.

Ash Grunwald  has always been an artist whose vibrancy and passion for life and music has magnetised people. Right now he has never been in a better, more dynamic place musically, as well as personally, in his entire career.

After such an unforgettable, groundbreaking US run, Ash Grunwald’s national tour – kicking off on Friday August 15 – is destined to be one of the long-roaming troubadour’s best yet.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.