GWYN ASHTON Friday 14th @ 12.45

In Sydney, in the 80’s Gwyn Ashton was one-time lead guitarist for STEVIE WRIGHT and SWANEE and in the 90’s he moved to Melbourne and played on two of JIM KEAY’s solo albums.  Ashton opened for RORY GALLAGHER, JUNIOR WELLS and various blues bands from the USA when they cam to Australia.

Relocating to Europe in the late 90’s, Gwyn has toured the world performing with all the very best artists across most genres.  He has released several outstanding albums, and is often referred to as ‘a one man alternative progressive blues band’…..Gwyn Ashton has been hauling his beaten up 1930’s National steel guitar around the world for more than 20 years.  Influences of his acoustic-based singer/songwriter ‘Roots, Blues & Beyond’ show are drawn from Mississippi Delta blues, ballads, and eastern music.  He is equally at home playing a Hawaiian Weissenborn hollow neck lap slide, resonator & 12 string guitars as he is playing a loud rock & roll set.

Touring Oz to promote his latest release ‘SONIC BLUES PREACHER’ for a 3 month long trip taking in all major cities along with many regional stops.  He’s a hard working man & playing almost every night – check his website for a date near you.  *Melbourne dates in Feb include LOMOND HOTEL Feb 14th, DOGS BAR Feb 20th, ST. ANDREWS HOTEL Feb 22nd.