Acclaimed as one of Australia’s finest storytellers and live performers Ash Grunwald is set to release his new album in 2019.The new album will coincide with the release of Ash’s first book, Surf By Day, Jam By Night published by Pantera Press). The book combines Ash’s two passions – music and surfing.From heavy wipe-outs to heaving crowds, the book gives an insight into the minds of true legends who have mastered the art forms of surfing and music. Through conversations with Kelly Slater, Steph Gilmore, Jack Johnson, Dave Rastovich, Jaleesa Vincent, G. Love, and many more, Ash discusses flow states, jamming versus shredding, style, transcendence, fear, career longevity, growth mindset, mindfulness and what it’s really like to live your dreams. Surf By Day, Jam By Night is an inspiring book that encourages us all to look inside ourselves and chase the things that truly make us happy.
If a new album and a new book wasn’t enough to keep Ash out of trouble, he also works tirelessly alongside his wife Danni doing his part for the environment on their Clean Up The Coast initiatives, whereby beach clean-ups are organised where Ash is on tour. Conscious of the impact of single use plastics, Ash and his wife created Earth Bottles, a range of re-usable products including drink bottles, coffee cups and straws. Recently, Ash launched his podcast, Soulful Conversations, which sees Ash talk to a range of inspiring and interesting people, including John Butler, Russel Morris, Ziggy Alberts and Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire).