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Gwyn Ashton

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Gwyn Ashton was born in Wales and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia. He spent most of the Eighties playing in almost every bar in Australia, impressing many international musicians, including Mick Fleetwood, who sat in with Gwyn's band one late night in Adelaide. His power trio has opened in Australia for Rory Gallagher, Junior Wells, Steve Morse and Albert Lee and in Europe for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Peter Green, Dr Feelgood, Canned Heat, Nine Below Zero, and many others.

In October 1999, his first UK release was followed by 15 concerts on tour with Status Quo, including dates at Wembley Arena and Birmingham N.E.C. Gwyn Ashton delivers a powerful yet bluesy rock, with country and jazz influences. His guitar playing varies from the wild to the colourful or gentle, and offers a fantastic and diverse range of melodies.

Gwyn Ashton's second album 'Fang It!', produced by Nine Below Zero's Dennis Greaves was recorded with ex-Rory Gallagher sidemen Gerry McAvoy on bass and Brendan O'Neill on drums, and established Gwyn as one of the most promising guitarists on today's rock blues scene. The next album, 'Beg, Borrow & Steel' was recorded in Australia, mostly with acoustic instruments, live in the studio in 12 hours and is a journey back to the roots of Gwyn Ashton's music: Gwyn shines on slide guitar, with most of the tracks played on a 1936 National steel guitar. The majority of the album is self-penned, with the exception of Gwyn's stand-out version of Muddy Waters 'I Can't Be Satisfied'.
Gwyn Ashton At The Bullfrog Blues Club
Gwyn Ashton @ The Bullfrog Blues Club

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