They say that behind every great man is a great woman and for renowned blues musician Ash Grunwald, his wife Danni Carr is no exception. She launched Earth Bottles, an innovative eco-company, several years ago, with a specialist store for the brand set to open in Torquay on February 6. In , Danni a mother of two and a musician herself, sought to find new merchandise for her high-profile husband that was practical for the planet; Earth Bottles was born, a sleek and stylish double insulated stainless steel water bottle that combats single use plastics. With a national and global online presence, Dani brought on long-time friend, fellow earth advocate and Torquay local Briody Scholes to handle socials and sales. As a mother of four, Briody said she is passionate about the environment and loved the product, so when Danni asked her to join the team she went for it. We decided to make the leap when the warehouse became available with a retail space out the front. As a mother to Frankie, 8, Felix, 10, Jude, 11 and Lily, 13, Briody said she tries to implement little changes wherever possible within her own home. Briody said Earth Bottles will offer the Surf Coast and surrounds access to an extensive range of eco-goodies, advocating for a more conscious shopping experience. She said they also stock all things Earth Bottles, from their flagship bottles and coffee cups to their new bamboo toothbrushes, stainless steel straws, camping cups and more. I want to tell our story to as many people as I can.
Log in or Create account. Cart 0. Menu Cart 0. SO FAR. With the liberation that comes from many lineages pouring into one; not confined by the borders of race nor the parameters of culture, Ash Grunwald is an advocate purely and simply of the Earth. His music, whilst calling from the Delta Swamp, is an eddy of influences, collaborations and mediums. His voice through his lyrics, podcast and broadcasting ask for the protection of land, sea, river, self and resources, and his new role as an author signifies the sudden abundance of purpose that comes with sobriety and of a man carrying a message of change. Within the context of his pale childhood neighbourhood, Ash Grunwald grew up feeling proud and comfortable in the dark of his skin, finding resonance with the Black American music playing on local community radio, from which his own musical identity grew.
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Under the guidance of his grandfather, Ash learned to play guitar and bass as a young child and together they recorded his first ever song — a cover of Howlin' Wolf 's " Going Down Slow ". Grunwald began listening to the blues shows on Melbourne's community radio stations as a teenager. By his early 20s, Grunwald had been in and out of several bands including the Blue Grunwalds and the Groove Catalysts, as well as playing in a couple of duos. Grunwald was trained as a secondary school teacher, which he left at age Grunwald drew attention as a solo artist with the release of his debut studio album, Introducing Ash Grunwald ,  a collection of blues standards and originals, including "Dolphin Song," which is based on a real life encounter Grunwald experienced with a shark and the pod of dolphins that came to his rescue. In , released his follow up album I Don't Believe ,  On the album, Grunwald emulated Tom Waits experimental bang and clang percussion using hammers, spanners and pots. In June , Grunwald recorded Live at the Corner , an album of songs from his first two releases. On 21 December Grunwald finished his role as a Triple J presenter. Grunwald released his fourth studio album, Fish Out of Water on 30 August , with the album reaching No.
The whole concept was born from the idea of doing some branded water bottles as merchandise for my musician hubby, Ash Grunwald. Then doing the same for other bands. I had realised that there was a hole in the market at the time for a beautiful and functional bottle. So, I built the brand from there. From the very start I wanted the company to have a strong "give back" policy and to make a difference. The company had to be more about making a difference than making profits. Well, again, that drive to make a difference I think sets us apart from the rest. I have no business background, so the company is very much driven by sheer passion for the environment and doing what we can to educate and make an impact. As my journey deepens, so does the business and what we think we can achieve. I have gone from just selling water bottles to running education programs and doing public speaking on plastic pollution.