The duo have also announced the release of their debut album, Push the Blues Away!
Aussie legends Josh Teskey, lead singer of The Teskey Brothers, and Ash Grunwald have announced the release of their new collaborative record, Push the Blues Away. The duo have also dropped their new single Hungry Heart.
The touching track is a love letter from Tesky on which he accepts love after a lifetime of searching for it. His collaborator Grunwald shares, "One of the many things that Josh has bought to this album is light and optimism that comes with those really nice major keys melodies, it’s much needed on this album I think because a lot of the stuff I bring to the table is very much in a minor key and sad blues, but the two tracks Josh has bought bring the folky lighter flavours and ‘Hungry Heart’ almost has a slight old school gospel flavour paired with the folky acoustic blues stylings it’s perfect."
"After spending many years running away, attempting to push the blues away, 'Hungry Heart' is the happy ending, the moment when I stopped running away and found and accepted love.” Tesky said of the track. “The song is basically the story of spending your whole life searching for love and finding it. The hungry heart is fed! I dedicate this song to my incredible life partner Hannah and our daughter Ayva".
Their new record features save original tracks, alongside a handful of classic blues covers, including Son House’s Preachin’ Blues. The album was recorded entirely live and straight to tape, with their only percussion consisting of gospel inspired hand claps and stomps. The pair enlisted Tesky’s brother, Sam Tesky, to produce the record. With his experience with analogue recording techniques, Sam helped the duo create this new world on the record, which was written and recorded at The Teskeys’ studio in Warrandyte in regional Victoria.
Push The Blues Away is our November 13. Hungry Heart is out now, listen to the track below!