DAN PARSONS & TRACY MCNEIL
Introducing Dan Parsons & Tracy McNeil - two Australian artists who will be touring Canada throughout Summer, 2020. This will be their second foray, having performed respectively at Ness Creek Music Festival (SK) and Artswells Music Festival (BC) in 2019 as part of an extensive nationwide tour.
This time, they've decided to join forces and combine their respective work into one stunning act. Dan's new single 'Dream on, Lover' currently has over 840,000 streams, being included on curated Spotify playlists such as New Music Friday, Fresh Folk and Coffee and Chill.
Recently signing to independent record label 'Cooking Vinyl Australia', Tracy will be showcasing material from her impressive brand new album, 'You be The Lightning' (out February 14, 2020), the follow up from her award winning 2016 album, 'Thieves' ('Best Country Album' - Age Music Victoria Awards).
Hailing from the music Mecca of Melbourne, Australia; acclaimed singer songwriters Dan Parsons and Tracy McNeil have joined forces to deliver a stunning festival set of their respective material this summer. Drawing from Parsons’ glorious 'Sunday Morning Cinema' and McNeil's exciting new release 'You Be the Lightning’, they captivate audiences through the campfire intimacy of folk storytelling, searing guitar solos of the Cocaine 70’s, sweet vocal harmonies and deft musicality with songs written for the here and now. Like witnessing two people slip back into the mother tongue, Parsons and McNeil share a special musical language - it’s hard to tell where each artist begins and ends.
"Anyone who's seen Parsons and McNeil perform individually or as a duo will attest to how perfectly their music sensibilities coalesce."
Martin Jones / Rhythms Magazine
“Parsons’ ‘Sunday Morning Cinema' is a glorious admixture of songwriting mastery, powerful vocal precision, and palpable reverence for West Coast country’s golden age”. - Country Update Magazine
'You Be the Lightning is her most realised and well executed to date....steeped so strongly in a sound that references Fleetwood Mac, Gram Parsons all the while pure McNeil...proof of her standing as a world class songwriter." - THE MUSIC / 4 STARS
“Brilliant storytelling; tight, bright and polished, utterly captivating.” Americana UK
“Thieves is a dazzling fourth LP…A technicolour West Coast dreamscape: the sound of sunrise over cedars and noonday Joshua Trees and high desert dusk…” - Rolling Stone Australia