Minor Gold are the new Americana-Folk duo featuring ARIA nominated artists Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons. Having shared hundreds of stages together for the better part of a decade as respective songwriters and performers, ‘Minor Gold’ is the first official glimpse of this new bonafide songwriting team. Living in a van in 2020, Parsons and McNeil hightailed it out of Victoria and up to Queensland in two days, just in time to avoid being trapped for the Winter as the first lockdown occurred. Subsequently, the duo wrote the majority what would become their self-titled debut album, whilst holed up in the land of palm trees and perfect weather.
Their sound is replete with masterful harmonies, deft guitar playing with dynamics ranging from the intense restraint of campfire intimacy through to open throttle abandon. We hear the hedonistic groove of early 70’s cosmic Americana, the daydream haze of 60’s folk, and the power and romance of 80’s pop, but despite the classic references of yore, it’s undeniably music written for the here and now.
Opening the concert will be Reese Fulmer! Cutting his teeth as the house manager at the iconic Saratoga Springs listening room Caffe Lena, Reese Fulmer has emerged as a fully formed singer-songwriter with keen lyricism that explores the human experience with a patient and poetic touch. In less than three years of performing, he has begun touring the Northeast, leading an award-winning Americana band, and appearing at prestigious festivals like Mile of Music in Appleton WI. "Fulmeris a songwriter whose lyrics expose parts of myself to me that I often cannot put language to, and for that, I’m both grateful and mystified." (Laura DaPolito, Nippertown)
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