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LionsBayHouseConcert: Double Bill: Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons

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“A Technicolor West Coast Dreamscape: the sound of sunrise over cedars and noonday Joshua Trees and high desert dusk” (RollingStone)

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Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Tracy McNeil was born and raised in Canada by musician parents and she echoes the best of their likely influencers: CSN&Y, Mamas & Papas, Linda Ronstadt. All the elements are there. Catchy and original tunes, seamless vocal and instrumental harmonies, lyrics perfectly matched to the rhythms. While McNeil has been heralded a notable talent in her home country for awhile,her latest single ‘Stars’ picks up at full speed from where they left off with their award-winning album ‘Thieves’ (Best Country Album, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016), continuing to draw from classic rock, pop and alt country influences, whilst simultaneously broadening her sonic palette.

Not new to the scene, McNeil has been releasing albums in Australia to the adulation of critics and aficionados since 2007, has toured the country and appeared at major Australian festivals including Out On the Weekend (VIC), Riverboats (VIC), Nannup (VIC), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Dashville Skyline (NSW), Bigsound (QLD) and AmericanaFest (US) as part of Sounds Australia. McNeil has supported international artists Dawes (USA), Deertick (USA), Old Crow Medicine Show (USA), Eilen Jewel (USA), Mary Gauthier (USA), Tony Joe White (USA), Great Big Sea (CAN) and Lindi Ortega (CAN).

She is coming our way with bandmate Dan Parsons. In August 2018 he released his new album ‘Sunday Morning Cinema’ and launched across the country on a national tour. The track ‘Dream On Lover’ landed on multiple Spotify-curated playlists around the world (Fresh Folk, New Music Friday), and the first single ‘Here Goes Nothing’ held the #1 spot on the AMRAP/AirIt regional charts for two weeks as well as receiving national rotation on ABC radio.

He has released three other critically acclaimed solo albums – ‘Firestarter’ (2010) which saw him showcase at Musexpo LA, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City UK, ‘Dan Parsons’ (2013) and ‘Valleywood’ (2015) which was nominated for ‘Best Folk-Roots Album’ in The Age Music Victoria Awards and saw him perform in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe. Parsons is also a highly sought after session musician, touring Australia and internationally with Marlon Williams, Kate Miller-Heidke, Ella Hooper and Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife.

Set in a welcoming backyard garden surrounded by views and 2nd growth Douglas Fir trees, this will be a night to remember. Don't hesitate too much or all the tickets for this one will be gone. See you there!

Lions Bay House Concerts' Spring2Summer Series Lead Sponsor: Thyra McKilligan of Re/Max Masters has been a North Shore resident for over 25 years, but her specialty is Lions Bay.

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