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So far Magpie has created 116 blog entries.

Georgia State Line

"Many Australian artists refer to themselves as Americana or alt-country these days, but very few deliver the real thing as well as Georgia State Line. Hailing from Melbourne but sounding [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Jen Mize

Jen Mize is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets in songwriting. The Boston Conservatory trained singer and multi-instrumentalist has enriched her own songwriting over the past six years and received strong acclaim. [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Nicholas Connors

Newcastle songwriter and musician Nicholas Connors is set to make his mark on the music scene, having just released his debut EP True Love. Hounding the likes of The Velvet [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Demi Mitchell

Demi Mitchell has shed her De'May moniker and is about to embark on the next chapter of her musical career. The sultry singer-songwriter, with her dark and dreamy melodies, is [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Ben Leece

Ben Leece is an artist to keep your eye on. Having played in respected Hunter acts The Delta Lions and Hazards, the singer-songwriter is embarking on a solo career. Raised [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Lyle Dennis Express

One of Australia's finest country stars, Lyle Dennis is very much part of the Dashville family's core unit. A master songwriter and performer, the former member of the beloved Dennis [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Magpie Diaries

When he's not organising legendary events and tours as the promoter of Dashville, Matt "Magpie" Johnston is crafting songs inspired by love, food and life on the land. Magpie grew up [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Paddy McHugh

Paddy McHugh is a traditionalist singer songwriter who adheres to the time-honoured approach of using music to tell a good story. His honest, no bullshit, approach to writing and performance has seen him [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Lucie Thorne

One of Australia's superb and enduring singer-songwriters is Lucie Thorne. Visiting Dashville Skyline as part of Dan Tuffy's Songs From Dan project, it would have been foolish of us to [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|

Dashville Progress Society

The Hunter's legendary supergroup Dashville Progress Society will return to close festival proceedings again in 2017. Made up of the region's best musicians, the massive and powerful live band often [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|
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