There's something prematurely mythic about The Flood.
Their name swirls with the gravity of the Old Testament and the everyday calamity of life on the land: a force of nature, and a story thick with sediments of truth and fable.
Rock 'n' roll has its own tributary from this source, of course. Dylan, the Band, Creedence, Neil Young, Gram Parsons and John Prine drank from the stream that fuelled the Dingoes, Don Walker, Paul Kelly and the scores of waterholes between Sydney and Tamworth that nourished the Flood these past ten years.
This band, in turn, has carved its own legend. Nashville troubadour Kevin Welch said his brief stint out front was "like getting behind the wheel of a Formula One race car".
Fans have long known the feeling. Their last album, The Late Late Show, won Tamworth's Golden Guitar for Group of the Year in '06. Rhythms magazine calls them "the best Australian country rock band since The Dingoes."
The Flood showcases the timeless stylings of singer-songwriter-guitarist Kevin Bennett, and the wood-grained master craftsmanship of James Gillard (bass, harmony vocals), Tim Wedde (keys, accordion) and Scott Hills (drums).
Dashville is very honoured to be bringing the legendary Kevin Bennett & The Flood to Skyline '19.