Dashville Skyline- A celebration of Americana music and culture with a twist.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October 2015 (long w’end)
The second round of acts are out for Dashville Skyline, the brand new Americana themed festival taking place in the Hunter Valley over the October long weekend, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th October.
Featured in this exciting second round of 16 acts is Shane Nicholson, x2 ARIA Award-winner and one of Australia’s most prolific country songwriters. Equally as exciting is the inclusion of cross-over alt country/indie act Holy Holy, with their highly acclaimed debut album fresh on the shelves this week.
Other second round acts include West Australian Music (WAM) Country Song Of The Year winner Ruby Boots, ARIA award winner Matt Walker’s highly acclaimed new project Lost Ragas, prominent Australian songwriter Ben Salter and all the way from North Dakota; Leo Rondeau an American singer-songwriter currently tearing up the Texas country music scene.
Previously announced acts in the first round include acclaimed Canadian act Bahamas, charismatic Australian alt-country heroes Wagons, delightful 4-piece songstress outfit All our Exes Live in Texas, award winning artist Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, genuine Texan psych-country act The Lonesome Heroes (USA) and the acclaimed songwriter/performer Melody Pool.
With the festival presenting a diverse list of around 30 acts to date, event organiser Matt Johnston says, “This line up is designed to reflect the sparse musical lineage between traditional roots music and modern Americana.”
Johnston says the reception to the event since it was released last month has been very strong, even before any line up announcement.
“Early-bird tickets sold out fairly quickly even without an artist announcement, which is fantastic. I think that people connect with the genre and are excited about the concept of this festival. It’s evolving everyday, come October its going to be amazing.’
Capturing elements from the evolutionary birth of Americana in the late 60’s, Dashville Skyline is a themed event, designed to embrace the developing Americana and alternative country music scene in Australia. Celebrating not only the great music and culture that surrounds modern Americana, but also the traditional art of songwriting, and how many of the greatest songs ever written, help provide an identity to a somewhat forgotten genre.
The festival will feature songwriter in the round sessions, collaborations and tributes to the best Americana songs of all time. Throw in the best American cuisine, cars and culture alongside the relaxed family atmosphere that Dashville has become popular for.
The inaugural Dashville Skyline line up as it stands;
Shane Nicholson // Holy Holy
Ruby Boots // Ben Salter // Lost Ragas // Leo Rondeau(USA)
Fraser A Gorman // William Crighton // Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders
James Thomson // Goatpiss Gasoline // Chris Pickering // Betty & Oswald
Dashville Progress Society // David Garnham & The Reasons To Live
Magpie Diaries // Dan Waters
Bahamas (CAN) // Wagons // All Our Exes Live in Texas
Green Mohair Suits // Melody Pool
The Lonesome Heroes (USA) // Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Olympia // Bell St Delays // Papa Pilko & The Bin Rats
Perry Keyes // Ben Wright Smith // Elwood Myre
Tickets for Dashville Skyline are now available via the Dashville website