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The WDVX Blue Plate Special – 9/14 – Minor Gold / Creekbed
September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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.
Minor Gold showcased in Kansas City USA at Folk Alliance International before returning to debut live at
Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, followed by an extensive National Australian Tour.
Creekbed is a magic-folk project beaming out from Denver, CO. They conjure songs about shedding city-anxieties like snakeskin in favor of rolling with coyotes in the dust of twilight, sketching new constellations and weaving strange harmonies in the cedarsmoke dark.
Creekbed formed as a collaboration between Rachel Gramig and Jesse Wooten, who left Asheville and Chapel Hill and somehow found themselves and their song in the shadow of the Colorado front range. Rachel and Jesse are joined by Jim Mattox, whose guitar and banjo strings keep the far-flung kite of Creekbed’s harmonies anchored to the earth. 2020 finds the band writing, touring, and recording an album comprised of coyote yips, canyon howls, long walks, forest whispers and the star-scattered silence.