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Diesel - Americana (Mt Pleasant) Tickets
7:30pm, Thu 18 May, 2017
Mt Pleasant Tavern, North Mackay, QLD
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Americana. It's music that draws from America's roots, from country, folk, bluegrass, R&B, the blues ... But to Mark Lizotte, the musician known and loved as Diesel, Americana is the very core of his being. It's the music of his childhood and, as an artist born in America and raised in Australia, a link back to the land he'd left behind.
On his new album Americana, Diesel pays tribute to the artists that inspired the musician he would become - one of our nation's most lauded, accomplished and hard-working rock guitarists and singers - by putting his own unique stamp on a collection of classic songs.
In short, he re-traces the steps of his musical education paying respect to Tom Petty, CCR, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and more.
To coincide with the release of Americana, Diesel will be embarking on a national Australian tour from September 2016. He'll be playing in solo mode, giving fans the opportunity to see a more intimate and stripped back performance that features the distinct guitar playing and powerhouse vocals that Diesel has become renowned for. The set will feature tracks from Americana as well as singles and other gems spanning his 15-album career.