PIECES OF AMERICANA | band tour
There’s a concept brewing over at Diesel HQ… an album on which Mark Lizotte, known far and wide as Diesel, will pause to look back on the path that led him to today: eight studio albums, six ARIA Awards, one of our nation’s most lauded and accomplished rock guitarists and singers.
And appropriately, for an artist born in America and raised in Australia, the concept is: Americana. Diesel will be paying tribute to the artists that influenced his own musical stew on a new album – and on tour – by putting his unique stamp on some classic songs.
“It’s such a broad term, Americana – it means different things to different people,” Diesel says. “From moving out here from America, then moving back and forth again… I wonder if I would have as much fascination and love for American music if I had just stayed in America all my life and never made it out to Australia? It’s safe to say I probably wouldn’t.”
The music may be American, but Diesel will approach it the only way he knows how… “It’s very Australian what I’m doing,” he says. “That mongrel thing, taking music – whether it’s from England or America – then crossing things over. We’re not scared of mixing things up here and breaking the rules. Never have been.”
Date: March 5, 2016
Location: Sydney, NSW
Venue: The Basement
Special Guests: Shaun Kirk
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