Diesel new album ‘Alone With Blues’ is out July 16, 2021! The album is a collection of blues classics and rarities with Diesel playing every instrument on his first completely solo album. The first single, ‘Six Steel Strings’, co-written with Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool, Mondo Rock), is out now. Listen to the new track ‘Six Steel Strings’ and pre-order the album Alone With Blues here.
On Alone With Blues, Diesel pays tribute to giants like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Sam Cooke, Leadbelly, and Magic Sam. It is 11 tracks recorded solo at Diesel’s own Sydney studio during the 2020 COVID go-slow.
The lead single ‘Six Steel Strings’ had, until now, been lost for 30 years. “It was 1991”, says Diesel, “I think Ross (Wilson) saw me as a young bluesman in a long tradition. He asked about my background and put details into the lyrics, a tongue-in-cheek take on my life story in demo form that we knocked up together in an hour. It was only rediscovered when he moved house last year, and the timing couldn’t have been better because it’s such a perfect fit.”
With Alone With Blues, Diesel has conjured up one of his most thrilling and affecting albums yet.
Catch Diesel playing tracks from the new album onstage when the Greatest Hits & Alone With Blues tour begins on 16 July at The Factory, Marrickville, before heading throughout New South Wales. If you have ever witnessed a solo set from Diesel, you’d know it is delicate and visceral at once, a pure exposé of an artist still exploring the possibilities of his 2 instruments, at times sounding as bombastic as a whole band, all the while making the most of the intricacies of a theatre environment.
Alone With Blues (album) out 16 July 2021
Pre-order available here
‘Six Steel Strings’ (single) out now
‘Greatest Hits & Alone With Blues’ Tour IS ON SALE NOW!
Friday 16th July
The Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW
Saturday 17th July
Penrith Panthers – Evan Theatre, Penrith NSW
Friday 30th July
Canberra Theatre Centre – The Playhouse, Canberra ACT
Saturday 31st July
Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga NSW
Friday 6th August
Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
Saturday 7th August
Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre, Dubbo NSW
Friday 13th August
The Byron Theatre, Byron Bay NSW
Saturday 14th August
Jetty Memorial Theatre, Coffs Harbour NSW
Friday 20th August
Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith NSW
Saturday 21st August
Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury NSW
Friday 10th September
Laycock Street Community Theatre, Gosford
Saturday 11th September
Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW
Friday 17th September
Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst NSW
Saturday 18th September
Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood NSW
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