Dallas Frasca & Her Gentlemen
Described as 'The Modern-Day Janis Joplin', Dallas Frasca and Her Gentlemen surely appreciate the comparison. Continuing the strong roots contingent, Frasca kicks against the male dominance and sounds off like she's got a pair.
At age 19, she started singing in country NSW, nailing her debut solo EP 'Acoustic Slide Groove' in 2005 and simultaneously stitching up Triple J's Light Your Fuse competition from over 500 entries. At the time she had no idea her music would cause the stir it has during the year. From there, two of her songs hit top position on MP3.com, she's played almost every major festival in Australia, including East Coast Blues and Roots, Falls Fest, Apollo Bay, Narooma Blues and Rockabilly Fest and Nepean (alongside artists like Joss Stone, Ben Harper, John Butler and many more).
She's been on the road with Xavier Rudd and her remarkable voice has been described as 'like diving off a rock into a pristine gorge with the worst hangover of your life, and emerging from the cool depths rejuvenated.' With a wail as big as her dreadlocked hair, she is a force for the future: she is woman, hear her roar.
Joined by the upside down, left handed, back to front, slide dobro and mandolin extraordinaire, Jeff Curran makes the two-piece-without-kit a wall of guitars and stomp box that delve into raw, double duelling slides, launching from a rock-solid ground of roots influences. One thump on that stomp box demands attention from any audience and is a sure-fire way to get the crowd worked up... Dallas Frasca and Her Gentlemen are a live experience you don't want to miss!