Minor Gold are the new Americana-Folk duo featuring Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons.
As award winning solo artists, with accolades spanning across the country, pop and folk genres, the scope of their craft remains unlimited. Their first collaboration as co-producers on McNeil’s 2020 release You Be the Lightning,, earned an ARIA nomination for ‘Best Blues & Roots Album’.
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 80â€™s pop. Despite the classic references of yore, itâ€™s undeniably music written for the here and now.