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Minor Gold are the new Americana-Folk duo featuring ARIA nominated artists Tracy McNeil & Dan Parsons.

 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.


“Beautifully warm collections of songs… cleverly not over-stuffed with instrumentation…if you like Tom Petty, Crosby Still and Nash, Nick Drake and Bruce Springsteen than I think you will like what they are doing” – ABC Radio Sydney

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 80’s pop but despite the classic references of yore, it’s undeniably music written for the here and now.  


“Minor Gold – both the band and their album – are a breath of fresh air, standing on the merits of their songwriting and chemistry to deliver a beautifully refreshing collection of songs that further solidifies the importance of never missing an opening act.” – American Blues Scene


“…like Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham at the top of their game…”- Loud Mouth Magazine


Their debut self-titled album was released to critical acclaim in August 2023. Loved by radio abroad, the album debuted on the ARIA Jazz/Blues and AIR charts at #1 in Australia, and landed on over 30 NACC charts in the Top 10. In addition to playing major festivals in Australia and two national tours, the pair have now completed their first North American tour with additional shows supporting The Teskey Brothers and landing ‘Official Showcases’ at AmericanaFEST 2023 and Folk Alliance International 2024.

Minor Gold are nominated for 'Best Folk Song' for 'Cannonball' in the  forthcoming  Queensland Music Awards, April 2024.

“Minor Gold were simply stunning…their stage chemistry was on show as their original set of songs deftly wove themselves around our audience.”- Arts Rutherglen


“It's a sunbathed slice of '70s Americana pop” - Josh Leeson | Newcastle Herald 


“Anyone treated to one of these shows will confirm the emergence of something miraculous...their voices able to harmonise one minute and trade leads the next. Such talent and chemistry rarely combine with such experience and commitment." - Marty Jones | Rhythms Magazine


“Minor Gold Forever!” - Katherine Devaney ABC Country

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