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.
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 showcased in Kansas City USA at Folk Alliance International before returning to debut live at
Port Fairy Folk Festival in March, followed by an extensive National Australian Tour.
“Brilliant songwriting and impeccable performances make this such an endearing debut” – Double J
“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." - RHYTHMS MAGAZINE
“Minor Gold Forever!” - Katherine Devaney ABC Country