Official Opening | 11 Oct 2018 | 6.00pm
Dan has spent the last 18 months tirelessly touring his debut EP Blackheart Sassafras, and since relocating back to QLD from country Victoria is quickly finding a loyal following with his brand of soulful country/folk tunes. Dan’s evolution as a songwriter has been a long time in the making having worked primarily as a collaborator and songwriter prior to embarking on a solo career in 2015. Since then Dan’s music and writing has continued to evolve, as has his live performance. Dan delivers an intimate and connective live show with a conviction that defies the time in which he has spent front of stage. There is a genuineness in his delivery that you can’t help but get caught up in.
“Duggan’s voice, a unique mix of Ryan Adams and Brian Fallon, gives his songs that small town Americana Feel. Beautiful breathy tunes that would not be out of place on Springsteen’s Nebraska or Steve Earls Copperhead Road…”
“Dan Duggan’s music and songs have a connectivity and resonance that few can replicate… A rare talent indeed.”
In Dependence Music
Dan’s songs are steeped in country/ folk & Americana genres and it is clear that evoking emotion through music is at the heart of Dan’s creative drive. Dan has had a breakout year in 2017 touring Western Australia and the East Coast as well as performing at the Townsville Cultural Festival and headlining a show at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, along with shows at the iconic venues The Triffid and Milk Factory in Brisbane, as well as shows in Sydney, Melbourne and regional Australia. Most recently Dan was a special guest performer on the music television program “On Song International” where his performance was met with rave reviews.