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Little John’s Big Sound

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Formed in 2009 by singer/songwriter John Dickson, Little John add their own twist to the musical path laid before them by Australian luminaries like The Dirty Three, The Blackeyed Susans and The Hungry Ghosts. Supported by Brooke Penrose (double bass), Damien Hooper (guitar), Bill Deeble (drums) and Greg Field (mandolin/fiddle), Little John’s songs of sweetness, heartache and hope are a mix of dark folk, contemporary alt country and traditional American music from the early 20th century.

Last year saw the release of their debut Put Your Hands On Me, a record that leaves you wanting more. The tender moments are achingly raw, the moments of anguish are powerful. The album was recorded in a backyard studio in Preston and mixed and mastered by indie music producer Kramer, who has worked with acts such as Jon Spencer, Daniel Johnston, Low and Will Oldham.

It’s a shame to think that this local record (as so many unfortunately do) may not get the recognition it deserves. So in true Molly Meldrum style “do yourself a favour” and get a hold of the album or see them live. Little John have two residencies in February: Sunday evenings at the Old Bar and Monday nights at the Espy. Or catch them with Ron Peno (Died Pretty, Darling Downs) at the Retreat in Brunswick on Friday 18th February.

Visit www.myspace.com/littlejohnmusician to listen to some featured tracks.


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