Fresh from the release of his new album Slow Gum via Milk! Records, Fraser A. Gorman will be playing his brand of 70s-styled folk pop and country music via Dylan at Dashville Skyline. He writes a fine melodic hook and will be a perfect fit for the relaxed outdoor vibe of the festival. Ahead of the event Gorman took the time answer our Guide to Dashville Skyline Q&A.
Describe your most recent release in less than 100 words
My debut album, ‘Slow Gum’ is a loose collection of tunes I’ve had in my brain since I was 19. It’s been said that it sounds a bit like somewhere Lou Reed’s Transformer and Neil Young’s Comes A Time with contemporary suburban Australian poetry intertwined throughout. It was written on the end of my bed in a woeful share house in Carlton. That’s what I reckon it sounds like. Leaking ceilings.
How does your live show differ at a festival compared to a club gig?
My live show can differ between just myself playing solo with an acoustic guitar, harmonica and voice, and a ten piece rollicking rockn’roll review. And everything in between. Both are really fun and have appeared in clubs and festivals.
Describe your favourite festival experience.
Playing at Meredith Music Festival in 2013 was the best day of my life.
What is your definition of Americana music?
Wilco – A.M
What’s your favourite Americana album of 2015 so far?
Tweedy – Sukierae (it was made in 2014 but it’s still better than anything in 2015 so I’ll roll with that).
Who are you most looking forward to checking out at Dashville Skyline?
Lost Ragas. Those guys have some serious groove.
What are your musical plans post-Dashville Skyline?
Flying to LA to start a tour of the U.S, UK and Europe the next day. Better not get ‘too’ smashed.