Award winning songwriter Dave Diprose performs blues, bluegrass, and ballads from both the traditions and his own highly regarded catalog. Dave's inciteful stories of real experiences and humorous domestic situations appeals to audiences. With his humorous and heartfelt presentation, Dave is a powerful performer with gritty vocals and superb guitar arrangements. Accompanied by master sideman Darryl Thompson (guitar, Dobro, vocals), the duo present a compelling blend of interesting songs, engaging rhythms, sounds and stories.
Dave’s songwriting is what sets him apart. He has a unique ability to write music into the context of older times and yet sound genuine, fresh and contemporary. Dave has been a finalist in numerous songwriting competitions and is widely regarded within the industry. His song “Hillbilly Radio” was awarded 2019 Bluegrass Song of the Year by the Tamworth Songwriters Salute.
A fantastic blend of tradition with an Australian edge".
Lloyd Spiegel (Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars).
"Dave's storytelling adds to the appeal of his songs".
Billy Pinnell (Australian Music Guru).
"Dave stands out from the pack by finding the right balance.
He creates freely while remaining true to his sources."
Matthew Fredericks (Melbourne PBS FM).
A performer with decades of experience to boast, Dave is a true professional who has performed with and supported a host of international acts, and has appeared at numerous festivals across the country. Those lucky enough to catch him in full flight will agree that he is a powerful performer and storyteller who is one of the outstanding acoustic blues and bluegrass artists in the country.
New album Hillbilly Radio out soon!
Dave has been working on his album Hillbilly Radio which is due out before Easter 2019. It features 13 original songs in an Americana/Bluegrass style. Keep an eye out for a free downloadable preview sample.
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