Dallas: for love, not money

Byron-based roots/rock powerhouse Dallas Frasca (pictured) released her debut album Not For Love Or Money in August and has been hard at work flogging the album at her gigs all across this wide, carbon-spewing land.

Her gig at the Great Northern Hotel in Byron this Friday, October 23, will showcase Dallas with a full band for the first time.

Accompanying Dallas on guitar and stomp-box will be longtime cohort Jeff Curran on slide guitar, along with drummer Brendan Lees and backing vocalist Natalie Carey.

Dallas was born in Adelaide, the daughter of a truck driver and a hairdresser who loved music.

But there was a pivotal event that triggered her musical epiphany:

“When I was 12 years old I watched a movie called Crossroads based on Robert Johnson - music by Ry Cooder - and was blown away by the love, emotion and expression in the soundtrack of this film,” Dallas said. “And it was from there I got into heavy rock, metal and soul.”

By the time she was 18 she was on the road (comes from her dad) displaying plenty of sass and irreverence. Her bright red dreadlocks (her mum) made her stand out in the rock 'n' roll crowd. Now she's sassier and brighter than ever.

Doors open at 9pm and entry is $13.50.


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