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Tracy McNeil and The Good Life

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Thursday 16 June 2016

Canadian born singer-songwriter Tracy McNeil has been releasing albums in Australia to the adulation of critics and aficionados since her arrival in 2007. Now a permanent resident, McNeil and her music have been claimed as Melbourne’s own.

Her 2014 release Nobody Ever Leaves received two nominations in The Age Music Victoria Genre awards (Best Country & Best Folk/Roots album) and Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife were named Australian Artist/Band of the Year in the Rhythms Magazine readers’ poll that same year, with editor Martin Jones describing their live show as “fully realized, world-class country-rock”.

In 2015, McNeil was busy with international supports for American rock-band Dawes, a Canadian solo tour, and playing with The GoodLife at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, TN. Throughout her travels, a new record was in the making and the band are excited to announce the release of the first single Paradise from the forthcoming album Thieves, due for release in late June 2016.

Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife blend a fresh new sound infusing her North American roots with the heart and grit of Melbourne’s thriving Americana/Alt-Country scene. Add to this the pop-soaked splendor of 1970’s West-Coast California, and you’ll be coasting the musical landscape that she calls home.

Listen back to Acid Country with David Heard, for a live set from Tracy McNeil and The Good Life .

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