Dave Diprose
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Dave Diprose

Ferny Creek, Victoria, Australia | INDIE

Ferny Creek, Victoria, Australia | INDIE
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"Album Review – Train Don’t Run"

After opening with a Sonny Boy Williamson cover Dave Diprose makes his mission statement on this album‘s second track, original tune ?White Boy Blues. Visiting a theme we‘ve heard many times before, at first appearances Dave seems to be writing an apology for being a blues singer out of context but on repeated listenings the song‘s meaning becomes apparent.

He claims the blues for all of us, regardless of our background. With this statement out of the way he is now free to mine the rich veins of the traditional country blues and he does so with gusto, tackling tunes by Bukka White and Kokomo Arnold, making them his own and mixing things up with sharp, strong originals that fit in comfortably next to such illustrious company.

The guitar playing is a stand out but take the time to listen to Dave‘s voice - the sound is rich and full of experience but thankfully avoids the ?fake gravel voice that mars the work of many blues revivalists. The acoustic blues scene is getting more and more crowded every day but Dave stands out from the pack by finding the right balance between originality and respect for his sources.

He's reached that wonderful place as an artist where he can create freely while still remaining true to his original sources. Highly recommended to all fans of traditional styled blues.
- Matthew Fredericks (Melbourne Age EG/PBS FM breaky presenter). MBAS Newsletter, Aug 2009


"Album Review – Train Don’t Run"

After opening with a Sonny Boy Williamson cover Dave Diprose makes his mission statement on this album‘s second track, original tune ?White Boy Blues. Visiting a theme we‘ve heard many times before, at first appearances Dave seems to be writing an apology for being a blues singer out of context but on repeated listenings the song‘s meaning becomes apparent.

He claims the blues for all of us, regardless of our background. With this statement out of the way he is now free to mine the rich veins of the traditional country blues and he does so with gusto, tackling tunes by Bukka White and Kokomo Arnold, making them his own and mixing things up with sharp, strong originals that fit in comfortably next to such illustrious company.

The guitar playing is a stand out but take the time to listen to Dave‘s voice - the sound is rich and full of experience but thankfully avoids the ?fake gravel voice that mars the work of many blues revivalists. The acoustic blues scene is getting more and more crowded every day but Dave stands out from the pack by finding the right balance between originality and respect for his sources.

He's reached that wonderful place as an artist where he can create freely while still remaining true to his original sources. Highly recommended to all fans of traditional styled blues.
- Matthew Fredericks (Melbourne Age EG/PBS FM breaky presenter). MBAS Newsletter, Aug 2009


Discography

1995 Journey Along The Road
2009 Train Don't Run

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Dave Diprose is a masterful Bluesman whose authentic sound recalls the earliest legends of the Blues.

The excitement and atmosphere he elicits from picking and sliding iconic metal bodied (Resophonic) guitars conjures the spirit of legends Bukka White, Tampa Red, Blind Willie Johnson, Charley Patton and Robert Johnson, whilst retaining a definite feel of originality and classic Australian storytelling.

Daves passion for the Blues was initially fuelled by the Rolling Stones 1966 Australian tour, where Keith Richards slide guitar playing Dave found particularly captivating. Having the Blues fuse lit by the Stones, Dave was soon seeking out the original Blues masters for inspiration and a life-long quest had begun.

A performer with decades of experience to boast, Dave is a true professional who has performed with the likes of Fiona Boyes, Bob Brosnan and Ash Grunwald as well as supporting international acts Kieren Kane & Kevin Welch and John McCutchen.

With many Festivals appearances such as Port Fairy, Echuca Winter Blues, Bendigo Blues, National Folk, Maldon Folk and Yackandandah to his name, Dave is set to generate much excitement amongst those with a love of rustic acoustic Blues (Mick Griffin, Bendigo Blues & Roots).