Regular club night. Floor singers in the first half. E-mail to sign up!
From the sleepy foot hills of the Bunyas to the bustling dive bars of the big smoke, you can find Dennis twangin’ and sangin’ heartfelt songs of broken love, hardship and sorrow. Like a rusty plow tilling timeless musical soils, he has dug up and dusted off a selection of Oldtime, pre-war blues and mountain folk songs, that speak to the ever-present woes of humanity.
Possessing a powerful set of pipes that are equal parts soulful and high lonesome, Dennis’s repertoire draws from both the vast canon of American roots music, and a growing body of his own Southern flavoured original creations. Live performances gravitate between upbeat toe tappers and pensive melancholic ballads, occasionally unearthing a fiddle tune or country blues rag, to pay homage to the great pickers and players of the past.
A former heavy metal reprobate who defected and took up residence in the Americana folk music camp, Dennis has a lingering penchant for intricate and nuanced playing. This love of all things dexterous and stringy led to a deep appreciation of fingerstyle blues, flatpicked guitar, clawhammer banjo and bluegrass mandolin, the techniques that craft the bulk of his musical repertoire. Dennis currently performs as both a solo musician and with the Ragtone Ramblers.