Dakota East,


7:00 pmWednesday, 10 July


Drunken Poet

65 Peel St, West Melbourne

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Earnest and soulful, Country/Indie artist Dakota East travels both on a lonesome mountain dirt road and an inner city street.

 “I was surrounded by Country, Folk & Blues music for as long as I can remember,” says East of her musical upbringing.

“Mum would have Bonnie Raitt & Shania Twain playing around the house. Dad being Canadian loved North American folk singers like Neil Young, John Denver and Joni Mitchell. Growing up in a log cabin on a small island in the middle of a lake in Ontario Canada, the music married with the scenery so well and was the perfect soundtrack to my childhood. As I’ve gotten older I’ve been influenced by so much other music but the essence of pure, raw and unrefined musical emotion has always stayed strong within me and is what I try to evoke as an artist.”

 2017 saw East follow her ears and move to Melbourne where she has established herself as a regular performer amongst Victoria’s most loved music venues and has opened for Australian music legends Jon Stevens, Travis Collins, Wendy Matthews & Jo Camilleri and The Black Sorrows.

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