Q&A Scene: A HITCH TO THE STICKS Special: Dallas Frasca

Dallas Frasca by Mary Boukouvalas

Dallas Frasca ~ singer/songwriter/guitarist

Dallas Frasca by Mary Boukouvalas

Tell us about your latest single/album/ tour.

You could say I’m multi-tasking at the moment, I’m currently on the Hotter Than Hell tour w/ Grinspoon, Regurgitator, The Superjesus and Killing Heidi, Oh and the big news I guess is that I am also throwing a World-first music festival that takes punters on the road with me this March 16-18th 2018! Taking place over three days, A Hitch To The Sticks Music Festival is a unique band-tour-meets-VIP-experience that will give audiences a glimpse at a touring musician’s lifestyle in a three day regional bus tour of hand-curated eclectic music events, gigs and festivals. Some of the craziness will include celebrity hitch hikers, hedge maze artist hunts, a festival, 30+ musical acts, & one very special international guest (and much more), so not much really ?

What’s your favourite work at this point in time?

Some of the new tunes we are working on at the moment are by far my proudest work to date. We are taking our time on this record. In the past it’s felt like we’ve always been rushed (in between tours) so this time, we are enjoying the luxury of being around loved ones and friends, it’s so grounding. I have my first veggie garden in many years!

What, or who, inspires you?

Women kicking arse in general and all my amazing guitarist buddies at the moment that are giving me guitar lessons the past few weeks (Jeff Curran, Tim McMillan, Rick Steward, Ash Naylor) big love x

Which song do you wish you wrote?

This would change daily but right in this moment I have, ‘Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves’ in my head.

What’s next for you?

Continue working on the new record (The band is currently the artist in residency at the Artbox shipping container in Footscray, FUN!), launching more A Hitch To The Sticks Festivals around regional Australia and supporting the music scene with my independent record label Spank Betty Records.

What’s your scene?

The Equilibrium Effect…. Being around supportive humans and lifting them up at the same time ❤ WIN/WIN

Catch Dallas Frasca at Hitch to the Sticks & Hotter than Hell
A Hitch To The Sticks Festival – 16-18th Mar 2018.
Hotter Than Hell Tour – Feb 10th / Mar 3rd 2018.

LATEST UPDATE: 10% of the bus tickets have SOLD already!! 

1st line up includes Nicky Bomba, Liv Cartledge (Dallas Frasca + 1 secret international guest – exclusive to bus ticket holders – secret location) + many more bands/acts to announce! Any guesses?

TIX: ahitchtothesticks.com

 [pullquote]”If you find yourself at the same party as Dallas, make sure you’re match fit.” Sarah McLeod, The Superjesus [/pullquote] Ever wanted to hitch a ride onboard your favourite band’s tour bus? Fantasised about starring in the next Almost Famous film? Well, listen up, because Dallas Frasca is about to give you precisely that chance with what is guaranteed to be one of the musical highlights of the year.
The powerhouse Aussie frontwoman and rock and roll icon is throwing a world-first music festival set to take punters on the road this March. Taking place over three days, A Hitch To The Sticks Music Festival is a unique band-tour-meets-VIP-experience that gives audiences a glimpse at a touring musician’s lifestyle in a three day regional bus tour of hand-curated music events, gigs and festivals. With Frasca as your guide, passengers will navigate some of North-East Victoria’s hidden musical gems and undiscovered live music venues and events all from the comfort of your own rowdy, airconditioned tour bus.
For 50 lucky ticket holders, the adventure begins in Melbourne’s CBD on Friday 16 March where the Hitch To The Sticks bus will commence boarding. From there the tour heads North to six secret locations and four public events across Violet Town, Lima, Myrrhee, Tatong, Thoona, Wangaratta and Moyhu until the musical safari touches back down in concrete town on Sunday 18 March.
Transporting passengers direct to the cream of the crop of Regional Victorian music and culture, Dallas has packed a massive lineup of local gigs, events, festivals and experiences into the three day tour, to shine an unforgettable light on the immense musical talent hidden in the quiet corners of our land. Some of the exclusive experiences along the way will include a hedge maze “artist hunt” where punters must follow the music to discover live local artists playing throughout the maze; a rock & roll slumber party in cabin style accommodation (limited VIP upgrades available); celebrity hitchhikers and an intimate live performance by a very special international guest.

“There is something special, indescribable, about experiencing live music in regional Victoria. A travelling music festival on wheels? Sign me up! Music Victoria loves regional live music.” Nick Cooper, Operations / Program Manager Music Victoria.
For those who can’t make it onboard the tour, there are plenty of opportunities to join the disembarking passengers and meet the legendary bus at four public events throughout the tour. This includes the sixth annual Wangaratta Down By The River Festival – a free event offering a kaleidoscope of flavour, music, activity and culture curated by Frasca herself, as well as a bunch of local ticketed events across the weekend.

With the full lineup dropping soon, Dallas and the Hitch To The Sticks team are excited to reveal the first couple of performers eager and ready to board the festival bus – conductor of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and all-round reggae luminary Nicky Bomba and Beechworth-born singer songwriter Liv Cartledge.

At just 21 years old Liv’s oaky tones and disarming lyrics have captivated audiences around Australia and beyond, with her debut EP Timber an incredible first glimpse of a destined rising talent. Relentless traveller and performer Nicky Bomba is an absolute staple of the local reggae/funk/jazz scene and has contributed to just about as many musical endeavours as he has footprints on the earth. Liv’s regional Victorian roots and local knowledge together with Nicky’s worldly prowess and love of community are sure to make the inaugural A Hitch To The Sticks Music Festival one heck of a kumbaya.

So get ready to sit tight, buckle up and play corners with some new friends when the wheels on the Hitch To The Sticks bus go round and round this March.

3 days |10 music events | 30 acts | 710km | 1 bus

Hitch To The Sticks Festival 2018
Friday 16 March – Sunday 18 March
North-East Victoria

Tickets on sale now via www.ahitchtothesticks.com
Limited to only 50 tickets.
Accommodation, travel and some food and drinks provided.

About Mary Boukouvalas 1576 Articles
Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.