There's a classic country and Texas sound on the single but you can hear the song's roots in Australian soil, particularly in the rolling rhythm and lead vocal” - Post to Wire


The Black Dakotas

Real Country, played real well

Born from an obsession with old-school country, The Black Dakotas play pedal steel soaked country music and they play it real well.

Hailing from Brisbane Qld Australia The Black Dakotas feature ex members of The Silver Dukes, Halfday and The Vegas Kings and are no strangers to the seediest of bars in any corner of the world.

Tipping their hats to George Strait, George Jones, Merle and Kris, The Black Dakotas write songs about real life - the good bits, the bad bits and the whiskey-soaked bits in between. 

Recent performances in and around South East Queensland at The Triffid, Ekka, Greazefest etc have reinforced The Black Dakotas' reputation of one the country's finest Honky Tonk acts.

Paul Gaydon - guitar and lead vocals
Lindsay Mottershead - guitar and vocals
Nathan Lockwood - bass guitar and vocals
Angus Chapman - drums
Ben Morine - pedal steel guitar

If you are looking for real Honky Tonk country music, look no further than The Black Dakotas.

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