Dan Dinnen & Shorty
Award winning singer/songwriter, harmonica player and guitar finger-picker Dan Dinnen teams up with Anthony “Shorty” Shortte, one of the Australian Blues Scene’s most well-loved, exciting and original drummer/percussionists. The result is a bluesy gumbo of rootsy goodness infused with a swinging juke-joint groove. A little bit delta swamp, a little bit hill country, a lot its own unique flavour.
Dan Dinnen’s swag of original tunes that run the gamut from soulful, moody ballads to pulsing, swampy grooves. He was the 2016 MBAS Blues Performer Of The Year (Solo/Duo Category), 2017 MBAS Artist Of The Year, Semi-Finalist in the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, and a Chain Award recipient (Group Of The Year 2016) for his vocals and harp playing with Greg Dodd & The Hoodoo Men.
“Dan Dinnen is one of the most authentic blues voices on the scene, but with an individual sound.” – Helen Jennings, PBSfm.
Drummer/percussionist Anthony “Shorty” Shortte is best known for his work with ARIA award winning blues act Collard Greens and Gravy. Shorty’s unique approach to the drum-kit helped to create a rolling, rollicking, juke-joint sound that captivated audiences at gigs and festivals around the country for 20 years.