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The Dynamites Tour This April

Written by John Ritchie on March 25, 2010

Direct from Nashville, Tennessee, deep soul 10-piece The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker are preparing to make their first trip to Australia this April. In support of their first Australian release Burn It Down (out April 2nd through MGM), The Dynamites play the East Coast Bluesfest in Byron as well as their own headline sideshows.

From the press release:
The Dynamites have proven that national treasures of soul and funk like Charles Walker still walk amongst us. What’s more, the fresh songwriting approach of Dynamite band leader Bill Elder, a.k.a. Leo Black, continues to push the deep funk envelope, propelling Walker to sound equally at home singing a scorching hot, up-tempo rocker as he does on a heart wrenching 60’s-style soul ballad.

Apropos to being timely, The Dynamites second album, Burn It Down has something to say about life right now. From its raw opening notes, it wastes no time getting to the gritty heart of the matter. Punctuated by staccato horn section bursts and Walker’s intense proclamation that “it’s been a long time coming,” the vibe evokes the ominous flames of incendiary times.

An essential authenticity comes across in The Dynamites music and message. Without a doubt, Burn it Down acknowledges that not all is right in the world, but it doesn’t get stuck there. Times might be rough and people might be grumbling about doomsday, but Charles Walker and The Dynamites are here to remind us that “it’s a sunny day.” Sure we could bitch and moan. But we could just as well get down to some funky assed grooves and burn that negativity down.

The Dynamites feat. Charles Walker Australian Tour

Thursday 1st April
The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne
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Friday 2nd April
Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay
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Saturday 3rd April
Step Inn, Brisbane
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Monday 5th April
Byron Bay Bluesfest, Byron Bay
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Burn It Down is out April 2nd through MGM.

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