TEST REGION Riverboats Music Festival


Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife


Alt-Country meets West Coast pop/rock, Thieves qualifies as a ‘classic album’ just waiting to be heard. McNeil grew up listening to Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. If either released any one of these songs today, they’d return to the top of the charts” - Rhythms Magazine

Canadian born McNeil has been releasing albums in Australia to the adulation of critics and aficionados since her arrival to our shores in 2007. Described as “fully realised, world-class country rock“ (Rhythms Magazine), her latest album 'Thieves' (winner Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards), brings a healthy dose of Californian shimmer, harking back to the halcyon days of late 70s L.A country rock with Laurel Canyon-esque harmonies hung from pop-hooks.

After sold-out shows in Melbourne, Tracy has toured the country and appeared at major festivals including Out On the Weekend (VIC), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Dashville Skyline (NSW), Bigsound (QLD) and AmericanaFest (Nashville, USA). Throughout her musical career, McNeil has supported international artists Dawes (USA), Old Crow Medicine Show (USA), Eilen Jewel (USA), Mary Gauthier (USA), Tony Joe White (USA), Great Big Sea (CAN, Lindi Ortega (CAN) and local luminaries Liz Stringer, The Audreys, Jeff Lang and Wedding Parties Anything.

Featuring in Rolling Stone’s coveted ‘Future Is Now’ segment, they highlighted ‘Thieves’ as a "dazzling fourth LP…a technicolour West Coast dreamscape: the sound of sunrise over cedars and noonday Joshua Trees and high desert dusk…✯✯✯✯

Performing Friday, February 16