Dave McFarlane Discography

The first solo acoustic album 'Strange Kind of Dream' 1997, showcases a fast-growing body of work with an honest, no-frills feel reminiscent of early blues albums. It also featured Travelling Man, recipient of the 1997 Lawson Patterson Songwriting Award at Port Fairy Folk Festival.

The 1999 'Great Southern Blues' featured original slide pieces including ‘Make it Home To You’ plus retro-arranged rock classics such as Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones), and Black Dog (Led Zeppelin) played in roots and blues styles to great effect.

Starting to attract radio airplay and a growing reputation as a blues & slide guitarist, Dave recorded 'Travelling Man' in 2000 with duo Planigale, going on to spend the next years writing a unique collection of songs about issues and perspectives in our lives.

The 2004 release ‘Sometimes The Best Laid Plans’ distilled three decades of material into a vibrant and energetic storyboard of sound, featuring a strong rhythm section and trademark roots instruments skillfully provided by band ONE DAY swinging from moody acoustic to compelling electric.

Now comfortably ‘sidetracked’ back into a blues & roots groove, the 2006 release Tin Suitcase Blues is an acoustic blues & roots effort comprised of 10 guitar-based tracks including the stand out slide guitar original Money Break My Heart plus great arrangements of classics such as Someday After A While and It Hurts Me Too.

For many, the real hook will be retro-arrangements of hit rock songs such as Deep Purple’s Lazy, Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash and several Led Zeppelin songs including Black Dog and When The Levee Breaks… if you thought they couldn’t be done without a Marshall stack turned up to 11 here’s a surprise!