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Dallas Sutherland

BIOGRAPHY:

Fusing various styles and modern guitar techniques into his compositions and arrangements, Dallas Sutherland weaves various textures into a sound that has been described as "A conduit into the soul, with the rare ability to create heartfelt, emotional music that can transport the listener to the hidden places within".

After years of exploring various styles of music in band settings, Dallas pursued a new path as a solo artist in 2009, and released his debut EP "Silver Birch Sessions" in 2012. The EP has earned positive reviews and was reviewed in Fingerstyle 360 magazine, with the song "My Beautiful Miss" singled out: "Its open tuning and lyrical folk-like melody has a charming autoharp quality." 
 

Dallas has performed at festivals including Nuit Blanche, TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Open Roof Festival, and Canadian Music Week., and has performed with artists such as Bryan Rason, Maneli Jamal, Ted Quinlan, Antoine Dufour, Thomas Leeb, Donovan Raitt, Trevor Gordon Hall, Luca Francioso, Jerry Leger, Jeff Healey, Brian Cober, Scott B Sympathy, Jerome Godboo, Dylan Ryche, Jung People, and Andrea Valeri. In 2011, Dallas was asked to take part in the Toronto premiere of Montreal composer Tim Brady's "24 Quarter Inch Jacks", a suite for 24 electric guitars. 



PRESS: 

"Dallas' guitar playing is a conduit into the soul. He has the rare ability to create heartfelt, emotional music that can transport the listener to the hidden places within." - Glenn Phillips 

"The songs are beautiful Dallas! Congratulations on a great release." - Jimmy Wahlsteen 

"Love the tracks!! I especially love your use of space- I don't hear enough of that in a lot of solo guitar music. Brilliant! Keep channeling nature, life, and beauty through your guitar." - Christie Lenee 

"It's easy to imagine "Tightrope" and Swan Song" being played by a rock power trio. "My Beautiful Miss", with its open tuning and lyrical folk-like melody has a charming autoharp quality. We look forward to hearing more from this new talent." - Fingerstyle 360 Magazine 

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