Dakota East

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Dakota East

Genre
Country
Duration
45-180 mins
Price
free
Canadian born Australian raised singer-songwriter Dakota was surrounded by American music for as long as she can remember with her mum playing BB King and Bonnie Raitt around the house. She was also influenced by her Canadian father’s favourite folk singers like Neil Young, James Taylor and John Denver. Dakota grew up in a log cabin on a small island in the middle of a private lake in Ontario, Canada, where the music together with the scenery was the soundtrack to her childhood. She relocated to Australian when she was three and, as she has gotten older, has been influenced various music but the essence of pure, raw and unrefined musical emotion has always stayed strong with her and is what she aims to evoke as an artist. In 2017, Dakota moved from Sydney to Melbourne where she has performed at some of Victoria’s best music venues and has opened for Australian artists including Jon Stevens, Travis Collins, Wendy Matthews and Jo Camilleri. Her debut single Runaway was released in May 2021 and has since accumulated over 350,000 streams. It was added to Spotify official playlists Fresh Country and Country Chill, Apple Music official playlists New Music Daily, Todays Country, Country Risers and Aussie Country. Runaway has received solid airplay on Triple M Country, ABC Country, KIX Country and MTVs CMT reaching #20 on the Countrytown Hot 50 charts, which saw Dakota named Countrytown Artist of the Week.
Influences: Maren Morris, Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, Morgan Wallen.

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