DIESEL Americana album cover

Americana. It’s music that draws from America’s roots, from country, folk, bluegrass, R&B, the blues … But to Mark Lizotte, the musician known and loved as Diesel, Americana is the very core of his being. It’s the music of his childhood and, as an artist born in America and raised in Australia, a link back to the land he’d left behind.

On his new album Americana, Diesel pays tribute to the artists that inspired the musician he would become – one of our nation’s most lauded, accomplished and hard-working rock guitarists and singers – by putting his own unique stamp on a collection of classic songs.

In short, he re-traces the steps of his musical education paying respect to Tom Petty, CCR, The Band, Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and more.

The selection process was tortuous – “It’s such a deep well; how far back do you go? I literally went: OK, I’ve got five minutes, grab the most essential things out of your house before the house burns down!”

So now, 27 years after he busted out of the garage and into the Australian psyche with Don’t Need Love and Soul Revival, it’s time for fans to circle back and hear the songs that made the man. Americana.

You can listen to Diesel tell you in his own words about the album concept and the story behind the striking photo on the cover here.


  1. Intro…Hank’s Dream
  2. Ring Of Fire
  3. Rave On
  4. Circle Game
  5. Rag Mama Rag
  6. Queen Jane Approximately
  7. Fire and Rain
  8. Born To Run
  9. Here Comes My Girl
  10. Angel From Montgomery
  11. Don’t Let It Bring You Down
  12. Scarlet Ribbons
  13. Born On the Bayou

Tickets on sale NOW!!

Fri 10 Jun Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC          1300 438 849 or via the venue

Sat 11 Jun Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, VIC         1300 438 849 or via the venue

Sun 12 Jun York on Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, VIC         1300 438 849 or via the venue

Thu 16 Jun   Sutton’s House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC         (03) 5333 4393

Fri 17 Jun   Sutton’s House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC        SOLD OUT!

Sat 18 Jun Caledonian Hotel – Wonthaggi, VIC (03) 5672 1002

Fri 24 Jun Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW       (02) 4956 2066

Sat 25 Jun Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW        (02) 4956 2066

Sun 26 Jun Lizotte’s – Newcastle, NSW        (02) 4956 2066

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AMERICANA out 1 July 2016 through Liberation Music
Part of the Mushroom Group |

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