Kathryn Jones delicately whispers or passionately wails from the belly. This self-styled cowgirl brings a fresh flavour to town, teasing audiences with irresistible cheek, home-grown humour and a flair for all things glamorous.
Likened to country greats June Carter and Jeannie C Riley, this streetwise performer seduces audiences with her irresistible cheek, home-grown humour and dulcet tones. With a booty of ukuleles, acoustic guitars and cowboys galore, this swingin’ cowgirl is the east coast’s sassiest new artist blending country roots with old-world nostalgic charm.
Kathryn Jones launched her music career with a rock band at the tender age 14 and by 17 was touring Australia’s east coast with a fake ID and gutsy determination. Critics and audiences alike were impressed with her solid, charismatic performances but it didn’t stop her from hitting the pause button for 14 years to start a family.
Kathryn returned with a bang when she launched her debut EP Oh Brother Come Home in 2007. The haunting ballad The Living Dead EP from that EP earned her a Best Female Vocal nomination two years later at the Dolphin Awards. Kathryn did take home the Best Written Lyrics award for the track Oh Brother Come Home, which was written for her estranged brother who she hadn’t seen in ten years.
Kathryn’s catchy, soul-driven tunes envelop the listener and set a course for an intimate experience of pleasure, adventure and sensory exposure.
Interestingly, it was while studying at the Conservatorium of Music in 2008 that Kathryn was handpicked by Australian country music star Clelia Adams to accompany her at Australia’s largest and most diverse country music festival, the Gympie Muster. She also performed on stage with Aria-nominated singer/songwriter Lou Bradley. Since then she has been touring with Clelia as well as carving out her own career with guest performances at the Slim Dusty Country Music Memories Concert, Tamworth Country Music Festival and Mullum Music Festival.
See Kathryn and Co at the Tyalgum Hotel, this Sunday from 2pm.
For more info, visit Kathryn’s website: www.kathrynjonesmusic.com.
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