About

“I do not have a record contract that says I have to make a record. I do it because I’m compelled to. Because control is an illusion. I make records to put it down finally and to release that control. To stop second-guessing.

It’s taken five albums to let go and step into the dark. I’m following songs where they lead me now. It’s unpredictable, where they’ll go. As the process unfolds the songs reveal themselves.

I’ve learned to trust the process, trust the skills I’ve built up, the people I’ve chosen to surround myself with.

By letting go of the illusion of control with this band of creative people, we are able to put a puzzle together one small, obscure piece at a time. Something we can share. Something we found by following the songs like partners in a dance.

And now we release them to your care. You can follow them where they lead you.”

 

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Highlights

Awards

  • 4 x past ARIA nominations (Best Female Artist, Best Blues & Roots album)
  • 2012 Best Blues & Roots album ARIA nomination for “The Moment”
  • “The Moment” Nominated for 2013 AIR Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards
  • “Idyllwild” Nominated for 2014 AIR Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards
  • “When The Moment Comes” nominated for APRA Song of the Year
  • 1 x ARIA win – Best Blues and Roots album – Parking Lots

Selected Festival/Venue Appearances

  • Montreux Jazz Fest (Switzerland)
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Scotland)
  • Winnipeg Folk festival (Canada)
  • East Coast Blues and Roots Fest (Australia)
  • Rocky Mountains Folk Fest (USA)
  • Portland Blues Fest (USA)
  • Falcon Ridge Folk Fest (USA)
  • High Sierra Music Festival (USA)
  • Strawberry Music Festival (USA)
  • California World Festival (USA)
  • Bowery Ballroom (NYC)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (CA)
  • The Ark (Ann Arbor)
  • Schuba’s (Chicago)
  • CMJ 2013
  • SXSW 2014
  • CMW 2014

Selected Accolades

  • “Idyllwild” Debuted in the CMJ Top 100
  • “The Moment” 2012 iTunes Single of The Week (18K Downloads – Australia)
  • “The Moment” debuted at:
  • #1 on AIR Independent Album Charts (Australia)
  • Number 18 on the Australian Album charts
  • Numer 51 on the ARIA charts

Selected Film/TV Placements

  • “When The Moment Comes” is Premier League Football Featured Song for 2012/2013 Season (SkySports UK)
  • “Cigarettes” Featured on Elementary (CBS)
  • “When The Moment Comes” Featured on Hart of Dixie (CW)

Appeared With…

  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Eric Clapton (National Australian Tour)
  • Chris Isaak (East and West Coast USA Tour)
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Joe Cocker
  • John Butler Trio
  • The Waifs
  • Tony Joe White
  • Eric Bibb
  • James Hunter
  • Donavon Frankenreiter (US East Coast Tour)

Selected TV Appearances

  • The Artie Lange Show (DirecTV US)
  • AXS Live (AXS TV US)
  • RockWiz (Australia)
  • Spicks and Specks (Australia)
  • Channel 7 Mornings (Australia)
  • Channel 10 Late Night (Australia)