Kathryn Jones & Steve Passfield
On the June long weekend, Kathryn performed at the 5th Ballina Coastal CMF with her trusty gang, Golden Guitar winners Steve Passfield & Mike Kerin. Reknown bassist Rod Coe completed the 4 piece as Kathryn & crew opened the festival & shared the stage with festival embassador Tanya Kernaghan as well as other great acts such as Pete Denahy, Perch Creek, Dale Duncan & Ray Kernaghan.
She was also invited by the Round Mountain Girls to sing Felicity Urgharts part in their new single " Constant Rhythm" at the Cherry st Bowling Club to a roaring crowd.
" They were big shoes to fill that's for sure but the crowd really loved their new single & it is always a hoot on stage with the lads" says Kathryn
Photo courtesy of the talented Greg Young.
Kathryn & Steve recently attended the 2016 Australian Celtic Music Awards in Glen Innes picking up three awards including Best New Celtic Talent ( Kathryn) & The Triquestra Ambassador & Celtic Producer ( Steve ) for their nominated song "Gypsy on the Wrong Side of the World" & their album Lil Gypsy.
Kath says “We always believed in the European songs, some call them “Gypsy” from the album & wanted to share them with different audiences. I am so very grateful they’ve found a home in the Australian Celtic community" says Kath.
2016 Australian Country Music Peoples Choice Awards.
2016 Brumby Award "Best Collaboration"
Kathryn's song "Who Pays the Bills?" along with "Golden Rings" ( co-written with the talented Steve Passfield ) have been selected as finalists in the Contemporary Song of the Year category in the Tamworth Salute Awards. Also, Kathryn is a finalist in the New Songwriter of the Year category with her original Even Cowgirls Sing the Blues.
Lil Gypsy album launch.
" Even Cowgirls Sing the Blues "
Golden Rings live
Thanks for swingin' by my website. I am thrilled to have you on board the Jones Express. My musical life is sprinkled with spice, good times and sassy shows infused with my very own special brand of kickin' 'coastal' country.
My diverse new alt- country album Lil Gypsy is a collaborative effort between myself and Golden Guitar Winner Steve Passfield. It received rave reviews from both industry and audiences at it’s launch during the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
"The album release of the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival”- Jon Wolfe Broadcaster 88.9FM & journalist.
Lil Gypsy is a diverse mix of alt country, Gypsy soul, country blues/rock/ swing, world music with a dash of coastal country.
Steve co-wrote, produced & engineered the album at his “Handpicked Studio” in Berowra N.S.W.The album draws on Kathryn’s European heritage ( Bosnia) & what shaped her life growing up with an Australian family in a small country town.
Steve and I are touring nationally as well as internationally this year so keep an eye out folks - Jonesy's coming to town.
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Cover "Lucky One" performed at Pete Denahy's Bluegrass Breakfast Show Tamworth CMF 2015 w/ Steve Passfield
Kathryn Jones & Steve Passfield