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The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes, drawing explicit thematic connections between pieces to tell a larger story. These are the songs of the kitchen, verandah, shearers’ huts, the local, and the campfire in all their warmth, and ornery vitality. This is Australian entertainment with the hair still on it!

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“With this new recording of songs, poems and prose about the shearing game, Chloe & Jason Roweth once again show their dedication to getting at the truth of material that has been extensively “folk processed”. And they have done it brilliantly, supported by the work of Mark Gregory, Rob Willis and the people working on the National Library’s Trove project.” - Chris Maltby, Singabout, June 2015

l consider this album to be a tour de force, a magnificent and authentic contribution to the Australian bush music tradition, proving beyond a shadow of doubt that this is living, breathing, rip-roaring music of which we should all be proud, whether or not we live in cities (as I now do), or live in the country (as I once did). - Ian Dearden


“Jason and Chloe Roweth are without question two of our finest interpreters of Australian traditional folk music. Their new album “Too Many Songs About Bloody Shearers By Far!” Vol 1, is testament to their expertise as musicians; incorporating electric, country, rock, grunge, show and 'trad' sounds to explore Australia's shearing history. Far from predictable in approach, the duo incorporate song, dance tunes and spoken word to showcase lesser-known songs alongside popular favourites; ultimately displaying their deep knowledge and respect for the material.”
- Ruth Hazleton

“An overall lively, loving feel to the CD makes for one of the very best Australian folk albums I’ve listened to in many a decade.”
- Roger Montgomery

Dates for Your Diary

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SAT 1ST AUGUST, 7:30-10:30pm (Duo)

Newcastle Folk Club

Wesley Fellowship Hall, Newcastle, NSW


SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST 3:30pm
(Duo with Genni Kane & Jon Wilby)

Americana Arvo

Acoustic Sunday

Millthorpe Motel, Millthorpe NSW

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SUN 16TH AUGUST, ALL DAY

(Jason Roweth)

Saplings Session

Bush Music Club, Marrickville, NSW

TUES 1ST- FRI 4TH SEPTEMBER (Duo)

The Poets Trek

Bourke, NSW


SAT 5TH SEPT, Noon-5pm (Duo)

Hannah’s Long Lunch

Hill End, NSW


FRI 18TH - SUN 20TH SEPT (Duo)

Turning Wave Festival

Yass, NSW


SAT 26TH SEPT (Duo)

Grenfell Gold Fest

TBC


FRI 9TH OCT, 7:30pm (Duo)

“Gallipoli - 5 Acres of pretty poor grazing country”

Duke’s Place, Bush Music Club

Marrickville, NSW


FRI 23RD - SUN 25TH OCT
(Chloe & Jason Roweth Band)

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Dorrigo, NSW


FRI 30TH OCT - SUN 1ST NOV

Maldon Fok Festival

Maldon, VIC



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nla.pic-an24171417 - Unidentified group of shearers on bicycles, ca. 1912-1955