Northern-rivers singer-songwriter Bethanie Jolly is a true teller of tales and an exciting new talent emerging on the music scene. Bethanie’s unique raw vocals tell heart stirring, deeply personal tales, exploring life, death and the human experience woven throughout. Her songs are the tracks upon which her life-train has travelled and her music and stage presence leave you no choice but to get onboard for the journey. Bethanie’s folk style is coloured with splashes of old time blues and deeply moving soul. Likened to a dulcet blend of Tracy Chapman and Eric Bibb, mixed with a lyrical song-craft akin to the likes of Joni Mitchell and Gillian Welsh and drenched in Australian soil.
“I aim to get to the heart of this shared, imperfectly perfect human experience, through the age-old magic of music and song.”
A long time coming, Bethanie released her debut album ‘Woo Me From My Sleep’ last year. Recorded in Byron Bay with the legendary Jordan Power and a melting pot of exceptional musicians, including Bobby Alu, Peter Hunt (from much loved Brisbane-band ‘Kooi’), Benny Fowler (from ‘Benji and the Saltwater Soundsystem’), Ben Wilson and ‘Two Lion’s’ Kara Mallory, she is excited to be taking the album on the road with a variety of special guests joining her along the way.
To accompany the launch of her new album, Bethanie has also launched the ‘Woo Me From My Sleep’ painting series. Go to Art to see.
2019 Upcoming Shows
6.4 ‘For the Love of Joel’ Fundraising Event @ Korinderie Ridge
23.4 New Brighton Farmer’s Market
10.5 Supporting Anna Smyrk @Dusty Attic
17.5 Mullum Farmers Market
13.7 Dusty Attic with special guest Peter Hunt
Shorty’s @ Lennox Head
Past Tours and Festivals
Bello Winter Music 2015
Mullum Music Fest 2015
‘The Making Tracks Tour’ 2017
Mullum Music Fest 2018
‘Woo Me From My Sleep’ Album Launch Tour 2018