Lil’ Gypsy Kathryn Jones is a dynamic, seasoned performer whose unique music is a self-styled mix of country roots blending Gypsy soul, swing, country blues, folk and rockabilly. Her debut album "Yesterday’s News " was nominated in 2012 for Best Album at the Tamworth CMF in the People’s Choice Awards as well as Kathryn being nominated for Most Promising Future Star.
"Yesterday’s News" is a nostalgically charming debut album with 1950's cowgirl touches. Refreshingly different and thank goodness for that" - Rosie Adsett Country Update Magazine Issue 61
Launched during the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Jones’ album Lil Gypsy is a collaborative effort between herself and Golden Guitar Winner/Award winning producer Steve Passfield.
"The album release of the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival”- Jon Wolfe Broadcaster 88.9FM & journalist.
2016 brought her 8 nominations at Tamworth. Two songs were selected as finalists in the Contemporary Song of the Year category in the Tamworth Salute Awards (TSA’s) as well as Kathryn being selected as a finalist in the New Songwriter of the Year.
Both Kath and Steve took out the Best Vocal/Musical Event in the People’s Choice Awards and received a Brumby Award for their 1st single “Even Cowgirls Sing the Blues” which hit #4 on the Australian Country Tracks Chart and #1 on the Tasmanian Official Top 30 Country Music Charts.
Kathryn & Steve were finalists at the 2016 Australian Celtic Music Awards 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 from the album. I am thrilled they have found a home in the Australian Celtic community”.
Kathryn is a regular on the country music festival circuit performing at Tamworth, Aust. Celtic Music Fest, Ballina CMF, Texas, Bony Mountain, Slim Dusty CMF & Central Coast CMF.