Accomplished stage presenters, Chloë & Jason Roweth (vocals, guitar, mandolin) have been researching and presenting the living tradition of Australian music for over twenty years. They gather and present the songs and poems of the kitchen, the verandah, the shearers’ huts, the local pub - and the yarns that go with them - in all their ornery detail. Drawing their inspiration from the warmth of old-style bush entertainment, the Roweths work with vibrant arrangements of new and old traditional Australian ballads and work songs, early country music, original music, poetry, yarns, and dance tunes weaving together and carrying forward many threads of the Australian tradition. They also specialise in themed presentations, forging unique combinations of music, folklore and social history.
The Roweths have enjoyed repeat bookings at music festivals around Australia. They have received recognition for both their music and poetry performance; their CD “A Voice That Was Still” was named the National Film and Sound Archive Folk Album of the Year at the National Folk Festival in 2010, and Jason was awarded the ABPA Golden Damper Traditional Reciter 2016, NFF Reciter of the Year in 2015, and NFF Yarnspinner of the Year in 2013.
Over their professional recording and performing career, Chloë & Jason Roweth have independently released over twenty CDs and two DVD packages since 1995.