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“HORSWOOD HAS BEEN ON A LONG JOURNEY FOR ONE SO YOUNG, HAVING TOPPED THE COUNTRY MUSIC CHARTS IN HER NATIVE AUSTRALIA WITH HER SISTER AS THE DUO ‘HORSWOOD’ AND THEN EMBARKING ON A NOMADIC ROUND THE WORLD TRIP, LANDING IN EUROPE JUST AS HER FIRST SOLO RELEASE HIT THE CHARTS AT HOME, A SHORT STAY IN NASHVILLE FOLLOWED WITH A RESULTING EP RELEASE ‘THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS’, THE JOURNEY THEN CULMINATING IN A MOVE TO CANADA WHICH SHE NOW CALLS HOME.” 

Stevie Connor (Blues & Roots Radio, Fatea Magazine UK)

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When Gina Horswood packed her life in a bag and bought a one-way ticket to the other side of the world, she had no idea what was in store for her or her music career. Since October 2011, she’s traveled to a whole new hemisphere, bringing with her a distinctive voice and songs inspired by her nomadic life.   

Gina’s debut “Our Way”, penned with sister Melanie, was released in 2006 and boasted two Top 10 country singles in Australia. The duo extensively toured East Coast Australia and shared bills with multiple-Aria-winning artists Kasey Chambers and Pete Murray. In 2009, Gina’s sophomore CD and first solo album, “Crazy Brilliant Mess”, received critical acclaim in the rich musical landscape down under, with the video for her single “Ordinary Girl” reaching the top 50 on the national Country Music Channel charts.   

In 2013, Gina followed the troubadour tradition and travelled to the heart of the North American music scene: Nashville, Tennessee. There she collaborated with renowned songwriter and producer Jim Reilley (The New Dylans, cuts by Vince Gill, Sam Bush) to create The Nashville Sessions EP.   After that release in 2014, Gina continued touring North America, opening for acts such as Dana Fuchs (Across The Universe, off-broadway “Love, Janis”), Suzie Vinnick (10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nominee), and Basia Bulat (2013 Polaris and Juno nominee) to name a few.

Inspired by her experiences around the world, Gina recorded her next release “Porcelain” in 2015, with Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Shania Twain). Musicians on the project included Tom & Sly Juhas (Banners, Jadea Kelly), Rich Levesque (Blue Rodeo, Melissa McClelland) and Robbie Grunwald (Jill Barber, Coco Love Alcorn). 

Horswood toured across Canada and Australia promoting Porcelain before settling in the woods of Northern Ontario where she wrote her latest release, “Bare Bones” (2020), which debuted at #3 on the iTunes chart. Bare Bones is a collection of one-take, acoustic tracks that document Horwood’s experience with mental health, recovery, and the fragilities of being human.

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