Australian singer-songwriter Gina Horswood bought a one-way ticket to the other side of the world in 2011 and has spent the decade since crafting distinctive songs & her sound, all 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 first solo album, “Crazy Brilliant Mess”, received critical acclaim, 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 Nashville, Tennessee, where 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).
After touring across Australia & Canada for over two decades, Horswood settled in the woods of Northern Ontario and wrote her latest release, “Bare Bones” (2020), which debuted at #3 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. The album is a collection of one-take, acoustic tracks that document Horwood’s experience with mental health, recovery, and the fragilities of being human.
Now in 2021, with a renewed lust for all things live music, Horswood is back on the road entertaining crowds as a solo, duo, trio & band.