Porcelain

by Gina Horswood

Released 2016
Independent
Released 2016
Independent
"Mavis Staples cross Ani DiFranco...Australian outback meets the deep south." - Sean Cotton, The Undesirables; Tree Ring Records
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“When you meet Australian native Gina Horswood you notice all the charm and warmth you expect from an Aussie, but when you hear her sing her songs you feel the depth and understanding of an artist.”
- John Eaton, (CKCB FM) The Peak

"The lyrics to me are like a broken-hearted Kristofferson or an angry Patsy Cline."
- Ian Connerty, Former Music Critic, The Ottawa Citizen

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, Curb Publishing, cuts by Vince Gill, Jack Ingram, Sam Bush) to create The Nashville Sesions EP.

Since that release in 2014, Gina has continued touring North America and had the privelege of opening for great Canadian acts including Suzie Vinnick (10X Maple Blues Award winner, 3X Juno Nomine) and Jon Brooks (Kerrville New Folk Winner and a three-time “Songwriter of the Year” nominee at the Canadian Folk Music Awards).

In July 2015, Gina was the winner of the first Collingwood Live & Original Music Series – a competition which “celebrates finding musical creativity and innovation at the grass-roots level”. Gina went on to record her next release “Porcelain” shortly after the Collingwood win, with Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Luke Doucet, Hawksley Workman, Amy Sky, Shania Twain). Musicians on the project included Tom & Sly Juhas (Jadea Kelly), Rich Levesque (Blue Rodeo, Melissa McClelland) and Robbie Grunwald (Jill Barber, Coco Love Alcorn). This will be Gina's first full length release since “Our Way” and marks a significant departure from her country/ballad roots. The sound is rich, organic and compelling, inspired by her experiences around the world. The first single will hit Australian and Canadian radio on November 30, 2015, with the full album being launched in May 2016.