“Jason and Chloe Roweth are without question two of our finest interpreters of Australian traditional folk music. Their new album 'Too Many Songs About Bloody Shearers By Far!' Vol 1, is testament to their expertise as musicians; incorporating electric, country, rock, grunge, show and 'trad' sounds to explore Australia's shearing history. Far from predictable in approach, the duo incorporate song, dance tunes and spoken word to showcase lesser-known songs alongside popular favourites; ultimately displaying their deep knowledge and respect for the material.”
Accomplished stage presenters, Chloë & Jason Roweth been researching and presenting the living tradition of Australian music for over twenty years. Drawing their inspiration from the warmth of old-style bush entertainment and folklore, the Roweths create 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 seamlessly combine new and old, extending our understanding of the value and power of folk music, reflecting on modern Australia with all the depth of our strong traditional roots.
As a professional recording and performing duo, Chloë & Jason Roweth have independently released twenty CDs and two DVD packages since 1995. The Roweths have received recognition for both their music and poetry performance; their CD 'A Voice That Was Still' was named the NFSA Folk Album of the Year at the NFF in 2010, and Jason was awarded ABPA Golden Damper Male Traditional Reciter 2016, the NFF Reciter of the Year award in 2015, and NFF Yarnspinner of the Year in 2013.