Byron Bay's Lil Gypsy Kathryn Jones is a dynamic, seasoned performer whose unique music is a self-styled mix of country roots blending Gypsy soul, swing, country blues, folk and rockabilly. Her debut album "Yesterday’s News " was nominated in 2012 for Best Album at the Tamworth CMF in the People’s Choice Awards as well as Kathryn being nominated for Most Promising Future Star.
"Yesterday’s News" is a nostalgically charming debut album with 1950's cowgirl touches. Refreshingly different and thank goodness for that" - Rosie Adsett Country Update Magazine Issue 61
Brought into the fold singing harmonies for well-loved songbird Clelia Adams, Kathryn worked hard carving out a name for herself with dynamic live performances & recording two fabulous award-winning albums.
Launched during the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival, Jones’ latest album Lil Gypsy is a collaborative effort between herself and Golden Guitar Winner/Award winning producer Steve Passfield.
"The album release of the 2015 Tamworth Country Music Festival”- Jon Wolfe Broadcaster 88.9FM & journalist.
2016 brought her 8 nominations at Tamworth. Two songs were selected as finalists in the Contemporary Song of the Year category in the Tamworth Salute Awards (TSA’s) as well as Kathryn being selected as a finalist in the New Songwriter of the Year.
Both Kath and Steve took out the Best Vocal/Musical Event in the People’s Choice Awards and received a Brumby Award for their 1st single “Even Cowgirls Sing the Blues” which hit #4 on the Australian Country Tracks Chart and #1 on the Tasmanian Official Top 30 Country Music Charts.
The Australian Celtic Music Awards awarded Kathryn the 2016 Best New Celtic Talent Award whilst Steve Passfield won Best Producer for her album Lil Gypsy.