Although singer-songwriter Audrey Auld describes her style as
music with the dirt left on, that’s dirt from a distinctly different hemisphere — the southern one. Born in Australia and raised in the Tasmanian bush, she was exposed to music early on (her father played jazz piano and her stepfather was in a jazz band). Moving from classical violin in pre-adolescence to punk rock in her teens, she finally landed on country music as an adult, eventually releasing an EP, Audrey (Sidenote: The EP has, sadly, gone out of print, but is available on the Reckless Records Garage Sale compilation.) with Bill Chambers in 1997.
Auld currently lives in Nashville, performing and recording under her married name, Audrey Auld-Mezera. She has released over a dozen albums, with her latest, Tonk, just out.