Audrey Auld at the Crystal Theatre — Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
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.