2019 was a breakout year for Then Jolene. The 8 piece band from Woolgoolga in Northern NSW played a successful run of festival dates including The Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Gum Ball, Bello Winterfest and the Wingham Akoostik Festival. These dates were interspersed with multiple North coast shows, and numerous trips up and down the Pacific Highway showcasing frenetic live shows to rooms both large and small.
2020 looked to continue in the same vein, until… As with all musicians around the globe, things changed... festivals stopped, gigs stopped, the world…. stopped.
Fortuitously, Then Jolene hit the studio to lay down tracks for their second album - The Putdown. Recorded in Nana Glen by acclaimed Country producer, Peter Dyball - of Kasey Chambers fame - the album is set for release in early 2021. Giving you the first taste of the forthcoming release is new single 3 Rivers - out now on digital release.
Then Jolene concedes that their music is difficult to pigeonhole. A mix of bluegrass, alt-country, progressive country and raucous folk, it has been described as "the bastard son of bluegrass and the wayward daughter of country music". The elements in the alchemy are 4 part vocal harmonies, acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, banjo, percussion and double bass.