Songwriter, farmer, performer, passionate about life, people and the world around her, Jeanette Wormald is a twenty-first century woman of the bush – part of a new breed of singer/songwriters who can reflect on what it's like to be Australian without having to draw upon tired stereotypes, and able to convey her rare and deep understanding of this land to people everywhere.
Jeanette Wormald’s roots go deep into the soil of outback
However, most of all, Jeanette is a songwriter — and her evocative, perceptive songs capture her passion for and understanding of the Australian bush in a way no other woman in this country has been able to achieve. Jeanette’s songs capture the mood, the magic and the characters of the Mallee, weaving impressions and images together in a delicate, subtle way. The lyrics are seamlessly entwined in exquisite musical arrangements, with Jeanette’s sublime, crystal-clear voice soaring through it all.
“I think I’m able to capture all the subtleties and moods of outback
Jeanette has also spent a considerable amount of time working with Indigenous communities in
That sense of belonging comes through in many of her songs, including the beautiful “Maralinga Dawn” and “Pukulpa Days” from her latest album, Opal Blue.
Over the past decade, Jeanette has released five albums, two EPs and a stunning DVD, Horizons and Heartlands – Songs and Images of the Mallee, which captures her beloved homeland, with images of landscapes and wildlife, as well as rare heritage photos of early settlement.
The Horizons and Heartlands DVD emerged from a multimedia stage show created by Jeanette after she won the 2004 Community Fellowship Award for promoting sustainable agriculture through music.
Jeanette’s deep understanding of the bush and its people, and her use of music to carry their message across
Her sensitive, perceptive song writing skills have also been recognised with invitations to write two songs for the Tracks to Federation celebrations – “Woomera – Dream Launcher” and “Yurin Kabi –
Opal Blue (2006 – Album)
Horizons and Heartlands – Songs and Images of the Mallee (2005 – DVD)
If This Isn’t Country (2005 – EP)
Reflections (2005 – Double album)
Messenger Bird (2002 – Album)
Mallee Bride – The Journey (2001 – Album)
Acres of Blue (1998 – Album)
To the Mallee Born (1995 – EP)
Festival Theatre’s Sunday Spectrum 2007
National Folk Festival,
Gympie Muster, Queensland 2004, 2005, 2007
Mt Beauty Music Festival, Victoria 2003, 2007
Awards and recognition
2007 Inclusion in “Who’s Who of Australian Women.”
2007 Inclusion in inaugural edition of “Who’s Who of South Australia”
2007 Finalist Country Music Association of
2005 Appointed a member of the Regional Community Consultative Council on regional
2005 SA Great Award for contribution to the arts and services to regional
2004 Land and Water Australia Community Fellowship for promotion of sustainable agriculture and natural resource management through music.
1995 State Music Industry Award (SAMIA)
Jane Intini – T.M.B.S.
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