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Us Not Them are acoustic duo Chloë and Jason Roweth (vocals, guitar, mandolin). They combine strong original songs and contemporary comment with old-style ballads and thoughtful arrangements of our beautiful, but lesser known, Australian collected material. Their striking, distinctly Australian mix of folk with older country / blues is dynamic and captivating. They strive to maintain the tradition of Australian music, and to continue on in the same spirit while breaking new ground.
Us Not Them – As Good as New
Chloë Roweth – vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, shaker, Jason Roweth – vocals, Guitar, Bass, Bouzouki, Jim McWhinnie – bodhran, Lindsay Martin – violin, mandolin, Mike Martin Button – accordion, concertina, tenor guitar
“Chloë and Jason Roweth are dynamite on voices, guitar and mandolin.” (Theresa West, Cornstalk Gazette 1998). Us Not Them combine their strong original compositions with striking interpretations of Australian collected/traditional material. With over a thousand gigs together including repeat performances at major folk festivals, Us Not Them provide a dynamic and captivating concert experience., Chloe Roweth, mandolin, vocals,
“Interesting traditional Australian music, that’s what this album is mostly about. Chloe & Jason Roweth have been involved in collecting, arranging and performing traditional music (and some of their own) for quite some time now, having released several CDs in their own name, as well as having been part of many others. Belonging to the “younger generation” of traditional folk musicians, they have already become an inspiration to many other young people. This CD manifests their standing with an interesting collection of traditional ballads, some dance tunes and a few newer songs for good balance. The accompaniment is acoustic and subtle on this recording, with the duo being assisted very nicely by Jim McWhinnie, Lindsay Martin and Mike Martin. Some of the songs that stood out for me on first hearing were a nice rendition by Chloe of “TI Women” (By Michael O’Rourke), the sweet “country” song “My Home in the Valley” (by Clive Kelly), and the dramatic ballad “A Man was killed in the Mine Today”. Another fine contribution to the OZ musical traditions by Chloe and Jason.” Review by Dieter Bajzek.
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