Beautiful country Harmony
Harmony James is an Aussie country singer. She’ll be support act for the McClymonts this Saturday, April 10, at the Lismore Workers Club.
With her debut album Tailwind, Harmony has made a mark in the country music scene – a mark that is impressive and will only get bigger as her career progresses.
Born in Melbourne to a Baptist preacher (if you wanna be big in country music it’s best to be born to a Baptist minister) as one of 12 children, she had a sheltered childhood. Growing up in Cairns, she discovered the writings of western novelist Louis L’Amour and traditional country music – both of which had a huge influence on the direction her life would take.
“When I was a teenager, I loved reading those old western novels, and that was the dream I chased as an adult. It’s still very much part of who I am,” she said.
At the age of 14 Harmony headed off on her own cowgirl adventure, working all over outback Queensland where she ran a stock camp before completing a degree in agriculture, specialising in beef cattle. Then she headed to the Northern Territory’s Barkly Tableland. This girl can wear her cowboy hat with authenticity.
Now, with the release of her first full-length album, Harmony has confirmed that she’s a talented songwriter. Harmony James and The McClymonts will perform at the Lismore Workers Club this Saturday, April 10, from 7.30pm.
Tickets are $29.50 and available from the club.
Freebie: The Echo has two copies of Tailwind to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10.15 and 10.30am and tell us if the McClymonts truly are sisters in real life or if that’s just publicity spin.