Jacinta Price’s blend of folk, blues and country music is a style that reflects her Aboriginal/Celtic heritage: her mother is a traditional woman from the Warlpiri tribe of Yuendumu (293 north-west of Alice Springs), and her father an Irish Catholic from Newcastle. Her songs give voice to a childhood living out bush in swags and growing up in Central Australia.
Jacinta gained recognition as Sassy-J in her collaboration with Alice Springs hip-hop group Catch the Fly. Prior to the release of her debut album, DRY RIVER (produced by country music legend Bill Chambers), she won Artist of the Year at the NAIDOC Awards in 2011 and was nominated for Most Promising New Talent in Music in the 2012 Deadly Awards. In 2012 Jacinta was a finalist in the folk category for the NT Song of The Year Awards with her song Night and Day, a musical collaboration with partner Colin Lillie. Her song Money Problem Blues was a finalist in the blues category in the same awards in 2013. Jacinta is well known as the host of Yamba’s Playtime a children’s program from Imparja, aired nationwide on the Nine Network, as well as for acting in various short films produced by CAAMA (the Central Australian Aboriginal Music Association). She currently mentors young indigenous musicians through the Desert Divas program run by MusicNT.
Hit the play button on Jacinta Price’s debut album and the sounds of blues, gospel, folk and country will filter through. Dry River is a testament to the mix of culture, place and identity for this Warlpiri woman from Central Australia who’s already well-known for her soulful voice, acting and as a TV host…Deadly Vibe Magazine