Helen Townsend is one of those rare artists who genuinely lives music, understands it’s power and harnesses it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along.
The Fremantle-based singer-songwriter’s style runs the gamut of roots rock, blues, country and folk. Her music is soulful, edgy, her story telling is transfixing, her voice timeless and her stage presence is captivating – it’s a combination of this, her originality and authenticity that has garnered her widespread respectability.
Her international performance in Nashville at the Sounds of Australia showcase in 2018 earned her widespread recognition and respect as an emerging Americana artist.
Nominated for multiple West Australian Music awards including 2019 & 2017 “Best Country Act”, Helen Townsend has had a huge impact on the country/folk scene in Western Australia in the past few years. Her upcoming Album “Little Lover” shows promise already receiving 2017 WAM nomination for “Song of the Year”.
Helen Townsend may have been late in picking up the tools of her trade, but in a short time she has shown herself to be a master craftsman in a field too often crowded with cowboy-booted jacks and jills of all trades. Her sweet voice and tender picking rubs against songs that are filled with characters living with the costly results of impulsive choices and memories that just won’t let go. — Polly Coufos | Contributor to The Australian
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