With her mother a traditional woman from the Warlpiri tribe of Yuendumu (293 north-west of Alice Springs), and father an Irish Catholic from Newcastle, Jacinta Price’s blend of folk, blues and country music is a style that reflects her Aboriginal/Celtic heritage and her life growing up in Central Australia.

Jacinta Price made a name for herself as a singer-songwriter, famous for her soulful voice that won her “Artist of the Year” at the NAIDOC Awards in 2011 and saw her nominated for Most Promising New Talent in Music in the 2012 Deadly Awards. She was known as Sassy-J when collaborating with hip-hop group Catch the Fly and still mentors young indigenous musicians through the Desert Divas program run by MusicNT.

Jacinta is also 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).

Tourism Central Australia included Jacinta Price as one of their 14 'characters' during their nine-month tourism campaign of 2014, which saw Jacinta featured in a TV commercial during the month of September, as well as across print, radio and social media.

Last year Jacinta Price toured Western Australia and performed at the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs), The Darwin Festival, Alice Desert Festival, the BIG SOUND music industry conference held in Brisbane and at the CAAMA Music Showcase held at the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) in Melbourne.

Last year Jacinta performed at Nannup Folk Festival (Feb) in Western Australia and toured the country extensively with the Yamba's Playtime roadshow. 

She recenrly performed at the Canberra Folk Festival and was the stand-out act at Woodford Folk Festival this year, according to Scenestr, which said: 

"But our pick of the festival for this year surely goes to Jacinta Price. With a set ranging from folk through to blues and swing, she demonstrated astonishing vocal range and power. No more so than during her cover of Gnarls Barkley’s 'Crazy' – a soulful version that goes straight into the top ten of 'covers that are better than the original'.

With (music and life) partner Colin Lillie on guitar, plus drum, bass and keyboard players, she finished her set with her powerful song 'Wisdoms', which truly epitomises why Woodfordia works when others around are failing – it’s all about diversity and connections, especially the wonderful people you meet, and the good friends that you make on your Woodfordia journey."




Representative | Nicola Pitt - CAAMA Music | Australia | cmpromotions@caama.com.au


“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