Born in Goondiwindi, Keith Jamieson has spent most of his life in the
bush, which is where he gets most of his inspiration for songwriting.
Keith leans towards the bush ballad style of writing and recording,
following in the footsteps of our pioneers such as Stan Coster, Slim
Dusty, Tony Brooks, Tom Oliver and Joe Daly.
Keith has written some classic songs over the years, some of which have
been recorded by Slim Dusty, Jeff Brown, Sharon Heaslip, Nathan Charlton,
Charmaine Pout, Dave Reynolds, Noel Smith and Bev Branson. One of his
most successful songwriting efforts being The Ghost of Three Rivers,
which was a huge hit for Jeff Brown and has won awards such as TSA Bush
Ballad of the Year 2003 and the Tasmania and New Zealand Songwriting
Award Recorded Section 2002. It also made the finals of Mildura 2002,
Bungendore 2003 and the 2003 Golden Guitar Awards.
Keith's album Troy's Memory, was produced by Lindsay Butler at LBS Studios
and has received widespread airplay. The first single One Tree Plain,
which was written by Tony McKenna raced up the Australian Country Charts
to number six and earned him a finalist spot in the 2003 TIARA Awards.
The latest recording by Keith is a tribute to Barry Thornton and his
sidekick Mulga Dan, which he wrote before Bazza passed away and had
intended to record with Barry but sadly that wasn't to be. "The
Ballad of Mulga Dan" has recently won the Open Section of the Tasmania
& New Zealand Songwriting Awards 2003 and is receiving a lot of
airplay right around Australia. Keith also came third in the Recorded
section of these awards with "Tex, Buddy & Slim".
Keith has three albums available: The Year 2000 Australian Bushman,
Troy's Memory, Bush Ballads Forever also the EP The Ballad
Of Mulga Dan. He also has a single available called The Roma
Oil Rig Man.
Keith hopes to continue writing and recording bush ballads
for many years to come and also encourages people young or old to carry
on the bush ballad tradition.
Photo right: 2005
TIARA Bush Ballad award
inducted into the
Hands of Fame.