Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors


Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors' debut lp, My Little River, is out now.

In 2008, Darwin singer-songwriter Jess Ribeiro formed an acoustic duo with Rob Law; before long, the two had picked up more more players, and had become Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors.

Ribeiro and Law's sound has a distinct, raw energy, the duo's dark and dusty ballads drawing comparison to the likes of Karen Dalton, Cat Power, Neil Young and Johnny Cash.

Pilgrimage - EP - Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors

Since forming, Jess and her band have traveled the country supporting esteemed country-folk artists including the Waifs, Mama Kin, Charlie Parr and Darren Hanlon. In early 2008, the pair released their debut EP, Pilgrimage, which is out now through Gaga Digi. The band were subsequently Unearthed by triple J as one of the new crop of artists to watch in Australian Music Month.

Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors have been acclaimed by the Australian press, featuring in the Australian Rolling Stone magazine, and getting glowing reviews from triple J Music Director Richard Kingsmill, who wrote, 'Jess is a great singer. I really love the way she delivers a song, and she never overdoes it.' Radio National's Tim Ritchie, meanwhile, reviewing a live performance, wrote that Jess sings 'like someone who had been on the stage forever, but with a delicate and intimate tone. Her lyrics were simple and honest, but much more than that, she put words together in fantastic ways and then delivered them effortlessly.'

2012 sees Jess and Rob release their acclaimed debut album, My Little River, via Gaga Digi. My Little River was Radio National's Album of the Week. Pick up a copy here.

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