Jamie McPherson is a songwriter, balladeer, composer and live performing artist in the acoustic folk and alternative country traditions. His song writing reflects his loves and eclectic tastes in various musical genres. Jamie has spent most of his life in the Western suburbs of Adelaide, but for the past eight years, has called the township of Strathalbyn his home. After leaving high school early, Jamie set about expanding both his education and love of the arts by studying audio engineering as well as film, radio, photography, video production and writing. Jamie considers himself a jack of all trades, having worked as a stage manager, sound engineer, filmmaker, barman, kitchen hand, salesman, telemarketer, public servant and even spy. He bought his first guitar and harmonica when he was 17, and spent time jamming with friends and making the occasional impromptu performance at gigs. He also played the tenor drum with the Mount Barker Caledonian Pipes and Drums. For most of his life, his music was his private passion, until the death of his son made him take stock of what was important to him, and he started venturing into song writing, performing and recording his compositions in his newly built Ravenwood studio. Jamie’s songs are stories of love, life, family and friendship, observing the world around him and the people occupying it. Often his songs incorporate his love of the Australian landscape and his ancestral home of Scotland. His words and melodies are firmly rooted in these two worlds and have a definitive Australian-Celtic feel with a good dose of Americana. And he is never afraid to poke fun at himself or the society we live in. Jamie resides in Strathalbyn with his wife, poet and artist Tikarma Vodicka-McPherson. He enjoys music, cinema, classic literature, the Australian bush, being politically incorrect, drinking whiskey and eating meat.