Featuring: Lucie Thorne, Hamish Stuart, Greg Lyon, Steve Russell, Dave Sanders and many more...

Jo Jo Smith is one of Australia's greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul- singing,
groove-driving tour de force and 2017 marks her 50th year in the biz. Jo Jo first hit the stage in 1967 - singing and playing drums in her Motown band in Dunedin. A widely and wildly lived life,
there are hundreds of Jo Jo stories to tell...

...She was taken to Christchurch from Dunedin to be exorcised at 17; she was arrested and jailed in
Madrid in 1975 for busking in the subway; that same year she won the Queensland Entertainer of the

Year award; she was the first woman to ever perform at the Byron Bay Blues Festival; she’s been the
go-to backing singer for everyone from Renee Geyer to Marcia Hines and Olivia Newton-John; she’s a
songwriter of great depth and beauty -
as her 2013 album Standing in the Lovelight attests; not to
mention one of the grooviest nylon-string guitar players AND drummers you’ll ever encounter...
Jo Jo traverses soul, blues and roots music with an effortless grace and energy.

To celebrate 50 years in the biz Jo Jo Smith is inviting many of her musical friends and
fans up on stage for a special gig at Mullum Music Festival