Kaurna Cronin is a unique Australian folk artist who has split his time between his native Australia, Europe and Canada, winning the hearts of audiences globally. Performing with a live band rooted in the acoustic origins of folk, he is a captivating entertainer who is always seeking to push the genre to new heights. His knack for intelligent and heartfelt lyrics in the tradition of folk troubadours who are storytellers first and foremost demonstrates a maturity beyond his years.
A recent nominee for 'Best Solo Artist' at The Australian Folk Music Awards, Cronin has been awarded the Folk Alliance Australia 'Artist Of The Year', the prestigious APRA-AMCOS 'Emily Burrows Award', 'Best Acoustic Act' at the Fowlers Live Music Awards, ARBA 'Roots Album of The Year' plus a South Australian Music Awards 'Live Music Award'.
With over 600+ European performances under his belt, Cronin's unique folk blend and moving performances have been wowing audiences throughout Europe and Australia. This wandering storyteller is on the cusp of a new breed of Australian folk artists, reimagining and redeveloping the way music is shared, written and enjoyed across the globe.
His sonic and lyrical maturity, hard won from years touring 100+ shows per year, have found their way onto his most recent self-produced and engineered record, demonstrating why Cronin is widely regarded as being at the cutting-edge of contemporary folk music.
His forthcoming album showcases Cronin’s talent as a brilliant songwriter and performer, but also as an emerging producer/engineer, having created from his home studio a lush and emotive soundscape for a deep and existential swag of songs suited to the times. In the past five years Cronin has toured Europe and Australia extensively, from intimate venues to some of the biggest open air festivals in the Netherlands, Sweden, Estonia and Germany.
His previous album ‘Glitter or Dust’ (2019) is a thrilling emotional portrayal of what Cronin does best; writing songs with both substance and style. With tracks being produced by Guy Gray (David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Midnight Oil) Cronin’s new album tows the line of driving hard with attitude and grit and gently evoking powerful emotion as he invites you within his intimate narratives. It's a fascinating blend of the undiscovered and nostalgic, both foreign and familiar.
In the past years Cronin has performed at major festivals globally including Rudolstadt Festival (DE), Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), National Folk Festival (AUS), Valkhof Festival (NL), Noorderzone Festival (NL) & Falken Dagar Festival (SWE) plus alongside artists such as Colin Hay (Men at Work), Roscoe James-Irwin (Cat Empire), Keith Urban & Michael Franti.