Jack Carty writes his songs with an honesty and mindfulness learned through the sheltered valleys and close-knit communities of a rural childhood spent in sleepy Bellingen, NSW, Australia. It’s a rare thing that has allowed the poetic Brisbane-based traveller to take his quiet truths to audiences across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand in the five years since his first release. These years have been busy ones, yielding: three full-length albums and two E.P’s, songs on soundtracks, international festivals and extensive touring, collaborations and expeditions with the likes of: Josh Pyke, Justin Townes Earle, Matt Corby, Lisa Mitchell, Ingrid Michaelson, Dan Wilson, Brett Dennen, Katie Noonan and Joshua Radin, and the kind of critical acclaim that only honesty in art affords. Following the release of his third studio album “Esk” (which landed at #7 on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association’s Album Chart and #17 on The Au Review’s list of the Best Australian Albums of 2014) and the success of its first two singles “Honey, Do You Know The Way Back Home?” and “Be Like The Water”, Jack embarked on an extensive 37-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, taking in a diverse range of venues from the Wellington Opera House to Launceston’s “Royal Oak Hotel” in cities from Perth to Te Awamutu. Next up was a European tour that crisscrossed the continent from Brighton to Berlin, from Söderköping to Stroud, further-cementing Carty’s hardworking reputation and ever-growing fan base before a return home saw a sold-out run of 10 “Intimate & By Request” shows across 6 states wrap up just in time to swap stage for suit and marry the girl of his dreams. As if all that wasn’t enough for one year and one man, Jack was named as a recipient of the 2015 APRA Professional Development Awards, a biennial honour given by The Australasian Performing Rights Association with an illustrious list of past winners including Gotye. Jack spent the twilight months of 2015 putting the finishing touches on a brand new album at his home studio in Red Hill, QLD. It’s due for release mid 2016 following another NZ tour, a U.K tour supporting English lad Blair Dunlop, an appearance at Spain’s Primavera Sound festival and a trip ‘round Australia with friend and favourite Josh Pyke. In his own words: “I’ve never had so much fun making a record or been so excited to share it.”