The Weekend Australian - Review - - Music Reviews - Iain Shed­den

It’s a busy time for Blue Moun­tains singer Ju­lia Jack­lin, who af­ter her per­for­mance at Splen­dour in the Grass last week­end had to jet off to the US, where she is tour­ing over the next week be­fore head­ing to Europe for most of Au­gust. Jack­lin, who re­leased her de­but al­bum, Don’t Let the Kids Win, to uni­ver­sal ac­claim last year, was also earn­ing ap­plause in Syd­ney on Tues­day, when she was named as one of the re­cip­i­ents of the APRA/AMCOS pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment awards, which, as I men­tioned here a few weeks back, give a leg-up of $15,000 to lo­cal mu­si­cians across dif­fer­ent gen­res to fur­ther their ca­reers. Un­for­tu­nately, due to her over­seas com­mit­ments, Jack­lin couldn’t be at the cer­e­mony to pick up the tro­phy and the cash, so her mum, who was also at Splen­dour to see her girl in ac­tion, kindly took to the podium to ac­cept on her daugh­ter’s be­half. I’d be cu­ri­ous to know what Jack­lin Jr would have made of her mother’s speech. “I make a lot of Ju­lia’s clothes,” she said, “so maybe now she’ll be able to af­ford to buy

Blue Moun­tains singer Ju­lia Jack­lin

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