The heart of Zinnia Blue is married couple Kate Tucker and Matt Ellis who write and arrange the music together, creating a sound that is delicate, earthy, and emotional. Lead singer Tucker’s voice is sweet, rich, and rough around the edges, reminiscent of The Audreys’ Tasha Coates, and her simple guitar style blends perfectly with Ellis’ tastefully intricate melody guitar work. The pair’s voices weave closely together in old-timey two-part harmonies reminiscent of the Milk Carton Kids or Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris.
Zinnia Blue have distilled their unique sound and eclectic songs for their debut album The Garden, out January 10th 2020. The band celebrate the release with a Tasmanian and Victorian tour, including three shows at the Cygnet Folk Festival in Tasmania from January 10th to 12th, and an album launch at Wesley Anne in Northcote, Melbourne on February 9th. The first single from the album is Truth & Lies, released in September 2019, and the second single is Grow Your Dreams, released in November 2019.