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Paul "Pixie"  JENKINS (1993)

Pixie Jenkins

1957 - Born in Launceston, Tasmania, on March 21st.

1984 - Pixie won his first Golden Guitar as part of the “Hired Hands”

1985 – Joins the group Bullamakanka. He added to his collection by winning Gold Guitars in both years for best group as part of “Bullamakanka”.

1989 - Pixie joined John Williamson to back him in his live shows, and over the next five years became an integral part of John’s live performances and recordings.

1992 - Inducted into the Country Music Hands Of fame in Tamworth.

1993 – Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Kanga”.

1994 - Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year with “Kindee”.

1995 - Pixie started his solo career.

1997 - Voted onto the board of management of the Country Music Association of Australia and appointed by the Tamworth Council as the Ambassador for Country Music for Australia’s Country Music Capital.

2000 - Pixie was offered his first full theatrical role as the Fiddler in the Queensland production of “Fiddler on the Roof” staged at the Gold Coast Entertainment Centre where he received critical acclaim as the enigmatic fiddler.

2001 - Returned back to the Gold Coast  for a leading role in “Oklahoma” a role he reprised at the “Hills Entertainment Centre” in Sydney in 2002, again receiving critical acclaim.

2001 - A track off “True Blue Classics”, ”Cootamundra Wattle”, took out the best Instrumental Award at the Victorian Country Music Awards.

2003 – In October, saw Pixie embarking on an eighteen month nostalgic odyssey with John Williamson and Warren H Williams in the nationally acclaimed “Mates on the road reunion tour”. The reunion tour included Australia, America, The United Kingdom and New Zealand.

2009 – Lifetime Achievement Award from the Golden Fiddle Awards.

The creator of the popular Pixieland Country Music theatre, at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Pixie’s first recording session was at the famous Hadley Studios in Tamworth, playing on a Rick and Thel album. Over the years, Pixie has played for, supported and recorded with innumerable Australian and overseas artists from Chad Morgan, John Williamson, to Buddy Williams, Charlie Pride, Bob Dylan, Cher to name but a few.