Hailed by Musical Notes Global (New York) as “a true Renaissance woman” Aminah Hughes has won local and international awards as a musician, producer, screenwriter, director and photographer.

An Australian Roots artist playing somewhere in between the worlds of Folk, Alt-Country, Blues, Jazz and Spoken Word, she appeared on 11 albums in Australia and Europe before producing her debut solo album Blue Wooden Boat. Recorded in Ireland, USA, Australia and Germany, the album features special guest Tommy Emmanuel, Waterboys fiddler Steve Wickham and Nashville gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters, and has earned her a number of accolades including two wins and a nomination at the Independent Music Awards in New York. The album was produced on Aminah’s independent label Blue Wolf Records and is distributed worldwide by MGM.

In 2019 Aminah established Sky Woman Productions. Her music video productions have premiered in Nashville, New York and Melbourne, received awards in Australia and New York and already demonstrate Aminah’s diverse approach to storytelling. Her short screenplays have gained recognition in Austin, LA, New York and Italy. With a feature screenplay in development, she is now directing her first short drama.

In 2020 Aminah became the International Correspondent for Around the Sound magazine and Executive Prouducer of The Lounge, a video podcast series in which she interviews practitioners in the music, film and other creative industries about the essence of their craft.

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“A gorgeous emotional journey…Hughes demonstrates powerful vulnerability…enhanced by stunning, soulful vocals…not only does Blue Wooden Boat have something for everyone but it will open and heal those parts of your heart that need it most.”

– Musical Notes Global (New York)

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“Trying to pin down what this singer can do with her voice is hard because she can do some amazing things – she can belt out a roof-raising blues tune just as readily as she can deliver a folk tune sweet enough to make you cry”

– Nadia Mitsopoulos, ABC Radio Perth

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“A hint of Eva Cassidy’s vocal versatility and interpretive powers”

– The Weekend Australian

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“There’s something about this woman’s commitment to music; she puts her heart and soul into everything she does, and she always makes it her own…she absolutely nailed it. Spectacular. “

– Kate Winter (Irish Journalist & Reviewer)

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