Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- The week kicked off with a 100th Birthday tribute to Woody Guthrie. Tributes and celebrations are planned all year – check out the Woody Guthrie 100 web site for more details.

- The original anti-folk heroine Regina Spektor announced a string of Australian tour dates this September. Details here.

- Jinja Safari released the long awaited video for their single “Toothless Grin” on Friday evening featuring all sorts of budget effects and green-screen trickery. Details here.

- After weeks of speculation Mumford and Sons revealed that the title to their second album will indeed be Babel. The cover art and track listing was also revealed with the album hitting stores on the 21st September. Details here.

- And if you’re hanging out for new Mumford and Sons tunes you’d be wise to listen to the new track “The Brightest Lights” from King Charles which features the UK quartet. “The Brightest Lights” comes from King Charles’ new album Loveblood. Details here.

- Having just released his new album Broken Brights Angus Stone has announced a massive national tour in November. Details here.

- Boy & Bear drummer and accomplished singer-songwriter Tim Hart has announced the details of his forthcoming solo album Milling the Wind including a gorgeous video for the first single “A Number of Us” and a national tour throughout September. Details here.

- Local record label Inertia are offering up “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers as a free download. We think you should realistically be buying the whole album – it’s fantastic. Details here.

- Syndey locals Billygoat and the Mongrels released their video for “Dance Like a Baby Deer” and, well, we’re still not sure what to think of it. Details here.

- Jim Conway’s Big Wheel, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson (above), Claude Hay, Eli Wolfe, Lyall Moloney and many amny more have been added to the lineup for the 2012 Sydney Blues and Roots Festival. Details here.

- Laura Marling recorded a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music and in the process revealed a brand new track titled “Once”. Will this be on the new album she’s currently recording? Details here.

- The National Indigenous Music Awards revealed their finalists for 2012 including a lot of folk-leaning acts like Busby Masrou (above), Gurrumul Yunupingu, Black Arm Band, Warren H Williams and Troy Cassar-Daley. The winners will be announced on the 11th August. Details here.

- Brother-sister duo Dan and Hannah Acfield have announced a mini-tour of the East Coast kicking off tonight at The Loft on the Gold Coast. The tour is to help launch their gorgeous new single “After You”. Details here.

- We posted the 1950s inspired new video from Sydney artist Miss Little, titled “A Place Without Time”. Details here.

- A joint UK tour late last year between Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and Frank Turner resulted in the wonderful duet “Fields of June”. A new 1920s silent movie inspired video for the track has just been released. Details here.

- One day I’ll make it to the Newport Folk Festival. In the meantime I’m grateful for the fact that NPR Music will be streaming concerts from the festival online again this year. Details here.

- After a string of bad luck folk legends The Felice Brothers have found themselves in dire financial straits. To help them get back on the road and back into the studio you can purchase their brand new, 20 track digital album God Bless You Amigo. Details here.

- Missy Higgins stuns us again with her gorgeous new single and video “Everyone’s Waiting”. Details here.

- After sharing stills from the shoot for the last week Lachlan Bryan has finally released the video to his track “Lily of the Fields”. Lots of sexy girls with candy-skull makeup. Details here.

- 50 years after his self-titled debut Bob Dylan has announced the release of his 35th album Tempest. Details here.

Reviews

Recordings

“Hollywood is exactly what I wanted from The Falls – a recording that captures the pitch perfect harmonies and energy of their live performance and enhances it through solid production”The Falls, Hollywood. Review here

Releases This Week

Carry Me Back
Carry Me Back, Old Crow Medicine Show
iTunes

God Bless You Amigo
God Bless You Amigo, The Felice Brothers
Official Site

Gigs Next Week

Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Tim Hart
Tuesday 24th July – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Breaking Hart Benton
Friday 20th July – Upfront Club, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 22nd July – St Elmo Sunday Social Club, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 24th July – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Communion Melbourne (The Tiger and Me, Liz Stringer, Sam Lawrence, Al Parkinson)
Sunday 22nd July – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Dan and Hannah Acfield
Friday 20th July – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 21st July – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 22nd July – Dowse Bar (Iceworks), Brisbane, QLD

Father John Misty
Friday 27th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Grievous Angel: The Legend of Gram Parsons (Jordie Lane, Clare Reynolds)
Friday 20th July – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jack Carty with Packwood
Sunday 22nd July – Betty Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 26th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

John Williamson
Friday 20th July – Belmont 16ft Sailing Club, Belmont, NSW
Saturday 21st July – Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Sunday 22nd July – Hickinbotham Winery, Dromana, VIC

Missy Higgins
Fri 27th July – Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay, QLD

The Paper Kites
Friday 20th July – Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane, QLD

The Rescue Ships
Friday 20th July – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 26th July – The Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Man” – Cherbourg

To celebrate the launch of Communion Melbourne this weekend we thought we’d bring you this classic track from Communion co-founder Kevin Jones’ old band Cherbourg (most of the members of which can now be found as part of Bear’s Den). If you’re in Melbourne makes sure you get down to The Toff In Town this Sunday.

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