Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st October

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Sarah Humphreys released “Take Your Time”, the first single from her forthcoming album New Moon as well as tour dates in November and December. Details on the single here and album here

- The Port Fairy Folk Festival revealed their second round of artists for 2015 including Davidson Brothers, Shane Howard, Wagons, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Lucy Wise Trio, Steve Smyth, The Company, Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife, Trouble in the Kitchen and many more. Details here

- Sydney singer-songwriter Brendon Moon has released his new video “Augustine”. Details here

- Melbourne’s The Tiger & Me have released their brand new single “Call Me On Your Own” and a couple of launch shows in November. Details here

- Adelaide folk singer Kaurna Cronin has released his new video “Fearless”. Details here

- The Sydney Festival announced its 2015 program and we’ve picked our favourite folk acts. Details here

- Get a peak into what Jack Carty gets up to on tour with this new video “What Am I Gonna Do With All Of My Love Now?”. Details here

- WOMADelaide has added a bunch more artists to its 2015 lineup including Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robyn Hitchcock with Emma Swift, First Aid Kit, Gruff Rhys, Sinead O’Connor (above), Timberwolf, Sharon Van Etten and many many more. Details here

- The Davidson Brothers have announced a November residency and a one of show with US bluegrassers Special Consensus. Details here

- Adelaide singer-songwriter Thom Lion and the Tamers released his new single “Fruition”. Details here

- First Aid Kit released the video for their track “Stay Gold” and announced a 2015 Australian tour. Details here

- This January will see the release of Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of Inside Llewyn Davis, a double live album with tracks from the likes of Punch Brothers, Gillian Welch, Dave Rawlings Machine, The Milk Carton Kids, Secret Sisters, Lake Street Dive, Elvis Costello, Oscar Isaac, Conor Oberst, Colin Meloy, Joan Baez, The Avett Brothers, Jack White, Marcus Mumford and more. Details here

- Conor Oberst has announced an Australian tour next year with The Felice Brothers in support. Details here

- The third lineup announcement from Bluesfest is pretty light on the folk. Details here

- Damien Rice has just released the video for his new track “I Don’t Want To Change You”. Details here

- Jordan Millar released his new video “Advice From Beyonce”. Details here

- The Nannup Music Festival announced its 2015 lineup including Marlon Williams, Darren Hanlon, Fanny Lumsden, Al Parkinson, Stray Hens, Ruby Boots, Husband, Fred Smith and Liz Frencham, Colin Lillie, Melody Pool, Daniel Champagne, The Pierce Brothers, Jacinta Price and many many more. Details here

- UK duo Paper Aeroplanes released their new single “Guessing Game”. Details here

- NSW bluegrass band The Mid-North released their new video “Carry Me Home”. Details here

- Hat Fitz and Cara will be kicking off a national tour this week. Details here

- Marlon Williams has announced full band headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne along with a bunch of festival dates. Details here

- The latest track from The New Basement Tapes, “Liberty Street” was released. Details here

- The legendary Richard Thompson has announced headline shows when he’s in Australia next year. Details here

- The Gaelic Club in Sydney is relaunching after a a facelift with an Upstairs and Underground gig featuring Bears with Guns, Liam Gale & the Ponytails and Aether Beach. Details here

- Daniel Lee Kendall released his new single “Emptiness”. Details here

Releases This Week

Lisa O'Neill
Same Cloth Or NotLisa O’Neill
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The Eastern
The TerritoryThe Eastern
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The Once
DeparturesThe Once
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JamGrass Music Festival

Jamgrass

Every year Jamgrass delivers one of the best weekends of contempory bluegrass, folk and jam music in the country and this weekend is no different. With a lineup that boasts the likes of Mustered Courage, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Morrisons, The Seals, One Up, Two Down, Marlon Williams, Sweet Jean, James Kenyon and many many more you know you’re going to have a pluckin’ good time. The festival kicks off tonight and goes right through the weekend – if you’re in Melbourne make sure you check it out!

Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Saturday 1st November – Nexus, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – The Factory, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 31st October – Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 1st November – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Fig, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 7th November – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 31st October – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 2nd November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 31st October – The Crown and Sceptre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 1st November – Grottofest, Marburg, QLD
Saturday 1st November – The Factory, Maroocydore, QLD
Thursday 6th November – The North Shore Tavern, Perth, WA
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th November – The Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown, WA

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 31st October – Isisford, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Winton, QLD
Sunday 2nd November – Barcaldine, QLD
Friday 7th November – Cunnamulla, QLD

Folklore
Friday 31st October – The Merton Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Saturday 1st November – Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, VIC
Friday 7th November – Church of Trinity, Adelaide, SA

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 6th November – SOL Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 7th November – The J, Noosa Junction, QLD

Husky
Friday 7th November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Jack Carty
Saturday 1st November – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 2nd November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 6th Novmeber – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 7th November – Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA

JamGrass Music Festival
Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Jep and Dep
Friday 31st October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st November – Jet Black Cat Music, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Noonan, Angie Hart, Melody Pool, Sam Buckingham
Friday 7th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Lanie Lane
Friday 31st October – Anita’s, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Little May
Thursday 6th November – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA (Supporting Rodriguez)
Friday 7th November – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA (Supporting Rodriguez)

Liz Stringer
Friday 31st October – Basement Discs In Store, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st October – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 1st November – The Song Room, Barossa Valley, SA
Sunday 2nd November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 7th November – Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 31st October – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 2nd November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons
Friday 31st October – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 1st to Sunday 2nd November – JamGrass Music Fest, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th November – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 7th November – House Show, Mildura, VIC

Sam Newton
Friday 31st October – Roundabout Inn, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 1st November – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – The Heritage Hotel, Gladstone, NSW
Friday 7th November – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 31st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Acfields
Friday 31st October – Rainbow Beach Hotel, Rainbow Beach, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 31st October – Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Thursday 6th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Porch Sessions feat. Winterbourne and Special Guests
Sunday 2nd November – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

The Stetson Family
Sunday 2nd November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Tiger & Me
Friday 7th November – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW

Wagons
Monday 3rd November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th November – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Twa Corbies” – Steeleye Span

We thought we’d choose a nice creepy folk song for your All Hallows’ Eve. Happy Samhain one and all!

Listen to the New Daniel Lee Kendall Single “Emptiness”

Daniel Lee Kendall
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Daniel Lee Kendall has returned this week with his latest single “Emptiness”. The track is taken from Daniel Lee Kendall’s brand new album Daniel Lee Kendall Is Dead which was released last month. Take a listen below:

Daniel Lee Kendall is touring the new album through November and December – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 13th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th November – The Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Loo Loo’s Warehouse, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Gaelic Club In Sydney Announces Upstairs and Underground Relaunch Show

Bears With Guns
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The Gaelic Club in Sydney has been undergoing a much needed facelift over recent weeks. To celebrate the “new” club regular music night Upstairs and Underground will be putting on a very special show featuring some of the local scene’s best folk, blues and psychedelic artists.

On Saturday 15th November Upstairs and Underground will break in the new look Gaelic Club with performances from Bears with Guns, Liam Gale & the Ponytails and Aether Beach.

The night kicks off at 8pm with tickets $15 on the door. Check out the official Facebook event here for more information.

Richard Thompson Announces Full Australian Tour Dates

Richard Thompson
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Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson will be gracing our shores next year for the Port Fairy Folk Festival, and now he’s added Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney shows as well. Thompson will be touring with his Electric Trio through March – check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 4th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 5th March – Adelaide Festival, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 11th March – City Recital Centre, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Video From The New Basement Tapes, “Liberty Street”

The New Basement Tapes
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The latest single from The New Basement Tapes, made up of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons), is “Liberty Street” which has its own lyric video. The track is taken from the upcoming T Bone Burnett produced album Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes which sees the band putting music to “lost” Bob Dylan lyrics from 1967. The album is due for release on the 6th November.

Check out the lyric video for “Liberty Street” below:

Details of the New Sarah Humphreys Album New Moon

Sarah Humphreys
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Earlier this week we brought you “Take Your Time” the new video from Central Coast singer-songwriter Sarah Humphreys. The track is the first taste of Humphreys’ upcoming album New Moon which is due for release on the 14th November.

New Moon was produced by the one and only Kasey Chambers. “Kasey I knew I could trust with my songs,” Sarah Humphreys explained. “She knows me – she knows my songs. I didn’t want to entrust them all to some guy I don’t know.”

“I called it New Moon because the songs are influenced by the cycles of life; it’s how things work,” she added. “Every month, the moon goes from new to full and you have that dark phase, but you always come out of it, into the light. I’m just embracing those changes.”

To celebrate the release of New Moon Sarah Humphreys has a handful of shows planned for November and December – check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 16th November – The Cheese Factory, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 20th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 29th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 10th December – Country & Inner Western @ GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Marlon Williams Announces Headline Band Shows

Marlon Williams
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Melbourne based alt-country singer-songwriter Marlon Williams has been everywhere this year – and that is set to continue with the announcement of his first full band headline shows and festival appearances.

Williams has been sitting atop must-watch lists in the folk, country and indie media for sometime and I’ve seen his live shows reduce audiences to tears. These upcoming shows are not to be missed.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 2nd November – Jamgrass Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 14th November – AWME @ Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd November – Mullumbimby Music Festival, NSW
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th December – Meredith Music Festival, VIC

Hat Fitz and Cara Announce Do Tell Tour

Hat Fitz
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Folk-blues duo Hat Fitz and Cara have just released their new album Do Tell and have plans to head out on tour this November. If you haven’t seen these guys live then you need to do yourself a favour and get out to one of their gigs – Hat Fitz and Cara have honed an impressive live show over years of gigging around the world.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 6th November – SOL Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 7th November – The J, Noosa Junction, QLD
Friday 14th November – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 15th November – Katoomba RSL Club, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 16th November – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
Saturday 22nd November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 23rd November – The Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Thursday 27th November – The New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Basement @ Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Watch the New Video from The Mid North, “Carry Me Home”

The Mid North
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New South Wales based Americana and Bluegrass band The Mid North have just released their brand new video “Carry Me Home”. The track is taken from their first album You Were Right About The Stars – check it out below:

Listen to the New Paper Aeroplanes Track “Guessing Game”

Paper Aeroplanes
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UK folk-pop duo Paper Aeroplanes have just released their brand new single “Guessing Game”. The track is taken from their upcoming album which is due for release next March.

Check out “Guessing Game” below:

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