Listen to the New Jack Carty Single “Be Like The Water” Plus Album Launch Tour Dates

Jack Carty
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The new Jack Carty album Esk is due on the 26th September so things are steamrolling ahead with the promotion. That’s the cover art at the top, if you haven’t seen it yet, and we also have a stream of his brand new single “Be Like The Water”. Take a listen below:

To celebrate the release of Esk Jack Carty is heading out on tour throughout the last three months of the year. The full list of dates are here:

Sunday 12th October – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th October – The Wine Cellar, Auckland, NZ
Sunday 9th November – Four 5 Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 4th December – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 13th December – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

All Our Exes Live In Texas Announce Single Launch Tour

All Our Exes
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Sydney harmonic alt-country four-piece All Our Exes Live In Texas are everywhere at the moment and have been gaining plenty of fans along the way. This week they are promising the release of their brand new single “Tell Me” and then to celebrate they’re heading out on national tour this October.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 9th October – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th October – Main Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Sunday 12th October – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 16th October – The Courthouse, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 17th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 18th October – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW
Friday 24th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th October – Katoomba RSL, Blue Mountains, NSW
Sunday 26th October – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

JamGrass Announces Second Round of Artists for 2014

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Melbourne bluegrass festival JamGrass already has a pretty amazing lineup, but that hasn’t stopped them from adding an impressive list of artists in their second announcement. Joining the likes of Mustered Courage, The Perch Creek Family Jugband, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Morrisons, The Seals, One Up, Two Down and more will be Marlon Williams, Raised by Eagles, Sweet Jean, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, The Ramblin’ Roses, Cat and Clint, James Kenyon and Brunswick Bluegrass Collective.

JamGrass takes place over three days from the 31st October to the 2nd November at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne. For more information check out the official site here.

Details of the New WA Folk Night Bare Bones

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Our friends across the Nullarbor Plain are getting into the folk spirit just as much as their eastern cousins with a bunch of fantastic roots and acoustic leaning bands coming out of Perth and of course the local gigs to support the scene.

One regular gig that we’re hearing a lot of good things about is Bare Bones held each Saturday Night at The Swan Basement in Perth. The night featutres some of the wests finest folk, acoustic, roots and alt-country bands as well as DJ sets between artists from Primal Vinyl playing vintage country tracks and other rare finds.

To get more information about Bare Bones check out their official Facebook page here. The list of upcoming gigs are below:

Saturday 6th September – The Wishers, Maverick, Cyclone Tess
Saturday 13th September – Limbo, Little Lord St Band, Husband
Saturday 20th September – Jacob Diamond, Lynda Smyth, The Borrowed Few

US Duo Ari & Mia Announce Australian Tour with the Lucy Wise Trio

Ari and Mia
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Boston based Americana sister act Ari & Mia are heading our way this September and have announced a tour with Melbourne’s very own Lucy Wise Trio. Ari & Mia are well known back in their home country for their interpretations of the American tradition and Australian audiences are in for a treat.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Monday 15th September – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 16th September – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 17th September – Mechanics Institute Hall, Moruya, NSW
Thursday 18th September – House Concert, Araluen, NSW
Friday 19th September – Mofo at The Crate, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th September – The Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 21st September – The Danish Club, Brisbane, QLD

Listen to the New Davidson Brothers Single “Take Me to the Mountains”

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The new Davidson Brothers album Wanderlust has been going gangbusters and the brother duo have just just released their new single “Take Me to the Mountains”. The single is already making waves with a debut on the country charts at #14 – take a listen below:

The Audreys Announce NSW Duo Shows

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Our favourite folkies The Audreys will be stripping down to duo mode with a series of shows through NSW from this week. The Audreys have been busy touring their latest album Til My Tears Roll Away and are promising some special performances as they bring their new music to both urban and regional NSW.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 2nd September – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Thursday 4th September – Old Bank Restaurant, Dubbo, NSW
Friday 5th September – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Saturday 6th September – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 7th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th August


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Justin Townes Earle released his brand new video “Time Shows Fools”. Details here

- There’s a new album on the way from She & Him in the coming months. Details here

- The April Maze have released their video “It’s Been A Long Time Between Beers” as they wing their way back to Australia. Details here

- The Festival of Small Halls kicks off a tour through Queensland this October and November with Andy Brown and The Mae Trio. Details here

- Adelaide singer-songwriter James Abberley has released his new single “Seeker Keeper”. Details here

- The brand new Adelaide based blues and roots focused festival Follow The Sun announced their 2014 lineup. Details here

- UK nu-folk band Patch and the Giant released their new video “For Gabriel”. Details here

- Melbourne based singer-songwriter Jay Penaflor is streaming his brand new EP Incentive. Details here

- Husky have announced details of their new album Ruckers Hill plus a bunch of tour dates this November and December. Details here

- Canberra based three-piece You, The Wolf have released their new single “Awake”. Details here

- The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival has already announced a bunch of artists for it’s 2014 lineup. Details here

- A songwriter night has popped up on Sundays at The Lewisham Hotel in Sydney with Laura Zarb about to kick off a residency. Details here

- Ryan Adams released his new video “Gimme Somthing Good”. Details here

- The Folk Informal in Sydney has announced their September lineup including Imogen Bel, Amela, Black River Bell and Angharad Drake. Details here

- Bear’s Den have announced the full details of their debut album Islands. Details here

- Brisbane singer-songwriter Sahara Beck will be launching her new EP Bloom with a tour this September and October. Details here

- The Out on the Weekend festival have announced a Brisbane leg with appearances by Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, The Delines, Jonny Fritz, Emma Swift, Halfway, Paddy McHugh and Warren Earl Band. Details here

- The Gorgeous Festival in South Australia have announced their 2014 lineup including Xavier Rudd, The Waifs, The Beautiful Girls, Busby Marou, Little May, The Cairos, Elliott Brood, Kim Wempe, Tim Chaisson, Timberwolf, The Timbers, Echo & the Empress and Rin McArdle. Details here

- Wagons announced details of their Chase The Eclipse tour this September. Details here

- More artists have been added to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) including Frank Yamma, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Marlon Williams and many more. Details here

- MoFo in Sydney announced their artists for September – Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler. Details here

Releases This Week

Jay Penaflor
IncentiveJay Penaflor

BittersweetKasey Chambers

Olivers Army
Nothing Ever Really Stays The SameOlivers Army

Todd Sibbin
A Set Of Knives, A Pair Of PensTodd Sibbin and the Acadian Driftwood

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox

Fanny Lumsden

Tonight the very special blog Seek Stumble Listen Live will be hosting its first live multimedia event in Sydney featuring live music with a heavy dose of folk from Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox and more. It’s definitely a great way to see in the weekend.

Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW
Facebook Event

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan
Friday 29th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 31st August – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 3rd September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 4th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 5th September – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 3rd September – – The Palais, Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 29th August – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 30th August – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Busking for Change feat. Josh Pyke, Urthboy
Thursday 4th September – The Roller Den, Sydney, NSW

Cat Canteri
Friday 5th September – Basement Disc’s, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th September – The Star, Yackandandah, VIC

Darren Cross
Friday 5th September – Padre, Brisbane, QLD

Jep and Dep
Friday 5th September – Padre Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Noonan w/ Jack Carty
Saturday 30th August – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD

Little Features feat. Mimi Gilbert, Lissa, Brendon Moon, Sarah Dahl, James Griffin
Saturday 30th August – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Luke Morris
Sunday 31st August – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Nova and the Experience
Friday 29th August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 30th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Olivers Army
Friday 29th August – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Friday 29th August – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 30th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 4th September – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 5th September – A Music Warehouse Project, Adelaide, SA

Seek Stumble Listen Live feat. Fanny Lumsden, Little Fox
Friday 29th August – The Corner Store, Sydney, NSW

Sleepy Dreamers
Wednesday 3rd September – The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday 5th September – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Friday 29th August — Conservatory Café, Wyreena, VIC

The Living Room feat. Laura Zarb, Simon Meli (The Widowbirds), Johnny Took (Little Bastard)
Sunday 31st August – Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

The Timbers
Friday 29th August – The World’s End, Adelaide, SA
Friday 5th September – Nelson Hotel, Nelson, VIC

Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood
Saturday 30th August – Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Tom West
Saturday 30th August – The Aztec, Forster, NSW
Wednesday 3rd September – Coast Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 4th September – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th September – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Vance Joy
Friday 5th September – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Lakes of Pontchartrain” – Paul Brady and Andy Irvine

This week I fell down a Paul Brady and Andy Irvine youtube hole which I’m yet to crawl out of. Apologies if this sends you down a similar hole.

Sydney’s MoFo at the Gaelic Club Announces September Lineup

Laura and Susie
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Sydney’s favourite modern folk night MoFo returns this September with a couple of super excited acts to present to you.

Jumping up on the MoFo stage next month will be Timber and Steel favourites Laura and Susie who are busy running around the country on their Meremba Tour along with Sydney based blues and gospel duo Golden Whistler.

MoFo takes place on Friday 12th September at The Gaelic Club in Sydney’s Surry Hills. The night will kick off at 7:30pm with tickets just $20 ($15 student concession). For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Australasian Worldwide Music Expo Announces Second Round of Artists for 2014

Frank Yama
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The second round of artists have just been added to the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) and they’re just as exciting as the first round.

Joining the likes of Ash Grunwald and Nahko and Medicine for the People will be Frank Yamma, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Marlon Williams and many more.

The AWME takes place across four days in Melbourne from the 13th to 16th November. The full second announcement is below:

Frank Yamma, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Glenn Skuthorpe, Bongeziwe Mabandla, BONJAH, Bustamento, Black Indie, Finding Albert, Santa Taranta, Louis Baker, Batucada Sound Machine, Tha Feelstyle, Radical Son, Leah Flanagan, Timberwolf, Hailey Cramer, Marlon Williams, Benny Walker, Mighty Duke & The Lords and The Ska Vendors.

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