Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Sydney singer-songwriter Caitlin Harnett will be launching her new album in a hometown show this week. Details here

- Next February Angus and Julia Stone will be heading out on tour with Cloud Control, Jarryd James and Little May. Details here

- For his new video, “I Forget Where We Were”, Ben Howard stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut. Details here

- Carolina Chocolate Drops founding member Rhiannon Giddens will be releasing her debut solo album next February. Details here

- UK duo Slow Club have announced Australian tour dates in January. Details here

- Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has announced Bluesfest sideshows next year. Details here

- Little Bastard announced a 2015 tour and released their new video “Desert Roller”. Details here

- The latest Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, features the track “The Hanging Tree” which was co-written by The Lumineers. Details here

- Country and Inner Western becomes Christmas and Inner Western in December featuring The Morrisons, Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers. Details here

- Bear’s Den released their new single “Think of England”. Details here

- Emmy The Great released the slightly creepy video for her new track “Swimming Pool”. Details here

- Aldous Harding released her new video “No Peace”. Details here

- Stu Larsen released his new video “King Street”. Details here

- CW Stoneking has announced plans for a east coast regional tour this coming February. Details here

Releases This Week

Pepa Knight
Hypnotized Vol.1Pepa Knight
iTunes

Local Football
Local FootballSleepy Dreamers
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company

Kruger Brothers

Renowned American bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will be making their Australian debut this week and they’re taking The Company along for the ride. The award winning trio have announced only a handful of shows and all of them are in Queensland so if you’re in town make the most of this opportunity

Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Thursday 4th December – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC

Betty & Oswald
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th December – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Brad Butcher
Thursday 4th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Friday 28th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Adelaide, SA

Caitlin Harnett w/ Lacey Cole & The Lazy Colts
Wednesday 3rd December – Easy Tiger, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall
Saturday 29th November – Loo Loo’s Warehouse, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 30th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Saturday 29th November – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 28th November – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA

Gorgeous Festival
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November – McLaren Vale, SA

Hat Fitz and Cara
Saturday 29th November – The Basement @ Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Husky
Friday 28th November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 29th November – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Fest, VIC
Thursday 4th December – Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough, WA
Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Jack Carty
Friday 28th November – Captains at Mariners, Batemans Bay, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 30th November – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 4th December – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC

Jep and Dep
Sunday 30th November – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Friday 28th November – The Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 30th November – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW

Little Features feat. The Starry Field, Alex Gibson, Yetis, Daniel Tomalaris, Jesse Brand, Sarah Rowan Dahl
Saturday 29th November – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Little May
Friday 28th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Music Festival, McLaren Vale, SA
Friday 5th December – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Liz Stringer
Friday 28th November – Manly Fig, Manly, NSW

Mark Moldre
Saturday 29th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Pepa Knight
Friday 28th November – Baker St, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Sarah Humphreys
Saturday 29th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 28th November – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 29th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Thursday 4th December – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, SA
Thursday 4th December – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

The Stetson Family
Sunday 30th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 4th December – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Massacre of Glencoe” – Don Bruce

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing South Australian based Scottish-Australian singer Don Bruce perform a number of times at folk festivals and I love the way he interprets songs. With St Andrew’s Day being this Sunday this I’ve chosen Bruce’s version of Jim McLean’s tragic tale of the 1692 massacre of the clan MacDonald as today’s FFF – not the happiest of songs but an important part of Scottish history.

CW Stoneking Announces Gon’ Boogaloo Regional Tour

CW Stoneking
Image Courtesy of CW Stoneking

After wrapping up a successful national tour CW Stoneking is taking his new album Gon’ Booglaoo to regional Australia. Stoneking has been getting plenty of praise for his latest album which sees the vintage-style singer “plug in” for the first time.

Check out the full list of dates for the east coast regional tour below:

Friday 6th February – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 7th February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 8th February – Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Tuesday 10th February – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 11th February – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 13th February – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 14th February – The Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Sunday 15th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th February – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 18th February – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 20th February – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Saturday 21st February – Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Bathurst, NSW
Sunday 22nd February – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 27th February – The Substation, Newport, VIC
Saturday 28th February – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 1st March – The Memo, Healesville, VIC

Watch the New Stu Larsen Video “King Street”

Stu Larsen
Image Courtesy of Stu Larsen

He may spend half his life touring the world but for his latest single and video Stu Larsen is bringing it all back home to Sydney. “King Street” takes a look at the iconic Newtown strip and the often overlooked people who call it home.

The video for “King Street” was shot by Timber and Steel favourite Jefferton James. Check it out below:

Watch the New Aldous Harding Video “No Peace”

Aldous Harding
Image Courtesy of Aldous Harding

If you’re a fan of antipodean alt-country then you’ll have no doubt stumbled across Aldous Harding. The New Zealand singer-songwriter has been making waves throughout 2014 with her self titled album and is definitely an artist to watch.

Aldous Harding’s new video is “No Peace” which was directed by Martin Sagadin. Check it out below:

Watch the New Emmy The Great Video “Swimming Pool”

Emmy The Great
Image Courtesy of Emmy The Great

Emmy The Great’s fantastic new single “Swimming Pool” now has an eery new video, described as “A hologram’s final interaction with its owner”. The track is the first new Emmy The Great song in a while and is taken from her January 26th EP S.

Check out the video for “Swimming Pool” below:

Listen to the New Bear’s Den Single “Think of England”

Bear's Den
Image Courtesy of Bear’s Den

UK trio Bear’s Den have released the latest single from their album Islands, “Think of England”, to stream online this week. The track is a little more rock focused than a lot of their recent offerings but still has that distinct Bear’s Den sound.

Listen to “Think of England” below:

The Morrisons and Lost Highway Announce Christmas & Inner Western

Country and Inner Western
Image Courtesy of The Morrisons

Strap on the tinsel and jingle the bells, Christmas and Inner Western is coming to town. Sydney’s regular alt-country and Americana night Country and Inner Western have announced their final show of the year at GoodGod Small Club on Wednesday the 10th December and it’s going to be Christmas themed

Joining Country and Inner Western’s “house band” The Morrisons this time around will be local alt-country legends Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers. The music kicks off at 8pm with tickets just $10 on the door.

For more information on the night check out the official Facebook invite here.

Listen to The Lumineer’s Penned “The Hanging Tree” from The Hunger Games

The Lumineers
Image Courtesy of The Lumineers

If you’ve seen the latest Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 you’ll have noticed two things about the music:

  1. There’s almost no music from the Lorde curated “soundtrack” other than the track “Yellow Flicker Beat” over the closing credits
  2. The one song that does feature heavily in the film, “The Hanging Tree”, has a distinctly folky flavour reminiscent of the T Bone Burnett produced soundtrack to the first film

The fact that “The Hanging Tree” sounds folky is no accident. The lyrics for the song were written by Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins as a “traditional” and have been put to music by Timber and Steel folk favourites The Lumineers. The song itself is used as a rabble-rousing chorus in the movie, not unlike many traditional folk songs before it.

If you haven’t heard it yet check out “The Hanging Tree” from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, performed by Jennifer Lawrence, below:

Little Bastard Announce 2015 Tour and New Video “Desert Roller”

Little Bastard
Image Courtesy of Little Bastard

Sydney alt-country-rock band Little Bastard have been off the road for the last few months and they’re itching to get back out there. Little Bastard have announced a national tour for February and March next year before they start work on their next album.

The tour kicks off in Sydney and then makes it’s way through the country, finished up in Fremantle. Check out the full list of dates below as well as their brand new video “Desert Roller”:

Friday 13th February – Dues Ex Machina, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th February – Kyneton Music Festival, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 21st February – Party In The Paddock Festival, TAS
Thursday 5th March – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Friday 6th March – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 7th March – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

Paolo Nutini Announces Bluesfest Sideshows

Paolo Nutini
Image Courtesy of Paolo Nutini

Paolo Nutini is an artist that will not be confined by genre. A quick search on Youtube for the Scottish singer-songwriter will reveal a career peppered with rock, pop, blues, Americana, folk and trad. When he’s in the country for Bluesfest next year he’ll be touring his soul and funk infused album Caustic Love – but don’t be surprised if you hear a little bit of everything in his live show.

While he’s in the country for Bluesfest Paolo Nutini has also announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Check out the full list of dates below:

Tuesday 31st March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 1st April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

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