Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- The JamGrass Music Festival has put the finishing touches on their 2014 lineup adding the likes of Tracy McNeil and The Goodlife, Green Mohair Suits, Parvyn and Josh Bennett (from The Bombay Royale), Willow Darling and Broads. Details here

- The British Blues head back to the 70s with their new video “Girls Like You”. Details here

- Sydney duo Winterbourne released their new video “Cold”. Details here

- The amazing Liz Stringer has an new live album on the way, a new video and a national tour from the end of the month. Details here

- Irish singer-songwriter Damien Rice released his new single “I Don’t Want To Change You”. Details here

- Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Newton is launching his debut album next week. Details here

- Lanie Lane will be supporting the launch of her new album Night Shade with a national tour kicking off at the end of this month. Details here

- The Porch Sessions in Adelaide are showcasing some fantastic music right in suburbia. Details here

- Melbourne indie-folk quartet Pepperjack have announced details of their new EP Buckles & Bruises. Details here

- Gregory Alan Isakov released his brand new video “Amsterdam”. Details here

- The first round of artists for WOMADelaide were announced including Charlie Musselwhite, Lake Street Dive, Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys, Rufus Wainwright, The Gloaming and so much more. Details here

- Pepa Knight has finally revealed details of his debut EP as well as announcing an east coast tour. Details here

- The Thompson folk dynasty have a collaborative Family album on the way featuring Richard Thompson, Linda Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Kami Thompson, James Walbourne, Jack Thompson and Zak Hobbs. Details here

- Sydney singer-songwriter James Thomson released his new video “Can’t Go Home This Way”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fleck Washburn
Béla Fleck & Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck & Abigail Washburn
iTunes

Hozier
HozierHozier
iTunes

Little May
Little MayLittle May
iTunes

The Acfields
The AcfieldsThe Acfields
Official Site

You+Me
Rose Ave.You+Me
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Josh T Pearson

Josh T Pearson

Josh T Pearson is in the country for the first time and is playing only two shows while he’s here – one in Sydney and one in Melbourne. Don’t miss your chance to see this man live – it’s going to be amazing!

Tuesday 14th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas
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

Busby Marou
Friday 17th October – Beach Break Bar, Agnes Waters, QLD

Cat Canteri
Friday 17th October – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 10th October – Sandgate, QLD
Saturday 11th October – Cambooya, QLD
Sunday 12th October – Forest Hill, QLD
Thursday 16th October – Harrisville, QLD
Friday 17th October – Mt Tamborine, QLD

Fred Smith
Saturday 11th October – The Velvet Lounge, Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Green Mohair Suits
Friday 10th October – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th October – The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW
Sunday 12th October – Modus Operandi Brewery, Mona Vale, NSW

Jack Carty
Saturday 11th October – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 12th October – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

John Butler Trio w/ Mama Kin
Friday 10th October – The Venue, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 11th October – Kuranda Amphitheatre, Kuranda, QLD

Josh T Pearson
Tuesday 14th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Justin Townes Earle w/ Lindi Ortega, Marlon Williams
Saturday 11th October – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 12th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th October – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Lindi Ortega
Saturday 11th October – Astor, Perth, WA w/ Justin Townes Earle
Sunday 12th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA w/ Justin Townes Earle
Monday 13th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th October – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW w/ Justin Townes Earle
Thursday 16th October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC w/ Justin Townes Earle

Missy Higgins
Saturday 11th October – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 12th October – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Wednesday 15th October – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Thursday 16th October – Crown Theatre, Perth, WA

Oh Pep!
Thursday 16th October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC

Olivers Army
Friday 10th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Ryan Bingham with Harry Hookey and Tim Wheatley
Tuesday 14th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 15th October – Lizottes Kincumber, Kincumber, NSW
Friday 17th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Sahara Beck
Friday 10th October – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 16th October – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th October – Cambridge Side Bar, Newcastle, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 10th October – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th October – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 16th October – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Friday 17th October – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

The Acfields
Saturday 11th October – Martian Cafe, Dean’s Marsh, VIC
Sunday 12th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

The Grahams with The Morrisons
Friday 10th October – The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC

The Morrisons
Saturday 11th October – The Assembly Festival, The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 10th October – Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th October – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 16th October – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 10th October – Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 11th October – Birregurra Festival, Birregurra, VIC
Thursday 16th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th October – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Porch Sessions feat. Al Parkinson, Tim Moore, Juno
Sunday 12th October – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Dimming of the Day” – Alison Krauss and Union Station

The announcement of the new Thompson Family album sent me down a Richard and Linda Thompson Youtube rabbit hole which eventually landed me on this amazing version of their classic track “Dimming of the Day”.

Lanie Lane Announces National Tour

Lanie Lane
Image Courtesy of Lanie Lane

With her new album Night Shade due on the 24th October, Lanie Lane has just announced a bunch of dates around the country from the end of this month.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 29th October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st October – Anita’s, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 7th November – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 8th November – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th November – The Hi Fi Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Banjo legends Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn have announced their first album together to be released this October. Details here

- A bunch more sideshows for the Out On The Weekend festival were announced including tours from Ryan Bingham (with Harry Hookey and Tim Wheatley), Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz (with James Thomson) and Nikki Lane and The Delines (with Ruby Boots). Details here

- Cat Canteri, drummer for Melbourne alt-country outfit The Stillsons, has announced plans for a solo album and national tour. Details here

- The first lineup announcement from the Falls Festival is light on the folk – just The John Butler Trio, Kim Churchill and Vance Joy on the lineup so far. Details here

- Our good friends at the Seek Stumble Listen Live blog have announced their first ever multi-media music event featuring Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers, Little Fox and more. Details here

- The Australasian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME) have announced the first round of artists for 2014 including Hiatus Kaiyote, Ash Grunwald, Bart Willoughby, Jimblah, Pierce Brothers, Ms Murphy, Bullhorn, Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), Digging Roots (Canada), Estere (NZ) and Myele Manzanza (NZ). Details here

- Adelaide folk four-piece The Timbers released their new video “Mean Streak” and announced an east coast tour. Details here

- The Mullum Music Festival has announced its 2014 lineup including Harry James Angus, Husky, Kim Churchill, Frank Yamma, Bobby Alu, Marlon Williams, Liz Stringer, Siskin River, The Mae Trio, The Twoks, Starboard Cannons, The Mid North, Tracy McNeil, The Yearlings and many more. Details here

- Jack Carty has announced details of his upcoming album Esk. Details here

- I had to admit that I sometimes watch So You Think You Can Dance when I wrote a piece about the upcoming Hozier album. Details here

- Olivers Army will be launching their new album with a tour this September. Details here

- Yuko Nishiyama has just released her new album Parade and has a couple of shows left of her launch tour. Details here

- Missy Higgins released the video for her beautiful version of “Shark Fin Blues” as well as announcing a massive national tour. Details here

- Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James is streaming his new single “Fight With Me” featuring Olympia. Details here

- Sydney’s Little May have announced details of their debut EP. Details here

- Ben Howard has provided details of his upcoming album along with a stream of the title track “I Forget Where We Were”. Details here

- The wonderful Lanie Lane is back with a brand new video “Celeste”. Details here

- Watch folk, hip-hop and dance combine in the new Arbori video “Walls”. Details here

- Folk By The Sea have announced their 2014 lineup including Mic Conway & Phil Donnison, The Bottlers, The Button Collective, Big Erle, Joe Mungovan and many many more. Details here

Releases This Week

Vena Portae
Vena PortaeVena Portae
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Yuko Nishiyama

Yuko

I first saw Yuko Nishiyama a few months ago and I was so impressed with her brand of folk-pop. Having just released her new album Parade Yuko Nishiyama is finishing up her launch tour in Sydney and Canberra this weekend.

Friday 22nd August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan
Monday 25th August – Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Busby Marou
Friday 22nd August – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24th August – Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 29th August – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Darren Cross
Saturday 23rd August – Rhino Room, Adelaide, SA

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Dan Waters and The Weeping Willows
Friday 22nd August – Baha in Rye, Rye, VIC

Melody Pool and Marlon Williams
Saturday 23rd August – X-Wray Café, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 24th August – Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Tuesday 26th August – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

Nova and the Experience
Saturday 23rd August – Trainspotters, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

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

Patrick James
Friday 29th August – Beavs Bar, Geelong, VIC

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

Spookyland
Friday 22nd August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Taliska
Friday 29th August — Conservatory Café, Wyreena, VIC

The Timbers
Friday 29th August – The World’s End, Adelaide, SA

Todd Sibbin and The Acadian Driftwood
Saturday 23rd August – Cranker, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 24th August – Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th August – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th August – The Lass O Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Tom West
Saturday 23rd August – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 24th August – Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 26th August – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 28th August – The Lass O Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Tracy McNeil
Friday 22nd August – Lefties Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 23rd August – The Courthouse, Mullumbimby, NSW
Sunday 24th August – TBC, Melbourne, VIC

Vincent Cross
Friday 22nd August – The Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Troubadour Folk & Acoustic Club, Woy Woy, NSW

Yuko Nishiyama
Friday 22nd August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd August – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Friday Folk Flashback

“Rattlin’ Bog” – The Makem Brothers

I love it when fiddle tunes have words. I’d always played “Rattlin’ Bog” as a reel but found in sessions that people would sing along. So I’ve done my best to learn the words as well – although I doubt I could get it this fast!

Watch the New Lanie Lane Video “Celeste”

Lanie Lane
Image Courtesy of Lanie Lane

It’s been a while since we’ve heard the alt-country crooning of Sydney Lanie Lane but she’s back with her brand new video “Celeste”.

“Celeste is ‘the one who knows’, the best self – always guiding from the unseen, in tune with the magic of everyday existence, unbound by limitations or self-doubt,” Lanie Lane explains.

The video for the single was shot while Lane was in Peru recently. “We shot this video mostly in the Peruvian Andes. It features my dear friend Christina Fire-Mane and stop motion nature sculptures made in the Victorian Goldfields by myself and Jennifer King. Over the last few years, these women have encouraged me to discover through expression, a connection to my Celeste through an unwavering dedication to their own.”

“Celeste” is due to appear on Lanie Lane’s upcoming second album Night Shade which is due for release on the 24th October. Check out the video below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 23rd August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

- Laura Veirs released her new video for the single “Sun Song”. Details here

- The JamGrass Festival has announced their final round of artists as well as the lineup for each day of the festival. Details here

- Castlecomer released their brand new video “Danny’s Den”. Details here

- This September will see Lanie Lane tour for the first time in 2013. Details here

Timber and Steel Presents

Buffalo Tales
Buffalo Tales
Frdiay 30th August – Sandbar, Mildura, VIC
Tickets From Venue

Fanny Lumsden
Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 30th August – Wesley Ann, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets From Venue

Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson with Little Bighorn
Friday 23rd August – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 24th August – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Friday 30th August – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Official Site

The Mountains
The Mountains
Friday 23rd August – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Saturday 24th August – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 25th August – Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC
Thursday 29th August – The Bucket List, Bondi, NSW

Tickets From Venues

Gigs Next Week

Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 30th August – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC

Boy Outside
Thursday 29th August – Arcadia Liquors, Sydney, NSW

Castlecomer
Friday 23rd August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 30th August – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW

Gosti
Friday 23rd August – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Immigrant Union
Friday 23rd August – The Lass, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 24th August – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty
Wednesday 28th August – #5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 29th August – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 30th August – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Joan Baez
Saturday 24th August – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Josh Pyke
Friday 23rd August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 24th August – UniBar, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 29th August – Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra, QLD
Friday 30th August – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Paul Kelly
Thursday 29th August – Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS
Friday 30th August – City Hall, Hobart, TAS

Sam Brittain
Friday 23rd August – The Loft, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Friday 30th August – The Beresford, Sydney, NSW

Sam Buckingham
Wednesday 28th August -Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 30th August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

The Go Set with The Real McKenzies
Wednesday 28th August – The Loft, Warrnambool VIC
Thursday 29th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide SA
Friday 30th August – Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS

The Paper Kites
Friday 30th August – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 23rd August – The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th August – The Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Woohoo Revue
Saturday 24th August – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 25th August – Brookfield Vineyard, Margate, TAS
Friday 30th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Vance Joy with Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 23rd August – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 30th August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Robin (The Hooded Man)” – Clannad

Lanie Lane Announces Hello Spring Tour

Lanie Lane
Image Courtesy of Lanie Lane

After some time away from the stage alt-country chanteuse Lanie Lane has announced her first tour of 2013 this September. Taking in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Lane’s Hello Spring tour is already on sale and a second date in Sydney has already been announced. Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 13th September – The Prom, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 14th September – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Listen to the Jinja Safari & Kinfe Collaboration From The Key Of Sea Vol. 2

Key of Sea
Image Courtesy of The Key of Sea

In 2010 The Key of Sea album was released featuring collaborations between Australian artists and international artists who had brought the music of their homelands with them when they had come to make a new life in Australia. The aim of the album was to change people’s perception on asylum seekers and refugees through the power of music and it resulted in some amazing songs.

The Key of Sea Vol. 2 will continue the work the first album began with a raft of Australian musicians teaming with new Australians to create some amazing and unique music. Due for release on the 19th October the album will feature tracks from Timber and Steel favourites including Jinja Safari, Paul Kelly, The Tiger and Me, Lanie Lane and many more.

Check out the full track listing below as well as a sneak peak at the Jinja Safari and Kinfe track “Silence of the Guns”:

1. Silence Of The Guns – Jinja Safari and Kinfe
2. The Boat – Paul Kelly and The Cambodian Space Project
3. Az Eshq Tho – The Tiger And Me and Murtaza Jafari
4. Lively Boys – Lanie Lane and Adam Starr
5. Fear Like You – Chet Faker and The Royal Swazi Spa
6. Come Along – Brous and Onur
7. Islands – Clubfeet and Alex Toumazos
8. Open Hands – Sietta and Sunameke
9. Open Your Heart – Dick Diver and Benjamin
10. Client JGT 683– Kim Salmon and Waleed Aly
11. Apuse – David Bridie and Hein Arumisore

Leroy Lee Reveals Second Single “Morning Ballad”

Leroy Lee
Image Courtesy of Leroy Lee

Leroy Lee is launching his brand new EP Arcadia at FBi Social in Sydney this Thursday 9th August and he’s just sent over its second track for your listening pleasure. We’ve already heard “Window Sill” from Arcadia and now Lee is treating us to “Morning Ballad” which features backing vocals from none other than Lanie Lane:

If you like what you hear above make sure you get down to the launch on Thursday – full details are here.

Darwin Festival Launches Program

Holly Throsby

The Darwin Festival launched its 2012 program today and there’s plenty for top end folk fans to be excited about. With a full schedule of events from dance to theatre to Comedy to visual arts and of course music The Darwin Festival is set to take place from the 9th to 26th August.

The musical lineup is headed up by the one and only Kenny Rogers with appearances from Colin Hay, Graveyard Train, Holly Throsby (above, presenting music from her children’s album See!), Lanie Lane, Ngaiire, Nicky Bomba’s Bustamento, TinPan Orange and many more.

August is the perfect time to visit the Darwin and The Darwin Festival is the perfect excuse to go. For more information including the full lineup check out the official Darwin Festival web site.

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival Anounces First Artists for 2012

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival
Image Courtesy of Sydney Blues & Roots Festival

At midnight on Friday the fine folks from the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival announced the first round of artists for the 2012 event. Held from the 25th to 28th October in the scenic Hawkesbury region of Sydney’s west, 2012 marks the 4th time we have been graced with the Sydney Blues & Roots Festival and the lineup is looking pretty special already.

Headlining the festival this year are ex-Cold Chisel guitarist and Australian legend Ian Moss, celebrated US bluesman Charlie Musselwhite and the ever-wonderful Timber and Steel favourite Lanie Lane. The three headliners will be joined by an astounding list of local and international talent including (but not limited to) Mia Dyson, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Chase The Sun, Microwave Jenny, Ashleigh Mannix and more.

Early-bird tickets for the festival are available until the 30th June. For more information and tickets check out the official Sydney Blues & Roots Festival website. The full first artist announcement is below:

Ian Moss
Charlie Musselwhite (USA)
Lanie Lane
Mia Dyson
Ray Beadle
The Trews (Canada)
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band
Backsliders
Chase The Sun
Jill Barber (Canada)
Billy TK Junior (NZ)
The Darren Jack Hammond Trio
Sam Cutler (UK)
Dave Tice and Mark Evans
Microwave Jenny
8 Ball Aitken
Benjalu
Lloyd Speigel
The Lazys
Ashleigh Mannix
Marshall Okell
Genevieve Chadwick
Two Girls Will

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