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

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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

TFIF

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

New Lanie Lane Video, “To The Horses” and Solo Tour

Lanie Lane
Image Courtesy of Lanie Lane

We had two very exciting announcements from the lovely Lanie Lane last week. First of all there’s the wonderful Super 8 shot video for her new single “To The Horses”. You can check it out below and then head over to Lanie Lane’s blog for the story behind the video.

Secondly Lane has announced a solo tour titled On My Own Track with dates throughout regional Australia in August and September. Check out the massive list of dates below:

Friday 10th August – Stones of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream, VIC
Saturday 11th August – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 12th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Thursday 16th August – The Lighthouse, Darwin Festival, NT
Friday 17th August – The Lighthouse, Darwin Festival, NT
Friday 24th August – Tank Arts Centre, Cairns Festival, QLD
Saturday 25th August – The Venue, Townsville, QLD
Thursday 30th August – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 31st August – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 1st September – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Thursday 6th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th September – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 8th September – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 9th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 20th September – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 21st September – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 22nd September – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 27th September – Courier-Mail Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, QLD
Saturday 29th September – Caloundra Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Some Folk and Acoustic For Splendour in the Grass

Michael Kiwanuka
Image Courtesy of Michael Kiwanuka

We probably don’t need to tell you that the Splendour in the Grass lineup was announced this morning – it’s plastered everywhere. But what we will point out is that after a few years of folk and acoustic friendly artists being near the top of the bill, this year we’re going to have to dig a little deeper.

In amongst the indie offerings Timber and Steel has spotted some familiar faces from both here (Angus Stone, Lanie Lane, Jinja Safari, The Beautiful Girls, Husky, Gossling, Missy Higgins) and overseas (in particular Michael Kiwanuka, Father John Misty and Ben Howard).

The full lineup is below. Check out the official Splendour web site for more details.

JACK WHITE • BLOC PARTY (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • SMASHING PUMPKINS • AT THE DRIVE-IN (ONLY AUSTRALIA SHOW) • THE SHINS • HILLTOP HOODS • THE KOOKS (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • GOSSIP • MIIKE SNOW • DIRTY THREE (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • LANA DEL REY • 360 • AZEALIA BANKS • TAME IMPALA • EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY (ONLY AUSTRALIAN SHOW) • BAND OF SKULLS • LADYHAWKE • THE AFGHAN WHIGS • MISSY HIGGINS • WOLFMOTHER • METRIC • KIMBRA • MUDHONEY • 50 YEARS OF DYLAN • SPIDERBAIT • DJANGO DJANGO • GYPSY & THE CAT • SAN CISCO • LAST DINOSAURS • ELECTRIC GUEST • MUSCLES • ANGUS STONE • DZ DEATHRAYS • HOWLER • LANIE LANE • FUN. • BIG SCARY • MICHAEL KIWANUKA • SEEKAE • FRIENDS • YACHT CLUB DJ’S • BERTIE BLACKMAN • JINJA SAFARI • BLUE KING BROWN • YOUTH LAGOON • POND • THE BEAUTIFUL GIRLS • YUKSEK • TIJUANA CARTEL • BALL PARK MUSIC • THE RUBENS • BEN HOWARD • BLEEDING KNEES CLUB • ZULU WINTER • THE MEDICS • SHIHAD • HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE • HUSKY • KATE MILLER-HEIDKE • FATHER JOHN MISTY • EMMA LOUISE • CHET FAKER • HERE WE GO MAGIC • PARACHUTE YOUTH • MOSMAN ALDER • THE CAST OF CHEERS • WOLF & CUB • GOSSLING • PLUS TRIPLE J UNEARTHED WINNER AND LOCAL ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

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