Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James announced a solo tour this Spring. Details here

William Fitzsimmons announced details of his first live album. Details here

– A new folk-punk festival, the Cutthroat Folk Festival, has been announced for Sydney featuring Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers, Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. Details here

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album Dead Wood Falls with shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– So many new artists added to the Mullum Music Festival lineup including Yirrmal, The Wilson Pickers, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, Julia Jacklin, Áine Tyrrell, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Liz Stringer, The Button Collective and many more. Details here

Bluesfest announced the first round of artists for their 2017 lineup including Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers (above), Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Beth Hart, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T Jones Presents The Stax Records Revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill and Irish Mythen. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Eddie Boyd released his new video “Stoned”. Details here

– Sydney four-piece All Our Exes Live In Texas announced a massive national tour. Details here

– Swedish folk singer The Tallest Man On Earth announced a handful of Australian tour dates. Details here

– Legendary folk rock band The Levellers will be touring Australia in October to celebrate 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land. Details here

Passenger released his new video “Anywhere”. Details here

Releases This Week

Josh Rennie Hynes
FurthermoreJosh Rennie Hynes
iTunes

Phia
The Ocean Of EverythingPhia
iTunes

Taasha
Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy SweetheartsTaasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts
ABC Shop

Wilson Pickers
You Can’t Catch Fish From a TrainThe Wilson Pickers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Nick Payne

Nick Payne

To celebrate the successful crowdfunding of his solo album Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) is putting together a very special intimate show in his home town of Sydney tonight

Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 26th August – Boo Radley’s Hall, Glenreagh, NSW

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne, VIC

Roadhouse feat. Andy Baylor’s Juke Joint Jumpers
Thursday 1st September – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Corey Harris
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Blues & Roots Stage, Gympie Muster, QLD

BANFF x Caitlin Park
Friday 2nd September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Robbie Miller, Woodes
Friday 26th August – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA
Saturday 27th August – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Eddie Boyd
Friday 26th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 2nd September – Ladysmith Hall, Ladysmith, NSW

Folk In The Blue feat. The Flash Coves, Tony Eardley, Francesca Sidoti, Paddy Cavanagh
Sunday 28th August – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 31st August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gympie Muster
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Gympie, QLD

Hootennany feat. Elwood Myre
Sunday 28th August – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty, Emily Barker & Jordan Millar
Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN #8 feat. Sarah Hoggard, Keely Denham, Paul Hayward and the Sidekicks, Michael-John Azzopardi
Saturday 27th August – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Friday 26th August – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome
Friday 2nd September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lazy Colts
Saturday 27th August – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 28th August – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Little Features Presents The Barber Shop Series
Saturday 27th August – Bourke St. Barbers, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise w/ Alana Bruce, Sam Newton
Thursday 1st September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Liz Stringer
Wednesday 31st August – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 1st September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne, VIC

McMahon, Young & Daley
Friday 26th August – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Nick Payne
Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Not Good With Horses w/ Bree De Rome
Sunday 28th August – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Redfest
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Redlands Showground, Brisbane, QLD

Shady Pines Rhinestone Gala feat. Papa Pilko And The Binrats, Key To The Highway, Satellite V, The Daphne Rawling Band, Extension Chord, The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 28th August – Shady Pines, Sydney, NSW

Sweet Jelly Rolls
Thursday 1st September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Friday 26th August – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club Concert – Music & Friendship, A Special Fundraising Event
Sunday 28th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, Wirrina, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Under African Skies” – Paul Simon

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Graceland. I think that’s as good an excuse as any to fall down a Paul Simon Youtube rabbit hole.

Watch the New Passenger Video “Anywhere”

Passenger
Image Courtesy of Passenger

With a new album on the way (Young As The Morning Old As The Sea due on the 23rd September) it’s no surprise that we’re seeing new music emerging from Passenger. His latest track, “Anywhere”, is a lot more rock and roll than what we’d usually see from Passenger but still with his trademark story driven lyrics and catchy melodies.

Check out the video for “Anywhere” here:

Passenger will be back in Australia this January with a national full band tour – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 20th January – Riverstage Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st January – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD
Wednesday 25th January – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 28th January – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 31st January – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 2nd February – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA
Saturday 4th February – Freo Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

The Levellers Announce Australian Tour

Levellers
Image Courtesy of The Levellers

Legendary English folk-rock band The Levellers have announced plans to return to Australia this October to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land.

On the tour The Levellers will be playing Levelling The Land from start to finish along with a bunch of other favourites from their back catalogue. Levelling The Land will be reissued as a 3 disc special edition on the 18th November.

Check out the full list of Australian tour dates below:

Friday 7th October – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 9th October – Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 11th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 12th October – Capitol, Perth, WA

The Tallest Man On Earth Announces Australian Dates

Tallest Man On Earth
Image Courtesy of The Tallest Man On Earth

If anyone was paying attention to the Fairgrounds Festival lineup announcement that was floating around social media last week you may have seen a very exciting name on the bill – Swedish folk singer-songwriter The Tallest Man On Earth.

Since the Fairgounds Festival announcement more dates have dribbled through for The Tallest Man On Earth for Melbourne and Brisbane – we can only assume there’s some more to come.

Check out the full list if dates (so far) below:

Wednesday 30th November – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 1st December – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Wednesday 7th December – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

All Our Exes Live In Texas Announce The Devil’s Part Tour

AOELIT
Image Courtesy of All Our Exes Live In Texas

Sydney’s favourite four part harmony folk powerhouse All Our Exes Live In Texas have announced plans for a massive national tour this October.

All Our Exes Live In Texas have been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album When We Fall so are promising lots of new music including their soon-to-be-released single “The Devil’s Part”. The tour will also see them sporting a full rhythm section for that stadium rock flavour.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 1st October – Beyond Festival, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 9th October – Metro Social @ The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 12th October – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th October – Melton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th October – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Friday 21st October – Jimmy’s Den, Perth, WA
Saturday 22nd October – Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery, Shark Bay, WA
Friday 28th October – Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th October – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Thursday 3rd November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 4th November – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 5th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adeladie, SA

Watch the New Eddie Boyd Video “Stoned”

Eddie Boyd
Image Courtesy of Eddie Boyd

For his latest video “Stoned” Sydney singer-songwriter Eddie Boyd has set his sights on a very clear inspiration – the world of Harry Potter. Set at the annual presentation of a small time Harry Potter Society, the video features a cosplaying Boyd descend into a drunken rage.

Check out the clip here:

Eddie Boyd has a handful of dates in the next few weeks to support the new video. All remaining dates for his tour are below:

Thursday 18th August – Selina’s, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Bluesfest Announces First Round of Artists for 2017

Bluesfest
Image Courtesy of The Lumineers

It may only be August but that doesn’t mean it isn’t time to start thinking about the 2017 festival season. This morning Bluesfest launched their first round of artists for next years festival and it’s huge.

This morning’s announcement includes Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers (above), Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Beth Hart, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T Jones Presents The Stax Records Revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill and Irish Mythen with more to be announced.

Bluesfest takes place over the Easter long weekend for the 13th to 17th April. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Mullum Music Festival Adds New Artists to 2016 Lineup

Julia Jacklin
Image Courtesy of Julia Jacklin

As if the Mullum Music Festival lineup wasn’t exciting enough they’ve gone ahead and announced a bunch more amazing artists.

And as always there’s a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites littered throughout the latest announcement including Yirrmal, The Wilson Pickers, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, Julia Jacklin (above), Áine Tyrrell, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Liz Stringer, The Button Collective and many more.

The Mullum Music Festival takes place in the northern NSW town of Mullumbimby from the 17th to 20th November. Tickets are already on sales – check the official site for details.

The full lineup of artists announced so far are below:

Eilen Jewell (USA), The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer (Canada), Julien Baker (USA), Skunkhour, Lior, Tash Sultana, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Olympia, Gareth Liddiard (The Drones), Matt Andersen (Canada), Fourplay String Quartet, Suzannah Espie, Yirrmal, Ajak Kwai (South Sudan), William Crighton, Bobby Alu & The Palm Royale, King Tide, Hat Fitz & Cara Robinson, The Wilson Pickers, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, Epizo Bangor (West Africa), Julia Jacklin, Sahara Beck, The Meltdown, Áine Tyrrell, Allensworth (USA), Ethno Folk Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, King Curly, Tina Harrod, Yeshe, TEK TEK Ensemble, Arakwal Dancers, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Jo Jo Smith, Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells, Liz Stringer, The Buckleys, Mandy Nolan, Laura Targett, The Windy Hills, Hamish Stuart: ‘Someone Else’s Child’, Round Mountain Girls, The Old School Funk Band, Miss Renee Simone, The Golden Mile, Ladyslug, The Button Collective, Shelly Brown, Honey & Knives, Mrs Miyagi, Lez Karski Trio, Tullara, Levingstone, The Hottentots, Two Lions, Ben Wilson and The Job Seekers, Sali Bracewell, Aloha Baby, Dustyesky, Mario Queen of the Circus, Spaghetti Circus, Funmaker Silent Disco, Sal Kimber Bush Dance, Raise The Roof Gospel Choir, Wild Science, Roundabout Theatre, The Biggest Little Town Choir, The Cassettes, The Magic Bus

Jen Cloher Announces Dead Wood Falls 10 Year Anniversary Shows

Jen Cloher
Image Courtesy of Jen Cloher

It’s been 10 years since Melbourne singer-songwriter Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea released their debut album Dead Wood Falls. The acoustically tinged album is getting an anniversary treatment with a new vinyl pressing and a couple of very special shows. And even better Jen Cloher is getting the The Endless Sea back together for the performances.

If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne we recommend getting along to one of these shows which promise to include performances of Dead Wood Falls in its entirety as well as some Endless Sea classics.

The full dates for the shows are below:

Friday 14th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Cutthroat Folk Fest Announced for Sydney

The Bottlers
Image Courtesy of The Bottlers

This September some of the country’s finest folk-punk and raucous folk-rock bands are coming together in Sydney for the first ever Cutthroat Folk Fest.

Taking place at The Annandale Hotel on the 10th September, Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers (above), Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. And best of the all the event is completely free.

For full details on Cutthroat Folk Fest check out the official Facebook event here.

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