Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th July


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The documentary film following last year’s Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes and Old Crow Medicine Show Railroad Revival Tour, titled Big Easy Express, has been given an Australian release. Pick it up on DVD on the 27th July or right now on iTunes. Details here.

Laura Marling revealed that she’s been working on her forth album to be released “in about 6 months”. Details here.

The Falls Festival announced it’s first round of artists for 2012 including Timber and Steel favourites Boy & Bear. Details here.

– Despite being a regular to our shores Ben Harper has never done a headline acoustic tour of Australia. That’s all about to change with a list of dates announced in November. Details here.

– We got a stream of Little Father Time, the brand new EP from Sydney duo We Are The Birdcage. We were already in love with “Two Left Feet” so listening to the rest of the EP was a treat. Details here.

– Three of Sydney’s most exciting new artists – Faith Lee, Arbori and ILUKA – all announced launch shows for their upcoming singles and EPs. Details respectively here, here and here.

John Williamson released his new single “The Big Red” and launched his Put Your Town On The Map campaign asking Australian’s to share stories of their favourite towns and places around the country. Details here.

– Take a listen to the brand new single from Darwin’s Country Town Collective – a wonderfully dirty blues track called “Why Baby”. Details here.

– The brand new superhero-themed video for Jack Carty’s track “She’s Got A Boyfriend” debuted via Tone Deaf on Thursday. We love this clip so much, plu it’s one of our favourite songs from Break Your Own Heart. Details here.

– Sydney duo Jep&Dep sent over their ethereal new single “Ghosts on the River” which we really dig and had to share. Details here.

– The video for The Lumineers’ track “Ho Hey” has been kicking around for a while but Inertia Music have only just begun building the Denver band’s profile in Australia. These guys have a bright future ahead of them. Details here.

– With his brand new album Broken Brights due for release next Friday 13th July, Angus Stone gave his fans a listen to the thus-far unreleased track “Only A Woman”. Trust us, it’s not a Billy Joel cover. Details here.

Gigs Next Week

Bob Dylan Tribute (Kav Temperley, Josh Pyke, Bob Evans, Holly Throsby, Patience Hodgson)
Friday 6th July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th July – QPAC Lyric Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 8th July – Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Breaking Hart Benton
Wednesday 11th July – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Friday 6th July – Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Saturday 7th July – Rosemount Hotel, Perth WA
Sunday 8th July – Newport Hotel, Fremantle WA
Thursday 12th July – Woombye Pub, Sunny Coast QLD
Friday 13th July – The SoundLounge, Gold Coast QLD

Finders Keepers Brisbane (Stephen Smith, Bec Plath, Mardi Lumsden, District of East, Turkey and Goose, Donnelle Brooks, Matt Nelson, Kellie Lloyd, Coco Baulch, Our Ithaca Creek)
Saturday 7th July – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 8th July – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Folk Club (Fanny Lumsden, The Falls, Carla Lippis)
Wednesday 11th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Georgia Fair
Friday 6th July – The Standard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th July – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC

ILUKA, Castlecomer, Eliza Hull
Thursday 12th July – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

John Williamson
Wednesday 11th July – Ex-Services, Temora, NSW
Thursday 12th July – Regional Theatre, Griffith, NSW
Friday 13th July – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW

Lachlan Bryan
Sunday 8th July – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW

MoFo (Telegraph Tower, My Sauce Good)
Friday 13th July – The Gaelic Club (Upstairs), Sydney, NSW

Newport Folk Festival
6th to 8th July – Newport, VIC

Redlands Bluegrass Convetion (Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Davidson Brothers, Bluegrass Parkway, Mustered Courage, Kristy Cox, Fat Chance, Redlands Bluegrass Boys, The O’Donnells)
13th to 15th July – Redlands, QLD

Simone Felice and Josh Ritter
Friday 6th July – Notes, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 8th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 11th July – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th July – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan (Simone Felice only), NSW

The Good Ship
Friday 6th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Paper Kites
Thursday 12th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th July – Jive, Adelaide, SA

The Rescue Ships
Friday 6th July – the Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th July – The Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Desert Child” – Warren H Williams and John Williamson

We thought we’d cap off NAIDOC Week with this wonderful track by Alice Springs based country singer Warren H Williams together with his mate John Williamson. Love the fiddle work from Pixie Jenkins on this track as well.

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