Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th August


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Josh Pyke will be holding his annual Busking for Change concert at the Annandale Hotel on the 30th August and this week announced his special musical guests – Passenger and Evan & the Brave. Details here

– In other Josh Pyke news the singer is finishing up the year with a massive national tour before starting work on his next album. The tour will feature Timber and Steel favourite Jack Carty in support. Details here

– In a matter of weeks we’ll have the brand new album Over The Sun from TinPan Orange. The first single (also the title track) has just been released online. Details here

Charlie Mayfair are finally going to give their new EP a thorough live workout with a Spring tour announced. The Falls will be there the entire way in the support slot. Details here

– “The most popular artist in Australia that no one knows” Mark Wilkinson has announced a massive national tour to launch his new single “Benny’s On The Rooftop”. Details here

– Bluegrass four piece The Mid North get to play with dolls in their brand new video for “Where I Found My Home”. Details here

– Mullumbimby is a tiny town in Northern NSW but it puts on one hell of a festival in late November. The artist program for this year’s Mullum Music Festival includes Husky, TinPan Orange, Mama Kin, Gossling, Joe Pug, Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer, Stiff Gins, Hat Fitz and Cara, Sara Tindley, The Rescue Ships, Rosey, Jack Carty and more. Details here

Jen Cloher has announced a national tour this November showcasing music from the new album she’s currently working on. In the support slot (and part of Cloher’s band) will be Courtney Barnett. Details here

– Progressive bluegrass festival JamGrass added it’s final roster of acts to an already impressive lineup. New additions include Immigrant Union, Jim Green Trio, Oh Pep!, Nigel Wearne & The Cast Iron Promises, Old Town and special guests Jimi Hocking and George Jackson. Details here

– Rising prog-folk star Hayden Calnin debuted his brand new video for “For My Help” and will be launching his new EP City in Melbourne (tonight) and Sydney (19th September). Details here

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp gave us a lesson in just how to cover Gotye with the release of their video for “Heart’s a Mess”. Details here

Wagons frontman Henry Wagons has announced the details of his debut solo album Expecting Company?. The album features a raft of collaborations including the likes of Sophia Brous (Brous), Gossling, Patience Hodgson (The Grates). Details here

Beth Orton’s new album Sugaring Season is due to be released on the 5th October and its first track “Magpie” has just hit the net. Details here


“We started the project in Melbourne so it always feels like a bit of a home for us even though neither of us are Melbournians – I think Paul [Hannan] was there for 10 years and I was there for six. Playing in Melbourne just feels right for us and it’s going to be really fun this time to come back and play at The Workers because we were always on the north side of the river – we started the project in Brunswick. Just to do a matinee show is going to be really beautiful” – Louise O’Reilly of Laneway chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here


Track by Track

“Let’s not dance around the issue, Break Your Own Heart is a breakup album”Jack Carty, Break Your Own Heart. Track By Track here


“The man is not just an incredible songwriter, he’s also one of the most humble, charming and charismatic performers going around. His self deprecation is genuine, as is his humility, and the way he engages with his audience through his between song banter just helps you connect with his music that much more”Passenger, The Hi-Fi, Sydney. Review here.

Releases This Week

Electric Eden
Electric Eden: Unearthing Britain’s Visionary Music – Various

Buffalo Blood and Bone
Blood & BoneBuffalo

Timber and Steel Presents

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats

The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats with Ben Mackie and Van Walker
Sunday 26th August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Busking for Change feat. Josh Pyke, Passenger, Evan & The Brave
Thursday 30th August – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Darwin Festival
9th to 26th August – Darwin, NT

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Thursday 30th August – Hellen Rose Schauersberger LabOratorium, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Country Pick
24th to 26th August – Beechworth, VIC

Lanie Lane
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

Friday 24th August – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th August – The Waratah Hotel, Hobart, TAS

Roland K Smith & The Sinners with The Green Mohair Suits, Emma Swift and Adam Young
Wednesday 29th August – Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Alice Springs Desert Park Courtyard Sessions feat. Katie Harder and Paul Ah Chee
Sunday 26th August – Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs, NT

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 24th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 29th August – The Station, Jindabyne, NSW
Thursday 30th August – The Hellenic Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 31st August – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hart
Thursday 30th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 31st August – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Frost Is All Over” – Planxty

We’ve been obsessing over The Chieftains/Punch Brothers version of this track for a while now and have started listening to older versions of the song on YouTube. You can’t go past some classic Planxty from 1974 on a Friday afternoon.

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