Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 4th November at The Workers Club

Claude Hay
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As we enter the last month of Spring with Summer just around the corner it’s high time we had some blues and roots music to sweat along to. So it’s the perfect time to wheel out one man blues master Claude Hay at this Sunday’s matinée show at the Workers Club in Melbourne.

Kicking off at 2pm, Claude Hay will be joined by Jed Rowe and Mr. Black and Blues in support. Tickets are $10 on the door with a bunch of food and drink specials available throughout the day.

The set times for the show are below. For more information check out the official Workers Club web site here.

Mr. Black and Blues – 2pm
Jed Rowe – 3pm
Claude Hay – 4pm

Eli Wolfe Announces National Tour

Eli Wolfe
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After kicking off at the Sydney Blues Festival over the weekend folk-blues troubadour Eli Wolfe is about to head off on a massive national tour to support his new single “We All Started Something”. Having toured through Canada and Europe to packed crowds this year it’s great to see Wolfe back on the local circuit and armed with some brand new music.

The tour starts tomorrow night in Melbourne and then winds its way throughout the country in November. The full list of dates is below:

Thursday 1st November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd November – Carolyn Theatre, Cororooke, VIC
Sunday 4th November – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Wednesday 7th November – Yours and Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 8th November – The Front Gallery, Lyneham Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10th November – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Sunday 11th November – Rockford Wines, SA (with Jeff Lang)
Wednesday 14th November – FBI Social, Kings Cross, NSW
Thursday 15th November – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 16th November – The Aztec Forster, NSW
Wednesday 21st November – The Old Kirk, Yamba, NSW
Friday 23rd November – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 24th November – 5 Chuch St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 30th November – The Up Front Club, Maleny, QLD
Saturday 1st December – Mandala Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD

The Preloved Folk Project To Launch Album This Friday and Sunday

Preloved Folk
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This Friday and Sunday will see the launch of a very interesting and exciting project for the Adelaide folk scene. The Preloved Folk Project sees ten of Adelaide’s finest folk musicians hand over one of their most treasured songs to one another to be reworked, re-created and re-recorded as their own – the way it should be in the folk tradition.

Preloved Folk features the likes of Cal Williams Jr, Emily Davis, The Yearlings, Courtney Robb, Anthony D’Antonio, Kelly Menhennett, Andy & Marta, Simon Peter, Mary Webb and The Timbers and has been funded thanks to a Pozible campaign (that hit it’s goal long before we were even aware of it).

The album will be launched over two dates, Friday the 2nd and Sunday 4th November at The Wheatsheaf Hotel in Adelaide. For more information on how to get your hands on tickets for the launch or even how to get your hands on one of the albums check out the official Facebook page here.

Debut: Patrick James’ New Single “Brighter Lights”

Patrick James
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We are very proud to debut for you this morning the brand new single from Sydney based singer-songwriter Patrick James. The track is titled “Brighter Lights”, the second single from James’ highly anticipated new EP which will see the light of day next March. Take a listen below:

Patrick James will be launching “Brighter Lights” in a co-headlined tour with Texture Like Sun this November. The full list of dates is below:

Thursday 8th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 9th November – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbounre, VIC

New Sufjan Stevens Christmas Video, “Mr. Frosty Man”

Sufjan Stevens
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The latest track to emerge from Sufjan Steven’s upcoming Christmas boxset Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 comes with its very own claymation video. “Mr. Frosty Man” features everything you want from Christmas – Santa Clause, a snowman, zombies and lots and lots of gore.

Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10 is released on 13th November. Watch the video for “Mr. Frosty Man” here:

Lucy Wise and The B’Gollies To Play Album Preview Concert

Lucy Wise
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Next Friday 9th November Melbourne based folk singer-songwriter Lucy Wise and her band The B’Gollies will be performing a one off show to preview their soon to be recorded second album When We Wander far From Home.

Set to take place at Bella Union in Carlton South, Melbourne and featuring Stephen Taberner (leader of The Spooky Men’s Chorale) in support the show will be your only chance to see Lucy Wise and The B’Gollies perform their new material before heading into the studio. Tickets are a mere $25 on the door or via Bella Union’s website here.

For more information check out Lucy Wise’s official web site.

New Dan Mangan EP Radicals

Dan Mangan
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Today sees the release of the brand new Dan Mangan 7″ EP Radicals. The 7″ features two tracks: “We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down”, an outake from Mangan’s 2011 album Oh Fortune and “Stairway”, a Yukon Blonde cover.

Take a listen to “We Want To Be Pleasantly Surprised, Not Expectedly Let Down” and “Stairway” below:

Another New Neil Young & Crazy Horse Video, “Twisted Road”

Neil Young
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album Psychedelic Pill came out last week and yet another video from it has surfaced online. At 3:36 “Twisted Road” is one of the shorter songs on the album and its video features vintage footage of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and The Grateful Dead.

Watch “Twisted Road” below:

Win Double Passes to See Nigel Wearne and The Cast Iron Promises

Nigel Wearne
Photo By Mathew Mackereth

If you were at the JamGrass Music Festival last week or the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival this weekend just gone you’ll probably have been delighted as we were watching Melbourne based singer-songwriter Nigel Wearne and his band The Cast Iron Promises performing his very special brand of stripped back folk and Americana.

And if you didn’t get to Melbourne or Dorrigo never fear because Nigel Wearne and his band have a handful of shows coming up – and we’ve got double passes to give away in Canberra, Thornbury (Melbourne), Adelaide and Ocean Grove.

All you have to do is be among the first to email your full name and which show you want a double pass to to timberandsteelaustralia@gmail.com. The full list of dates to choose from are below:

Friday 9th November – The Front Gallery & Cafe, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 11th November – Thornbury Theatre, Thornbury, VIC
Sunday 25th November – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Friday 30th November – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC

Second Lineup Announcement for WOMADelaide

Abigail Washburn
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We’d been hearing a few names floating around in connection to the second lineup announcement for WOMADelaide but didn’t want to pin our hopes on them because, quite frankly, they were just too good. And then the second lineup gets announced this morning and lo and behold every artist we’d heard rumours on is on there. Joining the already announced Cat Empire, Hugh Masekela, Jimmy Cliff and The Herd are the likes of The Tallest Man on Earth, Tuba Skinny, Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch (above), Jordi Savall, Zoe Keating, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Seth Lakeman and many many more.

Earlybird tickets for WOMADelaide are on sale until tomorrow, 31st October. WOMADelaide takes place in Adelaide between the 8th and 11th March – for more information check out the official web site here. The full second lineup announcement is below:

Soweto Gospel Choir
The Tallest Man on Earth
Amparo Sanchez
Tuba Skinny
The Correspondents
Abigail Washburn & Kai Welch
Jordi Savall
Zoe Keating
Manjiri Kelkar
Sudha Ragunathan
Savoy Family Cajun Band
Nidi D’Arac
Mara! & Martenitsa Choir
Hugo Mendez
Mari Boine
Seth Lakeman
Shunsuke Kimura & Etsuro Ono
Christine Salem
Dhafer Youssef

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