Thank Folk It’s Friday – 31st May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling has added a second Melbourne and Sydney date to her July tour of Australia. Details here

– The video for Matt Corby’s new single “Resolution” arrived late last week. Details here

– The enigmatic Whitely made a return to the Australian music scene after a three year absence with a brand new single, news of a new album and a tour this July. Details here

– The amount of success Passenger is seeing at the moment is phenomenal – we’re so proud of you Mike! And we’re so excited that Passenger’s coming back to Australia this year for a national tour in December. Details here

– The final artists have been added to the Snowy Mountains of Music lineup before it hits Perisher next weekend. Details here

– Listen to the new track from folk duo Sweet Jean, “Tomorrow Morning”. Details here

– And Sweet Jean are heading out on tour in July when they release their new album Dear Departure. Details here

– Folk-punk singer-songwriter Isaac Graham has announced plans for a new album and is already giving away three of its tracks as free downloads. Details here

– Next week will see the release of Wayward Daughter, the best of CD from folk legend Eliza Carthy. Details here

– The debut single/video from singer-songwriter Dustin Tebbutt, “The Breach”, is really sweet. Details here

– The wonderful Patrick James has announced a couple of all ages headline shows at the end of June in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– Harmonic four-piece Evan and the Brave have announced a single launch show in Sydney mid-June. Details here

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Lachlan Bryan has a new video for the track “Whistle and Waltz”. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets hit Sydney tonight and tomorrow with lots of lovely live music for you. Details here

– Listen to “You Can Stay”, the new single from Melbourne’s Woody Pitney. Details here

– The latest track and video from Bernard Fanning’s new album definitely harkens back to his Tea and Sympathy days. Details here

Interviews

“‘The Hypnotist’ is a taste of the album to come with a deeper involvement in digital palettes and working with producers in the studio. The last album was quite ‘home-made’ so I’d love to experience the process of a more ‘studio’ record – Pete Uhlenbruch of Owls of the Swamp chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Spotlight On

Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes

“With their evident evolution through each recording, the Paper Aeroplanes are are duo (currently touring with band) that should definitely be watched. They are the kind of act that would be at home in an intimate venue as well as on a main stage of a large summer festival”KTBell spotlights Paper Aeroplanes. Profile here

Blog

“How am I doing? Exhausted. Optimistic, but a bit anxious. It feels very pushy and demanding to be spending all of my time (yes, all of it – yesterday I worked a 17 hour day) asking people for things”Rose Wintergreen talks Crowd Funding in the third of a four part series. Blog here

Timber and Steel Presents

Owls of the Swamp

Owls of the Swamp
Friday 31st May – The Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 2nd June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets

Gigs Next Week

Achoo! Bless You and The Mountains
Saturday 1st June – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Sunday 2nd June – Pure Pop Records, Melbourne, VIC

Eleanor McEvoy
Friday 31st May – Wollongong Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 1st June – Cat & Fiddle, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd June – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 5th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 6th June – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – The National Celtic Festival, Port Arlington, VIC

Finders Keepers Markets
Friday 31st May – Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st June – Carriageworks, Sydney, NSW

Martha Wainwright
Friday 31st May The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 1st June Byron Theatre Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 2nd June Byron Theatre Byron Bay, NSW

Matt Corby with Grace Woodroofe
Friday 31st May – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 1st June – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Mustered Courage
Friday 31st May – Clancy’s Fish Bar, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 1st June – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Sunday 2nd June – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 7th June – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Jep and Dep
Thursday 6th June – Terrace Bar Newcastle, NSW
Friday 7th June – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – Palm Creek, QLD

Snowy Mountains of Music
Friday 7th to Monday 10th June – Perisher, NSW

Sounds of the South feat. Megafaun, Fight the Big Bull, Justin Vernon and Frazey For
Saturday 1st June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Texture Like Sun, Ella Hooper, Roscoe James Irwin
Tuesday 4th June – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Milk Carton Kids with Melody Pool
Tuesday 4th June – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 6th June – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 7th June – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Tom West
Wednesday 5th June – The Front Bar, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 6th June – Dowse Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th June – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June – Glen Helen Resort, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Fox” – Nickel Creek

Big thanks to Timber and Steel contributor/co-founder MackaJay for getting this song stuck in my head this week. There’s worse ways to spend a week I suppose.

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