Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th September


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne folk ensemble The Bon Scotts have released their brand new single “The Weekend Bends” and are heading out on tour in October and November. Details here

Rose Wintergreen revealed her new single “Feet In The Sand” ahead of her upcoming tour with Rosie Catalano. Details here

– Adelaide’s Olivers Army have released their new single “Golden Tree” and are showcasing it with a couple of dates in Adelaide and Melbourne. Details here

Billy Bragg has been announced as the first artist for the 2014 WOMADelaide lineup. Details here

– Canberra based trad band Hoddle have released their new album Apples in Winter. Details here

– Sydney alt-country seven-piece Little Bastard have announced plans for a headline show in November. Details here

– Melbourne’s Oh Pep! have a brand new EP on the way and a bunch of launch shows. Details here

Roscoe James Irwin has revealed details of his new EP Wasted plus a handful of headline shows. Details here

– Country singer Ashleigh Dallas has released her new single “Me”. Details here

– Sydney’s Little Features has announced its September lineup including Betty & Oswald, Arbori, Bexley De Lion and Rainy Day Women. Details here


“Just announced, Billy Bragg will be bringing the full band to Australia in March 2014 for the Tooth and Nail tour to play a string of dates including WOMADelaide for the first time. Billy took time out from his crucial domestics while in Brisbane to chat with Bill Quinn in the studios of 2XX-FM 98.3 in Canberra. The two Bills talked about politics, newspapers, surviving elections and of course, spin cycles”Billy Bragg chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here


“Folk, country and roots are well represented when it comes to the modern political music with many seeing these genres synonymous with the struggles of the common man”Gareth Hugh Evans got you in the mood to vote with his political playlist. Blog here

Jack Carty has given Timber and Steel exclusive videos of a recent performance at The Front in Canberra. So far we’ve posted the following tracks with more to come:
“Travelling Shoes”
“Everything Unhappily”
“She Loves Me”
“She’s Got A Boyfriend”
“Summer In New Zealand”

Releases This Week

Joy of Nothing
Joy Of NothingFoy Vance

Moving On
Moving OnLoren Kate

Love Over Gold
Fall To RiseLove Over Gold

Timber and Steel Presents

Mark Moldre
Mark Moldre with Jamie Hutchings, Isaac De Heer
Sunday 15th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Mark Wilkinson
Mark Wilkinson with Little Bighorn
Friday 13th September – Mandala Organic Arts Cafe, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 14th September – Bon Amici Cafe, Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 15th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 19th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 20th September – Lizotte’s, Central Coast, NSW

Official Site

Willow with Simone and Girlfunkle
Sunday 15th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Gigs Next Week

Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 13th September – The Great North Trading Post, Laguna, NSW
Saturday 14th September – The Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Sunday 15th September – The Front Gallery, Lyneham, ACT
Wednesday 18th September – Bar on the Hill Lawn, Newcastle University, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 18th September – The Cambridge Hotel Front Bar, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 19th September – The Port Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 20th September – The Coffs Harbour Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Billy Bragg with Patrick James
Friday 13th September – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th September Byron Theatre, Byron Bay

Dustin Tebbutt with Packwood
Thursday 19th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday 14th September – Tomerong Hall, Tomerong, NSW

Jack Carty
Saturday 14th September – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 19th September – The Butter Factory, Burnie, TAS
Friday 20th September – The Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS

Jinja Safari
Friday 13th September – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th September – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 18th September – ANU, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 19th September – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 20th September – Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Lanie Lane
Friday 13th September – The Prom, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 14th September – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 19th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Loren Kate
Sunday 15th September – The Cheese Factory Gallery, Meadows, SA

Mark Moldre
Friday 13th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 14th Saturday – Pure Pop Records, St Kilda, VIC
Sunday 15th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

MoFo feat. Chris Gillespie, Daniel Allars
Friday 13th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nigel Wearne
Friday 13th September – Unwined Cellar Bar, Belmont, VIC
Saturday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Sunday 15th September – Red Poles Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 19th September – Beautiful Blue – Songs in the Key of Tom Waits, The Wesley Anne, Northcote, VIC

Sam Brittain
Saturday 14th September – Happy Yess, Darwin, NT

The Paper Kites
Sunday 15th September – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th September – Jive, Adelaide, SA

The Woohoo Revue
Friday 13th September – Alice Springs Desert Festival, Alice Springs, NT
Saturday 14th September – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Zoe Elliot and Christopher Coleman
Friday 13th September – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th September – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Friday 20th September – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Harley & Rose” – The Black Sorrows

Mixing folk, blues, rock and pop, The Black Sorrows produced some pretty special music in mid 80s to early 90s. “Harley & Rose” made it all the way to number 24 on the Australian charts and has a lovely fiddle and harmonica riff.

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