Thank Folk It’s Friday – 1st May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Adelaide indie-folker Timberwolf announced the release of his new EP (due out today). Details here

– Sydney duo Peasant Moon have announced a launch show for their new EP Fading In The Light. Details here

Calexico released their new video “Falling From The Sky”. Details here

– Justin Vernon from Bon Iver has released a cover of Spoon’s “Inside Out”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman announced his debut album and national tour. Details here

Communion and Sideshow Alley have announced the Australian premiere of their documentary Austin to Boston featuring Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bear’s Den. Details here

Releases This Week

Brian Campeau
Don’t overthink it, overthink, overthinkingBrian Campeau
Bandcamp

Wilder Mind
Wilder MindMumford & Sons
iTunes

Paul Brady
Paul Brady: The Vicar Street Sessions Volume 1Paul Brady
iTunes

Flux
FluxTimberwolf
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady

Dan Parsons

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady take their joint tour down the east coast this week, playing in Brisbane tomorrow an then gigging their way down to Sydney next Friday.

Saturday 2nd May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd May – The Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Wednesday 6th May – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 7th May – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 8th May – Live N Lounging, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May – Glen Innes, NSW

Brad Butcher
Thursday 7th May – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Buffalo Nickel
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Karuah Bluegrass Music Festival, Karuah, NSW
Friday 8th May – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, QLD

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady
Saturday 2nd May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd May – The Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Wednesday 6th May – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 7th May – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 8th May – Live N Lounging, Sydney, NSW

Elwood Myre
Thursday 7th May – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Karuah Bluegrass Festival
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Karuah, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Saturday 2nd May – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Laura Jean
Sunday 3rd May – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Liam Gale & the Ponytails
Saturday 2nd May – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 8th May – Gearin Hotel, Katoomba, NSW

Man Of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute to the Music of O Brother Where Art Thou? feat. The Morrisons, Brian Campeau, Lucky Luke, Georgia Mooney, Hannah Crofts, Katie Wighton, Luke Escombe
Wednesday 6th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 7th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 1st May – Kidgeeridge Music Festival, Lake Conjola, NSW
Saturday 2nd May – Stratton Room, Wollongong Uni, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 8th May – The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

The Pigs
Friday 1st May – Lithgow Workies, Lithgow, NSW
Saturday 2nd May – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW

The String Contingent
Friday 1st May – Mechanics Institute Hall, Moruya, NSW
Saturday 2nd May – Cadgee House Concert, Cadgee, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 8th May – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Wintermoon Festival
Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Where Are You Now” – Emmylou Harris and Mumford and Sons feat. Jerry Douglas

The new Mumford & Sons album is out today and so much of the press surrounding it is focusing on the “rejection” of folk and country music. I feel like a lot of that is just headline bating and marketing spin – because you listen to a collaboration like this one with Emmylou Harris and you know they are passionate about this kind of music. The new album is a change in direction for Mumford & Sons, and one I’m still very interested in, but for fans of their back catalogue (and the doors it’s opened for other artists) there’s still a wealth of acoustic material out there to discover.

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