Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th May


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld announced a joint tour for May. Details here

The Pigs released their cover of “Addicted To Bass” featuring Josh Abrahams himself on bottles. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James released his new single “California Song”. Details here

– The legendary Joan Baez has announced Australian dates this September. Details here

Claude Hay released his new single “Crossfire”. Details here

– Award winning singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin released his new​ video “Inside Your Town Is Inside Your Head”. Details here

– Legendary singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter announced her first Australian our in 10 years with support from Tift Merritt. Details here

– Melbourne’s Jed Rowe announced details of his new album The Last Day of Winter produced by Jeff Lang and featuring members of The Stillsons. Details here

– Sydney bluegrass trio Catgut announced details of their album launch show. Details here

– A new Americana festival, Dashville Skyline, has been announced for Octover. Details here

Passenger has been announced as one of the supports for Ed Sheeran later this year. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets in Sydney this weekend have announced a musical lineup that includes Direwolf, Leroy Lee, Not Good With Horses, Julia Jacklin, Richard Cuthbert, Jacob Pearson, Katie Wighton, Brian Campeau and many many more. Details here

– Emerging Sydney singer-songwriter Rebecca Bastoli announced a fundraising concert for her new EP next month. Details here

Timberwolf released his new video “Whiskey Jar”. Details here


“Is the latest folk “revival” over? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately as Timber and Steel celebrates its fifth year of blogging” – Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans reflects on Timber and Steel‘s fifth birthday. Read the blog here

Releases This Week

The Travelling Kind
The Travelling KindEmmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

The Bell That Never RangLau
Official Site

Dark Bird is Home
Dark Bird is HomeThe Tallest Man On Earth

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Squeezebox Trio, James Kenyon, Tobias Hengeveld

Squeezebox Trio

The Porchlight Sessions at the Petersham Bowls Club in Sydney have been showcasing some of the best folk music this country has to offer. This week’s show features three of the best – The Squeezebox Trio, James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld

Thursday 14th May – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Brad Butcher
Friday 8th May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Buffalo Nickel
Friday 8th May – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, QLD
Saturday 9th May – Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 10th May – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell, NSW

Catgut w/ Bonniesongs
Friday 15th May – Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney, NSW

Claude Hay
Saturday 9th May – Sonny’s House of Blues, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th May – Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady
Friday 8th May – Live N Lounging, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th May – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 14th May – The Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 15th May – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS

Direwolf and Willowy
Wednesday 13th May – The Boatshed, Manly, NSW
Thursday 14th May – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 15th May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Elwood Myre
Friday 15th May – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Thursday 14th May – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th May – House Concert, Maitland, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Friday 8th May – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Liam Gale & the Ponytails
Friday 8th May – Gearin Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 9th May – Parkes Hotel, Parkes, NSW
Friday 15th May – Grace Darling, Collingwood, VIC

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
Friday 8th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Squeezebox Trio, James Kenyon, Tobias Hengeveld
Thursday 14th May – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

Steve Smyth
Friday 8th May – The Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD

Sydney Blues and Roots Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May – The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 15th May – Street Theatre, Acton, ACT

Friday 8th May – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 9th May – Surfers Paradise Festival, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Rabbit Song” – Boy & Bear

To celebrate our fifth birthday this week I thought I’d re-post the first ever song we featured on Timber and Steel – “Rabbit Song” from the then on-the-rise Boy & Bear. If you want to read out 2010 review of the track check it out here

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