Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th August


This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Brand new Americana festival Dashville Skyline announced its second round of artists including Shane Nicholson, Holy Holy, Ruby Boots, Ben Salter, Lost Ragas, Leo Rondeau (USA), Fraser A Gorman, William Crighton, Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders, Dashville Progress Society, Goatpiss Gasoline, Betty & Oswald, Magpie Diaries, Chris Pickering, James Thomson, Dan Waters and David Garnham & The Reasons To Live. Details here

Marlon Williams has announced a massive national Australian tour for November and December. Details here

– Perth based roots singer-songwriter Turin Robinson released a live video of his track “The Spider Song”. Details here

– Americana festival Out On The Weekend announced its 2015 lineup including Dawes, Tex, Don & Charlie, Kasey Chambers, Sam Outlaw, Robert Ellis, Ruby Boots, Mustered Courage, Lost Ragas, The Morrisons, James Thomson and many more. Details here

– The new Anna Cordell EP These Walls was released this week and the Melbourne singer-songwriter has announced a launch show at the end of the month. Details here

– Melbourne’s Jane Cameron announced a live launch for her new album The Mercy of the Tide. Details here

John Flanagan released his wonderful new single “Whatever Makes You Happy”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Jess Ribeiro released her new video “Hurry Back To Love”. Details here

Laura Marling added a Melbourne date to her October tour as part of the Melbourne Festival lineup. Details here

Matthew E. White released his latest video “Vision” staring Caitlin Stasey and Edi Gathegi. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Jack Carty released his new single “And The Ass Saw The Angel” as a live video. Details here

Vance Joy contributed to the Paper Towns soundtrack with the song “Great Summer”. Details here

– Two of our favourite artists, John Flanagan and Liz Frencham, announced a co-headline tour this September. Details here

– Melbourne’s James Teague released his new single “Heaven”. Details here

Releases This Week

These Walls
These WallsAnna Cordell

Positive Songs
Positive Songs For Negative PeopleFrank Turner

Faded Gloryville
Faded GloryvilleLindi Ortega

Hell Breaks Loose
Hell Breaks LooseShane Nicholson

True North
True NorthThe Stetson Family

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Caitlin Harnett, Brielle Davis


This Sunday will see the first of the Heartbreaker Sessions take up residency in Sydney. The fortnightly alt-country night has been brought together by local legends Chris and Daz and will feature Caitlin Harnett and Brielle Davis (Not Good With Horses) as the lineup for the opening night.

Sunday 9th August – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Aldous Harding
Wednesday 12th August – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – Finbox (Upstairs), Thirroul, NSW

Bill Jackson
Friday 7th August – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
Friday 14th August – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC

El Grande
Saturday 8th August – The White Star, Albany, WA
Sunday 9th August 0 Redcliffe on the Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Wednesday 12th August – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 13th August – Frankies Pizza, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – Moonshine, Manly, NSW

Fitzroyalty feat. Mitchell A. Power, Ayleen O’Hanlon
Tuesday 11th August – Little & Oliver, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Make Like A Tree, The Campervan Dancers, Ella Clair
Wednesday 12th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Green Mohair Suits
Thursday 13th August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Saturday 8th August – Supersense Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 10th August – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 12th August – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Caitlin Harnett, Brielle Davis
Sunday 9th August – Freda’s, Sydney, NSW

Helpless – The Songs of Neil Young feat. Tom West
Friday 7th August – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Immigrant Union
Friday 7th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 8th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 13th August – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 14th August – The Lass, Newcastle, NSW

Jack Carty and Jordan Millar
Friday 7th August – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 8th August – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

James Teague
Friday 7th August – Dane Certificate’s Magic Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 13th August – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 14th August – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Jesse Witney
Friday 14th August – Batch Brewing, Sydney, NSW

Jewels, Rose & Ann
Friday 7th August – Sappho’s, Sydney, NSW

Jinja Safari
Friday 7th August – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pyke
Wednesday 12th August – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Make Like a Tree, Brendon Moon, Ornaments
Sunday 8th August – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. Harrison Storm, William Crighton
Thursday 13th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rubber Soul Revolver feat. Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre
Friday 7th August – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th August – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Sian Evans
Saturday 8th August – Bangalow Bluegrass BBQ, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 14th August – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

The Acfields
Friday 7th August – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th August – House Concert, Terara, NSW

The Newsagency Sessions feat. Sarah Belkner, Maples
Wednesday 12th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Righteous Prannies
Sunday 9th August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Scrimshaw Four w/ Officer Parrot​, Mya Wallace
Monday 10th August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Wheatley
Thursday 13th August – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Sunday 9th August – Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT
Thursday 13th August – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Friday 14th August – The Venue, Townsville, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Jericho” – Liz Frencham

To celebrate the announcement of Liz Frencham and John Flanagan’s co-headlined tour next month I thought I’d share this stunning version of my favourite Liz Frencham song, “Jericho”. Just one woman, her bass and her voice. Beautiful.

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