Thank Folk It’s Friday – 1st April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Andrew Bird released his new video “Roma Fade”. Details here

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife released their new single “Paradise”. Details here

– US singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham has announced Australian tour dates. Details here

Emmy the Great released her new video “Algorithm”. Details here

José González released his new video “With The Ink of a Ghost”. Details here

– Brisbane based singer-songwriter Sahara Beck released details of her upcoming album Panacea. Details here

Releases This Week

Andrew Bird
Are You SeriousAndrew Bird
iTunes

Sufjan
Illinois: Special 10th Anniversary Blue MarvelSufjan Stevens
Official Site

William Fitzsimmons
Charleroi: Pittsburgh, Volume 2William Fitzsimmons
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

The Timbers

William Fitzsimmons

Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA
Saturday 2nd April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell could well be one of the greatest songwriters of his generation. Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, you’re in for a treat.

Friday 1st April – The Croxton Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd April – Silver Raven Festival, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 3rd April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

April Maze
Saturday 2nd April – The Rhythm Cafe, Foster, VIC
Thursday 7th April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Blind Boys of Alabama
Friday 1st April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

City and Colour w/ Little May
Saturday 2nd April – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 4th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 5th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 1st April – Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd April – Mumbulla School Hall, Bega, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 7th April – Townsville Folk and Acoustic Music Club, Currajong, QLD
Friday 8th April – Visy Theatre, New Farm, QLD

El Grande
Wednesday 6th April – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Vishtèn, The Little Stevies, Rob Longstaff
Friday 1st April – Balgownie Village Community Centre, Balgownie, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – Simpson Pavilion Grenfell Showground, Grenfell, NSW

FolkSwagon w/ Nikki Steinfeld, The Delta Revue, Liam Gale
Wednesday 6th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gordie Tentrees
Friday 1st April – Magda Community Artz, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 2nd April – Hervey Bay Community Centre, Hervey Bay, QLD
Sunday 3rd April – Hervey Bay Community Centre, Hervey Bay, QLD
Monday 4th April – Marion’s Place, Alstonville, NSW
Tuesday 5th April – Wingham Concerts, Wauchope, NSW
Wednesday 6th April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 7th April – Billyroys Blues Bar, Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 8th April – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA

Hootenanny
Sunday 3rd April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything
Friday 1st April – Live at The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS
Saturday 2nd April – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 3rd April – MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 7th April – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA

Jason Isbell
Friday 1st April – The Croxton Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd April – Silver Raven Festival, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 3rd April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 1st April – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Thursday 7th April – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th April – Clancy’s, Fremantle, WA

Liam Gerner
Friday 8th April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Man From Snowy River Bush Festival
Thursday 31st March to Sunday 3rd April – Corryong, VIC

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Friday 1st April – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Mark Moldre
Friday 8th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Mitch Power
Sunday 3rd April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Paddy McHugh and Andy Golledge
Friday 1st April – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Oh Pep!
Wednesday 6th April – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA
Friday 8th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Riley Pearce
Friday 1st April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, NSW

Ruby Boots
Sunday 3rd April – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Sahara Beck
Saturday 2nd April- Port Macquarie Blues and BBQ Festival, Port Macquarie, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel and John Flanagan
Thursday 7th April – Mountain Mama, Sheffield, TAS

Sam Newton and Chris Gillespie
Sunday 3rd April – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Sian Evans
Wednesday 6th April – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-together
Saturday 2nd April – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Friday 8th April – Howlin’ Wolf Bar, Wollongong, NSW

The East Pointers
Friday 1st April – Yamba Community Centre, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd April – Eatonsville Hall, Eatonsville, NSW
Wednesday 6th April – Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 7th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 8th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

The Go Set
Friday 8th April – Southern Cross Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

The Little Stevies
Friday 1st April – Balgownie Village Community Centre, Balgownie, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – Simpson Pavilion Grenfell Showground, Grenfell, NSW

The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Friday 1st April – Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 5th April – Cat & Fiddle Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Timbers
Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA
Saturday 2nd April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 1st April – Harmonie German Club’s Friday Night Live, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd April – Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW
Monday 4th April – Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW

Tim Guy
Friday 1st April – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Vaudevillia by Mic Conway’s National Junk Band & Guests
Friday 1st April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Vishtèn
Friday 1st April – Wooloongong Hall, Wooloongong, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Sunday 3rd April – Simpson Pavillion, Grenfell, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Rox in the Box” – The Decemberists

If you caught The Decemberists in Sydney this week you would have seen Colin Meloy forget the words to this track before revisiting it later in the set for an absolutely cracking version. I love the way “Rox in the Box” ties into the folk tradition borrowing the tune for “Raggle Taggle Gypsy” as its refrain.

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