Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Fairbridge Folk Festival announced their second round of artists including The Collingwood Casanovas, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Dan Parsons, Catherine Fraser Trio, King Arthur, David Milroy, Via Pangée, Richard Walley, Martin & Coole with Crystal Jade and Praashekh Quartet. Details here

– Scottish indie-trad five piece band Elephant Sessions announced Australian tour dates this March. Details here

– Golden Guitar winning singer-songwriter Brad Butcher released his new single and video “Crawl, Beg & Cry”. Details here

– Hunter Valley festival The Gum Ball added a bunch of artists including Ben Salter, V Tribe, Hana & Jessie-Lee and many more. Details here

Releases This Week

Alison Ferrier
What She KnowsAlison Ferrier
Bandcamp

im With Her
See You AroundI’m With Her
iTunes

Make Way For Love
Make Way For LoveMarlon Williams
Bandcamp

Michael Waugh
The Asphalt & The OvalMichael Waugh
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Concert for Kristin feat. Ben Panucci Band, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton Band, Kev Walsh Band, Brian Campeau, Diamond Duck, Skyscraper Stan, Alice Terry w/ Phil Stack, Caitlin Harnett, Andy Golledge, The Morrisons

The Morrisons

The Sydney folk and country music scene comes together to help one of its biggest supporters in her time of need. With a lineup this good and cause that couldn’t be more noble you have to be at this show.

Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 23rd February – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 23rd February – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Americana at the Gasoline Pony feat. Ramblin’ Ash, Ruby Gilbert, Sam Newton
Thursday 22nd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

An Otherwise Quiet Room – The Moreland Sessions feat. Gallie, Van Walker, Jane McArthur, Joyce Prescher, Dirt Hand, Mandy Connell
Thursday 22nd February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Archer
Friday 16th February – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 18th February – House Concert, Bellbrae, VIC
Friday 23rd February – Gin Lane, Belgrave, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Friday 16th February – Kirwan Tavern, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 17th February – The Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD

Ashlea Reale
Sunday 18th February – Mini Bar, Rockingham, WA
Wednesday 21st February – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

Ben David
Sunday 18th February – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Benji and the Salt Water Sound System
Friday 23rd February – Joyce Wheatley Community Centre, Kiama, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Meridian
Wednesday 21st February – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bonnie Doon Music Festival
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February – Bonnie Doon, VIC

Brad Butcher
Saturday 17th February – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 23rd February – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Brian Campeau and Julian Abrahams
Thursday 22nd February – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Broads
Sunday 18th February – Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery, Melbourne, VIC

Cass Eager
Friday 16th February – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Rainbow Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st February – Catfish, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, Geelong, VIC
Friday 23rd February – The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC

Casey Barnes & Brad Butcher
Saturday 17th February – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Cecilia Brandolini
Friday 16th February – Mundaring Sporting Club, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th February – Fremantle Markets, Fremantle, WA
Monday 19th February – Mojos Bar Fremantle, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 21st February – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 23rd February – J Shed, Perth, WA

Chicks With Picks at Courtyard Sessions feat. Lola Sola, Colleen Fricker and Cassy Judychair
Friday 23rd February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Cloud Control w/ Julia Jacklin
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Concert for Kristin feat. Ben Panucci Band, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton Band, Kev Walsh Band, Brian Campeau, Diamond Duck, Skyscraper Stan, Alice Terry w/ Phil Stack, Caitlin Harnett, Andy Golledge, The Morrisons
Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Harley Mavis & Lady Lyon
Saturday 17th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Rachel Maria Cox & Hollow States
Sundat 18th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Crookwell Irish Heritage Weekend
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – The Criterion Hotel, Crookwell, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Services Club, Crookwell, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 18th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Devil Country Muster
Saturday 17th February – Smithton, TAS

Faith i Branko
Friday 16th February – Courthouse Arts Centre – Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA
Friday 23rd February – The Hub, Springwood, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th February – Savernake Hall, Savernake, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Ungarie Hall, Ungarie, NSW
Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th February – Silverton Sunsets Music Festival, Silverton, NSW

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 19th February – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

Folk Federation of NSW BBQ
Sunday 18th February – Sydney Park, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tullara, The Emerald Ruby, Pilot Hergé
Wednesday 21st February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Liz Martin, Vanishing Shapes, Paula Punch
Saturday 17th February – 107, Sydney, NSW

Frances Folk Gathering
Friday 23rd to Sunday 15th February – Frances, SA

Fred Smith
Saturday 17th February – Kindlehill School, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Orange Regional Conservatorium, Orange, NSW

Free Fallin’ – A Tribute to Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Friday 23rd February – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Gallie & Roesy
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Healesville, VIC

Gena Rose Bruce
Tuesday 20th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson
Saturday 17th February – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

Great Aunt w/ Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 17th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Grizzlee Train
Friday 23rd February – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ Thursdays feat. King Arthur, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 22nd February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Imogen Clark
Friday 23rd February – Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, QLD

James Bennett
Friday 16th February – Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club, Avoca Beach, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Middle Rock Holiday Resort, One Mile, NSW
Saturday 17th February – The Edwards, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Club North Haven, North Haven, NSW

James Kenyon
Tuesday 20th February – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Jason Walker
Friday 23rd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Friday 23rd February – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Julia Jacklin
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, NSW

Kallidad
Friday 16th February – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 17th February – Saint John Craft Beer, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 18th February – Up York Space, Launceston, TAS

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 23rd February – Ulumburra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Saturday 17th February – Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon, Minimay, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel & Charlie A’Court
Wednesday 21st February – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Lucy Rose
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

Luke Plumb
Friday 23rd February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Friday 16th February – The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – An Otherwise Quiet Room, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Lucas and the Deadsetters
Sunday 18th February – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Mat Black
Sunday 18th February – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Medusa’s Wake
Sunday 18th February – The George, Sydney, NSW

Megan Cooper & Sam Newton
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Mike McCarthy
Friday 23rd February – House Concert, Matcham, NSW

Neil and Liam Finn
Friday 16th February – Bird in Hand Winery, Woodside, SA
Saturday 17th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC
Sunday 18th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Nick Cunningham
Thursday 22nd February – The Record Crate, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Friday 23rd February – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Pierce Brothers
Friday 23rd February – The Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

Porch Sessions feat. Zen Panda
Sunday 18th February – House Concert, Woodville, SA

Reflejos
Friday 16th February – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Echuca-Moama, VIC

Romisounds
Thursday 22nd February – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Roy Payne’s Hillbilly Bop Safari
Friday 16th February – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Sunday 18th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Leete
Friday 16th February – The Telegraph Hotel, Molong, NSW
Saturday 17th February – The Metropolitan Hotel, West Wylong, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Empire Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Friday 23rd February – The Trumpet Bar, Cowes, VIC

Sass The Patriarchy feat. This Way North, Hollie Joyce
Wednesday 21st February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Saturday 17th February – Devil Country Muster, Smithton, TAS

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Friday 16th February – Sunset Sessions, Hornsby Mall, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Salisbury Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Silverton Sunsets Music Festival
Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th February – Silverton, NSW

Sparrow-Folk
Friday 16th February – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Sunset Sessions feat. Shelley’s Murder Boys, Lolo Lovina
Friday 16th February – Hornsby Mall, Sydney, NSW

The Audreys
Friday 23rd February – Adelaide Fringe Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

The Beez
Friday 16th February – Bent on Food Dinner Show, Wingham, NSW
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 23rd February – House Concert, Wollongong, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Riverboats Festival, Echuca-Moama, VIC
Friday 23rd February – Frankston RSL, Frankston, VIC

The Demon Drink
Friday 16th February – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Drunken Poachers & Chris Pickering Experiment
Saturday 17th February – Coburg RSL, Melbourne, VIC

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. Chaika, Graeme Knights
Saturday 17th February – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The London Klezmer Quartet
Friday 16th February – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, NSW

The Morrisons
Sunday 18th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

The Staves
Thursday 22nd February – Perth, Festival Perth, WA

The Twoks
Saturday 17th February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 16th February – Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

The Woohoo Revue
Friday 23rd February – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plum w/ Tia Gostelow
Saturday 17th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 16th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 23rd February – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow
Monday 19th February – House Concert, Candelo, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 16th February – The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

Tinpan Orange
Saturday 17th February – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA
Friday 23rd February 2018 – Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Tori Forsyth
Friday 16th February – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th February – Pizza and Wine Café, Kyneton, VIC

Ukulele Death Squad w/ Northern Ukuleles
Sunday 18th February – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 17th February – For Folk Sake, 107, Sydney, NSW

Vardos
Sunday 18th February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

waywardbreed
Saturday 17th February – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Whoa Mule & Witches Leap
Saturday 17th February – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW

Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction, VIC

Zulya and The Children of the Underground
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Endless Summer” – Josh Pyke feat. Elana Stone

More Artists Added to the 2018 Gum Ball Lineup

Ben Salter
Image Courtesy of Ben Salter

As we make our way into February we’ve been blessed with another round of artists announced for this year’s Gum Ball festival in the Hunter Valley.

As always the announcement has a healthy contingent of Timber and Steel friendly artists including singer-songwriter Ben Salter (above), 10-piece reggae outfit V Tribe, Adelaide alt-country duo Hana & Jessie-Lee and many more.

The full lineup announced so far is as follows:

REMI, The Bamboos, The Cribs (UK), The Aints (Play the Saints, ’73 to ’78), Butterfingers, Rocket Science, The Creepshow (CA), Dave Graney ’n’ the Coral Snakes, Ben Salter, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire (CA), Screamfeeder, Hat Fitz and Cara, Letters To Lions, The Resignators, New Venusians, V Tribe, Baghead, Wanderers, Terra Lightfoot (CA), Nicholas Connors, Thunder Fox, Coda Chroma, Dave Wells, Lachlan X. Morris, Hana & Jessie-Lee, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation, Dashville Progress Society

The Gum Ball takes place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April near Lower Belford in the Hunter Valley, NSW. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Watch The New Brad Butcher Video “Crawl, Beg & Cry”

Brad Butcher
Image Courtesy of Brad Butcher

Queensland based singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has kicked off 2018 in a big way, taking out the Best New Talent gong at the Golden Guitars in January.

And now Butcher is releasing his brand new single and video “Crawl, Beg & Cry”. The track is the third single from Brad Butcher’s latest album Well Dressed Man and was co-written with Nash Chambers and Harry Hookey.

Check out the video for “Crawl, Beg & Cry” below:

Elephant Sessions Announce Australian Tour Dates

Elephant Sessions
Image Courtesy of Elephant Sessions

Scottish indie-trad five piece band Elephant Sessions are heading our way for festival season and they’ve just announced a bunch of headline shows while they’re in the country.

Known for the high energy shows and ability to blend traditional and modern indie-folk sounds, Elephant Sessions are gearing up to be one of the most talked about bands at this year’s folk festivals.

Having already been announced for WOMADelaide, Blue Mountains Music Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival, Bluesfest and The National Folk Festival, Elephant Sessions have a raft of other dates around the country – check out the full list of shows and their new video “Doofer” below:

Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 14th March – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 15th March – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 21st March – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 22nd March – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, Yackandandah, VIC
Wednesday 28th March – The Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th to Friday 30th March – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 31st March to Monday 2nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Fairbridge Folk Festival Announces Second Round of Artists for 2018

The Collingwood Casanovas
Image Courtesy of The Collingwood Casanovas

WA based music festival the Fairbridge Folk Festival have just revealed the second round of artists for their 2018 event.

Joining the likes of The Lost Brothers, Perch Creek and Mama Kin Spender from their first announcement will be The Collingwood Casanovas (above), Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Dan Parsons, Catherine Fraser Trio, King Arthur, David Milroy, Via Pangée, Richard Walley, Martin & Coole with Crystal Jade and Praashekh Quartet.

The festival has also announced a children’s program including Woody’s World Family Band, Eco Faeries and The Weird Ticket

And finally there’s an extensive dance program as part of the announcement that includes African Oz Drum n Dance, Zakoeira and Dances of Universal Peace.

Based in the town of Pinjarra in WA, the Fairbridge Folk Festival is held from the 20th to the 22nd of April. For more information, including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th February

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Alt-country singer-songwriter Natalie Henry released her new video “If We Said Goodbye”. Details here

Imogen Clark has announced her new album Collide, released her new video “Your Anything At All” and revealed a bunch of tour dates supporting Diesel. Details here

Bluesfest added a bunch of roots artists to its lineup including Dan Sultan, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Chain, Con Brio, Mia Dyson, Shaun Kirk, Caiti Baker, Steve Smyth, Dog Trumpet and Hanlon Brothers. Details here

Andrew Swift has announced an album launch tour this March. Details here

Busby Marou released their latest video “Got Your Back”. Details here

Releases This Week

Adam and Brooke
Adam & BrookeAdam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
iTunes

Ruby Boots
Don’t Talk About ItRuby Boots
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

In The Round feat. Sam Buckingham, Timothy James Bowen, John Vella, Hannah Acfield

Sam Buckingham

Singer-songwriter Sam Buckingham hosts the latest in Sydney’s In The Round series with fellow songwriters Timothy James Bowen, John Vella and Hannah Acfield

Wednesday 14th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 9th February – Rooty Hill RSL, Rooty Hill, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Coast Hotel, Budgewoi, NSW

Alanna and Alicia
Saturday 10th February – Golden Square Pool, Bendigo, VIC

Alice Skye
Friday 9th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Golledge Band
Saturday 10th February – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Archer
Friday 16th February – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Saturday 10th February – Under The Southern Stars, Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD
Wednesday 14th February – Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay, QLD
Friday 16th February – Kirwan Tavern, Townsville, QLD

Batch Sessions feat. Richard In Your Mind, Imperial Broads, Richard Cuthbert, Buddy Glass
Sunday 11th February – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Ben David
Sunday 11th February – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th February – Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW

Bonnie Doon Music Festival
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February – Bonnie Doon, VIC

Brian Campeau
Friday 9th February – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds w/ Miller
Saturday 10th February – The Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC

Caiti Baker
Friday 9th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Caitlin Plunkett
Sunday 11th February – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Cass Eager
Thursday 15th February – Hume Blues Club Inc, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th February – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

Cat Canteri, Ben Mastwyk
Thursday 15th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Cecilia Brandolini
Saturday 10th February – MrHenderson, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11th February – Sassafras Canteen, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th February – Mundaring Sporting Club, Perth, WA

Charlie & Jensen
Sunday 11th February – Bombini, Avoca Beach, NSW

Colin Hay
Friday 9th February – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Lady Lyon
Friday 9th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Crookwell Irish Heritage Weekend
Friday 16th February – The Criterion Hotel, Crookwell, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 9th February – Lillies & Lattes, Sawtell, NSW

Davey Craddock w/ Carla Geneve, Felicity Groom, Foxleys
Saturday 10th February – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 11th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 10th February – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Direwolf, Gentle Leader
Thursday 15th February – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Evergreen Ensemble
Saturday 10th February – Cloudehill Nursery & Garden, Olinda, VIC
Sunday 11th February – The Monastery, Breakwater, Geelong, VIC

Faith i Branko
Friday 16th February – Courthouse Arts Centre – Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 9th February – Neerim Memorial Hall, Neerim, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th February – Savernake Hall, Savernake, NSW

Father John Misty
Friday 9th February – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Laneway Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11th February – Laneway Festival, Fremantle, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Ethan Conway, MoSoul, Field of Wolves
Wednesday 14th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith & Liz Frencham
Friday 9th February – McCrossins Mill, Uralla, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Sunday 11th February – Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, NSW

Free Fallin’ – A Tribute To Tom Petty feat. Sweet Jelly Rolls, Jeremy Edwards, Jason Walker, Smith & Jones
Friday 9th February – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fresh Off the Boat
Friday 9th February – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Gena Rose Bruce
Tuesday 13th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson
Saturday 10th February – Bermi’s Beachside Cafe, Bermagui, NSW

Giffen
Friday 9th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Harry Coulson
Friday 9th February – The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC

Heartaches & Hangovers feat. James Ellis & the Jealous Guys
Saturday 10th February – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Hello Tut Tut
Sunday 11th February – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

High Tea feat. Tim McMillan, Rachel Snow
Thursday 15th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honey and Knives
Friday 9th February – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 9th February – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Coast Hotel, Budgewoi, NSW

In The Round feat. Sam Buckingham, Timothy James Bowen, John Vella, Hannah Acfield
Wednesday 14th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

James Bennett
Thursday 15th January – Latin Loafer, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 16th January – Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club, Avoca Beach, NSW

James Ellis & the Jealous Guys
Saturday 10th February – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

James Kenyon
Sunday 11th February – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Jess Hannan
Saturday 10th February – Heathcote Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band
Saturday 10th February – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Joel Havea w/ Hollie Col, Zac Eichner
Saturday 10th February – House Concert, Camden, NSW

Kallidad
Friday 16th February – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

Kate Miller-Heidke
Saturday 10th February – National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT

Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

King Arthur w/ James Ellis & the Jealous Guys
Thursday 15th February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Lady Lyon
Friday 9th February – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Louis and Grant
Thursday 15th February – The Charles Weston, Melbourne, VIC

Lucy Rose
Friday 9th February – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 10th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 13th February – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 14th February – Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

Magpie Diaries w/ Baghead
Sunday 11th February – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mama Kin Spender
Saturday 10th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

Mandy Connell
Saturday 10th February – CERES Organic Market & Grocery, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th February – The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC

Monthly Oldtime Jam
Sunday 11th February – The Brothers Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Neil and Liam Finn
Friday 9th February – Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 10th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 11th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 13th February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 15th February – Chevron Gardens, Perth, WA
Friday 16th February – Bird in Hand Winery, Woodside, SA

Neil Murray
Friday 9th February – Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, Hamilton, VIC

Not Good With Horses
Saturday 10th February – Central Coast Yak Ales BBQ Festival, Gosford, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 10th February – The Waterfront Festival, Frankston, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Summersault, Caroline Springs, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Giffen
Friday 9th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Ramblin’ Nights feat. Freya Josephine Hollick, The Sweet Jelly Rolls, Shelley’s Murder Boys
Thursday 15th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Reflejos
Friday 16th February – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Echuca-Moama, VIC

Romisounds & Jimothy Andrews
Friday 9th February – Glenorie RSL, Glenorie, NSW

Roy Payne’s Hillbilly Bop Safari
Thursday 15th February – National Press Club of Australia, Canberra, ACT
Friday 16th February – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW

Sass The Patriarchy feat. This Way North, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel
Wednesday 14th February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Shaky Stills
Sunday 11th February – The Rainbow Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Thursday 15th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th February – Hornsby Mall, Sydney, NSW

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Saturday 10th February – Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11th February – Esplanade Reserve, Fremantle, WA

St Kilda Festival
Sunday 11th February – St Kilda, VIC

Still Water
Wednesday 14th February – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC

Sparrow-Folk
Friday 16th February – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Sugarman Slim
Friday 9th February – Dee Why Hotel, Dee Why, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Drummoyne Sailing Club, Sydney, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 9th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Thursday 15th February – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Beez
Friday 9th February – Arcade Circus Shed, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 10th February – House Concert, Ourimba, NSW
Friday 16th February – Bent on Food Dinner Show, Wingham, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 9th February – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th February – Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay, QLD
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Riverboats Festival, Echuca-Moama, VIC

The Bushwackers
Friday 9th February – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT

The Collingwood Casanovas
Sunday 11th February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

The Demon Drink
Friday 16th February – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Emerald Ruby
Thursday 15th February – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

The Galilee Three
Saturday 10th February – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

The Gypsy Scholars
Friday 9th February – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The London Klezmer Quartet
Saturday 10th February – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 14th February – The Stratford Courthouse, Stratford, VIC
Thursday 15th February – House Concert, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 16th February – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

The Northern Folk, Hailey Calvert and Skip
Saturday 10th February – The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 16th February – Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

The Willing Ponies w/ Fish Ain’t Bitin’, Where There’s Smoke
Sunday 11th February – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Tesse
Sunday 11th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

Thompson Springs
Friday 9th February – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 9th February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Friday 16th February – The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

Tori Forsyth
Friday 16th February – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction, VIC

XANI
Sunday 11th February – St Kilda Festival, St Kilda, VIC

Zulya and The Children of the Underground
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Outdoor Type” – The Lemonheads

Watch the New Busby Marou Video “Got Your Back”

Busby Marou
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Queensland based duo Busby Marou have just released their latest video “Got Your Back”. The song is taken from Busby Marou’s new album Postcards From The Shell House and the video was shot at the actual Shell House from the album’s title.

Check out “Got Your Back” here:

Busby Marou will be performing as part of the upcoming A Day On The Green winery shows – the full tour dates are here:

Saturday 10th March – Bimbadgen, Pokolbin, NSW
Sunday 11th March – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD
Saturday 17th March – All Saints Estate, Rutherglen, VIC
Sunday 18th March – CMC Rocks QLD, Willowbank, Ipswich, QLD
Tuesday 20th March – Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth, WA

Andrew Swift Announces Album Launch Shows

Andrew Swift
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Following a successful run of caravan park shows with Gretta Ziller over the summer holiday season plus a bunch of gigs at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Americana singer-songwriter Andrew Swift has announced plans to hit the road again to launch his upcoming album Call Out For The Cavalry.

Call Out For The Cavalry is set to be released on the 2nd March and Swift has announced accompanying shows in Melbourne, Tamworth and Newcastle. Check out the full list of upcoming dates below:

Friday 2nd March – The Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 4th March – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Monday 12th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Bluesfest Adds More Roots Artists to 2018 Lineup

All Our Exes
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The latest artist announcement from Bluesfest is full of heaps of rootsy goodness including a bunch of Timber and Steel favourites

Joining the Bluesfest lineup this time will be Dan Sultan, All Our Exes Live In Texas (above), Chain, Con Brio, Mia Dyson, Shaun Kirk, Caiti Baker, Steve Smyth, Dog Trumpet and Hanlon Brothers.

Bluesfest is held just outside of Byron Bay from the 29th March to 2nd April. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

The full lineup announced so far is below:

Lionel Richie, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Ms. Lauryn Hill, John Butler Trio, Tash Sultana, The New Power Generation, CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers, José González, First Aid Kit, Morcheeba, Gov’t Mule, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The California Honeydrops, Eric Gales, Bobby Rush, Dumpstaphunk, Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Youssou N’Dour, Seal, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jackson Brown, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Gomez, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Benjamin Booker, Hurray for Riff Raff, Canned Heat, Walter Trout, André Cymone, The Teskey Brothers, Kesha, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Ethridge, Afro Celt Sound System, William Crighton, Elephant Sessions, Newton Faulkner, Harry Manx, Juanes, Seu Jorge, Ziggy Alberts, Ásgeir, Harts, Holy Holy, Dan Sultan, All Our Exes Live In Texas (above), Chain, Con Brio, Mia Dyson, Shaun Kirk, Caiti Baker, Steve Smyth, Dog Trumpet, Hanlon Brothers

Imogen Clark Releases New Single “Your Anything At All”, Announces New Album and Tour Dates

Imogen Clark
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Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Imogen Clark has had a huge week of announcements, revealing plans to release her new album Collide on the 27th April, dropping her catchy new single and video “Your Anything At All” and listing so many tour dates it’s impossible not to get out and see her.

Collide is Imogen Clark’s second album and was produced by Australian music legend Mark Lizotte (Diesel).

“I’ve largely been working in the alternative country scene up until now, so on this record I wanted to work with someone who understood that genre, but also had knowledge in plenty of other areas,” Clark explained. “Mark was the perfect person to help me achieve this broad, cross-over record which reflected the multitude of my musical influences. We captured everything I love to play and listen to, from country to folk and rock, and as such the album really represents the sort of singer/songwriter I want to be. It was a pleasure working with such a legend.”

The full tracklisting for Collide is here:

1. Collide
2. Late Night Girl
3. Too Late
4. You Got The World Fooled
5. Strike A Pose
6. Left Behind
7. Tear It Down
8. High Tide
9. Your Anything At All
10. Play It Safe
11. Oblivion

For the new single and video “Your Anything At All” Imogen Clark roped in the many talents of director Jeremy Dylan who she’s collaborated with on all her music video releases to date.

“I wrote “Your Anything At All” in my head while on stage at one of my gigs,” says Clark. “The song covers defiance and confidence in the face of self-doubt, and rebelling with strength against someone who’s made you feel worthless. There’s vulnerability but also sass in the song.”

Check out “Your Anything At All” here:

Imogen Clark has also announced a bunch of upcoming tour dates supporting Diesel all around the country over the coming months before she jets off to Europe. The full list of dates are below:

Friday 9th February – Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th February – Coast Hotel, Budgewoi, NSW
Friday 23rd February – Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, QLD
Saturday 24th February – Lone Star Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 2nd March – Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, VIC
Saturday 3rd March – Macs Hotel, Melton, VIC
Friday 9th March – Villa Noosa Hotel, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 10th March – Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 16th March – Allenstown Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 17th March – Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone, QLD
Friday 23rd March – Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 24th March – Oaks Hotel, Albion Park Rail, NSW
Friday 6th April – Nelson Bay Diggers, Nelson Bay, NSW
Saturday 7th April – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
Friday 13th April – Blue Cattle Dog, St Clair, NSW
Saturday 14th April – Ettamogah Hotel, Kellieville Ridge, NSW
Friday 20th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 21st April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 27th April – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th May – Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 5th May – Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone, VIC
Thursday 10th May – Slug and Lettuce, Parafield Gardens, SA
Friday 11th May – Norwood Hotel, Norwood, SA
Saturday 12th May – Victoria Hotel, O’Halloran, SA
Friday 18th May – Shoalhaven Bowls, Shoalhaven, NSW
Saturday 19th May – Club Sapphire, Merimbula, NSW
Friday 25th May – Central Hotel, Shellharbour, NSW
Saturday 26th May – Young Ex Services, Young, NSW

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