Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our first ever New Music Monday featured new tracks from the last few weeks from the likes of Alfí, Amy Vee, Devandra Banhart, Dori Freeman, Phia feat. Melbourne Indie Voices, Pieta Brown and Sam Shinazzi. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Bon Iver
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Sydney Folk Festival

Sydney Folk Festival

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 16th August – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th August – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

Ainsley Farrell
Friday 16th August – Bank Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Allan Caswell
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Amy Nelson
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Andrew Swift
Friday 16th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th August – Grand Ridge Brewery, Mirboo North, VIC

Bec Willis & Matt Ward
Friday 16th August – Limestone Coast Pantry, Mount Gambier, SA
Saturday 17th August – Crossley Hall, Warrnambool, VIC

Benson and the Outlaws w/ Jesse Redwing, Kristen Lee Morris
Friday 23rd August – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 16th August – Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th August – The Aardvark, Fremantle, WA
Friday 23rd September – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 17th August – Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Friday 16th August – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – The Astor, Perth, WA

Brendon Moon
Sunday 18th August – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Caiti Baker
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Canberra Shanty Club
Monday 19th August – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Chaika
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 16th August – The Golden Wattle, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th August – Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA
Sunday 18th August – Deviation Road Winery, Longwood, SA

Darwin Festival
Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th August – Darwin, NT

Davidson Brothers
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Didirri w/ Ro
Thursday 22nd August – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Dope Lemon
Saturday 17th August – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA

Eric Bogle
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Fallon Cush
Sunday 18th August – Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th August – Thargomindah Hall, Thargomindah, QLD

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

Felicity Urquhart
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

FolkSwagon feat, Emily Rigz, Jesse Squire, Machine on a Break
Wednesday 21st August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Ben Fink & Mark Eliott, Spindles, Callum Wylie
Friday 16th August – 107, Sydney, NSW

Forty Degrees South
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Fleetwood Mac
Saturday 17th August – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 20th August – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 22nd August – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Fred Smith
Friday 23rd August – Tallimba Hall, Tallimba, NSW

Gareth Leach & Michaela Jenke
Friday 23rd August – The Catfish, Melbourne, VIC

Greta Stanley
Friday 23rd August – Darwin Festival, Darwin, NT

Gympie Music Muster
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie, QLD

Harrison Storm
Friday 16th August – Heya Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers
Saturday 17th August – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Hayseed Dixie
Tuesday 20th August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Hein Cooper
Friday 16th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 17th August – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Friday 23rd August – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA

Honey
Sunday 18th August- Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 22nd August – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 23rd August – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 16th August – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th August – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 18th August – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd August – Brewhouse, Margaret River, WA

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Jeff Lang
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Kasey Chambers
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Kay Proudlove
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Country Pick
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – The Old Priory, Beechworth, VIC

Kirsty Lee Akers
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Little Quirks
Friday 16th August – Lo-Fi, Newcastle, NSW

Luke Plumb and The Circuit
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters
Friday 23rd August – Merton Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 17th August – The Acoustic Picnic, Sydney, NSW

Melody Moko
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Neil Murray
Friday 23rd August – Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, SA

Paddy McHugh
Friday 16th August – The Golden Wattle, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th August – Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA
Sunday 18th August – Deviation Road Winery, Longwood, SA
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Papa Pilko And The Binrats w/ Caitlin Harnett, The Good Boys
Friday 23rd August – Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 16th August – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th August – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Rosie McDonald
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Humphreys
Sunday 18th August – Club Millthorpe, Millthorpe, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 21st August – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Friday 23rd August – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Seanchas
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Shantily Clad
Sunday 18th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 21st August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Smith & Jones
Sunday 18th August – Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 22nd August – Little Alberts at the Victoria, Bathurst, NSW

Stu Tyrrell
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 16th August – The Wedge, Sale, VIC
Saturday 17th August – Moe RSL, Moe, VIC
Sunday 18th August – Frankston RSL, Melbourne, VIC

Tessa Devine
Friday 16th August – Bingil Bay Cafe, Bingil Bay, QLD

Tex Perkins and his Fat Rubber Band
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

The Black Sorrows
Friday 16th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 17th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

The Bottlers
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Last Aurochs
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The McClymonts
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 16th August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd August – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Shanty Club
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Water Runners
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Wilson Pickers
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th August – Gympie Music Muster, Gympie, QLD

Thelma Plum
Friday 16th August – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th August – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd August – Sooki Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd August – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Victoria Vigenser & Lindsay Martin
Friday 16th August – Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club, Beatrice Taylor Hall, Hornsby, NSW

Wednesday Winter Warmer feat. Highfalutin, Nick Payne and the Incorrigible Rascals, Shelley’s Murder Boys
Wednesday 21st August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Wifey w/ Restless Leg, Nighttime & Child
Friday 23rd August – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Not Good With Horses
Wednesday 21st August – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Stay (Wasting Time)” – Dave Matthews Band

New Music Monday – 12th August

Alfi
Image Courtesy of Alfí

Alfí – “The Drink Song”

“The Drink Song” has featured on a couple of the folk music podcasts I listen to and now I can’t get it out of my head. Alfí, like the much lauded Lankum, are part of a new breed of Irish trad and folk bands who are embrassing the rougher, rawer side of Irish music. “The Drink Song” is taken from Alfí’s EP Wolves in the Woods which is wonderful and well worth you picking up.

Amy Vee – “Paper and Wood”

“Paper and Wood” is the latest single from award-winning singer-songwriter Amy Vee, taken from her new album Same Skin. The track is sumtuous piece of acoustic pop music, highlighting Amy Vee’s unique vocal style.

To celebrate the release of Same Skin Amy Vee is heading out on tour this October and November:

Wednesday 9th October – Memo Music Hall, St. Kilda, VIC
Sunday 13th October – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 18th October – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 20th October – Royal Exchange Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 1st November – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 2nd November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Devendra Banhart – “Memorial”

Freak-folk singer Devendra Banhart released “Memorial”, the latest single from his upcoming album Ma, due on the 13th September. “Memorial” is a melancholy waltz, showcasing a songwriter who is trying to grapple with the finality of death and the process of mourning.

“”Memorial” is about loss and the strangeness of feeling so numb, and yet so completely heart-broken-open,” Banhart wrote on the song. “It’s about three people I loved very much, and some of it happened just like it says in the song. Someone really did propose at one of the memorials – we all thought they would have loved how surreal, romantic, and inappropriate that was. It’s about those last moments, how painful and perfect they were, all the tears, all the tears. I don’t know what else to say, except that I wrote the song for you to tell you about it, see if maybe you know what I mean, tell you everything, see if maybe it brings us closer, makes it easier to tell each other how much we love and appreciate one another.”

Dori Freeman – “That’s How I Feel”

Alt-country singer Dori Freeman dropped a surprise new track from her upcoming album Every Single Star, due on the 27th September. “That’s How I Feel” is a syncopated gem, showcasing Freeman’s stunning voice and just how tight her band is on the upcoming album.

Phia – “Full Circle”

Indie-pop singer Phia has teamed with the Melbourne Indie Voices for her latest single “Full Circle”. This is Phia at her full powers, channelling her knack for a catchy pop arrangement into a quirky track with interesting and exciting instrumental and vocal choices. The addition of the Melbourne Indie Voices adds something special without being overpowering. Lovely stuff.

Pieta Brown – “Ask For More”

American singer-songwriter Pieta Brown has released the tender new single and video “Ask For More”. The singer is a favourite with Australian audiences and its easy to why – there’s a fragility to her songwriting which draws the listener in and the music is simply beautiful.

“Ask For More” is taken from the upcoming album Freeway, co-produced by S. Carey (Bon Iver) and due for release on the 20th September.

Sam Shinazzi – “I Wrote A Book For You”

Sydney based singer-songwriter Sam Shinazzi released his brand new single “I Wrote A Book For You”, a straight forward love song accentuated by some amazing slide guitar from Michael Carpenter. The track also featured in the recent film Book Week.

“Writer/director Heath Davis asked me to write a song for the closing credits to his film Book Week – a brand new song about a film I was yet to see,” Shinazzi explained. “He gave me the movie title and some genre direction, which ended up being SAM-like anyway. The song came easily enough to me, and thankfully all those involved with the film loved it too. I then asked Michael Carpenter to put his touch on it, which he did brilliantly at Love HZ Studios. The song fits directly with the other new songs and works in progress for the next album, both musically and thematically. This is a special song for me with a tonne of meaning; I hope others get some feelings out of it too.”

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our first ever New Music Monday featured new tracks from the last few weeks from the likes of Anna Smyrk, Charlie Collins, Dori Freeman, James Thomson, Pete Cullen & The Hurt, Riley Pearce, Seeker Lover Keeper, Shaky Stills, The Lumineers, Tia Gostelow and Xavia. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Seeker Lover Keeper
Wild SeedsSeeker Lover Keeper
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Hein Cooper

Hein Cooper

Friday 9th August – Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th August – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Friday 16th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 16th August – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Amber Lawrence
Friday 9th August – Oberon RSL Club, Oberon, NSW
Sunday 11th August – Central Coast Country Music Festival, The Entrance, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 16th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Bec Willis & Matt Ward
Friday 16th August – Limestone Coast Pantry, Mount Gambier, SA

Bluegrass Open Mic Night
Tuesday 13th August – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 9th August – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10th August – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th August – Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth, WA

Boy & Bear
Thursday 15th August – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th August – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Canberra Shanty Club
Sunday 11th August – The Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT
Monday 12th August – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Catherine Britt w/ Michaela Jenke
Sunday 11th August – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Central Coast Country Music Festival
Sunday 11th August – The Entrance, NSW

Chaika
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Darwin Festival
Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th August – Darwin, NT

Davidson Brothers
Thursday 15th August – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Den Hanrahan & the Rum Runners
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Dope Lemon
Friday 9th August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 15th August – HQ Complex, Adelaide, SA

Emma Russack
Friday 9th August – Sideway, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 10th August – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Eric Bogle
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Saturday 10th August – Isisford Hall, Isisford, QLD
Sunday 11th August – Tambo Hall, Tambo, QLD
Thursday 15th August – Evening Star Tourist Park, Charleville, QLD
Friday 16th August – Thargomindah Hall, Thargomindah, QLD

Fleetwood Mac
Friday 9th August – RAC Arena, Perth, WA
Sunday 11th August – RAC Arena, Perth, WA
Thursday 15th August – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Chris Neto, John Tennyson, Runaway Mornings
Wednesday 14th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Ben Fink & Mark Eliott, Spindles, Callum Wylie
Friday 16th August – 107, Sydney, NSW

Forty Degrees South
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 9th August – The Junk Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 10th August – The Junk Bar, Brisbane

Garrett Kato
Friday 9th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Good Tom Wallace
Saturday 10th August – Thirroul Railway Institute, Thirroul, NSW

Harrison Storm
Friday 9th August – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Saturday 10th August – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th August – Heya Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Hein Cooper
Friday 9th August – Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 10th August – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Friday 16th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 15th August – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Elijah Wald
Friday 9th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

In The Round feat. Caitlin Harnett, Lady Lyon, Carl Manwarring, Ross Tipper
Tuesday 13th August – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 9th August – New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Saturday 10th August – The Garden, Berry, NSW
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Kate Burke and Luke Plumb
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Country Pick
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – The Old Priory, Beechworth, VIC

Kristen Lee Morris & The Dirty Snakes
Saturday 10th August – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW

Little Quirks
Friday 16th August – Lo-Fi, Newcastle, NSW

Liz Martin Band
Thursday 15th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lou Bradley
Sunday 11th August – The Waterfront, Sydney, NSW

Luke Plumb and The Circuit
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Matt Ward
Saturday 10th August – North Kapunda Hotel, Kapunda, SA
Friday 16th August – Limestone Coast Pantry, Mount Gambier, SA

Mick Hart
Friday 9th August – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance, NSW

Mojo Juju
Friday 9th August – The Lightouse, Darwin, NT

Monique Clare
Saturday 10th August – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 11th August – Jasper Corner, Federal, NSW

Neil Murray
Tuesday 13th August – The Lighthouse, Darwin, NT

Paddy McHugh and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 9th August – North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC
Saturday 10th August – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th August – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 16th August – The Golden Wattle, Adelaide, SA

Rosie McDonald
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 14th August – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Seanchas
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Shaky Stills
Friday 9th August – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

STAV.
Friday 9th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th August – Boite World Music, Melbourne, VIC

Stu Tyrrell
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 9th August – Knox Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th August – Club Mulwala, Mulwala, VIC
Sunday 11th August – House Concert, Kinglake, VIC
Friday 16th August – The Wedge, Sale, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Wednesday 14th August – Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, NSW
Thursday 15th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 16th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Bottlers
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 9th August – Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Mooloolah Valley, QLD

The Last Aurochs
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Muso Next Door Sydney
Friday 9th August – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW

The Shanty Club
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Water Runners
Saturday 10th August – Thirroul Railway Institute, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 9th August – Knox Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th August – Club Mulwala, Mulwala, VIC
Sunday 11th August – House Concert, Kinglake, VIC
Friday 16th August – The Wedge, Sale, VIC

The Willing Ponies
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th August – Sydney Folk Festival, Sydney, NSW

Thelma Plum
Friday 9th August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 10th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th August – UOW UniBar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 16th August – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Fortune” – Midlake

New Music Monday – 5th August

Anna Smyrk
Image Courtesy of Anna Smyrk

Anna Smyrk – “Home”

“Home” is the second single from singer-songwriter Anna Smyrk’s sophomore EP, planned to be released later in the year. The entire EP is inspired by the wild places Smyrk has lived including the Solomon Islands, Cambodia and the Philippines. “Home”, with its piano, cello, backing vocals and dobro, is a beautiful track full of evocative imagery and sensuous, intertwining melodies.

Charlie Collins – “Who’s Gonna Save You Now”

Tamworth born alt-country singer-songwriter Charlie Collins has released a live version of her new single “Who’s Gonna Save You Now”, taken from her latest record Snowpine. The languid track combines Collins’ love of a storytelling country song with an indie rock sensibility, deftly defying genre while taking the best from all of her influences.

Charlie Collins is heading out on tour with Kasey Chambers from this September – the full list of dates are below:

Thursday 12th September – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th September – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Costa Hall, GPAC, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 15th September – Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta, VIC
Thursday 19th September – Lismore City Hall, Lismore, NSW
Friday 20th September – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 21st September – Southport RSL Club, Southport, QLD
Friday 4th October – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th October – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 6th October – Bridgetown, WA
Friday 11th October – Town Hall Theatre, PAC, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 12th October – Theatre North at the Princess, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 13th October – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 17th October – Anitas Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 18th October – Evan Theatre, Panthers, Penrith, NSW
Saturday 19th October – The Cube, Campbelltown, NSW
Sunday 20th October – Bathurst Memorial Theatre, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 24th October – Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th October – Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 26th October – Nex Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 27th October – The Playhouse Theatre, CTC, Canberra, ACT
Friday 22nd to Saturday 24th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC
Thursday 28th November – The Playhouse @ Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT
Friday 29th November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 30th November – Townsville Civic Centre, Townsville, QLD
Sunday 1st December – Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD

Dori Freeman – “Another Time”

American folksinger Dori Freeman explores the love within a platonic friendship in her new single “Another Time”. Freeman’s stunning voice, reminiscent of Laura Marling or Joni Mitchell, dances perfectly over the country shuffle rhythm of the song, creating something very unique and really beautiful.

“Another Time” is taken from Dori Freeman’s upcoming album Every Single Star which is due on the 27th September.

James Thomson – “Desire”

“Desire”, the new track from folksinger James Thomson, is a Dylan-esque folk-rock number with a definite groove and catchy chorus. The track is taken from Thomson’s upcoming album Golden Exile which is due out later this year.

Pete Cullen & The Hurt – “Destroy It All”

Brisbane based alt country singer-songwriter Pete Cullen has just released his new single “Destroy It All”, the first taster of his new album High Tide, due on the 3rd September. The song is full of passion, with Cullen’s voice cutting through some amazing musicianship from his band The Hurt.

“”Destroy It All” came to me in late January 2019 when I was reading stories of farmers facing yet another endless drought in Australia,” Pete Cullen explained. “Around this time a natural disaster hit north Queensland. Farmers went from hand-feeding their stock to watching them being washed away in record level floods. Living in the city it’s can be difficult to fully fathom the reality of these heart-breaking stories and the effect on our rural communities. As the song developed I started to realise that I was in fact the “fortunate boy” who lives in the luckiest country on the planet.”

Riley Pearce – “Brave (Acoustic)”

Australian singer-songwriter Riley Pearce released his amazing single “Brave” back in 2016. But now that he’s taking on the world he’s just re-released it as an acoustic version, so I figured it was worth sharing again. Loving the saxophone in this mix.

Seeker Lover Keeper – “Superstar”

With their highly anticipated new album Wild Seeds out this Friday, Australian super-group Seeker Lover Keeper have given us one more single in “Superstar”. The ethereal, piano and vocal driven song takes advantage of the group’s amazing vocal harmonies and makes me really excited for what else the album will reveal. It helps that the track also has an amazing video staring Australian actor Madeleine Madden.

“”Superstar” was the first song we wrote for the album,” Seeker Lover Keeper explained. “Sally [Seltmann] brought in the piano part, and a rough song structure and together we worked on melodies and lyrics. We had never written songs together before, so I think we all felt a little nervous. However, this song came together really quickly and organically.”

Seeker Lover Keeper are heading out on tour this September and October – full dates are below:

Thursday 5th September – Blue Mountains Theatre, Springwood, NSW
Friday 6th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th September – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 13th September – Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen, NSW
Saturday 14th September – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 27th September – The Altar Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 28th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 29th September – Freo Social, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 3rd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD
Saturday 5th October – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 17th October – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 18th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 19th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 20th October – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Shaky Stills – “Freaking Out”

Melbourne based alt-country band Shaky Stills have released their new single “Freaking Out”. The song is a straight up country twanger with shimmering lead guitar and walking bass alongside the lonesome vocals of Patty Carr. Definitely one to add to your playlists if you’re a fan of modern Australian country music.

Shaky Stills will be launching their new single with shows around Victoria including this Friday in Melbourne – dates are here:

Friday 9th August – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 25th August – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 7th September – The Rainbow, Melbourne, VIC

The Lumineers – “It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You”

Did you manage to catch The Lumineers when they were in the country for Splendour in the Grass? If so you might have caught their brand new single “It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You” from their latest album III. The track has The Lumineers in their full stripped back glory, with the guitar and lead vocals front and centre and a subtle rhythm section and background vocals ghosting in the background.

“It Wasn’t Easy To Be Happy For You” is also the forth video in an ongoing narrative series from The Lumineers – check out their YouTube channel for parts one, two and three.

Tia Gostelow – “Get To It”

Indie singer-songwriter Tia Gostelow has taken the anthemic approach with her new single “Get To It”. The track weaves Gostelow’s reverb heavy voice over a driving drum groove and spacious instrumentation.

Tia Gostelow will be launching the new single in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide this September and October – full dates are below:

Saturday 14th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 27th September – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Xavia – “Rain Falls”

Alice Springs based multi-instrumentalist Xavia has released her stunning new single “Rain Falls”. Xavia evokes the landscape of her home town while channeling the etherial electro-trad of bands like Clannad, creating something that is both brutally modern and timeless at the same time.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 2nd August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Ben Harper, Chance McCoy, Lloyd Spiegel, Lucie Thorne, Shelley’s Murder Boys and Sheryl Crow feat. Jason Isbell. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Karine Polwart
Scottish SongbookKarine Polwart
iTunes

Teskey Brothers
Run Home SlowThe Teskey Brothers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

FolkSwagon #200 feat. Naked Strangers, Darby, Sasha March, Lola Sola

Folkswagon

Wednesday 7th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Amber Lawrence
Friday 2nd August – Deniliquin Club, Deniliquin, NSW
Saturday 3rd August – South West Music Regional Conservatorium, Deniliquin, NSW
Friday 9th August – Oberon RSL Club, Oberon, NSW

Big Possum Stringband
Thursday 8th August – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 9th August – The Basement, Canberra, ACT

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 2nd August – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Brad Cox
Friday 2nd August – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 7th August – The Station Resort, Jindabyne, NSW

Catherine Britt w/ Aleyce Simmonds
Saturday 3rd August – Royal Theatre, Quirindi, NSW

Darwin Festival
Thursday 8th to Sunday 25th August – Darwin, NT

Dope Lemon
Friday 2nd August – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 8th August – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 9th August – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Emma Russack
Wednesday 7th August – The Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th August – Sideway, Canberra, ACT

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 2nd August – Herbert River Crushers Hall, Ingham, QLD
Saturday 3rd August – Dimbulah Memorial Hall, Dimbulah, QLD

Fred Smith
Friday 9th August – The Junk Bar, Brisbane

Fleetwood Mac
Friday 9th August – RAC Arena, Perth, WA

FolkSwagon #200 feat. Naked Strangers, Darby, Sasha March, Lola Sola
Wednesday 7th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Garrett Kato
Friday 2nd August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 9th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Harrison Storm
Thursday 8th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 9th August – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Hein Cooper
Saturday 3rd August – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Thursday 8th August – Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 9th August – Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

High Tea feat. Lisa Caruso
Thursday 8th July – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 8th August – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Elijah Wald
Friday 9th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 2nd August – The Rye Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd August – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 9th August – New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC

Katie Brianna
Friday 2nd August – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 7th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Little Georgia
Friday 2nd August – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 3rd August – Portland Arts Centre, Portland, VIC
Sunday 4th August – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mick Hart
Friday 9th August – The Entrance Leagues Club, The Entrance, NSW

Mojo Juju
Friday 9th August – The Lighthouse, Darwin, NT

Montgomery Church
Friday 2nd August – Hume Conservatorium, Goulburn, NSW

Muso Next Door Sydney
Friday 9th August – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW

Natalie Henry
Sunday 4th August – Quill & Compass, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 4th August – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Neil Murray
Saturday 2nd August – White Gums, Alice Springs, NT

Paddy McHugh and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 9th August – North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC

Peta Caswell & The Lost Cause
Friday 2nd August – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. Frank Sultana, Hollie Matthew, Chris Neto
Thursday 8th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Sam Shinazzi w/ Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Sunday 4th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 7th August – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson w/ Raechel Whitchurch
Saturday 3rd August – Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Saturday 3rd August – Django at Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Simon Imrei
Friday 2nd August – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 2nd August – Scottish Price, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 3rd August – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Slim Dime
Sunday 4th August – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Stanley Records Showcase feat. Ben Leece, Peta Caswell, Katie Brianna
Wednesday 7th August – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 3rd August – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Shanty Club
Wednesday 7th August – Spawn Point Small Bar, Sydney, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 2nd August – Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra, VIC
Saturday 3rd August – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
Sunday 4th August – St Mary of the Angels, Nathalia, VIC
Friday 9th August – Knox Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Bottlers
Friday 2nd August – Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 9th August – Mooloolah Valley Country Club, Mooloolah Valley, QLD

The Jarrah Celts
Saturday 3rd August – Toodyay International Food Festival and Avon Descent, Toodyay, WA

The Little Lord Street Band
Sunday 4th August – The Moon, Perth, WA

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 2nd August – Tabcorp Park, Melton South, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 2nd August – Alexandra Town Hall, Alexandra, VIC
Saturday 3rd August – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
Sunday 4th August – St Mary of the Angels, Nathalia, VIC
Friday 9th August – Knox Club, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plum
Friday 9th August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Tobias Hengeveld
Sunday 4th August – The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tripping up the Stairs
Wednesday 7th August – The Fiddler, Sydney, NSW

Wifey
Thursday 8th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Song For Ireland” – Dick Gaughan

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