Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th January

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This Week in Folk

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Reviews

“Falls Downtown is a whole other world from the East Coast festivals – the theme and look is the same but the vibe is different, unique to its location and style. Paired down to a two-day festival, set at an oval in the midst of a tourist town, it felt like a relaxed Big Day Out or summer stadium festival, with the enthusiasm and energy of a dance party”KT Bell reviews Falls Festival Fremantle. Read the Review here

Releases This Week

Little Quirks
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Newstead Live Music Festival

Newstead Live

Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Stuart Park, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Abigail Wighton
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Aleyce Simmonds
Friday 24th January – Wests League Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Alistair Hulett Tribute Concert feat. Steph Miller, Margaret and Bob Fagan, Solidarity Choir, Miguel Heatwole, Chris Maltby and Friends
Thursday 30th January – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Allison Forbes
Saturday 25th January – Toyota Park Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Amanda Palmer
Friday 31st January – Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

Amber Lawrence
Friday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live Music Festival, Newstead, VIC

Archie Roach
Friday 24th January – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Belle Miners
Sunday 25th January – Frank’s Cider, Franklin, TAS
Monday 27th January – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th January – State Coal Mine, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 31st January – Inverloch, VIC

Ben Leece
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Ben Salter
Friday 24th January – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW

Benny Allen
Friday 24th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Riverside Park, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 30th January – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Bushfire Benefit feat. El Guido, Southern Flavour, Chickasaw Bayou
Sunday 26th January – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass Comes To Tamworth feat. Rod McCormack, Kristy Cox, Jerry Salley, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Bobby Alu
Friday 31st January – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

Bonniesongs
Thursday 30th January – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Cox
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Bushfire Appeal Music Festival feat. Something Blue Band, Little Wise
Monday 27th January – Caulfield, VIC

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 27th January – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Cake and Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer’s Dust Music, Ruby Gilbert, Kristen Lee Morris, Great Aunt, Nathan Seeckts, Allegra Dunning, Megan Cooper, Paddy McHugh
Friday 24th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Charlie Collins
Friday 24th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – 2020 Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Cigány Weaver
Saturday 25th January – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Can You Keep A Secret?, Brisbane, QLD

Copperline
Sunday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Country, Folk, n’ Frothies
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Sackville Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Cruisin’ Deuces
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Darcy Fox
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Friday 24th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Didirri
Friday 31st January – The River, Margaret River, WA

Emily Barker
Friday 24th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 29th January – The Worker’s Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Wheat Sheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Eric Bogle
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Fairlight Folk feat. Jenny Biddle & Steve Turner
Saturday 25th January – Fairlight Folk, Fairlight, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Siobhan Miller, Jack Carty
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

Fire Aid feat. John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco, Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Fires Fundraiser feat. Mick Thomas, The Orbweavers, Angie Hart, Charles Jenkins, Sarah Carroll with Shannon Bourne, Pollyman, Opelousas, Hollie Joyce, Hamish Cowan, Dominic Byrne, Skyscraper Stan, Dan Warner, Sime Nugent, Brooke Russell, Ruby Jones, Lisa Miller with Shane O’Mara, The Dusty Millers, Dirt Hand, Les Thomas, The Pheasantry, Ten Gallon Head
Saturday 25th January – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Boydos, Tom Myers, Tess Guthrie
Wednesday 29th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Get Folked Punk feat. Ed Barnes, Blake Cateris, Miller Marshall, Roshan Kashyap, Matt Morgan and The Missing Pieces, Monica and The Explosion
Thursday 30th January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Hannah Aldridge
Saturday 25th January – Maitland, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Harley Mavis
Friday 31st January – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Henry Wagons & Lachlan Bryan
Saturday 25th January – The Loft, Tamworth, NSW

Innocent Eve
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Ivey’s All Ages Fire Relief Fundraiser feat. Ivey, Tia Gostelow, Daste, DVNA, Citrus Daze
Friday 31st January – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Jack Carty
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Raise the Fun Fest, Captains Flat, NSW\

Jenny Biddle
Saturday 25th January – Fairlight Folk, Manly, NSW
Friday 31st January – Ringer Reef, Porepunkah, VIC

Jenny Mitchell
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Williamson
Friday 24th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Kate Miller-Heidke, Seeker Lover Keeper
Monday 27th January – The Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 24th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 25th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 25th January – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The Bird, Perth, WA

Kirsty Lee Akers
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

Kristen Lee Morris
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Kristy Cox
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 25th January – The Loft, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Laura Frank
Friday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 31st January – Home Of The Arts, Gold Coast, QLD

Little Quirks
Saturday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Monday 27th January – Bushfire Appeal Music Festival, Caulfield, VIC
Friday 31st January – Fern Tree Tavern, Fern Tree, TAS

Lucie Thorne
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lucy Wise & Stephen Taberner
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Lyn Bowtell
Sunday 26th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Martin Pearson
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Mary’s Loves The Bush feat. 100, Ahlia Williams, Andy Golledge, Arse, The Baby Beef & Friends Variety Show, Bland, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys, Clews, Coffin, Crocodylus, Donny Benet, Georgia June, Hard-Ons, I Know Leopard, Johnny Hunter, Leroy Francis, Lorelei, The Melodrones, Nick Nuisance & The Delinquents, Planet, Poolroom, Prudence, Sunscreen
Monday 27th January – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Matt Corby
Saturday 25th January – Raise ‘Em Up, The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 30th January – Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Matt Ward
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Hopscotch Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Michael Waugh
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Montgomery Church
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pig & Tinder, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Press, Tamworth, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 24th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Neil Murray
Saturday 25th January – Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 26th January – Great Australian Bites Precinct, Warwick, QLD

Newstead Live Music Festival
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Numeralla Folk Festival
Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January – Numeralla, NSW

Owen Campbell w/ Molly Millington
Saturday 25th January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Paddy McHugh
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Friday 31st January – Mary’s Underground, Sydney, NSW

Paul Kelly
Thursday 30th January – Stage 88, Canberra, ACT

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 25th January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 31st January – Halls Gap Hotel, Halls Gap, VIC

Raise ‘Em Up feat. Megan Washington, Matt Corby, The Kite String Tangle, Ngaiire, Rohin Jones, The RIOT, Asha Jefferies, DJ Black Amex, Loki Liddle, The Ancient Bloods, The Motus Project, YT DiNGO
Saturday 25th January – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Rory McLeod
Friday 24th January – Gallery ONE88 Fine Arts, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Humph Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 31st January – The Town Hall Cafe, Candelo, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Saturday 25th January – Evans Head Bowlo, Evans Head, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Broadwater Parklands, Southport, QLD

Ruby Gilbert
Friday 24th January – Cake and Cordial Sessions, St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, West Tamworth

Ryan’s Rocks For Red Cross
Friday 24th January – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 24th January – Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 31st January – The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Share The Spirit Festival
Sunday 26th January – Treasury Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Sunday 26th January – Bonza Bonanza, Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Siobhan Miller
Friday 24th January – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bloomfield Hall, Orange, NSW
Monday 27th January – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Wednesday 29th January – Lochnivar School of Arts, Lochnivar, NSW
Thursday 30th January – Clarence Town School of Arts, Clarence Town, NSW
Friday 31st January – Frederickton Hall, Frederickton, NSW

Stella Donnelly
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 26th January – Tamworth, NSW

Tenuous Rounds feat. Lachlan Bryan, Ben Leece, Hannah Aldridge
Wednesday 29th January – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Tex Perkins & Matt Walker
Sunday 26th January – Royal Hotel, Queanbeyan, NSW

The April Family
Saturday 25th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Friday 24th January – The Brewery, Bellingen, NSW

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 24th January – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 30th January – The River, Margaret River, WA
Friday 31st January – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

The Black Sorrows
Friday 24th January – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Bargo Sports Club, Bargo, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Bella Vista Farm Park, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st January – Station Place, Melbourne, VIC

The BUg – Brisbane Unplugged Folk/Acoustic Music Night
Tuesday 28th January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 24th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 24th January – Sessions at Fremantle Church, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 25th January – Nannup Hotel, Nannup, WA

The Ocelots
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January – Newstead Live Festival, Newstead, VIC
Tuesday 28th January – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st January – The Old Church on the Hill, Quarry Hill, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Porch Sessions on Tour feat. Merpire, Hannah Blackburn, Forever Son
Friday 24th January – House Concert, Millicent, SA
Sunday 26th January – House Concert, Middleton, SA

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 24th January – Shippingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 24th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 25th January – Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Pete Denahy, Tania Kernaghan, Jerry Salley, Jetty Road, Brad Butcher, Aleyce Simmonds, Angus Gill, Carter and Carter, Della Harris, Matt Ward
Friday 24th January – Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 25th January – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Tuesday 28th January – Margaret River HEART, Margaret River, WA
Wednesday 29th January – Margaret River HEART, Margaret River, WA
Thursday 30th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Friday 31st January – Fire Aid, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

The Weeping Willows
Friday 24th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Thelma Plum
Tuesday 21st January – Australian Open, Melbourne, VIC

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Friday 24th January – Hot Springs Amphitheatre, Rye, VIC
Saturday 26th January – Ocean Grove Hotel, Ocean Grove, VIC
Friday 31st January – Metro, Adelaide, SA

Trouble In The Kitchen
Friday 24th to Monday 27th January – Newstead Live, Castlemaine, VIC

Yabun Festival
Sunday 26th January – Victoria Park, Sydney, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 24th January – Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“If We Were Vampires” – Jason Isbell

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