Watch the New Ruby Boots Video “Cola & Wine”

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Alt-country singer-songwriter Ruby Boots has just released her brand new video “Cola & Wine”. The track is taken from Ruby Boots’ amazing album Solitude and the video features footage from her adventures in the US. Check out “Cola & Wine” below:

Upcoming tour dates for Ruby Boots are as follows:

Friday 20th November – Basso Fridays, The Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st November – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Friday 11th December – Disconnect Festival, Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra, WA
Friday 11th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC

Watch the New Matt Corby Video for “Monday”

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If you’re a Matt Corby Fan you’re probably all over this already. But just in case you missed it, Corby has just released his video for the track “Monday”. In typical Matt Corby style this video was recorded live in just one take.

Check it out here:

Matt Corby’s national tour kicks off next week – the full list of dates are below:

Monday 2nd November – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD **SOLD OUT**
Wednesday 4th November – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Friday 6th November – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 8th November – The Astor, Perth, WA
Monday 9th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 10th November – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC **SOLD OUT**
Monday 16th November – Metro Theatre, Sydney **SOLD OUT**
Tuesday 17th November – Metro Theatre, Sydney **SOLD OUT**

A Folky Guide to the 2016 Sydney Festival Program

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The highly anticipated program for the 2016 Sydney Festival dropped today and as always it’s full to the brim of folky goodness. If you’ve been to any Sydney Festival shows before you’ll know that they sell out pretty quickly so it’s time to start planning now – tickets go on sale next Monday 26th October.

Our picks from the program this year include:

  • Joanna Newsom – The queen of the anti-folk movement, Newsom will be touring her brand new album Divers

Thursday 21st January – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

  • Dirty Three – Legendary underground experimental trio in a rare performance

Friday 15th January – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Sunday 10th January – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

Sunday 17th January – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

Sunday 24th January – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

  • Matthew E White – The country-soul singer returns to Sydney with his band

Friday 15th January – Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th January – Lennox Theatre, Parramatta, NSW

Saturday 23rd January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Monday 25th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

  • Kev Carmody – The legendary poet, radical and national treasure will perform songs he’s collected over the past 40 years

Sunday 17th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

Friday 22nd January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

  • The Weather Station – Canadian singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman brings her project to Sydney

Wednesday 6th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 7th January – The Famous Spiegeltent, Sydney, NSW

  • Maru Tarang – Acclaimed Australian roots musician Jeff Lang joins forces with traditional Rajasthani players

Sunday 10th January – Lennox Theatre, Parramatta, NSW

For more information on the Sydney Festival including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Watch the New Imogen Bel Video “Golden Age of Cinema”

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Toronto based Australian singer-songwriter Imogen Bel has just released her first ever live music video and it’s stunning. The video is for the track “Golden Age of Cinema” and was filmed at the Mazzoleni Hall at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.

Check out “Golden Age of Cinema” here:

Full Lineup Announced for the 2015/16 Woodford Folk Festival

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Over the weekend the Woodford Folk Festival revealed their 2015/16 lineup and it’s time to get excited. As usual the Woodford Folk Festival have delivered a lineup of artists taken from the best of folk, roots, rock and world music that’s bound to satisfy any music lover.

If you head to Woodford over the New Year period you’ll get a chance to see the likes of Dougie Maclean, Michael Franti, Harry Manx, The East Pointers, Irish Mythen, Marlon Williams, Kim Churchill, Lanie Lane, Josh Pyke, Katie Noonan, The Paper Kites, Tinpan Orange, Timberwolf, Jacinta Price, Tolka, Starboard Cannons, Davidson Brothers, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Hat Fitz & Cara, Broads, Andrew Clermont, Catgut, Lime and Steel, One Up, Two Down, Kaurna Cronin, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Loren Kate, Totally Gourdgeous, The Little Stevies, Daniel Champagne and many more.

The Woodford Folk Festival takes place near Woodford, Queensland from the 27th December to 1st January. Check out the official website for the full lineup and more information.

Lineup for Surfing the Coldstream Festival Yamba

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Article by Justine McClymont

Surfing the Coldstream Festival in Yamba on the NSW north coast is just around the corner on 16th to 18th October. This festival is definitely worth a look if you can get yourself to the coast for a weekend of good tunes and good vibes. The main day on Saturday 17th October is a free outdoor event (yes free!) overlooking the ocean with the 2015 lineup set to deliver an eclectic mix of world, folk and indie music.

Headline act Grace Barbé sets the scene on the main stage with her Afro-Kreol tropical rhythms infused with rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop. Originally from the Seychelles, Grace Barbé and her band have been crowned “Best World Act” five years running in Western Australia.

Timber and Steel readers will also appreciate the folk elements of this year’s lineup including alt-folk duo The April Maze, mountain music/bluegrass favourites The Mid-North and The Little Stevies with their folk-influenced pop songs and harmonies. Also on the bill are pop/folk duo Microwave Jenny and seven piece band The Mouldy Lovers showcasing their energetic concoction of ska, folk, punk and dub.

Surfing the Coldstream Festival is a family-friendly and alcohol-free event with a food village, kid’s zone, circus performers, workshops, arts and local culture. If last year’s festival is anything to go by, this chilled coastal town will be buzzing with the influx of festival goers and buskers on the streets. The 2015 program also includes a series of sideshows in venues across the Yamba and the Clarence Valley.

For the festival program and more information visit Surfing the Coldstream Festival website.

The lineup

Grace Barbé
The Mouldy Lovers
Microwave Jenny
The April Maze
The Mid-North
The Little Stevies
The Fawlty Dogs
Psychedelic Goldfish
Nocturnal Tapes
Siobhan Corcoran
The Whiskey Drop
Nick & Sam
Grace Hickey & Flipside

Listen to the New Joanna Newsom Single “Leaving The City”

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The latest single from Joanna Newsom’s upcoming album Divers is “Leaving The City”. Sounding a little like a twisted medieval melody crossed with a 90s Tori Amos-esque alt rock track, the song is full of Joanna Newsom’s trademark quirk.

Divers is due for release on the 23rd October. Listen to “Leaving The City” below:

Watch an Alternate Video for Bear’s Den’s “Elysium”

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Bear’s Den’s single “Elysium” has been out for about a year now, but last week the band released an alternative video featuring footage from some of their favourite shows of the year.

Check out the new version of “Elysium” below – and then here to check out the original.

Sam Brittain Announces October Residency

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Following an Australian tour at the beginning of the year and then some time overseas singer-songwriter Sam Brittain is once again returning home to Adelaide and has announced a residency at the Grace Emily Hotel through October.

Brittain will be drawing from his extensive back catalogues to perform every Friday at The Grace Emily along with a bunch of very exciting support artists. And best of all every show has free entry.

“It’s great to be given the opportunity to do something like this in my home town,” Sam Brittain explained. “When I first started performing my own music 7 years ago The Grace Emily was always the goal. Coming back has become an absolute highlight of every tour to date, really can’t wait to see everyone.”

Check out the full list of dates and supports below:

Friday 2nd October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA w/ Olivers Army, Paige Renee Court
Friday 9th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA w/ Tim Moore, Sasha March
Friday 16th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA w/ Bryan Rice Dalton, Tara Carragher
Friday 23rd October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA w/ Tom West
Friday 30th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA w/ Amistat

Watch the New Glen Hansard Video “Her Mercy”

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The new Glen Hansard album Didn’t He Ramble hit stores last week and if you haven’t picked it up yet you really need to do yourself a favour and check it out.

The latest single from the album is “Her Mercy” which features a brand new video filmed in Chicago at Wilco’s studio The Loft. Check out the video below:

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