Jon Boden Announces New Solo Album Afterglow

Jon Boden
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Ex-Bellowhead frontman and all round folk music legend Jon Boden has announced plans to release his first post-Bellowhead solo album Afterglow on the 6th October.

Afterglow is a companion release to Boden’s 2009 concept album Songs From The Floodplain. But while Songs From The Floodplain largely dealt with the rural setting, Afterglow looks to juxtapose this by being set in post-apocalyptic street carnival

“Like my previous album Songs From The Floodplain, Afterglow imagines a near-future world where the luxuries and comfort of 21st century life have become scarce, and a harder, simpler existence now prevails,” Jon Boden explained. “Afterglow is the story of a couple who are trying to find each other in the middle of a bonfire-night street carnival in a crumbling, derelict city. I had a wonderful time recording it in Sheffield with the help of my band the Remnant Kings and Andy Bell in the producer’s chair.”

The first taste of Afterglow is the single “Moths In The Gas Light” – take a listen below:

The full track listing for Afterglow is as follows:

1. Moths In The Gas Light
2. Afterglow
3. Bee Sting
4. Wrong Side of Town
5. Fires of Midnight
6. All The Stars Are Coming Out Tonight
7. Dancing In The Ruin
8. Burning Streets
9. Yellow Lights
10. Aubade

Listen to the New Anna Cordell Single “The Moon”

Anna Cordell
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Melbourne based singer-songwriter Anna Cordell has just released her beautiful new single “The Moon”.

The lo-fi track was recorded with Obscura Hail and Luke McIvor “with my friend in rooms around my house” according to Cordell and is mesmerising. Cordell has always been one of those artists that offers up a complexity in her songwriting and if you scratch below the lo-fi sound of “The Moon” there are a lot of layers to be discovered.

Take a listen to “The Moon” here:

If you like what you hear then get down to the Kew Courthouse in Kew, VIC this Saturday 15th July where Anna Cordell will be joined by a strong trio as well as aforementioned collaborator Obscura Hail and folk singer Rough River. Check out the official Facebook event here for more information.

Details of the new Nick Mulvey Album Wake Up Now

Nick Mulvey
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The amazing English indie-folk singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey has just revealed plans to release his second album Wake Up Now on the 8th September.

Following up from his amazing 2014 album First Mind, Wake Up Now sees Mulvey in a more relaxed frame of mind.

Nick Mulvey has already released the single “Unconditional” and has followed up with the track “Myela”.

Take a listen to “Myela” below:

The full track listing for Wake Up Now is as follows:

1. Unconditional
2. Transform Your Game
3. It Ain’t Over
4. Myela
5. We Are Never Report
6. Remembering
7. Mountains To Move
8. When The Body Is Gone
9. Lullaby
10. In Your Hands
11. Infinite Trees

Track By Track: The Ahern Brothers – The Ahern Brothers

The Ahern Brothers
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The Ahern Brothers is the new duo project from Josh Rennie-Hynes and Steve Grady which has been garnering all sorts of praise since they emerged on the scene earlier this year.

Last week The Ahern Brothers released their self-titled debut album and we sat down with the boys to get a run down on each of the tracks, with Rennie-Hynes and Grady taking a side each:

Side A by Josh Rennie-Hynes

1. “Comb That River” – This is the first song Steve and I ever wrote together. We’d played a lot together in the past few years on our own solo stuff but for some reason never sat down to write something. We flew into San Francisco from Melbourne at around midday, jet lagged as hell. Our friend Moose’s apartment is in the Castro district and out of his windows you can see San Francisco; it’s a beautiful view. That afternoon we pulled out our guitars and started jamming. This song idea came and within a few hours we pretty much had the whole thing down. It’s loosely based around the show ‘Stranger Things’ and the story of a child who’s friend has disappeared. This song sets the tone for the rest of the record and once we’d written it we both realised we’d stumbled onto something cool.

2. “When the Rains” When The Rains was written directly after “Comb That River” that same afternoon, somewhere in the midst of the jetlag and the euphoria of waking up and being in another country. I don’t know where this song came from. Again, we just started jamming on ideas and an hour or two later we had a gospel song. When you listen to the recording you can hear my voice get croakier as it goes on. It was late at night when we recorded it and I was a little tired but it ended up being our favourite performance. That’s what I love about this album; it wasn’t about perfection or polish first and foremost. It was about capturing a true performance of the songs.

3. “Today’s The First Time” – After a few days in San Francisco we headed north to the stay at our friend’s lodge in a place called the Russian River. It is nestled in the hills among the giant redwoods and is just beautiful. We’d sit on the deck most days and write. Steve had a rough verse melody for this song buzzing around in his head for the previous few weeks but no lyrics. So it was just a matter of nutting it out. It’s one of those songs that almost feels like it’s already been written; you just need to sit down with it, pay attention and let it tell you what it wants to say. For me it’s about being in the present; experiencing things and travelling while also missing a loved one. Steve had earlier said to me that day something along the lines of “This is the first time I’ve truly missed someone” and the chorus came from that.

4. “Bury Me Here” – There was a meadow just below the lodge that we’d often go to. One morning we woke up and wanted a change of scenery and perspective for the day so we grabbed our guitars and headed down. I was messing around with this chord progression and we jammed on ideas until the song started to come. There was a dog buried in the meadow clearing and a grave marked with stones. Some turkey vultures circled high overhead. We were sitting there playing with ideas when this old cat suddenly slinked across right in front of us, stopped to take a look then continue on about it’s day. Steve immediately turned to me and said ‘We should write this song from the cat’s perspective’ and so it was. It’s got a darkness and eeriness to it that gets under your skin and the melody doesn’t stop moving. It’s written about an old cat and it’s close friend, death.

Side B by Steve Grady

5. “8 Years On The Run” – This is definitely the oddball song of the album. It’s the most Australian and country of the lot. We had just written four songs that were heavily influenced by our surroundings and time in California, therefore we were probably searching for a new perspective. I’d heard this story of Australian father and son fugitives – sort of modern day bushrangers – Gino and Mark Stocco. For eight years they went on the run, changed their names, stole and burnt down farms, even killed an innocent man, all the while hiding from the law. It’s a pretty amazing story especially in this age of technology and surveillance. In saying that, we certainly don’t want to glorify their actions. They were eventually caught and thrown in jail, but we thought it’s a crazy enough story and worth writing about.

6. “Call, My Lover” – We wanted to bring it back a notch with this song and get back to something a little more honest and closer to home. The structure and mood of the song began sitting around a campfire with our guitars in a forest somewhere near Portland, Oregon. It’s definitely the most straightforward and conversational type of song on the album. We purposely didn’t add any tricks or metaphors, nor did we try to pretty it up with harmonies. It has a great jam out section and a mood of loneliness and longing to hear the voice of the person you love and miss back home. In my eyes it’s like ‘Today’s The First Time’ part two.

7. “Your Name” – We had just arrived back in San Francisco, a little weary, and again found ourselves on the roof trying to come up with ideas for a song. We had a melody but no substance. We really wanted to say something important. This was when our dear friend who we were staying with shared a story about his younger brother and the tragedy that unfolded when they were kids. Without going into any more detail, we knew this was a song that needed to be written. The words came fast, and what I love about it is Josh and I share the lead vocals from each brothers perspective, only joining together for the second half of the song. The recording is perfect and it’s definitely my favourite song on the album. Songs like Your Name is why I do this.

8. “Our Last Day” – The title says it all. We had packed in so much within our three weeks of America – the heights of San Francisco, lodging in the redwoods, Yosemite, road trips, hanging in Portland, writing a bunch of songs. So we thought it would be fitting to sum it all up in one song. It’s light and fun. We wanted it campfire style, with the two of us singing in unison together for the whole thing. I hardly even knew the words when we recorded it, so you’ll notice I’m always just a millisecond behind Josh. It’s a great documentation of the trip and the perfect way to end the album.

The Ahern Brothers is available now – check it out in iTunes here

The full list of upcoming tour dates for The Ahern Brothers are below:

Thursday 29th June – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 30th June – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 1st July – Royal Mail Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Friday 7th July – Woodford Open Space, Woodford, QLD
Friday 14th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 20th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd July – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 28th July – Green Door Wines, Ferguson Valley, WA
Saturday 29th July – The Church, Donnybrook, WA
Sunday 30th July – The Pottery-Restaurant, Bridgetown, WA
Thursday 3rd August – Secret Show, Mandurah, WA
Friday 4th August – Wild Vinegar, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 5th August – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th August – Secret Show, Perth, WA

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne’s Jim Lawrie released his new video “Swimming in the Rain”. Details here

– Melbourne blues-rock band The Teskey Brothers announced a headline tour. Details here

Micah P Hinson announced details of his new album Presents The Holy Strangers. Details here

– Seminal folk rockers Fairport Convention have announced plans to release their 7 CD box set Come All Ye – The First 10 Years. Details here

– Sydney’s Emma Davis released her new single “Getting Better”. Details here

– Alt-country six piece Georgia State Line released their new video “Older Than I Am”. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country favourites Miles and Simone released their new single “She And I”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fleet Foxes
Crack-UpFleet Foxes
iTunes

Jason Isbell
The Nashville SoundJason Isbell & The 400 Unit
iTunes

Steve Earle
So You Wannabe an OutlawSteve Earle & The Dukes
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Get Folked Mini Festival feat. The Daily Specials, Reuben and the Ego Boost, Black Joak Morris Dancers, The Villebillies, Queen Porter Stomp, Swamp Fat Jangles, TOOT, Vanishing Shapes, Low Down Riders, The Button Collective, Colour Blind Craig, Bec Bastoli, AccaPony, Velmonix, Narrownecks & Friends, Marrickville Shanty Club, Matt Druery

Get Folked

Last year’s Get Folked Mini Festival at the Gasoline Pony in Sydney was one of our favourite events of 2016 and this year’s is looking bigger and better. If you don’t have tickets beg, borrow and steal in order to get in the door.

Saturday 17th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 16th June – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

A Series of Dreams – The Songs of Bob Dylan feat. Rob Snarksi, Liz Stringer, Kelly Day, Jane Hendry, Luke Sinclair, Nick O’Mara
Friday 16th June – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Acoustic Sundays in June feat. Joe Guiton, Jo Neugebauer, Joe Ling
Sunday 18th June – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 17th June – Long Play, Melbourne, VIC

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 16th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Metro Social @ The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th June – Innisfail RSL, Innisfail, QLD
Saturday 17th June – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 21st June – McGuires CBD Hotel, Mackay, QLD
Thursday 22nd June – Dooley’s Tavern & Motel, Capella, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Rainforest Ranch, Rockhampton, QLD

Andy Golledge
Sunday 18th June – Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW

Anne of the Wolves
Friday 23rd June – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Salter
Sunday 18th June – Hobart Brewing Company, Hobart, TAS
Friday 23rd June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Beth Orton
Friday 16th June – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 18th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. The Flat Rock Boys
Wednesday 21st June – Yull’s, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 16th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Americana Sessions @ The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th June – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC

Broads
Wednesday 21st June – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Friday 16th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 18th June – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 22nd June – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Friday 23rd June – The Northshore Tavern, Perth, WA

Carus Thompson w/ Nathan Gaunt
Thursday 22nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Catherine Traicos
Friday 16th June – Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th June – Fremantle Winter Music Festival, Swan Lounge, Fremantle, WA

Clare Bowditch
Friday 16th June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Collingwood Casanovas
Sunday 18th June – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Friday 16th June – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Mumbulla School Hall, Bega, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Tea Club Nowra, Nowra, NSW

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 17th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Emma Davis
Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Figgy Folk Session for Song, Verse and Tune
Tuesday 20th June – Figtree Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Fiona Ross & Tony McManus
Friday 16th June – The Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 17th June – Magda Community Artz, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 18th June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 21st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Goodnight Japan, Burden Man, Merpire
Wednesday 21st June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Saturday 17th June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Get Folked Mini Festival feat. The Button Collective, Toot, Queen Porter Stomp, The Low Down Riders, The Villebillies, Acca-Pony, Craig Edmondson
Saturday 17th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Grand Howl Music Fest feat. Laura McFarlane, Moonlover, Tammy Haider, Nick Batterham, J M S Harrison, Michael Plater, Gretta Ziller, Nathan Seeckts, Tom Redwood, Cabin Inn, Nick Gramm, Lack the Low
Sunday 18th June – The Catfish, Melbourne, VIC

Hayden Calnin
Saturday 17th June – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

High Tea feat. Wes Carr
Thursday 22nd June – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honey & Knives
Friday 23rd June – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Instrumental (adj.), Hinterlandt, Brian Campeau
Friday 23rd June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 23rd June – Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA

Jeff Lang
Friday 16th June – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 17th June – Murrah Hall, NSW

Jen Mize
Friday 23rd June – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD

Joe & Harmony’s Trippy Hippy Band
Saturday 17th June – Kindle Hill School Amphitheatre, Wentworth Falls, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Saturday 17th June – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

José Carbó with Slava & Leonard Grigoryan
Friday 16th June – The Carrington, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Jamberoo School of Arts, Jamberoo, NSW

Kuranda Roots Festival
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June – Kuranda, QLD

Larissa Tandy w/ Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Friday 16th June – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 22nd June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Leah Senior
Saturday 17th June – The Toff, Melbourne, VIC

Les Thomas
Friday 16th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt w/ Alex The Astronaut
Friday 16th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 23rd June – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA

Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-long feat. Neil Murray
Tuesday 20th June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 16th June – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17th June – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th June – The Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW
Friday 23rd June – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC

Lolo Lovina w/ Babaganoush
Friday 16th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
Friday 23rd June – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC

Lust for Live feat. One Proud Monkey, Civil Hands, Sunset Pass, Honey
Saturday 17th June – Kelly’s Irish Pub, Mudgee, NSW

Mic Conway & Sean Curtis w/ The Water Runners
Friday 16th June – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 16th June – Moyston Hall, Ararat, VIC
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Miriam Lieberman Trio
Saturday 17th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Mitch King & Nick Murray
Thursday 22nd June – Brighton up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Out of Nowhere w/ Mark Lucas
Saturday 17th June – Staves Brewery, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Saturday 17th June – The Wickham Park Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Pete Fidler & Jacob McGuffie
Sunday 18th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Quinton Trembath w/ Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 16th June – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles
Saturday 17th June – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 18th June – The Junkyard, Newcastle, NSW

Rick Hart
Sunday 18th June – The Public Brewery, Melbourne, VIC

Sally & George
Friday 16th June – Maundering Folk Club, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th June – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 18th June – Jackadders Folk Club, Perth, WA
Monday 19th June – Summer Supper Club, Perth, WA

Sam Buckingham
Wednesday 21st June – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Sam Reiher and the September Gurls w/ Mitch Power
Saturday 17th June – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Slava & Sharon Grigoryan
Sunday 18th June – Wesley Music Centre, Canberra ACT
Thursday 22nd June – Adamshurst Restaurant and Function Centre, Albury, NSW
Friday 23rd June – St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shepparton, VIC

Taasha Coates
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Bean Project
Friday 16th June – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Nimbin Bush Theatre, Nimbin, NSW
Sunday 18th June – Cambewarra Community Hall, Cambewarra, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Gravy Tram and Rosie Burgess
Sunday 18th June – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 23rd June – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW

The Vacationists and Ainsley Farrell
Friday 16th June – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Tulalah
Thursday 22nd June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Vardos
Friday 16th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Supermarket Wine” – Pat Coyne

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Taryn La Fauci released her new video “Life of Song”. Details here

Catherine Traicos released her new video “Crashing”. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Daggy Man releases his new album A Lazy Kind Of Pain today. Details here

Timber and Steel favourite Sam Lee provided his track “The Devil and The Huntsman” for the film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Details here

– Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s have announced The Flat Rock Boys as their feature artist. Details here

Josh Pyke announced details of his Best Of album and a national tour. Details here

Timber and Steel played a small part in getting “Names”, the new video from Mackenzie Shivers made. Details here

– NZ artist Thomas Oliver realised his new video “Tenderly”. Details here

Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds released their new single “Loose Change”. Details here

Releases This Week

Daggy Man
A Lazy Kind Of PainDaggy Man
iTunes

Slacker of the Year
Slacker of the YearJim Lawrie
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Top Half Folk Festival

Ten Cent Shooters

It’s the Queen’s Birthday long weekend which means our gig pick has to be the Top Half Folk Festival. This year it’s at the Glen Helen Homestead about an hour west of Alice Springs – should be an amazing weekend!

Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – Glen Helen Homestead, NT

Gigs Next Week

107 Presents For Folk Sake feat. Brian Campeau, Nic Cassey & Friends, Swamp Fat Jangles, Sarah Belkner
Saturday 10th June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

50 Million Beers & Mark Lucas
Sunday 11th June – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 10th June – Studio 188, Ipswich, QLD
Sunday 11th June – Mount Burrell, NSW
Sunday 11th June – Lady Lismore’s Loft, Lismore, NSW

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Saturday 10th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Thursday 15th June – The Reef Hotel &Casino, Cairns, QLD
Friday 16th June – Innisfail RSL, Innisfail, QLD

Beth Orton
Friday 9th June – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th June – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Tuesday 13th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th June – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Bluegrass Pub Pick feat. Stillhouse Union
Sunday 11th June – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 9th June – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 10th June – PS Pride Of The Murray, Echuca, VIC

Brad Butcher w/ The Weeping Willows
Friday 16th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 9th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th June – Sea N Sound Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Sunday 11th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 15th June – Fat Controller, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Catherine Traicos
Sunday 11th June – The Two Sisters, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th June – Bassendean Hotel, Perth, WA

Clare Bowditch
Friday 16th June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Co-cheòl
Sunday 11th June – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 9th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 9th June – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 10th June – Taste Cafe, Canowindra, NSW
Thursday 15th June – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 16th June – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 11th June – Union Hotel Brunswick, Melbourne, VIC

Davies West
Saturday 10th June – The Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Dear Plastic, On Diamond, Broads
Friday 9th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Devil On The Rooftop
Sunday 11th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Elwood Myre, Andy Golledge & Caitlin Harnett
Saturday 10th June – Botany View, Sydney, NSW

Emma Davis
Friday 9th June – The Commons, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 15th June – OAF Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Eush, Grace Turner, Ahlia Rain
Wednesday 14th June – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Fiona Ross & Tony McManus
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, VIC
Wednesday 14th June – Sweet Home, Cobargo, NSW
Friday 16th June – The Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT

FolkSwagon feat. Michael Dimarco, Jason Lowe, Maia Marsh
Wednesday 14th June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Forever Son w/ Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks Clocks, Quivers
Thursday 15th June – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Green Mohair Suits & That Red Head
Wednesday 14th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 9th June – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Saturday 10th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 16th June – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Jemma Nicole, Howl at The Moon, Brooke Russell, Maddy Leman
Friday 9th June – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Jen Mize
Saturday 10th June – Wild Rocket @ Misty’s, Montville, QLD

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 9th June – The Skylark Lounge, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 10th June – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC

Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell & Patrick Doocey
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – National Celtic Festival, Portarlington, VIC

Larissa Tandy
Sunday 11th June – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th June – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Laura Marling
Saturday 10th June – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 11th June – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 12th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Leah Senior
Friday 9th June – Korova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC

Les Thomas
Friday 9th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt w/ Alex The Astronaut
Saturday 10th June – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 11th June – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 15th June – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 16th June – Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Little Wise
Wednesday 14th June – The Round Up, Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-long feat. Deborah Conway
Tuesday 13th June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 16th June – The Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Lolo Lovina
Friday 9th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
Friday 9th June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne International Singers Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – Melbourne, VIC

Mick Thomas
Friday 9th June – Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Saturday 10th June – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 11th June – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 16th June – Moyston Hall, Ararat, VIC

National Celtic Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – Portarlington, VIC

Palm Creek Folk Festival
Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th June – Mountain View Lake Eco Park, QLD

Perisher Peak Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – Perisher, NSW

Quinton Trembath
Monday 12th June – House Concert, Doonside, NSW
Thursday 15th June – House Concert, Hazelbrook, NSW
Friday 16th June – Parliament on King, Sydney, NSW

Sally & George
Friday 9th June to Monday 12th June – Peak Festival, Perisher, NSW
Wednesday 14th June – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16th June – Maundering Folk Club, Perth, WA

Stillhouse Union
Sunday 11th June – Bluegrass Pub Pick, George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Taasha Coates
Friday 9th June – The Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Saturday 10th June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

The Bean Project
Friday 9th June – The Corporate Moose, Mildura, VIC
Saturday 10th June – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Sunday 11th June – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Thursday 15th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th June – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW

The Round Up feat. Little Wise and James Kenyon
Wednesday 14th June – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Wednesday 14th June – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Tim Hulsman Trio
Friday 9th June – KUBU Studio, Geelong, VIC

The Vacationists and Ainsley Farrell
Friday 16th June – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW

Thomas Oliver
Friday 9th June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th June – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 15th June – Babushka, Leederville, WA

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 9th to Monday 12th June – Glen Helen Homestead, NT

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Sunday 11th June – The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

William Crighton
Friday 9th June – The Ex-Services Club, Mullum, NSW
Saturday 10th June – Diggers Tavern, Bellingen, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Dark Morris Song” – Steeleye Span

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Kids music duo Teeny Tiny Stevies released their new video “Family (Love Is Love)”. Details here

– Brisbane alt-country singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has announced a national tour with The Weeping Willows. Details here

– Electro-folk singer Hayden Calnin
released his new single “Waves”. Details here

– Nashville based Americana duo Sally & George have announced Australian tour dates. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey released his new single and video “Unconditional”. Details here

– Victorian Americana band Georgia State Line released their new single “Older Than I Am”. Details here

– Perth singer-songwriter Helen Shanahan released her new video “Camouflaged”. Details here

The Gasoline Pony in Sydney announced the first round of artists for their Get Folked Mini Festival including The Button Collective, Toot, Queen Porter Stomp, The Low Down Riders, The Villebillies, Acca-Pony, Craig Edmondson and more to be announced soon. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Leah Senior released her new video “You Were Not Fit For The Day”. Details here

Releases This Week

Party
PartyAldous Harding
iTunes

Ann Vriend
Anybody’s DifferentAnn Vriend
iTunes

Bernard Fanning
Brutal DawnBernard Fanning
iTunes

JTE
Kids In The StreetJustin Townes Earle
iTunes

Leah Senior
Pretty FacesLeah Senior
iTunes

The Unthanks
Diversions Vol.4 – The Songs & Poems of Molly DrakeThe Unthanks
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

BRISFOPO feat. The Dead Maggies, Fox n Firkin, The Button Collective, All Strings Attached, James Brook, Wilson and The Castaways, Andy Paine, The Dangerous Folk, Quinton Trembath, Jim Mongrel, Laura Mardon, Steve Reed

BRISFOPO

The best of Queensland and national folk-punk come together for a four day orgy of music in Brisbane

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May – Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Acoustic Sunday Sessions feat. Sam Newton, Weatherboard Heart
Sunday 28th May – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 2nd June – The Naked Bean Cafe, Grafton, NSW

Ainsley Farrell
Friday 26th May – World Bar, Sydney, NSW

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 26th May – Grafton Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sawtell RSL, Sawtell, NSW

Arygle Sun-Sets at Fred’s feat. Starla, Ben Camden
Sunday 28th May – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Big Pineapple Festival
Saturday 27th May – Sunshine Coast, QLD

Bill Callahan: Smog to Dream River
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Thursday 1st June – Baha, Rye, VIC
Friday 2nd June – The Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne, VIC

BRISFOPO
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May – Brisbane, QLD

Broads
Saturday 27th May – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Hardy’s Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 26th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Heritage Hotel,Bulli, NSW
Thursday 1st June – Canberra Southern Cross Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 2nd June – Launceston Country Club, Launceston, TAS

Busk for a Cure
Saturday 27th May – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
Friday 26th May – Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW

Craig Woodward
Sunday 28th May – Bluebonnet Barbecue, Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Saturday 27th May – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 28th May – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC
Tuesday 30th May – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 1st June – Unwined Cellar Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 2nd June – Saints & Sailors, Portarlington, VIC

Darcy Fox
Sunday 28th May – Fitzroy Beer Garden, Melbourne, VIC

Devil on the Rooftop & Opal Ocean
Sunday 28th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Elwood Myre w/ CLEWS, Kay Proudlove
Wednesday 31st May – RAD, Wollongong, NSW

Emilee South & Swamp Fat Jangles
Saturday 27th May – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Enda Kenny & Dave O’Neill w/ Glenys Eddy
Saturday 27th May – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sydney, NSW

Fleet Foxes
Friday 26th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Fleurieu Folk Festival Winter Warmup feat. Eric Bogle, Pete Titchener, Soursob Bob, Courtney Robb Music, Astráil​
Sunday 28th May – Port Noarlunga Bowling Club, Port Noarlunga, SA

FolkSwagon w/ Liam Gale, Mama Schultz, St Joan
Wednesday 31st May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Sunday 28th May – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia Fields w/ Jessie L. Warren
Friday 26th May – Some Velvet Moment, Melbourne, VIC

Helen Shanahan
Thursday 1st June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Drey Rollan Acoustic Blues
Sunday 28th May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival
Friday 26th May – Oscar’s Alehouse, Melbourne, VIC

Jeff Lang
Friday 26th May – Bowral Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Thirroul Village Hall, Thirroul, NSW

Jen Mize
Sunday 28th May – Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival, Brisbane, QLD

John Flanagan Trio
Wednesday 31st May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 1st June – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd June – Courthouse Cultural Centre, Auburn, SA

Julia Jacklin
Sunday 28th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 26th May – The Shared, Yandina, QLD
Sunday 28th May – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 2nd June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell & Patrick Doocey
Saturday 27th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th May – The Fifth Province, St Kilda, VIC

Kirsty Bromley
Saturday 27th May – House Concert, Healseville, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and The Weeping Willows
Saturday 27th May – Bunbury Good Nights, Bunbury, WA

Leah Senior
Friday 26th May – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

Les Thomas and Bill Jackson
Friday 2nd June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Caruso and Donna Amini
Thursday 1st June – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Lisa Hannigan
Friday 26th May – Angelsea Memorial Hall, Angelsea, VIC
Saturday 27th May – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 30th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Liz Frencham and Claire Patti
Sunday 28th May – Uniting Church in Australia Rosanna, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell w/ Ruth Hazleton & Luke Pumb
Sunday 28th May – Tago Mago, Melbourne, VIC

Mary Coughlan
Wednesday 31st May – Jack Duggan’s Irish Pub, Bathurst, NSW
Thursday 1st June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd June – Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW

M.E. Baird
Saturday 27th May – Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 26th May – Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 27th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 31st May – Methodist Church, Adelong, NSW
Thursday 1st June – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 1st June – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Mt Coot-tha Songwriters Festival
Sunday 28th May – Brisbane, QLD

Music on The Hill feat. Liz Stringer, Liam Gerner
Friday 2nd June – Red Hill Pavillion, Red Hill, VIC

Nigel Wearne
Saturday 27th May – House Concert, Freshwater Creek, VIC
Sunday 28th May – Rezza House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Papa Pilko And The Binrats
Saturday 27th May – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 26th May – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Big Pineapple Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Quinton Trembath
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th May – BRISFOPO, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 1st June – House Concert, Lismore, NSW

Radical Face
Friday 26th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 31st May – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – Badlands, Perth, WA

Raised By Eagles
Saturday 27th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Rough River
Sunday 28th May – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ryan Adams
Friday 26th May – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Sally & George
Wednesday 31st May – Triffid Roots, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 1st June – Tree House, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 2nd June – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Wednesday 31st May – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Simpson Espie Ferrier Waters
Sunday 28th May – Cherry Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Small Town Romance & The Bakersfield Glee Club
Saturday 27th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Sun Kil Moon
Tuesday 30th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 31st May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 1st June – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Taasha Coates
Saturday 27th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 2nd June – Kingston Town Hall, Moorabbin, VIC

The April Family
Saturday 27th May – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th May – Panton Hill Hotel, Panton Hill, VIC

The Bushwackers: Giant Family Bush Dance
Saturday 27th May – Addison Rd Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Button Collective
Saturday 27th May – Folk til ya Punk “Brisfopo”, Common House, Brisbane, QLD

The Mae Trio
Sunday 28th May – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

The McClymonts
Saturday 27th May – Ord Valley Muster, Kununurra, WA
Friday 2nd June – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW

The Round Up feat. Sara Tindley and John Flanagan
Wednesday 31st May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Moxam & Liz Stringer
Saturday 27th May – The Good Cartel, Broome WA

Tim Solly
Friday 26th May – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Saturday 27th May – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 28th May – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

Tom West, Domini Forster & Jon the Obscure
Sunday 28th May – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 27th May – Foghorn Brewhouse, Newcastle, NSW

Whoa Mule w/ Su Morley & George Woods
Friday 26th May – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW

William Crighton
Saturday 27th May – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Yirrmal
Saturday 27th May – Garrmalang Festival, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“Mad Tom of Bedlam” – Stray Hens

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Mae Trio released their new video “Well Enough Alone”. Details here

– Canada’s Tim Moxam is heading out on a co-headline tour with Liz Stringer. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Newton released his new video “We Can’t See An End In Sight”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Rosie Burgess Trio released their new video “Run Through The Fire”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Mandy Connell announced a May residency in Melbourne. Details here

– Melbourne based duo Miss Eileen and King Lear released their new video “Held By The Air”. Details here

Blog

“Without Timber and Steel I probably wouldn’t have attended every National Folk Festival for the last seven years. Without Timber and Steel I wouldn’t have felt a part of the folk music community in the same way I do now – I have a feeling I would have remained a spectator, never peering behind the performer curtain. Without Timber and Steel I would never have pushed Sally Balfour to apply for The National, let alone ever assume that I’d be playing fiddle right there beside her”Gareth Hugh Evans celebrated our 7th Birthday. Blog here

Releases This Week

Fault Lines
Fault LinesDaniel Champagne
iTunes

Elbury
Haunting GroundElbury
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Americana Music Association of Australia SA Launch Party feat. Taasha Coates, The Yearlings, Häna Brenecki (ft Kate Alexander), Matt J Ward, The Heggarties

Taasha

The Americana Music Association of Australia take their launch party to Adelaide with some amazing music. Tickets are super limited so make sure you snap them up!

Saturday 6th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Acoustic Sunday feat. Jon Wilby & Genni Kane
Sunday 7th May – On The Green Bistro at Club Millthorpe, Millthorpe, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia SA Launch Party feat. Taasha Coates, The Yearlings, Häna Brenecki (ft Kate Alexander), Matt J Ward, The Heggarties
Saturday 6th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May – Glen Innes, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. The Tawny Owl Stringband
Wednesday 10th May – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 5th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Sunday 7th May – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 11th May – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 12th May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Bulga Beats Festival
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th May – Bulga, NSW

Burradise Festival
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th May – Culburra, NSW

Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
Saturday 6th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Chaika
Sunday 7th May – House Concert, Bundanoon, NSW

Clifftop Session
Friday 5th May – Nightcliff Jetty, Darwin, NT

Dan Flynn & Mijo Biscan
Saturday 6th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Dana Hassall w/ Sam Newton
Thursday 11th May – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Friday 5th May – Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 12th May – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Diamond Duck
Friday 5th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 7th May – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney
Friday 12th to Sundey 14th May – Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Aldous Monroe, Tom Lee-Richards, Stephanie Grace
Wednesday 10th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Handsome Young Strangers
Saturday 6th May – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Heartbreaker Sessions w/ Roadhouses and Simone East
Sunday 7th May – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

High Tea feat. Winterbourne
Thursday 11th May – Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Sam Newton
Sunday 7th May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 5th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 6th May – Music By The Sea, Sandgate, QLD
Thursday 11th May – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Friday 12th May – The Agrestic, Orange, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Friday 5th May – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, WA
Saturday 6th May – Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie, WA

Kellybrook Cider Festival
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th May – Wonga Park, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and The Weeping Willows
Friday 5th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 6th May – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Little Wise
Wednesday 10th May – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Lolo Lovina
Saturday 10th May – Leichhardt Town Hall, Sydney, NSW

Lost Highway Bluegrass Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Karuah, NSW

Lucy Wise, Kirsty Bromley, Olio&I
Sunday 7th May – CERES Organic Market & Grocery, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell w/ Joyce Prescher
Sunday 7th May – Tago Mago, Melbourne, VIC

Meatstock Sydney
Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th May – Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 5th May – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC

Mitch Powers Plays The Songs of Bruce Springsteen
Tuesday 9th May – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Narara Music Festival
Saturday 6th May – Kariong, NSW

Nat Henry, Jorja Lynch
Wednesday 10th May – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Nat Henry, Mitch Power & Andrew Swift
Friday 12th May – Skylark Room, Melbourne, VIC

Nathan Seeckts and Gretta Ziller
Thursday 11th May – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC

Oscar Lush & Jumpin Jack William
Saturday 6th May – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Peter Baylor Supper Club feat. George Washingmachine
Friday 12th May – Carlton Scout Group, Melbourne, VIC

Porch Light Sessions feat. Maia Jelavic, Happy Axe
Thursday 11th May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rosie Burgess Trio
Thursday 11th May – Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th May – The Bottlerocket, Nowra, NSW

Sam Newton
Sunday 7th May – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th May – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Americana Sessions featuring Katie Brianna & Andrew Swift
Sunday 7th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

The Co-Ground Folk Show feat. The Bean Project, Susy Blue, Charm of Finches, Khristian Mizzi, Someday June
Friday 5th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

The Mae Trio
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Vocal Ranges Festival, Kyneton, VIC
Friday 12th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The McClymonts
Friday 5th May – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 12th May – Services Club, Young, NSW

The Mutual Acquaintances
Saturday 6th May – The Shack, Sydney, NSW

The Round Up feat. Charles Jenkins w/ Luke Sinclair
Wednesday 10th May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Scrims w/ Golden Sound, Rowena Wise
Saturday 6th May – Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

The Shack presents The Mutual Acquaintances, Azure Seas, Zane Thompson
Saturday 6th May – The Music Lounge, Sydney, NSW

The Tall Grass, Adam Gibson & The Ark-Ark Birds, Christine Jane
Saturday 6th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Tim Moxam & Liz Stringer
Friday 5th May – House Concert, Nowra, NSW
Saturday 6th May – Lost Highway Bluegrass Music Festival, Karuah, NSW
Sunday 7th May – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW
Friday 12th May – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Tim Solly
Friday 12th May – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 5th May – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Vocal Ranges Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Kyneton, VIC

William Crighton
Friday 5th May – Bella Union Trades Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th May – Bella Union Trades Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th May – Grampians Grape Escape, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 12th May – Leadbelly, Newtown, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Cootamundra Wattle” – John Williamson

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne folk-pop duo Pierce Brothers have announced details of their upcoming EP The Records Were Ours and national tour dates in May. Details here

– Country-rock band Raised By Eagles released their new single “Shape & Line”. Details here

– We premiered the new video from the John Flanagan Trio, “Beauty On The Bottom”. Details here

Busby Marou released their touching new video “Paint This Land” for ANZAC Day. Details here

– Australian bush music legends The Bushwackers released their new single “Dirt Under My Nails”. Details here

– Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced The Tawny Owl Stringband as their May feature artist. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Bill Jackson released his new video “Double Shot”. Details here

– American singer-songwriter Pieta Brown released her new video “Rosine”. Details here

Interviews

“The new album is definitely the most rock and roll sounding album of all my work,” Stringer says, after playing to a full house at the 2017 Candelo Village Festival. “The lead sound I’m getting now is definitely much more developed than when I was playing acoustic”Liz Stringer chats to Elizabeth Walton. Interview here

Reviews

Track by Track

“Avid journaler, constant traveller and part time accordionist, Quinton Trembath, has returned to punk influenced acoustic guitar to chronicle his stories of friends and places. Just six months after releasing his first EP, Tuns of Fun, Trembath is back with new EP Good days, These Days, recorded in Hobart with the help of Cal Young and Hannah Morrell” – Track by Track here

Gigs

“Dreaming of the weekend? Wishing you could have another 4 days off? Well, step back in time to the Easter Weekend with our 5 things we learned at Bluesfest”KT Bell recounts the 5 things she learnt at Bluesfest. Review here

Releases This Week

Blonde on Blonde
50 Years Of Blonde On BlondeOld Crow Medicine Show
iTunes

Quinton
Good Days These DaysQuinton Trembath
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Davidson Brothers

Davidson Brothers

Davidson Brothers launch their amaizng new album All You Need Is Music’ in Melbourne.

Friday 28th April – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Appalachian Heaven Stringband
Monday 1st May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Argyle Sun Sets feat. Katey Brooks, Lola Sola, Hollie Col
Sunday 30th April – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, NSW

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May – Glen Innes, NSW

BATTS
Sunday 30th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Wright Smith
Friday 28th April – Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Sunday 30th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 4th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 5th May – Charles Sturt Univesity, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Billy Bragg
Friday 28th April – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Bob Evans
Wednesday 3rd May – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 5th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

CANS w/ Alison Ferrier and The Happy Lonesome Duo
Friday 28th April – Tago Mago Club, Melbourne, VIC

Captain Spalding, Lachlan Bryan, The Weeping Willows
Sunday 30th April – Functions By The Bay, Frankston, VIC

Chloe & Jason Roweth, MaD aDaM
Saturday 29th April – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Sydney NSW

Dana Hassall
Saturday 29th April – Surfbeach Cafe, Narooma, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Sunday 30th April – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA
Tuesday 2nd May – Little Village Music, Dunsborough, WA
Wednesday 3rd May – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 4th May – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 5th May – Town Hall, Yabberup, WA

Davidson Brothers
Friday 28th April – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th May – Goldmines Hotel, Bendigo, VIC

Diamond Duck
Friday 5th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Ella Belfanti, Cecilia Brandolini, Slow Ships
Wednesday 3rd May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Frankston Music Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – Frankston, VIC

Galilee Blockade Support Concert feat. Alannah Russach, Leah Flanagan, Steph Miller, Ricky Pann, Mark Lucas
Sunday 30th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gena Rose Bruce
Thursday 4th May – The Tramway, Melbourne, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th April – Birds Basement, Melbourne, VIC

Hootenanny feat. When Hawk met Sparrow
Sunday 30th April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 5th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Jemma Nicole & Mitch Power
Friday 28th April – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

Jo Meares and the Silver Bullets
Saturday 29th April – Tago Mago, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – Labour in Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Friday 28th April – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA
Saturday 29th April – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 30th April – Ravenswood Hotel, Ravenswood, WA
Tuesday 2nd May – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Thursday 4th May – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Friday 5th May – Esperance Civic Centre, Esperance, WA

Kelly Brouhaha
Friday 28th April – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC

Kirsty Bromley
Sunday 30th April Shakespeare on the River Festival, Stratford, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and The Weeping Willows
Friday 5th May – Suttons House Of Music, Ballarat, VIC

Little Wise
Wednesday 3rd May – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Stringer
Friday 28th April – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Saturday 29th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC

Lost Highway Bluegrass Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Karuah, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 5th May – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC

Oh Pep!
Friday 28th April – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Quinton Trembath
Saturday 29th April – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 30th April – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 28th April – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Wintermoon Festival, Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Songsters in support of the Galilee Blockade feat. Alannah Russack, Steph Miller, Ricky Pann, Mark Lucas
Sunday 30th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

The 4 Divas feat. Jackie Marshall, Aine Tyrrell, Lucie Thorne, Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 29th April – Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Bega, NSW

The Beekeepers
Saturday 29th April – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 28th April – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

The Co-Ground Folk Show feat. The Bean Project, Susy Blue, Charm of Finches, Khristian Mizzi, Someday June
Friday 5th May – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

The East Pointers
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – The Planting Festival, Woodford, QLD

The Last Jar Mussel Festival feat. Fat Cousin Skinny, Louisa Wise
Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th April – The Last Jar, Melbourne, VIC

The Mae Trio
Friday 28th April – Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 30th April – Brewery, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Vocal Ranges Festival, Kyneton, VIC

The McClymonts
Friday 28th April – CEX Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 5th May – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW

The Northern Folk w/ The Bean Project
Wednesday 3rd May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Planting Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Woodford, QLD

The Royal Parks w/ Slow Motion Picture, AmarinaWaters
Saturday 29th April – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Sauerkrauts
Sunday 30th April – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Saturday 29th April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th April – The Capital, Bendigo, VIC

The Sydney Square Dance feat. Narrownecks
Saturday 29th April – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Tim Moxam & Liz Stringer
Thursday 4th May – The Lush Factory, Tilba Tilba, NSW
Friday 5th May – House Concert, Nowra, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 5th May – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Sunday 30th April – The Sunken Monkey, Erina, NSW

Vocal Ranges Festival
Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May – Kyneton, VIC

Wide Open Space Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – Ross River Resort, Alice Springs, NT

William Crighton
Friday 5th May – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Annabelle Lee” – Sarah Jarosz

Track By Track: Good Days, These Days – Quinton Trembath

Quinton
Image Courtesy of Quinton Trembath

Avid journaler, constant traveller and part time accordionist, Quinton Trembath, has returned to punk influenced acoustic guitar to chronicle his stories of friends and places. Just six months after releasing his first EP, Tuns of Fun, Trembath is back with new EP Good days, These Days, recorded in Hobart with the help of Cal Young and Hannah Morrell.

For some added context to the new songs, he has provided us with a photo and anecdote for each song.

1. “Glenorchy” – Glenorchy is a suburb fifteen minutes north of Hobart where I was blessed to spend a week sharing a lounge-room floor with these ten smelly punks. The friendship was cemented one stormy night when Elliott rescued me from the rushing storm-water I had fallen into while we drunkenly explored Hobart’s underground rivulets.

Glenorchy

2. “Footscray” – Footscray is a suburb fifteen minutes west of Melbourne where I have spent the past three months making friends, writing songs and sleeping on couches. The few uninspiring months I spent working in Coffs Harbour at the end of last year filled me with a craving for a life more inspiring and I am stoked to be now living in a place where I can see my all my favourite bands both on stage as well as in the local Savers store.

Footscray

3. “Hazelbrook” – Hazelbrook is a suburb twenty minutes east of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains where my friend Maizy keeps herself busy with a myriad of jobs, bands, studies and other things. We often try to catch up, but due to her unaccommadating schedule of endless commitments and my penchant for constant travel, we’ve found writing letters to be by and far the sweetest way to keep in touch.

Hazelbrook

4. “Bonville” – Bonville is a suburb 15 minutes south of Coffs Harbour, where on a particularly depressing afternoon in December, my long time friend Rae and I were lucky to find that sometimes all it takes to lift a horrendous mood and derail a suicide pact is an old friend, a case of cheap tins and a rickety swinging garden chair dumped on a curbside.

Bonville

5. “Glebe” – Glebe is a suburb ten minutes out of Sydney’s CBD where my bicycle frequently spent the night locked up to the front railing of my friend Ellen’s charming terrace home last year. I wrote this song in Vietnam after spending a number of days with her in Indonesia where she nursed me back to health from a bad case of food poisoning.

Glebe

Good Days, These Days can be downloaded for “name your price” at Quinton Trembath’s Bandcamp.

Quinton Trembath has a number of New South Wales gigs coming up this week – check out the full list below:

Thursday 27th April – Get Folk Punked @ Lazybones, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th April – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 30th April – The Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

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