Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Hazel English
Wake Up!Hazel English
iTunes

Jack Carty
The World, When It’s SleepingJack Carty
iTunes

Lucinda Williams
Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda Williams
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Stream This Gig

Summer Hill Folk Festival Listening Session feat. Bonnie and Freya, Abigail Wighton Solo, Summer Hill Community Choir, Jamie Seyfang, CJ Stranger, Queen Porter Stomp

Summer Hill Folk Festival

Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/summerhillfolkfestival & zoom.us

Live Streams Next Week

Ayleen O’Hanlon
Friday 24th April, 12:30pm AEST – instagram.com/reclinkau

Ben Harper
Sunday 26th April, 8am AEST – facebook.com/jackjohnson & twitch.tv/amazonmusic

Ben Lee
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Bobby Alu
Sunday 26th April, 5:40pm AEST – instagram.com/bobby_alu

Brandi Carlile
Monday 27th April, 5am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK

Brian Campeau
Sunday 26th April, 12am AEST – youtube.com/smallpond & instagram.com/smallpond

Caitlin Harnett
Friday 24th April, 6pm AEST – instagram.com/younghenrys

Daniel Champagne
Friday 24th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Saturday 25th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Sunday 26th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Monday 27th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Tuesday 28th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Wednesday 29th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Thursday 30th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Friday 1st May, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic

Dave Dobbyn
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Thursday 30th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/zenstudios2044

Dean Lewis
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Delivered Live feat. Henry Wagons, British India, The Maes, Woodes, Cal Wilson, Sami Shah
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – youtube.com

Dylan Raath
Wednesday 29th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/dylanraathmusic

Ed Sheeran
Saturday 25th April, 2am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK
Saturday 25th April, 9:40pm AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK

Fanny Lumsden
Saturday 25th April, 7:40pm AEST – instagram.com/fannylumsden
Wednesday 29th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/fannylumsdenmusic

Free Dirt Records Revue feat. JP Harris, Western Centuries, Jake La Botz, Rachel Baiman, Jake Blount, Allison de Groot, Tatiana Hargreaves, Vivian Leva, Riley Calcagno, Che Apalache, Hackensaw Boys
Sunday 26th April, 4am AEST – facebook.com/FreeDirtRecords

Gary Clark Jr
Monday 27th April, 4am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK

Get Folked Punk – The Longest Weekend feat. Gopher Broke, Boomer Remover, Jonno Read, Teresa Dixon, Will Mcdonald, Mitch Peasant, Mutley, Maya Tavener, Luke Seymoup, Emmy Hour, Vernon $urly, Leith James, Feff, Benny Mayhem
Friday 24th April, 5:30pm AEST – facebook.com/getfolkedpunk

Handsome Young Strangers
Saturday 25th April, 1pm – facebook.com/sharkislandbrewing & facebook.com/zenstudios2044 & facebook.com/Folk-The-Lot-Aya

Henry Wagons
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – youtube.com

Huck Hastings
Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/heapsgayparties

Isol-Aid Music Festival
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April – facebook.com/isolaidfestival

Jack Carty
Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/jackcartymusic

Jack Johnson
Sunday 26th April, 8am AEST – facebook.com/jackjohnson & twitch.tv/amazonmusic

Jim Lauderdale
Monday 27th April, 10am AEST – facebook.com/clture & twitch.tv/clturemedia

John Schumann and the Vagabond Crew
Friday 24th April, 7:45pm AEST – facebook.com/johnschumannandthevagabondcrew

Julia Johnson
Wednesday 29th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/juliajohnsonmusic
Friday 1st May, 10pm AEST – instagram.com/juliajohnsonmusic

Kōkua Festival 2020 – Live From Home feat. Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, Lukas Nelson, Paula Fuga, Kawika Kahiapo, John Cruz, Anuhea, Ron Artis II & Thunderstorm Artis
Sunday 26th April, 8am AEST – facebook.com/jackjohnson & twitch.tv/amazonmusic

Lachlan Bryan’s Drunken Piano Bar
Monday 27th April, 10pm AEST – facebook.com/lachlanbryanmusic1

Lukas Nelson
Sunday 26th April, 8am AEST – facebook.com/jackjohnson & twitch.tv/amazonmusic

Mandolin Orange
Saturday 25th April, 10am AEST – facebook.com/clture & twitch.tv/clturemedia

Marlon Williams
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Missy Higgins
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Mitch King
Friday 24th April, 7pm AEST – facebook.com/kitkitmusic or instagram.com/_kit_music

Music from the Home Front feat. Ben Lee, Birds of Tokyo w/ West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Courtney Barnett, Dave Dobbyn, Delta Goodrem, G Flip, Ian Moss, Jimmy Barnes, Kevin Parker, Marlon Williams, Missy Higgins, Paul Kelly, The Rubens, The Wiggles, Vance Joy, Vika and Linda Bull, Amy & George Sheppard, Dean Lewis, DMA’S, Hayley Mary, James Morrison, James Reyne, Jess Hitchcock, Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates, Mark Seymour, Shane Howard, Tim Minchin, William Barton
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/nathanseeckts & facebook.com/graceemilyhotel

Passenger
Monday 27th April, 4am AEST – facebook.com/PassengerOfficial

Paul Kelly
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

PlayOn Fest
Saturday 25th April, 2am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK
Sunday 26th April, 2am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK
Monday 27th April, 2am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK

Pyjama Jam: Under the Covers
Friday 1st May, 6pm, AEST – facebook.com/happymagtv

Rachel Baiman
Sunday 26th April, 5:30am AEST – facebook.com/FreeDirtRecords

Rufus Wainwright
Friday 24th April, 10am AEST – stonewallgivesback.com

Sam Buckingham
Tuesday 28th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/sambuckinghammusic

Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales feat. Bernard Butler, Lily Cole, Cosmo Sheldrake, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Matthew Bannister, Gavin Turk
Friday 24th April, 7am AEST – thenestcollective.co.uk

Shane Howard
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Shaun Kirk
Wednesday 29th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/FOKILiveShows

Shed Sessions with Pete and Sim
Saturday 25th April, 8:30pm AEST – facebook.com/pete.cornelius.music

Space Jams
Saturday 25th April, 1:30pm AEST – facebook.com/spacejamsfest

Steve Smyth
Saturday 25th April, 9pm AEST – instagram.com/lonosmyth

Summer Hill Folk Festival Listening Session feat. Bonnie and Freya, Abigail Wighton Solo, Summer Hill Community Choir, Jamie Seyfang, CJ Stranger, Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/summerhillfolkfestival & zoom.us

Taasha Coates
Friday 24th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/taashacoates & facebook.com/graceemilyhotel

The Black Sorrows
Sunday 26th April, 7:30pm AEST – memomusichall.com.au

The Gum Ball TV
Friday 24th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/TheGumBallFestival
Saturday 25th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/TheGumBallFestival

The Head and The Heart
Monday 27th April, 3am AEST – youtube.com/SONGKICK

The Maes
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – youtube.com

The Northern Folk
Sunday 26th April, 3:20pm AEST – instagram.com/thenorthernfolk

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 24th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/willietheboatman

The Water Runners
Saturday 25th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/socialdistanceinn

Tift Merritt
Sunday 26th April, 10am AEST – facebook.com/clture & twitch.tv/clturemedia

TinPan Orange
Saturday 25th April, 3:20pm AEST – instagram.com/tinpanorange

Tom West
Saturday 25th April – 7:30pm AEST – instagram.com/tomwestmusic

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 25th April – 6pm, AEST – instagram.com/tori.forsyth

Ukulele Death Squad
Saturday 25th April – 7:10pm AEST – instagram.com/ukedeathsquad

Vance Joy
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Vika and Linda Bull
Saturday 25th April, 7:30pm AEST – 9now.com.au

Wheaty Live KnockOffSessions
Friday 24th April, 6:30pm AEST – facebook.com/knockoffsessions
Friday 1st May, 6:30pm AEST – facebook.com/knockoffsessions

Whiskey Sour Happy Hour feat. Ed Helms
Thursday 30th April, 10am AEST – youtube.com/thebgsitch or facebook.com/TheBluegrassSituation

Woodfordian Artists: Live Online
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival
Tuesday 28th April to Sunday 2nd May – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival

POSTPONED and CANCELLED Festivals and Events Next Week

Australian Celtic Festival
***CANCELLED***Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May – Glen Innes, NSW***CANCELLED***

Groovin The Moo
***CANCELLED***Friday 24th April – Wayville SA***CANCELLED***
***CANCELLED***Saturday 25th April – Canberra, ACT***CANCELLED***
***CANCELLED***Sunday 26th April – Bunbury, WA***CANCELLED***

Hootenanny At The Hall
***CANCELLED***Saturday 25th April – Moorngag Hall, Moorngag, VIC***CANCELLED***

Meatstock
***POSTPONED***Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Sydney, NSW***POSTPONED***

Mount Beauty Music Festival
***POSTPONED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th ​April – Mount Beauty, VIC***POSTPONED***

Northern Beaches Music Festival
***POSTPONED***Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Sydney, NSW***POSTPONED***

Pittwater Bluegrass Retreat
***CANCELLED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Pittwater YHA, Pittwater, NSW***CANCELLED***

St Albans Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April – St Albans, NSW***CANCELLED***

The Drop Festival
***CANCELLED***Saturday 25th April – Busselton, WA***CANCELLED***

The Gum Ball
***POSTPONED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Dashville, NSW***POSTPONED***

Wintermoon
***POSTPONED***Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD***POSTPONED***

Friday Folk Flashback

“And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” – Pogues

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

White Buffalo
On The Widow’s WalkThe White Buffalo
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Stream This Gig

Jack Carty

Jack Carty

Saturday 18th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/jackcartymusic
Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/jackcartymusic

Live Streams Next Week

Alana Wilkinson
Friday 17th April, 8pm AEST – kateceberano.com/kate-ceberano-live

Alex Gibson
Sunday 19th April, 9pm AEST – facebook.com/SuccessExpressMusic

Alex The Astronaut
Friday 17th April, 10am AEST – youtube.com

Amistat
Sunday 19th April, 2pm AEST – instagram.com/amistatmusic

Andy Golledge
Friday 17th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/happymagtv

Batts
Saturday 18th April, 6pm AEST – instagram.com/rocksteadyrecords

Bonniesongs
Friday 17th April, 7pm AEST – instagram.com/bonniesongs

Colin Lillie
Sunday 19th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival

Daniel Champagne
Friday 17th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Saturday 18th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Sunday 19th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Monday 20th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Tuesday 21st April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Wednesday 22nd April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Thursday 23rd April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic
Friday 24th April, 12pm AEST – facebook.com/danielchampagnemusic

Delivered Live
Sunday 19th April, 7pm AEST – deliveredlive.com.au

Didirri
Sunday 19th April, 7pm AEST – deliveredlive.com.au

Eddie Vedder
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Fanny Lumsden
Wednesday 22nd April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/fannylumsdenmusic

Hannah Blackburn
Friday 17th April, 7:50pm AEST – instagram.com/_hannahblackburn_

Harmony Byrne
Sunday 19th April, 4:20pm AEST – instagram.com/harmonybyrne

Harry James Angus
Saturday 18th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/theloungeroomsessions

Henry Wagons
Sunday 19th April, 7pm AEST – deliveredlive.com.au

Isol-Aid Music Festival
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April – facebook.com/isolaidfestival

Jack Carty
Saturday 18th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/jackcartymusic
Friday 24th April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/jackcartymusic

Jack Johnson
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Jacob Diamond
Saturday 18th April, 8:40pm AEST – instagram.com/millsrecordsfreo

Jordie Lane
Saturday 18th April, 9:30am AEST – facebook.com/dustbowlrevival

Josh Pyke
Friday 17th April, 10am AEST – youtube.com

Kacey Musgraves
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Kaurna Cronin
Saturday 18th April, 9:30pm AEST – facebook.com/kaurnacronin

Keith Urban
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Kim Churchill
Friday 17th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/FOKILiveShows

Kit
Friday 17th April, 8:15pm AEST – facebook.com/kitkitmusic or instagram.com/_kit_music

Lachlan Bryan’s Drunken Piano Bar
Monday 20th April, 10pm AEST – facebook.com/lachlanbryanmusic1

Larkin Poe
Sunday 19th April, 6am AEST – larkinpoe.veeps.com

Laura Hyde
Friday 17th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival

Looch Lewis
Thursday 23rd April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/zenstudios2044

Mick Thomas
Sunday 19th April, 7pm AEST – deliveredlive.com.au

Milky Chance
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Missy Higgins
Sunday 19th April, 3:20pm AEST – instagram.com/missyhigginsmusic

Mitch King
Friday 24th April, 7pm AEST – facebook.com/kitkitmusic or instagram.com/_kit_music

Nikki Lane
Monday 20th April, 10am AEST – facebook.com/nikkilanemusic

One World: Together At Home
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Passenger
Monday 20th April, 4am AEST – facebook.com/PassengerOfficial

Pyjama Jam
Friday 17th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/happymagtv

Rodrigo y Gabriela
Friday 17th April, 6am AEST – youtube.com

Ruben Neeson
Friday 17th April, 6pm AEST – facebook.com/happymagtv

Sam Lee’s Singing With Nightingales feat. Bernard Butler, Lily Cole, Cosmo Sheldrake, Isobel Waller-Bridge, Matthew Bannister, Gavin Turk
Friday 24th April, 7am AEST – thenestcollective.co.uk

Sheryl Crow
Sunday 19th April, 8am AEST – globalcitizen.org/togetherathome

Shut In & Sing: A Festival To Stay Connected
Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th April – facebook.com/hanginandsangin

Steve Earle
Friday 17th April, 9am AEST – livesessions.npr.org/live/steve-earle

Steve Poltz
Monday 20th April, 9:00am AEST – facebook.com/dustbowlrevival

Sway-At-Home: A Virtual Music Fest
Saturday 18th to Monday 20th April – facebook.com/dustbowlrevival

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 17th April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/willietheboatman

Tim Rogers
Thursday 23rd April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/theloungeroomsessions

Tiny Ruins
Friday 17th April, 8am AEST – facebook.com/tinyruins
Saturday 18th April, 4:40pm AEST – instagram.com/jetblackcatmusic

Tom Richardson
Wednesday 22nd April, 7:30pm AEST – facebook.com/FOKILiveShows

Tony McManus w/ Julia Toaspern
Saturday 18th April, 10am AEST – youtube.com or facebook.com/KeepMusicLiveProject

Wheaty Live KnockOffSessions
Friday 17th April, 6:30pm AEST – facebook.com/knockoffsessions
Friday 24th April, 6:30pm AEST – facebook.com/knockoffsessions

Whiskey Sour Happy Hour feat. Ed Helms, Lee Ann Womack, Aubrie Sellers, Billy Strings, Madison Cunningham
Thursday 23rd April, 10am AEST – youtube.com/thebgsitch or facebook.com/TheBluegrassSituation

William Crighton
Tuesday 21st April, 8pm AEST – facebook.com/theloungeroomsessions

Woodfordian Artists: Live Online
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival
Tuesday 21st to Sunday 26th April – facebook.com/woodfordfolkfestival

POSTPONED and CANCELLED Festivals and Events Next Week

Fairbridge Festival
***POSTPONED***Friday 17th to Sunday 19th April – Fairbridge, WA***POSTPONED***

Groovin The Moo
***CANCELLED***Friday 24th April – Wayville SA***CANCELLED***

Mount Beauty Music Festival
***POSTPONED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th ​April – Mount Beauty, VIC***POSTPONED***

Pittwater Bluegrass Retreat
***CANCELLED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Pittwater YHA, Pittwater, NSW***CANCELLED***

Scotts Head Food, Wine, Music & Art Festival
***CANCELLED***Sunday 19th April – Scotts Head, NSW***CANCELLED***

St Albans Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th April – St Albans, NSW***CANCELLED***

The Gum Ball
***POSTPONED***Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April – Dashville, NSW***POSTPONED***

Friday Folk Flashback

“Towers” – Bon Iver

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 3rd April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Dave Favours
Not Your Average Country BandDave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Spotify

Migrauon Stories
Migration StoriesM. Ward
iTunes
Bandcamp

Stu Larsen
MarigoldStu Larsen
iTunes

The Bell Streets
MonumentThe Bell Streets
Bandcamp

The Dead Maggies
More Than Just GhostsThe Dead Maggies
iTunes

Winterbourne
Echo of Youth (Acoustic)Winterbourne
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Stream This Gig

Delivered Live feat. Alex Lahey, Bob Evans, Ali Barter, Henry Wagons, Even, C.W. Stoneking, Teeny Tiny Stevies, Andy Saunders, Nelly Thomas, Double Denim, Michael Williams, Sami Shah, Showko Showfukutei

Delivered Live

Saturday 4th April, 5pm AESDT – deliveredlive.com.au

Live Streams Next Week

Al Parkinson
Saturday 4th April, 1:20pm AEDT – instagram.com/alparkinson

Amy Vee
Saturday 4th April, 5:45pm AEDT – instagram.com/amyveemusic

Ben Leece
Saturday 4th April, 11:30am AEDT – instagram.com/benjaminleece

Bob Evans
Saturday 4th April, 10pm AEDT – deliveredlive.com.au

BonnieSongs
Friday 3rd April, 7pm AEDT – instagram.com/bonniesongs

C.W. Stoneking
Saturday 4th April, 9:20pm AEDT – deliveredlive.com.au

Charlie Collins
Saturday 4th April, 8:40pm AEDT – instagram.com/charliecollins

Charlie Gradon
Friday 3rd April, 7:30pm AEDT – instagram.com/charlie.gradon

Clare Bowditch
Saturday 4th April, 8:20pm AEDT – instagram.com/clarebowditch

Darren Hanlon
Saturday 4th April, 4:20pm AEDT – instagram.com/theblueguitar

Delivered Live
Saturday 4th April, 5pm AEDT – deliveredlive.com.au

Ella Hooper
Sunday 5th April, 6:20pm AEST – instagram.com/ella_hooper

Emily Wurramara
Sunday 5th April, 4pm AEST – instagram.com/emilywurramara_

Emma Beau
Saturday 4th April, 10:45am AEDT – instagram.com/emma_beau

Garett Kato
Saturday 4th April, 7:20pm AEDT – instagram.com/garrettkato

Greta Stanley
Sunday 5th April, 2pm AEST – instagram.com/gretastanley

Hayden Calnin
Saturday 4th April, 1pm AEDT – instagram.com/haydencalnin

Henry Wagons
Saturday 4th April, 5:10pm AEDT – deliveredlive.com.au
Sunday 5th April – 5pm AEST – instagram.com/henrywagons

Husky
Saturday 4th April, 3pm AEDT – instagram.com/huskysongs

Imogen Clark
Saturday 4th April, 9:30pm AEDT – instagram.com/imogen__clark

Iso-Laid Festival
Saturday 4th to Sunday 5th April – facebook.com/isolaidfestival

Jack Carty
Friday 3rd April, 9pm AEDT – facebook.com/jackcartymusic

Jess Ribeiro
Saturday 4th April, 2:40pm AEDT – instagram.com/ribeirotron

Joe Mungovan
Saturday 4th April, 9:45pm AEDT – instagram.com/joemungovan

John Butler
Sunday 5th April, 1:20pm AEST – instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Jordan Merrick
Saturday 4th April, 9pm AEDT – instagram.com/jordanmerrick18

Katie Noonan
Saturday 4th April, 6:40pm AEDT – instagram.com/katie_noonan_music

Kyle Lionhart
Saturday 4th April, 6pm AEDT – instagram.com/kylelionhart

Lisa Caruso
Saturday 4th April, 3:30pm AEDT – instagram.com/lisacaruso

Mama Kin
Sunday 5th April, 1pm AEST – instagram.com/mamakinpics

Merpire
Saturday 4th April, 11pm AEDT – instagram.com/merpiremusic

Mia Dyson
Saturday 4th April, 12:40pm AEDT – instagram.com/miadyson

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 4th April, 11am AEDT – instagram.com/nathanseeckts

Riley Pearce
Sunday 5th April, 4:40pm AEST – instagram.com/rileypearcemusic

Sally Seltmann
Sunday 5th April, 3pm AEST – instagram.com/sally_seltmann

Seán and Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 4th April, 9pm AEDT – Facebook Event

Spender
Sunday 5th April, 12:40pm AEST – instagram.com/spendermusic

Teeny Tiny Stevies
Saturday 4th April, 5:55pm AEDT – deliveredlive.com.au

This Way North
Sunday 5th April, 12:20pm AEST – instagram.com/thiswaynorth

Torch Fest Lite
Saturday 4th April – listenupmusic.com.au/torchfest

William Fitzsimmons
Sunday 5th April, 3pm PST – uncancelledmusicfestival.com

POSTPONED and CANCELLED Festivals and Events Next Week

BAD Friday Weekender
***CANCELLED***Friday 10th to Saturday 11th April – Railway Parade, Sydney, NSW***CANCELLED***

Bluesfest
***CANCELLED***Thursday 9th to Tuesday 14th April – Byron Bay, NSW***CANCELLED***

Boyne Valley Country Music Campout
***CANCELLED***Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April – Boyne Valley, QLD***CANCELLED***

Live ‘n’ Lounging’s Last Hoorah
***CANCELLED***Saturday 4th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW***CANCELLED***

National Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Thursday 9th to Monday 13th April – EPIC, Canberra, ACT***CANCELLED***

Old Fashioned Music Weekend
***POSTPONED***Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th April – The GAS, Brisbane, QLD***POSTPONED***

Rock The Turf
***POSTPONED***Saturday 4th April – Tumut, NSW***POSTPONED***

Torch Fest
***CANCELLED***Sunday 5th April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW***CANCELLED***

Friday Folk Flashback

“Chicago” (Sufjan Stevens cover) – The Staves

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Blog

“Right now is peak folk festival season and the cancellation of so many shows is going to have a deep and lasting impact on so many in the industry who rely on gigs for their income. However we think there’s a real opportunity for folk community to come together and soften that impact, if by just a little”Gareth Hugh Evans on the little ways we can help our community in these trying times. Blog post here

Reviews

“Riverboats Music Festival is probably the most comfortable festival to attend – accommodation is nearby, the venue is easy to navigate and facilities excellent. The curation of the line up ensures a great variety of complimentary acts. MC Brian Nankervis of RocKwiz fame kept acts rolling and entertainment between sets going – never have we seen so much dedication from a crowd to either quiz answers or a Frisbee competition”KT Bell reviews Riverboats Music Festival. Read the Review here

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

artist

Empty Folk Club

With the current situation surrounding COVID-19 we felt it was responsible not to recommend any gigs for the time being. Instead we recommend you support your favourite folk artists in other ways such as:

– Signing up to the Patreon of your favourite artists
– Buying artists’ albums and EPs on Bandcamp or iTunes or wherever you can
– Ordering physical copies of artists’ music or their merchandise online
– If you stream music, stream all you can. Create and share playlists of the artists you would have seen live and have music constantly in your life. Streaming doesn’t pay much but it pays something.
– If a cancelled festival or event is offering to transfer your ticket to next year’s event, take them up on that offer rather than asking for a refund. They’d appreciate the money in the bank
Stay safe everyone

Gigs Next Week

Bluegrass and Boilermakers
Thursday 26th March – Rio Bar, Sydney, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
***CANCELLED***Monday 9th to Sunday 22nd March – Melbourne, VIC***CANCELLED***

Claude Hay
Friday 27th March – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

CMC Rocks QLD
***POSTPONED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich, QLD***POSTPONED***

Day on the Lawn
***CANCELLED***Saturday 21st March – Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart, TAS***CANCELLED***

Forth Valley Blues Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Recreation Ground, Forth, TAS***CANCELLED***

Good Day Sunshine Festival
***POSTPONED***Saturday 21st March – Margaret River, WA***POSTPONED***

Honey
Sunday 22nd March – Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla, NSW

Lake Bolac Eel Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Saturday 21st March – Lake Bolac, VIC***CANCELLED***

Little Quirks
Friday 27th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Meadow 2020
***CANCELLED***Friday 27th to Sunday 29th March – Bambra, VIC***CANCELLED***

Narrandera Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Narrandera, NSW***CANCELLED***

Stringline Folk Band
Friday 20th March – Bar Centrale, Campbelltown, NSW

The Beez
Friday 27th March – Penrose Hall, Penrose, NSW

The Borderers
Friday 20th March – Memo Music Hall, Melbourne, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 27th March – Bellingen Brewery & Co., Bellingen, NSW

The Emerald Ruby
Saturday 21st March – Hidden Treasure Fest, The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Swamp Stompers
Saturday 21st March – Crack ‘n’ Jack Autumn Fest, Port Stephens, NSW

Under Western Skies Festival
***CANCELLED***Saturday 21st March – Dundullimal Homestead, Dubbo, NSW***CANCELLED***

Yackandandah Folk Festival
***CANCELLED***Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah, VIC***CANCELLED***

Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2019

2019

It’s been a very quiet year on the blogging front from Timber and Steel but I couldn’t let the season go past with at least on of my traditional best of lists.

Here’s 25 of the tracks I’ve been digging this year from across the folk spectrum – everything from trad to bluegrass, singer-songwriter to Americana. Hopefully you’ll agree that 2019 was a bumper year for the music we love.

Without further ado we present Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2019.

1. The Maes – “Treat You Better”

2. Aldous Harding – “The Barrel”

3. John Smith – “Hummingbird”

4. Joe Pug – “The Flood in Color”

5. Bon Iver – “Hey, Ma”

6. The East Pointers – “Wintergreen”

7. Bear’s Den – “Crow”

8. Luke Plumb & Kate Burke – “Billy Boy”

9. Julia Jacklin – “Pressure to Party”

10. Seeker Lover Keeper – “Let It Out”

11. Garrett Kato – “River Mouth”

12. The Teskey Brothers – “Hold Me”

13. Tia Gostelow – “Get To It”

14. Mandolin Orange – “Time We Made Time”

15. Fanny Lumsden – “These Days”

16. Vetiver – “To Who Knows Where”

17. Falls – “On Attack”

18. Chaika – “Arrow”

19. George Jackson – “Dorrigo”

20. Big Sky Mountain – “Cover My Tracks”

21. Charm of Finches – “Lies”

22. Stella Donnelly – “Die”

23. Passenger – “Rosie”

24. Michael Waugh – “Big Things”

25. Matthew and the Atlas – “Calling Long Distance”

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th November

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We got excited about the Major’s Creek Festival this weekend. Check out the piece here

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Adam Eckersley Band
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach, QLD

Alana Wilkinson
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Alanna and Alicia
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Amber Lawrence
Sunday 10th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 8th November – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – The Barn at Wombat Flat, Neale Flat, SA
Saturday 10th November – Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, SA
Friday 15th November – Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Australian Music Week
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Ben Leece
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo, VIC

Big Sky Mountain
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Blues at Bridgetown
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Bridgetown, WA

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Bonniesongs
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Busby Marou w/ Bobby Alu
Friday 8th November – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Saturday 9th November – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th November – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Friday 8th November – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Carus Thompson
Thursday 14th November – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Catherine Traicos
Friday 8th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 10th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Chaika
Friday 15th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Chris Neto
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 8th November – The J, Noosa Heads, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Kandanga Kitchen, Kandanga, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 8th November – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Claude Hay
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Crow Mountain
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

D.C Cross
Saturday 9th November – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 10th November – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Dashville on the Road hittin’ the Big Smoke feat. Magpie Diaries, Johnston City, James Thomson, Kingsley James
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Dave Wells
Saturday 9th November – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Didirri
Saturday 9th November – This That Festival, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Loch Hart Music Festival, Princetown, VIC

Emily Wurramara
Friday 8th November – AIS Arena, Canberra, ACT

Emma Davis
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 8th November – Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 9th November – Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW

Felicity Urquhart
Friday 8th November – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – The Barn at Wombat Flat, Neale Flat, SA
Saturday 10th November – Emily’s Bistro, Quorn, SA
Thursday 14th November – Panthers Penrith, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – Panthers Penrith, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Leroy Lee, Riley Catherall, Jess Dale
Wednesday 13th November – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gaelic Club Weekly Irish Music Session
Friday 8th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Genni Kane
Friday 15th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Georgia Knight
Friday 8th November – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC

Georgia Mulligan
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Tuesday 12th November – In The Round, The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 16th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Greta Stanley
Friday 8th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – UC Hub, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 10th November – North Wollongong Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 15th November – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Handpicked Festival
Saturday 9th November – Lake Breeze Wines, Langhorne Creek, SA

Harrietville Bluegrass Weekend
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Harrietville, VIC

Harry James Angus
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Friday 15th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Hayley Marsten
Friday 8th November – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW

Healesville Music Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville, VIC

Hello Tut Tut
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

High Lonesome
Saturday 9th November – Brew Day Out!, Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

High Tea feat. Liz Martin Band
Thursday 14th November – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Holly Arrowsmith
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 14th November – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huck Hastings
Saturday 9th November – Sneaky Possum, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

In The Round feat. Lisa Caruso, Georgia Mulligan, Dominic Breen, Skinny L
Tuesday 12th November – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Izy
Friday 8th November – Barbara, Brisbane, QLD

Jack Carty
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

James Thomson
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Jamie Hutchings w/ Mark Modre
Friday 8th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW

JD and The Hunger Men
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Chippo Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jhana Allan
Friday 8th Nobember – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Joe Pug
Tuesday 12th November – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th November – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

John Butler
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

John Williamson
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Kallidad
Friday 15th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Karl S Williams
Saturday 9th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Katie Brianna
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Kevin Welch
Friday 8th November – Austrian Australian Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 9th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 8th November – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Lily & King
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Liz Frencham
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Friday 15th November – Tomerong Hall, Tomerong, NSW

Looch Lewis
Friday 8th November – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Loren Kate
Friday 8th November – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 9th November – House Concert, Bundjalung, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Lost Ragas
Friday 8th November – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Lucie Thorne
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Majors Creek Festival
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek, NSW

Mama Kin Spender
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Mandy Connell
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters
Friday 8th November – Butchers Brew Bar, Sydney, NSW

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Matt Ward
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Matty T Wall
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Melanie Horsnell
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Melody Moko
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Mick Conway and Robbie Long
Thursday 14th November – Sutherland Acoustic Club, Sydney, NSW

Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Mike & Ruthy
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Missy Higgins
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA

Mojo Juju
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Monique Clare
Thursday 14th November – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Mother Hen Touring & Stanley Records AMW Showcase feat. JD & The Hungermen, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial, Peta Caswell & The Lost Cause, Georgia State Line, Sam Shinazzi
Friday 8th November – Croydon Lane Wine and Tapas Bar, Sydney, NSW

Mountaingrass
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Beechworth, VIC

Mullum Music Festival
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullumbimby, NSW

Narrownecks
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Newtown Festival
Sunday 10th November – Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Sydney, NSW

Nigel Wearne
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Thursday 14th November – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – Woodfolk Concert Series, Woodford, VIC

Ollie Thorpe
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Pat Tierney
Sunday 10th November – Peregian Originals, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 15th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Paul Dempsey
Saturday 9th November – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

Peta Caswell and The Lost Cause
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Rachel Baiman
Friday 8th November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 13th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Rhythm Hunters
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Rich Davies and the Low Road
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Richard Perso
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Rosie Burgess Trio
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

Ruben Neeson
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 8th November – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 14th November – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Friday 15th November – The Sly Fox, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Russell Morris
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA

Sahara Beck
Friday 8th November – The Cambridge, Newcastle, NSW

Sam Shinazzi
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul Music Festival, Thirroul, NSW

Scott Cook and the She’ll Be Rights
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Wednesday 13th November – Lauriston, VIC
Friday 15th November – Seymour, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 13th November – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Friday 8th November – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

Shaun Kirk
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 9th November – Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Saturday 9th November – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Skyscraper Stan
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Slim Dime
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

Smith & Jones
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th November – MES Entertainment, Orange, NSW
Sunday 10th November – Blackheath Bar and Bistro, Blackheath, NSW

Strzelecki Stringbusters
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Harrietville Bluegrass Weekend, Harrietville, VIC

The Audreys
Friday 15th November – Django @ Camelot, Sydney, NSW

The Barleyshakes
Saturday 9th November – Mary River Festival, Kandanga, QLD

The Bean Project
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Saturday 9th November – November Sun, Blue Pyrenees Estate, Avoca, VIC
Friday 15th November – Bird’s Basement, Melbourne, VIC

The BorderderS
Friday 15th November – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 8th November – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

The Lyrebirds
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Mid-North
Saturday 9th November – Brew Day Out!, Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW

The New Graces
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

The Slipdixies
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC

The South Carolina Broadcasters
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Upwey Belgrave RSL, Upwey, VIC

The Stetson Family
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 8th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th November – Handpicked Festival, Langhorne Creek, SA
Sunday 10th November – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 12th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th November – Forum, Melbourne, VIC

The Waifs
Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November – Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 10th November – Wangaratta Performing Arts & Convention Centre, Wangaratta, VIC
Tuesday 12th November – Griffith Regional Theatre, Griffith, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – The Memo, Healesville, VIC
Thursday 14th November – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC

The Wilson Pickers
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Thirroul Music Festival
Sunday 10th November – Thirroul, NSW

This Way North
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Majors Creek Festival, Majors Creek, NSW
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November – Healesville Music Festival, Healesville, VIC

Tia Gostelow
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Airlie Beach Festival of Music, Airlie Beach, QLD

Vardos
Friday 8th November – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Viva La Gong
Saturday 9th November – MacCabe park, Wollongong, NSW

Wagons
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Friday 15th November – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Whoa Mule
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Mountaingrass, Beechworth, VIC
Wednesday 13th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

William Crighton
Wednesday 6th to Sunday 10th November – Australian Music Week, Cronulla, Sydney, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 8th November – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th November – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November – Blues at Bridgetown, Bridgetown, WA
Sunday 10th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 13th September

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 Ainsley Farrell, Bobby Alu, Catherine Traicos, Falls, Mark Moldre, Michael Waugh, Montgomery Church, Nathan Power, Robert Cini, Sam Buckingham, The East Pointers, The Teskey Brothers and Vetiver. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Darren Cross
Ecstatic RacquetD.C Cross
Bandcamp

Ma
MaDevendra Banhart
iTunes

Hayden Calnin
A Life You Would ChooseHayden Calnin
iTunes

Want It All
Want it AllLittle Wise
Bandcamp
iTunes

Trucker Caps
Trucker Caps And Heart AttacksMat Black
iTunes

Shelley's Murder Boys
Above is a RawShelley’s Murder Boys
Bandcamp
iTunes

III
IIIThe Lumineers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Irish & Celtic Music Festival

Yass

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Yass, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Alana and Alicia
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW
Friday 20th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

An Otherwise Quiet Room feat. Teresa Dixon
Thursday 19th September – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Salter
Friday 13th September – The Gunners Arms Tavern, Launceston, TAS

Black Mountain String Band
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 20th September – Music at Street Market, Sydney, NSW

Broads
Saturday 14th September – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Cat Canteri & Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 14th September – House Concert, Eltham, VIC

Charlie Finn
Friday 13th September – Kelly’s On King, Sydney, NSW

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Danika Smith
Saturday 14th September – Geddes Lane Ballroom, Melbourne, VIC

Desert Song Festival
Friday 6th to Sunday 15th September – Alice Springs, NT

Don Walker
Thursday 19th September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Eagle & The Wolf
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Emily-Rose & The Wild Things, Vendulka
Friday 20th September – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Emma Russack
Friday 13th September – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
Sunday 15th September – The Taproom – Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 20th September – Toppy Hall, Wyalong, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Thursday 19th September – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD
Friday 20th September – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 16th September – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Victor Cripes, Hannah Matysek, Jesse Squire
Wednesday 18th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 13th September – Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet, TAS
Saturday 14th September – Kunanyi Folk Club, Fern Tree, TAS
Sunday 15th September – Dennes Point, TAS

Greta Stanley
Friday 13th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Tank Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 19th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th September – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Sunday 15th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th September – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden, NSW

Harvey Russell
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Saturday 14th September – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 15th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 19th September – Lazybones, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – Toppy Hall, Wyalong, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 12th September – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huckleberry Hastings
Thursday 19th September – Hotel Ravesis, Sydney, NSW

Irish & Celtic Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Yass, NSW

Jeff Lang
Friday 20th September – The Victoria, Bathurst, NSW

Joe Man Murphy
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – The GAS Goats Acoustic Sessions, Brooweena, QLD
Sunday 15th September – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 19th September – Foxy on Coolum, Coolum, QLD
Friday 20th September – Little Boat, Marcoola, QLD

Joe Mungovan
Friday 13th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th September – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Justin Townes Earle
Friday 13th September – Tank Arts Center, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 14th September – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Kasey Chambers w/ Charlie Collins
Friday 13th September – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th September – Costa Hall GPAC, Geelong, VIC
Sunday 15th September – Performing Arts Centre, Wangaratta, VIC
Thursday 19th September – Lismore City Hall, Lismore, NSW
Friday 20th September – The Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, VIC

Kris Kristofferson
Tuesday 17th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 19th September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th September – Riverlinks, Shepparton, VIC

Leah Flanagan
Friday 20th September – Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Lou Bradley
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Lucie Thorne
Friday 13th September – The Corridors Project, Cowra, NSW
Saturday 14th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 15th September – The Town Hall, Candelo, NSW

Mark Lucas & The Dead Setters
Sunday 15th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Mat Black w/ Gretta Ziller, Mr Alford
Sunday 15th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Medusa’s Wake
Saturday 14th September – The Chippo Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Michael Waugh
Saturday 14th September – The Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Montgomery Church
Saturday 14th September – Winter Breaker Country Party, Steampacket Hotel, Nelligen, NSW
Friday 20th September – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden, NSW

Narrownecks
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 13th September – Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, NSW

Neil Murray
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 19th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 20th September – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

Neurum Creek Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Neurum, QLD

Nimbin Roots Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin, NSW

Obscura Hail
Friday 13th September – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Paul Dempsey
Tuesday 17th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Rosie McDonald and Nigel Lever
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 13th September – Southport Sharks, Southport, QLD

Ruby Gilbert
Saturday 14th September – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 18th September – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Seanchas
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 13th September – Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 14th September – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Shane Nicholson w/ Michael Waugh
Saturday 14th September – The Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Shanty Club
Friday 13th September – The Observer Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – The Observer Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Sunday 15th September – Club Millthorpe, Millthorpe, NSW

Soweto Gospel Choir
Saturday 14th September – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, NT

The GAS Goats Acoustic Sessions feat. Lily & King, Gypsy Rumble, Hillbilly Goats, Flower & Trengove, The Tuck Shop Ladies, Chris Matthews, Tim Griffin, Tim Woodz, Joe Man Murphy, Rosie Burgess, JC & The Tree, Sean the Noosa Magician
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – The GAS, Brooweena, QLD

The Great Australian Caravan Park Country Music Showcase feat. Andrew Swift, Gretta Ziller, Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell, Montgomery Church
Friday 20th September – Eden Beachfront Holiday Park, Eden, NSW

The Middle East
Friday 13th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 20th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

The Strzelecki Stringbusters
Tuesday 17th September – Mountain Pickers Association, Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Thelma Plum
Monday 16th September – HBF Stadium, Perth, WA
Wednesday 18th September – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 20th September – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW

Tia Gostelow
Saturday 14th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Traditional Graffiti
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Ukulele Death Squad
Friday 13th September – SunPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th September – SunPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th September – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Wagons
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 14th September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

We Mavericks
Saturday 14th September – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

Whoa Mule & Grace Barr
Saturday 14th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Winter Breaker Country Party feat. Catherine Britt, Hurricane Fall, Montgomery Church, Chalkie White, Corey Legge, Lara Duncan Music, Sam Fletcher, Marshall Karaitiana, St Peter’s Anglican College Broulee
Saturday 14th September – Steampacket Hotel, Nelligen, NSW

Witches Leap
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 13th September – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 14th September – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 15th September – Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 20th September – Maryborough Sports Club, Maryborough, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Needle of Death” – Bert Jansch

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th September

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 Allison Forbes, Ash Grunwald with The Teskey Brothers, Asha Jefferies, Danika Smith, Hayley Marsten, Jenny Mitchell, Little Quirks, Michael Kiwanuka, Milky Chance & Tash Sultana, Pat Tierney and Thomas Oliver. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Lost ragas
This Is Not A DreamLost Ragas
Bandcamp
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The Weir
The WeirMichael Waugh
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Shelley’s Murder Boys w/ The Sweet Jelly Rolls, Kay Proudlove

Shelley's Murder Boys

Saturday 7th September – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 6th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th September – The Bundy Hall, Bundalaguah, VIC

Alana and Alicia
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Amber Lawrence
Saturday 7th September – Pulse of the Earth Festival, Bingara Showgrounds, Bingara, NSW

Andy Nelson
Friday 6th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th September – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th September – Charles Weston Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Black Mountain String Band
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 6th September – Forth Pub, Forth, TAS
Saturday 7th September – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Sunday 8th September – Shady Pines Saloon, Sydney, NSW

Charlie Finn
Friday 13th September – Kelly’s On King, Sydney, NSW

Chloe & Jason Roweth
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Cigány Weaver
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September – Redfest Strawberry Festival, Cleveland, QLD
Tuesday 10th September – Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Claire Anne Taylor
Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th September – Junction Arts Festival, Launceston, TAS

Darby
Tuesday 10th September – In The Round, The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th September – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Desert Song Festival
Friday 6th to Sunday 15th September – Alice Springs, NT

Didirri w/ Ro
Saturday 7th September – Lions Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

Don Walker
Friday 6th September – Imperial Hotel Bunker, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 7th September – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW

Eagle & The Wolf
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Emma Russack
Friday 13th September – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Fleetwood Mac
Saturday 7th September – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 9th September – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Rosewood, Harry Love, Sunday Lemonade
Wednesday 11th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 13th September – Cygnet Town Hall, Cygnet, TAS

Greta Stanley
Friday 13th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Harvey Russell
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 6th September – Captain Cook Holiday Village, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 12th September – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

In The Round feat. Frank Sultana, Hollie Matthew, Darby, Chris Neto
Tuesday 10th September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Irish & Celtic Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Yass, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 6th September – Si Paradiso, Perth, WA

Jo Meares and Michael Bridges
Sunday 8th September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Sunday 8th September – A Day On The Hill, Gerringong, NSW
Friday 13th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 6th September – The George Kerferd, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 7th September – St Leonards Vineyard, Wahgunyah, VIC

Justin Townes Earle
Friday 6th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 7th September – Indian Ocean Hotel, Perth, WA
Sunday 8th September – Mojo’s Bar, Perth, WA
Thursday 12th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th September – Tank Arts Center, Cairns, QLD

Kasey Chambers w/ Charlie Collins
Thursday 12th September – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th September – The Palms at Crown, Melbourne, VIC

Kay Proudlove
Friday 6th September – Jose Jones, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 7th September – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th September – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Lou Bradley
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Lucie Thorne
Friday 13th September – The Corridors Project, Cowra, NSW

Matt Joe Gow
Saturday 7th September – The Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th September – Rezza House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Medusa’s Wake, Handsome Young Strangers, Steph Miller
Sunday 8th September – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Sunday 8th September – The Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW

Michael Waugh
Saturday 7th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th September – Maffra Memorial Hall, Maffra, VIC

Narrownecks
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Neil Murray
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Neurum Creek Music Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, Neurum, QLD

Nimbin Roots Festival
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Nimbin, NSW

Obscura Hail
Friday 6th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 7th September – Nighthawks, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 12th September – Backyard Boogie, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 13th September – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Porch Light Sessions feat. Leroy Lee, Witches Leap, Heirs
Thursday 12th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Rezza House Concert feat. Matt Joe Gow
Sunday 8th September – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Rose Zita Falko
Friday 6th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th September – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Rosie McDonald and Nigel Lever
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 13th September – Southport Sharks, Southport, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 11th September – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Seanchas
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 6th September – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th September – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 13th September – Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW

Shaky Stills
Saturday 7th September – The Rainbow, Melbourne, VIC

Shanty Club
Friday 6th September – The Observer Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th September – The Observer Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys w/ The Sweet Jelly Rolls, Kay Proudlove
Saturday 7th September – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW

Strings on King Bluegrass Night feat. Grace Barr
Tuesday 10th September – Moshpit, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 7th September – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Audreys
Friday 6th September – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th September – Sooki Lounge, Melbourne, VIC

The Bushwackers
Saturday 7th September – Showground, Trundle, NSW

The Last Aurochs
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

The Middle East
Friday 13th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

The Royal High Jinx
Sunday 8th September – Mantra Studio Kitchen and Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

The Water Runners
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Traditional Graffiti
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Turkey In The Mountain – An Old Time Music Gathering
Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September – Nimbin Rox YHA, Nimbin, NSW

Wagons
Friday 6th September – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 7th September – The Waratah, Hobart, TAS
Friday 13th September – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Witches Leap
Thursday 12th September – Porch Light Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September – Irish & Celtic Music Festival, Yass, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 6th September – The Scottish Prince, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 7th September – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 8th September – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 13th September – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Now I’m Easy” – Eric Bogle, Ted Egan, Smoky Dawson

New Music Monday – 2nd September

Hayley Marsten
Image Courtesy of Hayley Marsten

Allison Forbes – “Hell Freezes Over”

Australian country singer Allison Forbes has released her brand new single “Hell Freezes Over”, taken from her upcoming album Bonedigger, due this November. The track delves more into the country-rock side of Forbes’ sound than we’ve seen in the past and is full of grit and fire.

“The song is about finding a place where you’re comfortable to accept things that have happened and the preparation of not lying down to die because of it,” Allison Forbes explains.

Ash Grunwald feat. The Teskey Brothers – “Ain’t My Problem”

For his latest single “Ain’t My Problem” blues and roots singer Ash Grunwald has enlisted the myriad talents of current buzz band The Teskey Brothers. The result is a track full of foot stomping blues goodness, accentuated by the distinct vocals of Ash Grunwald and Josh Teskey.

“”Ain’t My Problem” is written about the concept that comes up often when we relive old relationships, we literally re-live emotionally everything that we went through. And there is no point, it’s holding you back and it ain’t your problem anymore!” Ash Grunwald explained. “It was a conglomeration of stories from friends and personal experiences about moving on. It was such a great honour to have Josh Teskey and The Teskey Brothers play on this track. Josh has one of the greatest voices to ever come out of Australia and I have such respect for the band, I love them both as people and as musicians.”

“Ain’t My Problem” is taken from Ash Grunwald’s latest album Mojo, released last week. He’s heading out on tour this October and November – the full list of dates are below:

Friday 4th October – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th October – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Friday 18th October – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 19th October – The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
Friday 1st November – Waratah Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 2nd November – The Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 3rd November – Forth Pub, Forth, TAS
Friday 22nd November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, VIC

Asha Jefferies – “Bad Kisser”

Brisbane based singer-songwriter Asha Jefferies has just released the delitelful new single “Bad Kisser”. The coming of age song couples a sweet, catching melody with some biting lyrics and poignant observations. I really like the production on this track as well, the way it jumps from just Jefferies and her guitar to full string arrangements alongside a band.

“I wrote [the song] about an extremely euphoric and tragic moment involving a festival; lust, longing, intoxication & one ultra-big insult,” Asha Jefferies explains. “It takes a bit of growing up to realise not every interaction you have with a stranger you like and meet will be romantic.”

Asha Jefferies is touring “Bad Kisser” from the middle of this month:

Saturday 21st September – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th September – Brisbane Festival @ Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th October – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 26th October – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Danika Smith – “Suit of Armour”

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Danika Smith has just released her new single “Suit of Armour”. Combining classic folk finger-picking with modern lo-fi production, the track takes Smith’s sound in a really interesting and mesmerising direction.

“”Suit Of Armour” is a track that I wrote when love and fear collided, and left me feeling confused and avoidant,” Danika Smith explained. “It’s a song that observes the reservations I have, when there is something potentially beautiful in front of me, and I look for the cracks and flaws, as a protective method to avoid pain. It is melancholic that the beauty of love is shadowed by so much skepticism and mistrust, but there is an optimistic message too. I have the power to move through the weight of these experiences, remove the armour, and eventually be more open to connection, in time.”

Danika Smith will be launching “Suit of Armour” at the Geddes Lane Ballroom in Melbourne on the 14th September as well as being announced for the Strawberry Fields Festival at the end of November.

Hayley Marsten – “Red Wine, White Dress”

Country singer-songwriter Hayley Marsten has released the amazingly titled “Red Wine, White Dress”, which she co-wrote with Timber and Steel favourite Brad Butcher. The track is a perfect piece of modern country rock music without any of the cringyness that sometimes plagues the genre. Marsten’s amazing voice shines through, accentuated by her amazing band.

“Red Wine, White Dress” is taken from Hayley Marsten’s new album Spectacular Heartbreak which came out last week. She’s currently out on tour – check out the remaining dates here:

Thursday 5th September – Oodies Cafe, Bundaberg, QLD
Friday 6th September – Captain Cook, 1770, QLD
Saturday 14th September – The Press, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 15th September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Thursday 19th September – Lazybones, Sydney, NSW
Friday 20th September – Toppy Hall, Wyalong, NSW
Saturday 21st September – Palladiam Palace Theatre, Morundah, NSW
Sunday 22nd September – Servo Bar, Woollongong, NSW
Saturday 12th October – VDM Fest, Biloela, QLD
Friday 18th October – Apple Cider Shed, Grove, TAS
Saturday 19th October – Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Friday 25th October – Springdale Hall, Springdale, NSW
Saturday 26th October – Gunbar Hall, Gunbar, NSW
Thursday 7th November – Wesley Ann, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 8th November – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW
Saturday 16th November – Glen Innes Hall, Glen Innes, NSW

Jenny Mitchell – “Let Me Be”

“Let Me Be” is the stunning new single and video from NZ based folk and country singer-songwriter Jenny Mitchell. Mitchell has crafted a sweeping, expansive song with a driving rhythm and beautiful lyrical quality.

The track is taken from Jenny Mitchell’s 2018 album Wildfires and tells the story of her parents. “It’s definitely a track on the album which crosses genre boundaries, and I’m really proud of it” she explains.

Jenny Mitchell will be joining Fanny Lumsden on a handful of Australian tour dates this December:

Friday 6th December – Jamieson Hall, Jamieson, VIC
Saturday 7th December – Newham Hall, Newham, VIC
Sunday 8th December – The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, VIC

Little Quirks – “Life Wouldn’t Be”

Central Coast based indie-folk trio Little Quirks have released their catchy new single and video “Life Wouldn’t Be”. The track, taken from their upcoming EP Cover My Eyes, perfectly captures the Australian indie-folk sound of so many of their contemporaries, combining a pop sensibility with folky songwriting and harmonies.

Little Quirks are heading out on an east coast tour from this week – full dates are below:

Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th September – BIGSOUND, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 5th October – Dashville Skyline, Dashville, NSW
Friday 11th October – Oxford Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 12th October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 2nd November – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 3rd November – Lost Lands Festival, VIC

Michael Kiwanuka – “You Ain’t The Problem”

UK based singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka embraces the full sound of the seventies with his neo-soul track “You Ain’t The Problem”. Taken from his recently announced album Kiwanuka, due on the 25th October, “You Ain’t The Problem” is a funk-filled sonic feast combining Kiwanuka’s love of vintage sounds and his expert songwriting.

Milky Chance & Tash Sultana – “Daydreaming”

German indie-folk oddities Milky Chance have teamed with Australian roots legend Tash Sultana for their new single and video “Daydreaming”. The track is infused with a mish mash of genres, held together with Milky Chance’s quirky vocals and the wonderfulness that is Tash Sultana’s incredible voice.

“Daydreaming” is taken from Milky Chance’s upcoming album Mind The Moon, due on the 15th November.

Pat Tierney – “My Sweet Love”

Celebrated singer-songwriter and lap slide guitarist Pat Tierney has released the blissful new single “My Sweet Love”. The track is a a laid back, rootsy gem that you can get lost in – and with a really sweet video featuring Tierney’s son.

“I wrote the beginnings of the song when my partner and I found out we were having our first child.,” Pat Tierney explains. “We’d just gotten back from an overseas trip, we were a bit lost, out of money and unsure of what we were going to do and where we would live. I wrote the song as, kind of a letter to my partner just to tell her everything was going to work out. When It came time to record the song, it just flowed together really seamlessly in the studio. I wanted the feel and vibe to remind me of my partner and son. Happy, dreamy and full of sunshine. That was also a big part of the video clip, showing the feel and story behind the song and what we’ve built for ourselves over the past few years. It’s definitely one of my favourite songs on the album.”

Pat Tierney has a bunch of tour dates towards the end of the year – check them out here:

Thursday 24th October – The Homestead, Hobart, TAS
Friday 25th October – Willie Smiths, Huon Valley, TAS
Thursday 7th November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 10th November – Peregian Originals, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 15th November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th November – Livefast Cafe, Halls Gap, VIC
Thursday 21st November – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd November – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 30th November – Good Nights, Bunbury, WA
Sundauy 1st December – Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra, WA

Thomas Oliver – “Bulgarian Mountains”

“Bulgarian Mountains” is the super catchy new song from Kiwi singer-songwriter Thomas Oliver, taken from his upcoming album The Brightest Light, due in March next year. The track is an upbeat, soulful roots song with lots of rhythm and lots of heart.

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.”

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