Thank Folk It’s Friday – 29th July

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Adelaide based singer-songwriter James Kenyon announced details of his upcoming album Imagine You Are Driving. Details here

Out On The Weekend announced their 2016 lineup including Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Joe Pug, Joshua Hedley, The Cactus Blossoms, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club and The Stetson Family. Details here

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Little Features feat. Marlis, Julia Johnson, Mitch King

Julia Johnson

Sydney’s best underground indie-folk night roles into July with an amazing show featuring Marlis, Julia Johnson and Mitch King

Saturday 30th July – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Saturday 30th July – Home Made Jam Sessions, Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar, NSW
Sunday 31st July – Currumbin RSL, Currumbin, QLD

Andy Gordon, Mark Lucas & Steph Miller
Thursday 4th August – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Bernard Fanning
Tuesday 2nd August – Giant Dwarf, Sydney, NSW

Black Sorrows w/ The Davidson Brothers
Saturday 30th July – Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall, Bundalaguah, VIC
Sunday 31st July – Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall, Bundalaguah, VIC

Bob Evans w/ Melody Pool
Thursday 4th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 5th August – Dunsborought Hotel, Dunsborough, WA

Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Friday 29th July – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Robbie Miller, Woodes
Thursday 4th August – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 5th August – Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Fallon Cush, The Forresters, Peasant Moon
Wednesday 3rd August – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Spindles, MoSoul, The Delta Revue
Wednesday 3rd August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

From the Dirty Swamp to Mexico feat. Bonnie Kay and the Plan B Band, Dusty Ravens, Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 29th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Georgia Mulligan w/ Skinny Legions
Friday 29th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Hootenany feat. Bryen Willems & The Bayou Boogie Boys
Sunday 31st July – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jake Bugg
Friday 29th July – Metro City, Perth, WA

James Kenyon
Friday 29th July – Cellar Door Sessions, Mclaren Vale, SA
Saturday 30th July – Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield, SA
Sunday 31st July – The Border Inn, Apsley, VIC

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN #7 feat. Mysterious Universe, Stillhouse Union, Terry Serio’s Half Truths
Saturday 30th July – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Saturday 30th July – Queenscliff Uniting Church, Queenscliff, VIC

Josh Pyke w/ Jack Carty
Friday 29th July – Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 30th July – Waratah Hotel, Hobart TAS
Thursday 4th August – Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Friday 5th August – Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Kinross, NSW

Julia Jacklin
Friday 29th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Little Features feat. Marlis, Julia Johnson, Mitch King
Saturday 30th July – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 29th July – The Gold Dust Lounge, Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo, VIC

Oh Willy Dear
Friday 29th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sweet Jean
Saturday 30th July – Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Thursday 4th August – Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst, NSW

The Plough
Wednesday 3rd August – Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, Sydney, NSW

The Wayward Henrys
Friday 29th July – The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Sunday 31st July – Martians Cafe, Deans March, VIC

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Caitlin Harnett, Adam Young
Sunday 31st July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

The Willing Ponies
Sunday 31st July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Sunday 31st July – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Troubadours in the wareHOUSE! feat. Luke O’Shea, Jen Mize, Paddy McHugh
Friday 5th August – Food Connect, Brisbane, QLD

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 29th July – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th July – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 30th July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 5th August – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Friday Folk Flashback

“Between The Wars” – The Young’uns

The Young’uns completely own this Billy Bragg classic.

Out On The Weekend Announces 2016 Lineup

Marlon Williams
Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders

The festival announcement all fans of Americana and alt-country have been waiting for is here. At midnight last night the full lineup for Out On The Weekend 2016 dropped and it’s huge.

The headliner this year is New Zealand’s own Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders who have been garnering a heap of buzz in both Australia and overseas. Out On The Weekend will be Williams’ only Melbourne performance for the rest of 2016 so it’s bound to be a very special gig.

In terms of overseas artists Out On The Weekend boasts Robert Ellis (USA), Lindi Ortega (CAN), Joe Pug (USA), Joshua Hedley (USA) and The Cactus Blossoms (USA). On the local front it’s a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites including Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club and The Stetson Family.

Finally the festival coincides with the 20th anniversary of Denise Hyland’s Twang programme on 3RRR community radio and to celebrate the show will be broadcasting live from the main stage.

Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks, Williamstown
 in Melbourne on 15th October. Tickets are on sale from this Friday 29th July – check out the official site for more information. The full lineup is below:

Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Joe Pug, Joshua Hedley, The Cactus Blossoms, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club, The Stetson Family

James Kenyon Announces New Album Imagine You Are Driving

James Kenyon
Image Courtesy of James Kenyon

Adelaide based singer-songwriter James Kenyon has announced plans to release his brand new album Imagine You Are Driving on the 2nd September this year. The album is a followup to Kenyon’s amazing 2012 debut The North Pole.

“I pitched the idea for the album to [producer] Nick Huggins whist kicking a footy around,” James Kenyon explained. “I wanted to make a soundtrack to an unmade film. The “film” was really just a shifting set of images and songs I’d been thinking about over the past few years – a collection of loosely connected narratives based around a small town or an outer suburban area that reverberated through the songs. It didn’t matter that the plot for the “film” wasn’t locked down, what mattered was that we had an idea of the textures, colours and landscape of the film; enough information to inform the music.”

James Kenyon released the first single from the album, “The Motorbike Song”, back on May and is currently touring it throughout the country – check out the full list of dates and the video for “The Motorbike Song” below:

Thursday 28th July – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th July – Cellar Door Sessions, Mclaren Vale, SA
Saturday 30th July – Three Brothers Arms, Macclesfield, SA
Sunday 31st July – The Border Inn, Apsley, VIC
Wednesday 10th August – Queen Vic Night Market, VIC
Thursday 11th August – Porchlight Sessions, Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th August – The Hinton Hotel, Hinton, NSW
Saturday 13th August – House Concert, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 14th August – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Tom Stephens released his new video “Down To Rest”. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival announced its first round of artists for 2016 including Eilen Jewell, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Julien Baker, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Matt Andersen, Suzannah Espie, William Crighton, Lior, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Sahara Beck, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jordie Lane and many more. Details here

Passenger released his new track “Somebody’s Love” and announced a new album. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released her new video “Leadlight”, announced details of her upcoming album and revealed tour dates at the end of the month. Details here

– Legendary bush band The Bushwackers released their new video “Leave It In The Ground”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new video “Picture Frame”. Details here

Releases This Week

Bear's Den
Red Earth & Pouring RainBear’s Den
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

This coming Thursday Americana singer-songwriter Bill Jackson will launch his amazing new album The Wayside Ballads Vol 2 in his home town of Melbourne. Joining him on stage will be some of the countries best and brightest players including Pete Fidler (dobro), Hamish Davidson (fiddle, banjo, guitar), Lachlan Davidson (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), Cat Canteri (drums) and Ben Franz (double bass). Definitely not a show to be missed.

Thursday 28th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Sunday 24th July – Triffid Roots, The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – The End, Brisbane, QLD

Bill Jackson
Friday 22nd July – The Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 28th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Colin Jones & The Delta Revue
Friday 29th July – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW

Colin Lillie
Saturday 23rd July – Epilogue, Alice Springs, NT

FolkSwagon feat. Sam Newton, Leah Senior, Alex The Astronaut, The Delta Revue
Wednesday 27th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

From the Dirty Swamp to Mexico feat. Bonnie Kay and the Plan B Band, Dusty Ravens, Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 29th July – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Green Room Banjo Sessions
Tuesday 26th July – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Sam Newton
Sunday 24th July – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Imogen Clark
Friday 22nd July – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Jake Bugg
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW
Tuesday 26th July – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 27th July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th July – Metro City, Perth, WA

Josh Pyke w/ Jack Carty
Friday 22nd July – White Star Hotel, Albany, WA
Saturday 23rd July – Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Sunday 24th July – Northshore Tavern, Hilarys, WA
Thursday 28th July – Tapas Lounge Bar, Devonport, TAS
Friday 29th July – Country Club Showroom, Launceston, TAS

Julia Jacklin
Wednesday 27th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Leah Flanagan
Saturday 23rd July – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 24th July – Front Bar and Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Leah Senior, Leroy Lee
Friday 22nd July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Live Acoustic Podcast Record with Danny Yau
Wednesday 27th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 29th July – The Gold Dust Lounge, Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo, VIC

Peasant Moon, Mitch Power
Saturday 23rd July – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Rhythms Magazine presents The Americana Sessions feat. The Bakersfield Glee Club, Little Georgia, The Weeping Willows
Thursday 28th July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 22nd July to Sunday 24th July – Byron Bay, NSW

Sweet Jean
Sunday 24th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA

The Spooky Men’s Chorale Present “Warm”
Saturday 23rd July – Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 24th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

The Vanishing Shapes
Sunday 24th July – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife
Friday 22nd July – Transwells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 23rd July – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Triffid Country w/ Harmony James, Sian Evans, Phil Smith, Ben Bunting
Friday 22nd July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 22nd July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd July – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 24th July – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 29th July – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th July – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Angeline the Baker/Sal’s Got Mud Between Her Toes” – The Wayfarers

Watch the New Josh Rennie Hynes Video “Picture Frame”

Josh Rennie Hynes
Image Courtesy of Josh Rennie Hynes

Queensland based alt-country singer-songwriter Josh Rennie Hynes is giving us another taste of his upcoming sophomore album Furthermore (due on the 26th August) with his new single “Picture Frame”.

The video for “Picture Frame” premiered last week and was directed by Bradley Murnane & Richard Clifford. Check it out below:

Watch “Leave It In The Ground”, the New Video from The Bushwackers – Copyright The Bushwackers

The Bushwackers
Image Courtesy of The Bushwackers

Legendary bush band The Bushwackers have just released their brand new single and video “Leave It In The Ground”. Folk music and the protest movement have long been interlinked and The Bushwackers are adding to that tradition with this track, protesting the take over of farming and rural landscapes for the profit of mining and energy companies.

Check out the video for “Leave It In The Ground” below:

Watch Julia Jacklin New Video “Leadlight” Plus Details of Her Debut Album

Julia Jacklin
Image Courtesy of Julia Jacklin

When she’s not staring in her friend’s music videos Sydney singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin produces some pretty special music.

Jacklin’s latest single is “Leadlight”, the video to which was filmed in her old high school hall.

“A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for Grease and Fiddler on the Roof and the unfortunate time I chose to sing “Wonderwall” to a backing CD for a senior assembly,” Julia Jacklin explained. “I went back there recently and saw the hall in a whole new light. When I was at school I never really thought about it, it was just a boring school hall that I was forced to sit in for long assemblies and exams. Now I think it’s a really beautiful space.”

Check out the video for “Leadlight” here:

“Leadlight” is the latest taste of Julia Jacklin’s upcoming debut album. Titled Don’t Let The Kids Win the album is due for release on the 7th October. Here’s the full tracklist:

Pool Party
Leadlight
Coming of Age
Elizabeth
Motherland
Small Talk
LA Dream
Sweet Step
Same Airport
Hay Plain
Don’t Let the Kids Win

Julia Jacklin has shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne at the end of the month:

Wednesday 27th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Passenger Video “Somebody’s Love”

Passenger
Image Courtesy of Passenger

Is there a singer-songwriter more prolific than Passenger? The UK superstar has just released his brand new video “Somebody’s Love” which is the first taster of his upcoming album Young As The Morning Old As The Sea, due for release on the 23rd September.

The video was shot on a lake in Iceland. Check it out below:

The Mullum Music Festival Announce First Lineup for 2016

Eilen Jewell
Image Courtesy of Eilen Jewell

The Mullum Music Festival has long been held up as one of the country’s best and it has a long history supporting of folk, country, roots and Americana artists throughout the years.

It looks like 2016 is going to be another cracking festival with the first round of artists announced today. The lineup includes plenty of Timber and Steel friendly music including Eilen Jewell (above), The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, Julien Baker, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Matt Andersen, Suzannah Espie, William Crighton, Lior, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Sahara Beck, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jordie Lane and many more.

The Mullum Music Festival takes place in the northern NSW town of Mullumbimby from the 17th to 20th November. Tickets are already on sales – check the official site for details.

The full lineup of artists announced this morning is below:

Eilen Jewell (USA), The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer (CAN), Julien Baker (USA), Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Olympia, Gareth Liddiard, Matt Andersen (CAN), Tash Sultana, Suzannah Espie, William Crighton, Lior, Epizo Bangoura (West Africa), The Meltdown, Bobby Alu and the Palm Royale, Sahara Beck, Hat Fitz & Cara, Jordie Lane

Watch the New Tom Stephens Video “Down To Rest”

Tom Stephens
Image Courtesy of Tom Stephens

Last week Sydney based singer-songwriter Tom Stephens premiered his wonderful new video “Down To Rest”. The video was directed by Cate Hartmann and features fellow Timber and Steel favourite Julia Jacklin (as well as some other familiar faces) in a staring role.

Check out Tom Stephens’ video “Down To Rest” below:

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