Thank Folk It’s Friday – 22nd May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Packwood announced details of Hibernal, the second album in his seasonal series Vertumnus. Details here

Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda (Husky), Jordie Lane and Fergus Linacre (Kingswood) will be taking to the stage to pay tribute to The Beatles’ albums Rubber Soul and Revolver. Details here

Richard Thompson has announced plans to release his new Jeff Tweedy produced album Still. Details here

Releases This Week

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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Good Ship

Good Ship

Folk favourites The Good Ship bid farewell with their final show in their home town of Brisbane. This is bound to be a rollicking affair!

Saturday 23rd May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Ben Howard
Thursday 28th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

Brad Butcher
Friday 22nd May – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Saturday 23rd May – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 24th May – The Homestead, Hobart, TAS

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady
Friday 22nd May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles
Friday 29th May – Petersham Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Direwolf and Willowy
Wednesday 27th May – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 28th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Elwood Myre
Sunday 24th May – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Forest Falls
Wednesday 27th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown
Friday 22nd May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 23rd May – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 24th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 28th May – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 29th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Liam Gale & The Ponytails
Saturday 23rd May – *Secret Show*, Sydney, NSW

Peasant Moon w/ Katie Brianna, Lisa Caruso
Sunday 24th May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Planet Dungog Music Festival
Friday 29th to Sunday 31st May – Dungog, NSW

Ruby Boots
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd May – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 24th May – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Sufjan Stevens
Friday 22nd May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 24th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 25th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

The Good Ship
Saturday 23rd May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD

The Pigs
Friday 22nd May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd May – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 29th May – The Spirit, Traralgon, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Way It Goes” – Gillian Welch

Richard Thompson Announces New Album Still

Richard Thompson
Image Courtesy of Richard Thompson

Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson has announced plans to release his brand new album Still. Produced by Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) the album is due for release on the 29th June.

“Richard’s been one of my favorite guitar players for a very long time,” Tweedy explained. “When I think about it, he’s also one of my favorite songwriters and favorite singers. He’s the Ultimate Triple Threat. Getting to work closely with him on this record was a truly rewarding experience, not to mention a great thrill. And he keeps alive my streak of working exclusively with artists who make me look good as a producer.”

“I really tried to not have any preconceived ideas, but of course you do,” Thompson said of working with Tweedy. “I tried to shove those to the back of my mind. You don’t really know until you turn up — what the studio is like, what the gear is like. It ended up being a nice unfolding of surprises.”

Check out the full track listing for Still below:

1. She Never Could Resist A Winding Road
2. Beatnik Walking
3. Patty Don’t You Put Me Down
4. Broken Doll
5. All Buttoned Up
6. Josephine
7. Long John Silver
8. Pony In The Stable
9. Where’s Your Heart
10. No Peace No End
11. Dungeons For Eyes
12. Guitar Heroes

Some of Folk’s Best Come Together for Rubber Soul and Revolver Tribute Concert Series

Rubber Soul

This July and August some of Timber and Steel’s favourite singers are coming together to pay tribute to two of the most celebrated Beatles albums – Rubber Soul and Revolver.

Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda (Husky), Jordie Lane and Fergus Linacre (Kingswood) will take to the stage in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra to perform the albums back to back.

“If it wasn’t for my school friend introducing The Beatles’ music to me when I was 10, I don’t think I would have become a singer and songwriter,” Jordie Lane explained. “Their influence on me was really that important.”

To hear these artists cover classic tracks like “Drive My Car”, “Nowhere Man”, “Norwegian Wood”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Eleanor Rigby” and more check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 30th July – Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 1st August – Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA
Sunday 2nd August – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 4th August – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 5th August – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th August- Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Friday 7th August – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 8th August – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Packwood Reveals Details of New Mini-Album Hibernial

Packwood
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Having already wowed us with his amazing mini-album Autumnal (review here), Packwood returns with the next instalment of his seasonal epic Vertumnus, the winter themed Hibernal.

Due for release on the 1st June Hibernal promises to be more expansive and theatrical than the previous release with layered orchestral and choral arrangements. Packwood is already offering a taste of the album with the track “Obstinate” – listen to it below:

For more information on Hibernal, including how to order it, check out Packwood’s Bandcamp here.

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s For May 2015

Bluegrass at Yulli's
Image Courtesy of The Crooked Fiddle Band

After a month of in April Sydney’s favourite bluegrass jam and performance night, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, returns this week with a very very exciting lineup.

This Wednesday the 20th May Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will once again take over the upstairs of Yulli’s restaurant in Surry Hills. As always the night will kick off with an all in jam from 6pm – BYO fiddle, mando, banjo, guitar, etc – followed by the feature show at 8pm.

This month’s feature band is made up of Crooked Fiddle Band alumni Jess Randall (fiddle) and Mark Stevens (mountain dulcimer, double bass) along with a who’s who of local bluegrass and folk musicians including Antony Mutch (mandolin), Michael O’Donnell (fiddle), Elsen Price (Contrabass), Morgan Haselden (guitar) and Zane Banks (banjo).

For more information on this month’s Bluegrass @ Yulli’s check out the official Facebook invite here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 15th May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Georgia Fair released the new-wave inspired track “Last Chance”. Details here

– Next Thursday some of the finest new folk artists in the country will be showcasing their music at the Autumn Folk Festival in Sydney including Ed Wells, Joe Mungovan, Hunter Adams, Hannah Robinson, Rosie Catalano, Benny Francis, Gina Balenzano, Jack Ate The Beanstalk and more. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country singer Alison Ferrier announced details of her new album Sugar Baby produced by Jeff Lang and featuring The Stillsons. Details here

Ruby Boots released the video for “Wrap Me In A Fever”. Details here

Forest Falls released their new video “Hounds”. Details here

Fraser A. Gorman released his new single “Shiny Gun”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel announced details of a June tour. Details here

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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Catgut w/ Bonniesongs

Catgut

Catgut launch their latest album Flying Spiders Over Texas in an intimate gig in Sydney tonight.

Friday 15th May – Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney, NSW>

Gigs Next Week

Autumn Folk Festival
Thursday 21st May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yullis
Wednesday 20th May – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Brad Butcher
Thursday 21st May – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 22nd May – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA

Bunker Bluegrass
Thursday 21st May – Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW

Catgut w/ Bonniesongs
Friday 15th May – Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney, NSW

Claude Hay
Friday 15th May – Lazybones Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Saturday 16th May – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 17th May – Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Windsor, NSW

Dan Parsons and Steve Grady
Friday 15th May – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Thursday 21st May – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd May – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Direwolf and Willowy
Friday 15th May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 16th May – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast, NSW
Thursday 21st May – Symposium, Chippendale, NSW

Elwood Myre
Friday 15th May – Rad, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 16th May – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Monday 18th May – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 20th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Fairlight Folk feat. Christine Wheeler, Nick Charles, Jeremy Smith
Saturday 16th May – William Street Studios, Sydney, NSW

Forest Falls
Saturday 16th May – Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 20th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Iris DeMent with Pieta Brown
Friday 22nd May – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

James Kenyon and Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 15th May – House Concert, Maitland, NSW
Saturday 16th May – House Concert, Katoomba, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Saturday 16th May – Nexus Arts, Adelaide, SA

Liam Gale & the Ponytails
Friday 15th May – Grace Darling, Collingwood, VIC
Monday 18th May – Phoenix Bar, Canberra ACT

Ruby Boots
Friday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 16th May – Maker and Co, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 17th May – Clancy’s, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 21st May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Sufjan Stevens
Friday 22nd May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Blues and Roots Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May – The Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW

The Good Ship
Saturday 16th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 15th May – Street Theatre, Acton, ACT
Saturday 16th May – Kinross Woolshed Hotel, Thurgoona, NSW
Friday 22nd May – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“John Wayne Gacy Jr” – Sufjan Stevens

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel Announce Single Launch Tour

Sal Kimber
Image Courtesy of Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel

Melbourne folk favourites Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel have been working on some new music and they’re about to reveal their new single “Stumble in the Dark”. The single will be the first taste of an upcoming album that Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel are promising is “a lot more intimate than the upbeat rockers you might be used to”.

To celebrate the release of “Stumble in the Dark” Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel will be touring through June – check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 12th June – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th June – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Sunday 14th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th June – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 19th June – Ex-Services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Saturday 20th June – Barossa Regional Art Gallery, Tanunda, SA
Sunday 21st June – Vinyl, Adelaide, SA

Listen to the New Fraser A. Gorman Single “Shiny Gun”

Fraser A. Gorman
Image Courtesy of Fraser A. Gorman

The latest single from singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman upcoming album Slow Gum is “Shiny Gun”. This single is typical Gorman and definitely worth a listen – check it out here:

Slow Gum is out on the 29th June. Full dates for Fraser A. Gorman’s July tour below:

Friday 3rd July – Music On The Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 4th July – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS
Friday 10th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th July – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 16th July – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 17th July – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Watch the New Forest Falls Video “Hounds”

Forest Falls
Image Courtesy of Forest Falls

Melbourne based indie-folk six-piece Forest Falls recently realeased their new EP Hounds. That EP also comes with a brand new video for the title track which is full of all sorts of indie-folk goodness – check it out below:

Forest Falls have a bunch of live dates coming up in Melbourne and Sydney – check them out here:

Wednesday 13th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 14th May – Bondi Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 16th May – Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 20th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 27th May – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Ruby Boots Video “Wrap Me In A Fever”

Ruby Boots
Image Courtesy of Ruby Boots

The brand new Ruby Boots video, “Wrap Me In A Fever”, dropped this week and we love it. The track has been a favourite of ours for a while and the video just cements that.

“Wrap Me In A Fever” is taken from the new Ruby Boots album Solitude. Check it out below:

Ruby Boots is currently on tour – her full dates are here:

Friday 15th May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA
Saturday 16th May – Maker and Co, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 17th May – Clancy’s, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 21st May – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 23rd May – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 24th May – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Friday 29th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

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