March 29, 2017 at 08:38 (Gig News, News, Video News)
Tags: bluegrass, davidson brothers, folk music
Photos by Elizabeth Walton
Victorian bluegrass legends Davidson Brothers have just released their brand new video “Take A Little Drive”. The track is a taster of the duo’s eighth studio album All You Need Is Music which is due on the 7th April.
“Take A Little Drive” is a wonderful slice of classic country and bluegrass music – check out the video below:
To celebrate the release of All You Need Is Music Davidson Brothers just announced an album launch show at the newly opened Longhorn Saloon in Melbourne on the 28th April. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.
March 14, 2017 at 10:42 (Gig News, News)
Tags: alt country, americana, echo deer, folk music, luke collings & greasy lake, mysterious universe band
Image Courtesy of Echo Deer
This Thursday 16th March Sydney will be treated to a very special night of music with Not the Usual Americana Gig at the Petersham Bowling Club.
The show will feature local favourites Echo Deer, Luke Collings & Greasy Lake and The Mysterious Universe Band – three bands who offer a slightly more individual take on the Americana and country genres. The night promises to deliver “something a bit different, a bit cosmic, a bit funny, a bit more than sad songs about trucks.”
The night kicks off at 7:30pm. For more information check out the official Facebook page here.
March 10, 2017 at 13:56 (Gig News, News)
Tags: americana, folk music, longhorn saloon
Image Courtesy of The Longhorn Saloon
While there’s no lack amazing live music venues in Melbourne we’re super excited to hear that a new venue is opening and looking to become the home of Americana in Melbourne.
The band room at The Longhorn Saloon in Carlton is opening this weekend with a series of free gigs including a super-secret international headliner for their launch night on Monday.
They opened last night with a bunch of local DJs (and every Thursday in March will feature DJ Richie 1250 spinning tunes) and the weekend is looking pretty special:
Friday 10th March – Davey Lane
Saturday 11th March – Bonnie Love
Monday 13th March – Secret International Headliner + official opening party
We don’t officially know who the Secret International Headliner is but we reckon it’s not hard to work it out from the blurb they’ve been sending out: “a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and banjo player from upstate New York”. Pretty exciting.
For more information on The Longhorn Saloon check out the official site here.
March 7, 2017 at 08:56 (Gig News, News)
Tags: alanna and alicia, folk music, jojo smith, liz frencham, sing out sister
Image Courtesy of Alanna and Alicia
To celebrate International Women’s Day this week jazz-folk twin sisters Alanna and Alicia will be bringing their annual Sing Out Sister concert at the Lomond Hotel in Melbourne this Thursday 9th March.
The night will celebrate women in music with Alana and Alicia being joined by JoJo Smith and Liz Frencham as well as an all-girl band featuring Jen Hawley (guitar) and Sarah Busuttil (violin). Each artist will perform a set before joining each other on stage as a big band.
The night kicks off at 8pm this Thursday. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.
February 2, 2017 at 11:55 (Gig News, News, Single News)
Tags: alt country, brielle davis, folk music, luke collings, luke collings & greasy lake, nick payne
Image Courtesy of Luke Collings
Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Luke Collings has just released his debut single “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”.
The track was produced by Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) and features guest vocals from Brielle Davis (Not Good With Horses) as well as Collings’ band Greasy Lake.
Take a listen to “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)” here:
To celebrate the release Luke Collings & Greasy Lake will be launching the single at Gasoline Pony in Sydney on the Wednesday 15th February supported by Lyn Taylor (Dear Orphans) and Peter Conaty. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.
February 1, 2017 at 09:05 (Gig News, News)
Tags: 1x1x1, billie rogers, folk music, fringe world festival, helen shanahan, jacob diamond, joel barker, singer songwriter, timothy nelson
Image Courtesy of Joel Barker
Following a successful outing last year concept night 1x1x1 returns to Fringe World in Perth this Saturday 4th February.
The show will see five of Perth’s finest singer-songwriters – Timothy Nelson, Helen Shanahan, Joel Barker (above), Jacob Diamond and Billie Rogers – play one song each at a time across two rotating stages. Each artist essentially headlines for a single song before the next artist takes over.
1x1x1 takes place at Fremantle Town Hall kicking off at 2:30pm. For more information and to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.
January 17, 2017 at 08:17 (Gig News, News)
Tags: alt country, andy golledge, ben salter, folk music, harry hookey, matt henry, megan cooper, melody moko, paddy mchugh, sam newton, singer songwriter, tamworth country music festival, the cake and cordial sessions
Image Courtesy of The Cake and Cordial Sessions
The Tamworth Country Music Festival’s favourite alt-country singer-songwriter mini-festival The Cake and Cordial Sessions returns in 2017 with an amazing lineup of artists.
The Cake and Cordial Sessions will take place on Friday 27th January at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in West Tamworth. The lineup includes Ben Salter, Paddy McHugh, Harry Hookey, Megan Cooper, Matt Henry, Melody Moko, Andy Golledge and Sam Newton.
The Cake and Cordial Sessions is alcohol free, gambling free, air conditioned and family-friendly. The night kicks off at 4pm and tickets are just $15.
For more information check out the official Facebook event here.
December 8, 2016 at 09:07 (Gig News, News)
Tags: conor oberst, folk music, indie folk, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Conor Oberst
Enigmatic singer-songwriter Conor Oberst has announced a single, intimate performance at The Opera House in Sydney next February.
Oberst, who released his seventh solo record Ruminations this year, will be playing material from throughout his career.
The details are below:
Monday 27th February – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
December 6, 2016 at 15:22 (Gig News, News)
Tags: alt country, bernard fanning, folk music, indie folk, kasey chambers
Image Courtesy of Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers
At the start of next year two of Australia’s most renowned singer-songwriters, Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers, have announced a co-headlined Sooner Or Later tour.
Fanning and Chambers have collaborated a number of times in the past, sharing stages and appearing on each other’s recordings over the years.
“Bernard and I have collaborated musically on and off over the past ten years and after being asked the question about a double tour for a long time I’m so happy to say it’s finally here,” Kasey Chambers said. “This is not just two artists being thrown together to tour but two friends who have a musical history to share-together and separately-through a night of different styles meeting in the middle. He’s my mate but I’m also his biggest fan, so touring with him in regional Australia is a career highlight for me.”
Check out the full list of dates plus a live version of Bernard Fanning’s track “Sooner Or Later” featuring Kasey Chambers below:
Thursday 26th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, West Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 14th February – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW
Wednesday 15th February – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW
Friday 17th February – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC
Saturday 18th February – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 19th February – Lakeside Wendouree, Ballarat, VIC
Tuesday 21st February – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 22nd February – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 24th February – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 25th February 25th – Saraton Theatre, Grafton, NSW
November 23, 2016 at 13:11 (Gig News, News)
Tags: folk music, folklore, gallie, seanchas, singer songwriter
Image Courtesy of Gallie
Irish born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Gallie has announced plans to head north to Sydney this weekend for a very special show. Gallie has been getting quite a bit of buzz since the release of his album The Occoquan River and rumour has it he’s not to be missed live.
Gallie will be performing at The Gaelic Club in Sydney this Saturday 26th November. Supporting him will be local trad band Seanchas (most likely known to Timber and Steel constant readers as Folklore). For more information check out the official Facebook event here.