Listen to the Debut Luke Collings Single “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”

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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.

1x1x1 Returns to Fringe World This Weekend

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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.

The Cake and Cordial Sessions Return to The Tamworth Country Music Festival

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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.

Conor Oberst Announces Intimate Sydney Show

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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

Bernard Fanning and Kasey Chambers Sooner Or Later Tour

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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

Gallie Announces Sydney Show

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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.

Watch the New Joel Barker Video “Make It Good”

Joel Barker
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West Australian singer-songwriter Joel Barker and his band The Low Company have had a huge years, touring all over the place and appearing at a bunch of festivals.

The latest feather in Joel Barker’s cap is his brand new single and video “Make It Good”. Check it out below:

Joel Barker & The Low Company will be officially launching “Make It Good” this Thursday at The Bird in Perth – check out the official Facebook event here.

And if you like what you hear you can donate to Joel Barker & The Low Company’s Pozible EP campaign here.

Buffalo Nickel Announce New, Self Titled EP

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Buffalo Nickel is the sometimes trio project from three of the countries top bluegrass and folk musicians – Daniel Watkins (Guitar, Mandolin), George Jackson (Fiddle, Banjo) and Paddy Montgomery (Mandolin, Guitar) – and they’re just about to release their new self titled EP.

The record features five tracks produced by Isaac Barter, who also provided double bass. Check out the first track “I’m Away This Morning” here:

Buffalo Nickel will be released on the 20th November and can be ordered on Bandcamp here.

To celebrate the release Buffalo Nickel will be performing at The Retreat Hotel in Melbourne this Sunday 20th November with Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) in support – check out the official Facebook event for more information.

Listen to the New Handsome Young Strangers Single “Battle Of Broken Hill”

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Sydney based folk-punk legends Handsome Young Strangers are celebrating signing to Tasmanian label Folk ‘Til Ya Punk with the recent release of their new mini-album Battle of Broken Hill.

The mini-album was officially released at the start of the month and features six tracks including three originals and three covers. The album’s title track has also been released as a single which you can listen to here:

If you like your folk heavy on the punk then we recommend picking up Battle of Broken Hill and then heading down to Handsome Young Strangers’ official Sydney launch at the Union Hotel on Friday 2nd December. The show will feature Sam Shinazzi and Buddy Glass in support – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

Jen Cloher Announces Dead Wood Falls 10 Year Anniversary Shows

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It’s been 10 years since Melbourne singer-songwriter Jen Cloher and The Endless Sea released their debut album Dead Wood Falls. The acoustically tinged album is getting an anniversary treatment with a new vinyl pressing and a couple of very special shows. And even better Jen Cloher is getting the The Endless Sea back together for the performances.

If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne we recommend getting along to one of these shows which promise to include performances of Dead Wood Falls in its entirety as well as some Endless Sea classics.

The full dates for the shows are below:

Friday 14th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

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