Listen to the New Georgia State Line Single “Older Than I Am”

Georgia State Line
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Victorian Americana six piece Georgia State Line have backed up an amazing turn at The National Folk Festival this year with the release of their new single “Older Than I Am”.

“These days I seem to usually be the youngest person in most settings I find myself in, and sometimes when you are younger people can misjudge or undermine what you’re about- within the music industry and beyond,” singer Georgia Delves explained of the track. “”Older Than I Am” is a song written out of the tiresome exercise that becomes when you are tied to a preconceived idea of your age bracket.”

Take a listen to “Older Than I Am” below:

Georgia State Line will be officially launching “Older Than I Am” at the Union Hotel in Melbourne on the 17th June with Small Town Romance in support – check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Trioc Announces Melbourne Album Launch

Trioc
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If you were at the National Folk Festival this year then you’d know that Melbourne based trad trio Trioc were one of the stand out highlights.

Made up of Allan Evans (harp, whistles), Cameron Hibbs (fiddle) and Matt Horsley (uilleann pipes), Trioc first formed at The National a few years ago and spent this year’s festival launching their new album A Fair Wind.

And now Trioc are bringing A Fair Wind to their home town of Melbourne with plans for a launch at iconic Irish venue The Last Jar on Sunday 4th June. If you want to hear some sweet Irish tunes make sure you get down – the full details are on the Facebook event here.

Timber and Steel Premiere: Watch The Morrisons’ New Video “Long Time Travelling” feat. Georgia Mooney

The Morrisons
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Ok, I may have just found my favourite video of 2017. Or maybe I’m just getting nostalgic for Sydney’s inner west. Either way you’re going to love “Long Time Travelling” from The Morrisons.

Shot in the back streets of Newtown and featuring the angelic harmonies of Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas), this a cappella track is taken from The Morrisons‘ recently released debut album.

“I love harmony singing! It’s my favourite thing to do in music,” Jimmy Daley from The Morrisons told Timber and Steel. “I wrote this song whilst traveling around China. I’m not sure where the tune came from but I’d just been humming it to myself the entire trip. The melody has a very pentatonic “asian” quality to it, perhaps it just seeped into my subconscious. We then went up to Inner Mongolia and the lyrics just poured out. It’s an incredible landscape but at the same time it’s marred by destruction and rapid urban development. Like the rest of China it’s a place of insane contrast. I remember sitting waiting for a bus and looking around me at this desolate construction site wasteland and seeing that just over the horizon cows and horses were roaming across the stunning Mongolian steppe the same way they had for centuries. The same grasslands on which Genghis Khan rode his horse. It was bizarre.”

Check out “Long Time Travelling” below:

The Morrisons are bringing their Man Of Constant Sorrow: The Music of O Brother Where Art Thou show featuring All Our Exes Live in Texas, Brian Campeau and Luke Escombe back to Sydney this month – dates are here:

Wednesday 17th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th May – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Watch the New Miss Eileen and King Lear Video “Held By The Air”

Miss Eileen and King Lear
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Miss Eileen and King Lear is the new side project from Perch Creek siblings Eileen and Lear Hodgkins. The project was originally started so that the brother and sister could explore songwriting outside of Perch Creek but has since gained a bunch of momentum with significant supports and festival appearances.

The new single from Miss Eileen and King Lear is “Held By The Air” which has a really sweet live video – check it out here:

Miss Eileen and King Lear will be launching “Held By The Air” at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on the 18th May with Ayleen O’Hanlon, Rich Davies and Forever Son in support. Check out the official Facebook event for more details.

Watch the New Davidson Brothers Video “Take A Little Drive”

Davidson Brothers
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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.

Not the Usual Americana Gig In Sydney

Echo Deer
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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.

New Americana Venue The Longhorn Saloon Opens in Melbourne

Longhorn Saloon
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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.

Alanna and Alicia’s Sing Out Sister Returns This Thursday

Alanna and Alicia
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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.

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

Luke Collings
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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

Joel Barker
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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.

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