Tim Guy Announces East Coast Tour Dates

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Melbourne singer-songwriter Tim Guy has announced plans to head out on a tour of the east coast this March and April with a full band in tow. Guy will be touring his latest album Chords which was released last year.

Check out the full list of tour dates below as well as a stream of the new single “Tarzan”:

Friday 18th March – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 19th March – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 20th March – Melbourne Folk Club, Bakehouse, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 1st April – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 17th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 23rd April – Martians, Deans Marsh, VIC

Catherine Traicos Announces Album Launch Shows

Catherine Traicos
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Over the weekend celebrated indie-folk singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos released her brand new Brave The Good Dark, her first release in two years.

To celebrate the record Traicos has announced album launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney show will be an intimate solo affair while Catherine Traicos will be joined in Melbourne by Marlon Winterbourne. The dates are below:

Saturday 28th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Watch the New Phia Video “Do You Ever?”

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Melbourne based indie-folk singer-songwriter Phia has just released her quirky new video “Do You Ever?”. The track is taken from Phia’s upcoming debut album The Ocean of Everything which will be out later this year.

Check out “Do You Ever?” below:

Phia has a residency at Some Velvet Morning in Melbourne on Wednesday’s in February – the full list of dates and supports are below:

Wednesday 3rd February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC w/ Cookie Baker
Wednesday 10th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC w/ Clio
Wednesday 17th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC w/ Ka-Tya
Wednesday 24th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC w/ Ayawatamaya

The Weeping Willows Announce New Album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ and Announce National Tour

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Celebrated Melbourne based Americana duo The Weeping Willows have announced plans to release their brand new album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ on the 4th March this year.

The self produced album was recorded last year in the US with award winning engineer Ryan Freeland (Justin Townes Earle, Bonnie Raitt) at Stampede Origin Studios in Los Angeles and features some of the genre’s best session players including Kevin Breit (banjo), David Piltch (upright bass), Tommy Detamore (pedal steel) and Luke Moller (fiddle and mandolin) as well as guest vocals from Melbourne alt-folk duo Sweet Jean.

For a taster of Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ check out the track “River of Gold” below:

To celebrate the release of Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’ The Weeping Willows will be heading out on tour from March – the full list of dates are here:

Friday 4th March – Basement Discs, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 5th to Sunday 6th March – Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival, NSW
Thursday 10th March – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Friday 11th March – Spring Vale Wines, Cranbrook, TAS
Saturday 12th March – Republic Bar & Café, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 13th March – The Pizza and Wine Club, Kyneton, VIC
Monday 14th March – House Concert, Ferntree Gully, VIC
Friday 18th March – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 19th to Sunday 20th March – The Basin Music Festival, The Basin, VIC
Friday 25th March – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Sunday 27th March – T’Gallant Winery, Main Ridge, VIC
Friday 1st April – Harmonie German Club’s Friday Night Live, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 2nd April – Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW
Monday 4th April – Jane’s, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 17th April – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 24th April – T’Gallant Winery, Main Ridge, VIC
Friday 29th to Sunday 1st May – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC
Friday 6th May – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA
Sunday 8th May – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Friday 20th May – Bendigo Folk Club, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 17th June – Berwick & District Folk Club, Berwick, VIC

Sam Newton Announces East Coast Tour

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Sydney based singer-songwriter Sam Newtown has announced that he’s hitting the road next month to support his latest album Set In Stone with a string of east coast dates. Newton will be joined on stage by a bunch of amazing artists including Gretta Ziller (Melbourne), Mogadishu Family Band (Coogee), Kyle Taylor (Aireys Inlet), Collingwood Casanovas (Canberra) and more.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 5th February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 11th February – The Bunker, Coogee, NSW
Friday 12th February – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC
Saturday 20th February – The Roundabout Inn, Gloucester, NSW
Saturday 27th February – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 28th February – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW

Dawn Landes Announces Australian Tour Dates

Dawn Landes
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Last week American folk icon Dawn Landes released her brand new EP Desert Songs with British songwriter Piers Faccini. The EP was recorded in the Cevennes region in France and is already getting a bunch of praise online.

In a surprise announcement Dawn Landes will be swinging past Australia in late February for a couple of shows in Sydney and Brisbane. We’re not sure if these are the only shows Landes will be playing here but if you get a chance make sure you go out and see her – full dates are below:

Sunday 21st February – TBC, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th March – Jet Black Cat Music, Brisbane, QLD

Timber and Steel Presents: The Timbers’ National Tour, Announce New Album

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We’ve had a long association with Adelaide folk four piece The Timbers over the years so when they asked us to present their upcoming national tour we jumped at the chance.

The Timbers will be releasing their brand new album Restless on the 25th February this year. Restless is the band’s first true studio album, recorded in a converted church in the Adelaide Hills, and featured the tracks previously premiered by Timber and Steel“All I’ve Got Time For” and “Lies”.

As further for taster for the album check out The Timbers’ brand new single “The Plan”

To celebrate the release of Restless The Timbers will be heading out on their Timber and Steel presented national tour from mid-February – check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 11th February – Twilight Markets, QEII Square, Albury, NSW
Friday 12th February – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 13th February – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th February – Braidwood Hotel, Braidwood, VIC
Wednesday 2nd March – Brisbane Folk Club, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 3rd March – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 5th March – The Irish Hotel, Toowoomba, QLD
Sunday 6th March – The Yacht Club, Mooloolaba, QLD
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st April – Mt Gambier Hotel, Mt Gambier, SA
Saturday 2nd April – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Sarrens Restaurant, Port Lincoln, SA
Saturday 23rd April – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May – Winter Moon Festival, North Queensland, QLD

The East Pointers Add More Dates to Their Australian Tour

East Pointers
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By now a number of major (and minor) folk festivals have been and gone for the season and some amazing music has been on display. If you’ve been to any of the festivals so far this year you’ve no doubt caught Canadian trad trio The East Pointers and if you’re anything like us you’ve been blown away by just how good these guys are.

While The East Pointers still have some festival shows left on their calendar you’ll be happy to hear they have announced a bunch more headline dates all around the country right through until April.

Check out all of The East Pointers’ upcoming dates below:

Thursday 25th February – Smith’s Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th February – Cobargo Folk Festival, NSW
Thursday 3rd March – Bulli Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th March – Nannup Music Festival, WA
Wednesday 9th March – Fly by Night, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 10th March – South Coast Folk Club, Adelaide, SA
Friday 11th to Monday 14th March – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, VIC
Thursday 17th March – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 23rd March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 24th to Monday 27th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 30th March – Kendall Community Centre, Kendall, NSW
Thursday 31st March – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 1st April – Yamba Community Centre, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 2nd April – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 3rd April – Eatonsville Hall, Eatonsville, NSW
Wednesday 6th April – Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 7th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 8th April – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 10th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Listen to the New Pocket Fox Single “Kingdom Come”

Pocket Fox
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Pocket Fox are an indie-folk group from Canberra who are producing some really sweet pop music at the moment.

The band will be launching their new album The Brightest Light on the 6th February and we thought we’d share their brand new single “Kingdom Come” below:

To celebrate the release of The Brightest Light Pocket Fox have announced an album launch at the Gorman Arts Centre on the 6th February as well as some other east coast dates before an appearance at The National Folk Festival. Check out all the dates below:

Saturday 6th February – Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 13th February – White Eagle Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 19th February – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 24th to Monday 28th March – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Listen to the New Davey Craddock Single “Peaceful Bay”

Davey Craddock
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Perth based singer-songwriter Davey Craddock has announced plans to release his debut album, City West, on the 5th February. The album was recorded live to tape at Perth’s RADA Studios with Craddock’s band The Spectacles.

To give you a taster Davey Craddock has just revealed the first single from City West, the wonderful “Peaceful Bay”.

“”Peaceful Bay” is a song I wrote while hiking the Bibbulmun track (a 1003 km track from Perth to Albany),” Craddock explained. “Peaceful Bay is one of the only towns on the track where you camp in a settlement and not in the bush and it’s inspired by a girl a friend and I met in the townsite. She said she’d just moved down there from Perth, was pregnant and had morning sickness. We were knackered and didn’t have time to talk and properly meet her but I thougth it was a really brave and unusual move to come from the city to this tiny, isolated fishing town. So by torchlight in a hot tent I filled in the blanks and made up what I thought her story may have been and that formed the basis for the song.”

Take a listen to “Peaceful Bay” below:

To celebrate the release of City West Davey Craddock will be heading out on tour, kicking off with a support slot with The Waifs this weekend. Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 24th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 25th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th February – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 27th February – Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 28th February – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March – Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA
Saturday 12th March – RADA Studios, Perth, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA
Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May – Mount Beauty Festival, VIC

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