New Music Monday – 13th May

Paul Kelly Dan Sultan
Image Courtesy of Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan

Brad Butcher – “Nature’s Course”

I’m really liking “Nature’s Course”, the new song from Queensland country artist Brad Butcher. As well as evoking classic country sounds (loving the subtle mandolin picking throughout the song) there’s also an epic quality that has echos of The Go Betweens. The track is tacken from Butcher’s upcoming album Travelling Salesman, due on the 5th July.

“It’s frustration,” Brad Butcher said of the song. “Now I believe in some pretty out-there stuff but I think there’s more that we can be doing as a human race to be smarter about technology and about everything moving forward. The song is a global idea but I also tried to humanise it so there’s this couple who are the narrative of the song and that was one way for people to understand this relationship [between humanity and the environment].”

Brad Butcher is heading out on tour with Felicity Urquhart from next week – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 16th May – Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th May – House Concert, Torquay, VIC
Saturday 18th May – House Concert, Healesville, VIC
Sunday 19th May – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th May – The Music Lounge, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 31st May – Hardy’s Bay Community Club, Hardy’s Bay, NSW
Saturday 1st June – Acoustic Picnic, Dee Why, NSW
Saturday 22nd June – Cowora RSL, Cowora, NSW
Sunday 23rd June – House Concert, Carrum Downs, VIC
Saturday 13th July – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Thursday 19th September – Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD
Friday 20th September – Dalrymple Hotel, Townsville, QLD
Thursday 3rd October – Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, QLD
Friday 4th October – Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD

Calexico and Iron & Wine – “Midnight Sun”

The ongoing collaborations between Calexico and Iron & Wine are some of my favourite in the folk music world. The artists have a joint album, titled Years to Burn, due on the 14th June and “Midnight Sun” is the latest single from it. The track combines Iron & Wine’s haunting lyrical style with Calexico’s deep cut traditional and Americana influences to create something really specia.

Clio – “Silly Girls”

Melbourne singer-songwriter Clio returns with her lush new single “Silly Girls”, a comment on the trivialization of women in the music industry. I’m loving the layers in this track, with the harmonies building through the bridge and into the chorus.

“This is a song for anyone whose love of silliness and absurdity has ever been hijacked and used as a pretext to reduce, rein in and patronize; for all the ‘silly girls’ who have been made to feel trivial, given help they didn’t want and advice they didn’t need,” Clio explained. “I wrote it for myself and to encourage all those girls to embrace the joy and strength of their silliness and LAUGH at anybody who tries to change them.”

Clio is launching her new single with a handfull of upcoming shows – the full dates are below:

Tuesday 4th June – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 9th June – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 16th June – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Emma Russack – “Winter Blues”

The title track from singer-songwriter Emma Russack’s upcoming fifth album Winter Blues (due on the 5th July) has just been released and it’s stunning. The track’s stripped back accompaniment compliments Russack unique vocals and invokes the sombre themes of the song.

“Thematically, the songs deal with love, loss and confusion in the context of a fairly confusing, complex world,” Emma Russack said of the upcoming album. “The songs pose many questions but refuse to give answers, and that’s the way I like it. That is not to say that the songs aren’t hopeful; they are – but it is my hope that the listener can engage with the songs freely, answering (or not answering) the questions for themselves in relation to their own lives and experiences.”

Garrett Kato – “Where the Vampires Hide”

Australian-Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Garrett Kato has gifted us with another live track, this time the stunning “Where the Vampires Hide”. This track, along with his previous track “River Mouth” will appear on Garrett Kato’s upcoming EP Distant Land which is due on the 14th June.

“It is a track about those things in your life that you feel are sucking your soul a bit. Pulling away from who you are. The vices that we sometimes can’t get a hold of that hide them selves in this mythological place like where the vampires are,” Kato explained.

Hayden Calnin – “Of Collingwood (Reworks)”

Electro-folk producer and singer-songwriter Hayden Calnin has released new reworkings of three of his songs: “Coward”, “Caution Cares” and “For My Help”. Each of the tracks are a different take on the original songs and not only show off Calnin’s skills as a producer, but also just how good the bones of these songs are.

“Musical reworks are something that in one way or another I’ve always done,” Hayden Calnin explained. “With a lot of my existing songs, they’ve gone through about 3 or 4 different versions of it before I ever release them. I like to try all angles on any song and try to make it fit into my world as best I can. These 3 tracks, were beginning to get a little dated and I hadn’t thought about them in quite a while, so getting back in to the emotional state that I was in while writing them was quite challenging. That being said, it was a brilliant exercise and a chance to give them some new life and a new sound”

Lucy Roleff – “Sometimes Do”

Melbourne harpist and folk singer Lucy Roleff delivers her haunting new single “Sometimes Do”. The track is taken from her upcoming album Open in a Room which will be available this week. This song seems so otherworldly – its the type of track that makes me want to close my eyes and emerse myself in – but from a lyrical point of view it’s very grounded in the here and now. Beautiful stuff.

Mumford & Sons – “Devil In Your Eye”

So you may not know that there’s a “music inspired by Game of Thrones” album titled For The Throne and its not good. But if you’re willing to look past the questionable RnB tracks detailing the exploits of Jon Snow and co you do stumble across the occasional gem, including this inclusion from Mumford & Sons. As I mentioned last week, when Mumford & Sons return to their acoustic roots their music is a lot more palatable, and “Devil In Your Eye” is a lot more classic Mumford than it is recent Mumford

Paul Kelly & Dan Sultan – “Every Day My Mother’s Voice”

When you have an artist of the calibre of Paul Kelly teaming up with the equally amazing Dan Sultan it’s hard not to sit up and take notice. This collaborative track, written by Kelly, is taken from the documentary film The Final Quarter which documents the final three years of champion AFL footballer and Indigenous leader Adam Goodes.

Stella Donnelly – “Die”

Indie pop favourite Stella Donnelly gifted us with her latest single and video, “Die” – a sugary sweet track with definite dark undertones. The song is taken from Donnelly’s debut album Beware of the Dogs.

Having just completed a successful run of shows overseas Stella Donnelly is back on home soil and has bunch of shows coming up in the next few weeks including feature shows in Sydney’s VIVID festival and a support slot with Maggie Rogers – full dates are below:

Tuesday 21st May – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Thursday 23rd May – Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 25th May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Monday 27th May – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 30th May – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

The Head And The Heart – “People Need a Melody”

“People Need a Melody” is the third single from The Head And The Heart’s upcoming album Living Mirage which is set to be released this Friday 17th May. What The Head And The Heart do best is craft timeless sounding pop songs, taking the storytelling aspects of folk music and combining them with hooks and choruses that are ripped directly from the acoustic rock of the 1970s. I can see this song soundtracking a Cameron Crowe movie.

The Teskey Brothers – “Hold Me”

The buzz around Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers is undeniable and its easy to see why with their latest single “Hold Me”. With their sound mostly stripped back to its bare minimum – harmonising vocals, foot stomps and body percussion for the most part – “Hold Me” is magical. The track is taken from their upcoming album Run Home Slow, due on the 2nd August.

The Teskey Brothers are currently on a mostly sold out tour of the east coast – if you have tickets catch them at one of these upcoming shows:

Monday 13th May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 14th May – The Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tobias Hengeveld – “Separation Street”

Melbourne singer-songwriter Tobias Hengeveld celebrates the release of his new album Naughts & Ones with his brand new single and video “Separation Street”. The video’s retro roller skate vibe sits really well with the old school sounds of the track – not as folky as some of Hengeveld’s other work but we’re digging it all the same.

If you like what you’re hearing Tobias Hengeveld has a couple of album launch shows in Victoria that you don’t want to miss:

Sunday 19th May – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 9th June – The Gaso Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th May

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new streams and videos from the likes of Chance McCoy, Fanny Lumsden, Fred Smith, Joy Williams, Justin Townes Earle, Karine Polwart, Kay Proudlove, Matt Ward and Mumford and Sons with Jerry Douglas. Listen and watch them here

– The first Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival featuring Richard Galluzzi, Flat Rock Boys, The Plough, Whoa Mule and Shelley’s Murder Boys is hitting Sydney next week. Details here

Releases This Week

Hell or Heal
Hell or HealAlice Night
Bandcamp

Dawn Landes
My Tiny TwilightDawn Landes
iTunes

Lowland Hum
GlyphonicLowland Hum
iTunes
Bandcamp

Matthew and the Atlas
Morning DancerMatthew and the Atlas
iTunes

Tobias Hengeveld
Naughts & OnesTobias Hengeveld
iTunes
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Teskey Brothers

The Teskey Brothers

Friday 10th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 13th May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 14th May – The Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 10th May – Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW
Saturday 11th May – Tomerong Hall, Tomerong, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 10th May – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC
Saturday 11th May – St Brigids, Crossley, VIC
Sunday 12th May – Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East, VIC

Aisling Vaughan & Friends
Friday 10th May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Alice Night
Sunday 12th May – Longplay, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th May – The Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

An Acoustic Tribute to Bruce Springsteen feat. Luke Yeoward, Ruby Gilbert, Brad Butcher
Saturday 11th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Friday 10th May – Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW

Archer
Saturday 11th May – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Saturday 11th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Ben Mastwyk
Friday 10th May – Coburg RSL, Coburg, VIC

Big Country Festival
Saturday 11th May – Berry Showgrounds, Berry, NSW

Blues on Broadbeach
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May – Broadbeach, QLD

Bulga Beats Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May – Bulga, NSW

Bush Gothic
Saturday 11th May – Jazzlab, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th May – Butcher’s Brew, Sydney, NSW

C.W. Stoneking
Friday 10th May – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 11th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Thursday 16th May – The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 10th May – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC
Saturday 11th May – St Brigids, Crossley, VIC
Sunday 12th May – Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East, VIC

Colin Lillie
Friday 10th May – The Royal Hotel, Queenbeyan, NSW
Saturday 11th May – The Royal Hotel, Queenbeyan, NSW

Dan Sultan
Friday 10th May – The Conservatorium, Newcastle, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 10th May – Town Hall, Deans Marsh, VIC
Saturday 11th May – Baby Black, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 12th May – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 15th May – Jindy Sessions, Jindabyne, VIC
Thursday 16th May – Smokey Horse, Braidwood, NSW
Friday 17th May – Smiths, Canberra, ACT

Dean Lewis w/ Winterbourne
Saturday 11th May – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 12th May – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 14th May – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 15th May – HBF Stadium, Perth, WA
Friday 17th May – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Dearly Departed
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May – Bulga Beats Festival, Bulga, NSW

Dr Coocachoo
Saturday 11th May – Flat Rock Brew Cafe, Sydney, NSW

Echo Deer, C.J Shaw, Hollie Matthew
Saturday 11th May – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Thursday 16th May – Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th May – House Concert, Torquay, VIC

Flats and Sharps
Wednesday 15th May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 16th May – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 17th May – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Brain Romance, Brian Campeau, Kay Proudlove
Wednesday 15th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 10th May – House Concert, Boreen Point, QLD
Saturday 11th May – House Concert, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 12th May – Brothers Café, Kingscliff, NSW

Green Mohairs Suits
Sunday 12th May – The Black Sheep, Sydney, NSW

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 10th May – St Peter’s Anglican College, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th May – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Hannah Acfield w/ Berniece Peeauake
Saturday 11th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 16th May – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 10th May – Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 14th May – In The Round, The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Hussy Hicks
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May – Blues on Broadbeach, Broadbeach, QLD

In The Round feat. Huck Hastings, Charlie Gradon, Ainsley Farrell, Rita B
Tuesday 14th May – In The Round, The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Jake and Jaden
Friday 17th May – Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

James Bennett
Friday 10th May – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW
Saturday 11th May – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 12th May – Tatts Hotel, Inverell, NSW

Jason Owen
Sunday 12th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th May – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Kallidad
Friday 10th May – Magnums Hotel, Airlie Beach, QLD
Saturday 11th May – Picnic Bay Hotel, Picnic Bay, QLD
Sunday 12th May – Gilligan’s Hotel and Resort, Cairns, QLD
Friday 17th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 17th May – Soundlounge, Currumbin, QLD

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes w/ Ben Leece
Friday 17th May – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Little Quirks
Friday 10th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th May – Central Coast Comicon, The Entertainment Grounds, Gosford, NSW

Mandy Connell
Friday 10th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 10th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 11th May – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Merry Muse feat. Ichoyennisi
Sunday 12th May – Canberra Irish Club, Canberra, ACT

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Friday 10th May – Banyena Town Hall, Banyena, VIC
Saturday 11th May – Cabaret Club, Ballarat, VIC

Montgomery Church
Saturday 11th May – Brungle Memorial Hall, Brungle, NSW

Natalie Henry
Friday 10th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Saturday 11th May – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW

Nathan Power, Mandy Connell
Friday 10th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Nicefest 2019
Saturday 11th May – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Red Hillbilly Hoe-down feat. Slim Dime, Teresa Dixon
Saturday 11th May – Red Hill Mechanics Hall, Red Hill, VIC

Riley Pearce
Friday 10th May – Secret Show, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th May – Secret Show, Adelaide, SA
Friday 17th May – Secret Show, Perth, WA

Ro
Friday 17th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ruby Gilbert
Saturday 11th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 11th May – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Sunday 12th May – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Ruby Gill
Friday 10th May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 10th May – Paddington RSL, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th May – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 12th May – Toronto Hotel, Toronto, NSW
Thursday 16th May – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Friday 17th May – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

Sara Storer
Friday 10th May – Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 11th May – Caloundra RSL Club, Caloundra, QLD
Thursday 16th May – Southern Cross Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 17th May – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 15th May – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Strings on King Bluegrass Night feat. The Methylated Chicken Collective
Tuesday 14th May – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Sun Kil Moon
Wednesday 15th May – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th May – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The Blues Tram feat. Lily & King, Alister Turrill
Saturday 11th May – The Blues Tram, Bendigo, VIC

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. Sue Wighton and the Margaritas, Tin Star
Tuesday 14th May – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Emerald Ruby
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May – Bulga Beats Festival, Bulga, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 10th May – The Surf Club Palm Cove, Cairns, QLD

The Long Johns
Friday 10th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th May – Hawkers Beer, Melbourne, VIC

The Maes
Friday 10th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th May – Wauchope Community Hall, Wauchope, NSW

The Ocelots
Friday 10th May – Duke of George, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 11th May – The Sewing Room, Perth, WA
Thursday 16th May – NOLA Craft Beer & Whiskey, Adelaide, SA
Friday 17th May – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Pantry Sessions feat. The Weeping Willows, Ryan Daykin
Saturday 11th May – The Kitchen Door, Barjarg, VIC

The Plough
Friday 17th May – Plantbased Wholefoods, Katoomba, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 10th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 17th May – The Melba Spiegeltent, Melbourne, VIC

The Settlement
Friday 17th May – Seanchai Irish Pub, Warrnambool, VIC

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 10th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th May – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 13th May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 14th May – The Night Cat, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Tiny Ruins w/ Ryan Downey
Friday 10th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 11th May – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA

Whiskey Dram
Friday 10th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

William Crighton
Friday 10th May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 11th May – South West Roxy Cinema, South West Rocks, NSW

Witches Leap
Friday 10th May – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Good Tom Wallace
Wednesday 15th May – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Z-Star Trinity
Saturday 11th May – Mangrove Mountain Public Hall, Mangrove Mountain, NSW
Sunday 12th May – Tomerong School of Arts, Tomerong, NSW
Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th May – Blues on Broadbeach, Broadbeach, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“All The Pretty Horses” – Calexico

Sydney’s First Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival

Shelley's Murder Boys
Image Courtesy of Shelley’s Murder Boys

Sydney folk fans rejoice – a brand new event is hitting your calendars this month! The first Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival is heading to Yulli’s Brews in Alexandria on Sunday 19th May.

It sounds like the Bluegrass & Old Timey Festival is taking Sydney’s Yulli’s Sessions (previously Bluegrass @ Yulli’s) monthly night format and turning it up to eleven. The festival will kick off with an all-in jam where you can bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, etc and join in for some fine music.

Following the jam will be performances from some of Sydney’s finest bluegrass and old timey artists including Richard Galluzzi, Flat Rock Boys, The Plough, Whoa Mule and Shelley’s Murder Boys (above). This is going to be amazing – and best of all the whole thing is free!

The jam kicks off at 1:30pm with the performances from 3pm. For more information check out the official Facebook event here – the full schedule for the day is below:

1:30–3pm – Bluegrass/Old Timey Jam
3-4pm – Richard Galluzzi
4-5pm – Flat Rock Boys
5-6pm – The Plough
6-7pm – Whoa Mule
7-8pm – Shelley’s Murder Boys

New Music Monday – 6th May

Fanny Lumsden
Image Courtesy of Fanny Lumsden

Chance McCoy – “No One Loves You (The Way That I Do)”

Old Crow Medicine show fiddler, banjo player and guitarist Chance McCoy has just released his brand new solo single “No One Loves You (The Way That I Do)”. Leaning heavily into atmospheric indie-folk reminiscent of The Beta Band or The Shins, the track stands in stark contrast to Old Crow’s old time and bluegrass sound. Interestingly McCoy has announced he won’t be touring with Old Crow Medicine Show in 2019 to focus on his solo work, so I’d say we can expect a lot more from him in the coming months.

Fanny Lumsden – “Pretty Little Fools”

Alt-country singer and Timber and Steel’s mate Fanny Lumsden released the highly anticipated new video for her track “Pretty Little Fools”. Directed by longtime collaborator Sam Brumby the video is the sequel to 2017’s “Totem Tennis” and features Fanny and her friends competing in some amazingly dodgy synchronised swimming in a local pool. Lovely stuff from Australia’s alt-country queen.

Fanny Lumsden has also announced the 2019/20 tour dates for their annual Country Hall tour. As well as a bunch of local, regional dates throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia punters will be able to catch Lumsden and her band at Country Hall style shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. The full list of dates are below:

Saturday 18th May – Soulful, Grafton, NSW
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July – Groundwater Country Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 2nd August – Herbert River Crushers Hall, Ingham, QLD
Saturday 3rd August – Dimbulah Memorial Hall, Dimbulah, QLD
Saturday 10th August – Isisford Hall, Isisford, QLD
Sunday 11th August – Tambo Hall, Tambo, QLD
Thursday 15th August – Evening Star Tourist Park, Charleville, QLD
Friday 16th August – Thargomindah Hall, Thargomindah, QLD
Friday 20th September – Toppy Hall, Wyalong, NSW
Saturday 21st September – Palladium Palace Theatre, Morundah, NSW
Friday 27th September – Eugowra Hall, Eugowra, NSW
Saturday 28th September – Tooraweenah Hall, Tooraweenah, NSW
Friday 4th October – Old Junee Hall, Old Junee, NSW
Friday 11th October – Marthaguy Hall, Marthaguy, NSW
Saturday 12th October – Spring Ridge, NSW
Friday 25th October – Springdale Memorial Hall, Springdale, NSW
Saturday 26th October – Gunbar Hall, Gunbar, NSW
Friday 1st November – Mumbanna Hall, Mumbannar, VIC
Saturday 2nd November – Joanna Hall, Joanna, SA
Friday 8th November – Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 9th November – Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th November – Loomberah Hall, Loomberah, NSW
Saturday 16th November – Glen Innes Hall, Glen Innes, NSW
Friday 6th December – Jamieson Hall, Jamieson, VIC
Sunday 8th December – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th December – Globe Theatre, Winchelsea, VIC
Friday 17th January – Curban Community Hall, Curban, NSW
Friday 14th February – Lake Cargelligo, NSW
Saturday 15th February – Boree Creek Hall, Boree Creek, NSW
Friday 21st February – The Risk Hall, Kyogle, NSW
Saturday 22nd February – Asgrove Bowlo, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th February – Warra Memorial Hall, Warra, QLD

Fred Smith – “Scots of the Riverina”

Celebrated Australian singer-songwriter Fred Smith released his new single and video “Scots of the Riverina” to coincide with Anzac Day week. The track, originally a poem by Henry Lawson put to music by John Schumann (Redgum), is taken from Smith’s new album Warries which he describes as “a collection of songs from conflict zones that aren’t on [2010 album] Dust of Uruzgan“.

Joy Williams – “No Place Like You”

Last week singer-songwriter Joy Williams (of The Civil Wars fame) released her brand new solo album Front Porch. “No Place Like You” is the latest single from that album and is a beautiful piece of soul-infused folk blues, pitting Williams’ amazing vocals with just a stripped back guitar.

Justin Townes Earle – “Appalachian Nightmare”

Another week, another track from Justin Townes Earle’s upcoming album The Saint Of Lost Causes (due on the 24th May). The track is a semi-autobiographical, very-fictional Americana durge and has a new video directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard.

“I want this song to say that if you are marginalized, you will find anyway you can to survive,” Earle explained. “Drug problems and criminal behavior are not a problem of color, creed or race.”

Karine Polwart – “Since Yesterday”

Acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Karine Polwart gives us a taste of her upcoming album Scottish Songbook (due on the 2nd August) with the new single “Since Yesterday”. The track, originally by Strawberry Switchblade, is released ahead of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May) and features a recording of Polwart’s grandfather singing.

“To me now, this song isn’t about teenage anxiety,” Polwart explained. “It’s about ageing and dementia, remembrance and loss. That’s partly because I’ve got older and life and meaning changes. Even tracks that you might remember as saccharine pop, they’re altered by time. And the real challenge and joy for me is getting inside them, because the lyrics & melodies are often so powerful and resonant.”

Kay Proudlove – “May The Fourth”

Wollongong based singer-songwriter Kay Proudlove released her Star Wars themed single “May The Fourth” over the weekend (naturally) and it’s really fun. More a parody of Star Wars and the people who love it rather than a tribute, Proudlove deftly straddles the line between corniness and mocking creating a track that’s really fun and well worth a repeat listen.

Matt Ward – “Take Me Home”

Adelaide based Americana singer-songwriter Matt Ward has released his new single “Take Me Home”, from the brand new album Heartland. “Take Me Home” hits all the required notes of modern Americana songwriting – Whiskey, faith, aging, traveling and a yearning for place – but elevates them through top notch production and impressive musicianship.

Mumford & Sons feat. Jerry Douglas – “Forever”

I’m on record as not being a fan of Mumford & Sons’ latest album Delta. But I’ll also admit when you strip all the noise out of the tracks on Delta and approach them in a raw, acoustic way, they do reveal good bones.

Case in point is this live version of “Forever”. When it’s just vocals, acoustic guitar and the unmistakable slide playing of the legendary Jerry Douglas, “Forever” leans a lot more towards Paul Simon than it does Coldplay. Here’s hoping Mumford & Sons get back to their acoustic roots the next time they head back into the studio.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 3rd May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our first ever New Music Monday featured new tracks from the last few weeks from the likes of Alana Wilkinson, Aldous Harding, Anna Smyrk, Bear’s Den, Citizen Of The World, Courtney Marie Andrews, Garrett Kato, Hussy Hicks, James Bennett, Joe Mungovan, John Smith, Justin Townes Earle, Kasey Chambers, Madison Violet, Ordinary Elephant, Radical Face, The Leisure Society. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Georgia Spain
Trouble Isn’t Something You Can HoldGeorgia Spain
Bandcamp

Joy Williams
Front PorchJoy Williams
iTunes

Kim Churchill
I AmKim Churchill
iTunes

Little May
Blame My BodyLittle May
iTunes

Ordinary Elephant
HonestOrdinary Elephant
iTunes

Passenger
Sometimes It’s Something, Sometimes It’s Nothing at AllPassenger
iTunes

Peta Caswell
Peta Caswell & The Lost CausePeta Caswell & The Lost Cause
iTunes

Matt Ward
HeartlandMatt Ward
iTunes

Undress
UndressThe Felice Brothers
iTunes
Bandcamp

The Maes
The MaesThe Maes
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Drunken Piano Bar feat. Lachlan Bryan, Rose Zita Falko, Gretta Ziller, Brooke Russell, Dan Parsons, Pat Wilson, Mitch Power, Ben Mastwyk, Katie Bates, Julian Abrahams, Hana Brenecki

Drunken Piano Bar

Thursday 9th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 10th May – Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 3rd May – Newport Bowling Club, Newport, VIC
Saturday 4th May – The Potato Shed, Drysdale, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Scrub Hill 1869, Newlyn, VIC
Friday 10th May – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC

Aisling Vaughan & Friends
Friday 10th May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Sunday 5th May – The Folk Studio, Armidale, NSW
Tuesday 7th May – Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 8th May – Can You Keep a Secret?, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 9th May – City Sounds, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 10th May – Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW

Archer
Friday 3rd May – The Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, VIC
Saturday 4th May – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Thursday 9th May – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Ash Bell and Sara Tindley
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Ashlea Reale & The Outlaws
Friday 3rd May – Fremantle Prison YHA, Perth, WA

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May – Glen Innes, NSW

Backsliders
Friday 3rd May – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Baerami Bush Dance and Camp-Out
Saturday 4th May – Baerami Hall, Upper Hunter Valley, NSW

Ben Mastwyk
Thursday 9th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 10th May – Coburg RSL, Coburg, VIC

Benny Walker
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Big Sky Mountain w/ Dande and The Lion, The Villebillies
Thursday 9th May – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Bob Barford
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 3rd May – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th May – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Burrows, Julia Johnson, Happy Axe
Sunday 5th May – Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, ACT

Busby Marou
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Bush Gothic
Friday 3rd May – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys
Thursday 9th May – The Landsdowne, Sydney, NSW

Carl Pannuzzo
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
Saturday 4th May – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Chaika
Friday 3rd May – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW
Saturday 4th May – House Concert, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 5th May – Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane, QLD

Citizen of the World w/ Slewfoot
Friday 3rd May – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Friday 3rd May – Sedgwick Hall, Sedgwick, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Sandy Point Community Centre, Sandy Point, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Newlyn, VIC
Thursday 9th May – Caldwell Hall, Caldwell, NSW
Friday 10th May – Pomonal Community Hall, Pomonal, VIC

Claude Hay
Friday 3rd May – Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga, NSW
Saturday 4th May – Harrington Hotel, Harrington, NSW
Sunday 5th May – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Colin Lillie
Friday 3rd May – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Saturday 4th May – The Cabaret Club, Ballarat, NSW
Friday 10th May – The Royal Hotel, Queenbeyan, NSW

Country Comes to Town feat. The Prairie Oysters, Rattlincane, Allan Caswell, The Weeping Willows
Saturday 4th May – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC

Dan Sultan
Sunday 5th May – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 9th May – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford, NSW
Friday 10th May – The Conservatorium, Newcastle, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 3rd May – Fyrefly, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Town Hall, Yackandandah, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Phoenix Theatre, Cobden, VIC
Thursday 9th May – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 10th May – Town Hall, Deans Marsh, VIC

Dean Lewis w/ Winterbourne
Monday 6th May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 7th May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Doc & The Delegates
Tuesday 7th May – The Underground, Newcastle, NSW

Drunken Piano Bar feat. Lachlan Bryan, Rose Zita Falko, Gretta Ziller, Brooke Russell, Dan Parsons, Pat Wilson, Mitch Power, Ben Mastwyk, Katie Bates, Julian Abrahams, Hana Brenecki
Thursday 9th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Dusty Ravens w/ Liz Martin Band
Sunday 5th May – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Edgelarks
Friday 3rd May – Albany Arts Festival, Albany, WA

Flat Rock Boys
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Flats and Sharps
Saturday 4th May – Manjimup Hotel, Manjimup, WA
Tuesday 7th May – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, VIC
Wednesday 8th May – Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East, VIC

FolkSwagon feat. Pan-Pacific Grand Prix, Rees Lucia, Indira Elias
Wednesday 8th May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 3rd May – New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Old Gold Rush Pub, Steiglitz, VIC
Friday 10th May – House Concert, Boreen Point, QLD

Freya Josephine Hollick
Sunday 5th May – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Wednesday 8th May – St Paul’s Anglican Church, Cooma, NSW
Thursday 9th May – Twyford Hall, Merimbula, NSW
Friday 10th May – St Peter’s Anglican College, Canberra, ACT

Grizzlee Train
Friday 3rd May – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Hayley Marsten
Sunday 5th May – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Henry Wagons
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Honey
Sunday 5th May – Dromedary Hotel, Tilba, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 9th May – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Huckleberry Hastings
Friday 10th May – Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore, Sydney, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club Presents: A Celebration of Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday feat. Maurie Mulheron, The Lurkers, Sally Forth, Paul Spencer
Saturday 4th May – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Irish Seisiún
Sunday 5th May – Croatian Wickham Sports Club, Newcastle, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 3rd May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 4th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Julia Johnson
Friday 3rd May – Finders Keepers Markets, Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th May – Mt Stromlo Observatory, Canberra, ACT

Kallidad
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 3rd May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
Sunday 5th May – God’s Kitchen, Mornington, VIC

Liam Gale & The Ponytails
Thursday 9th May – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW

Lily and King
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Little Georgia w/ Charm of Finches
Saturday 4th May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Little Quirks
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW
Friday 10th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Mal Webb
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Mandy Connell
Friday 10th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Mànran
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 3rd May – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 4th May – Club York, Sydney, NSW
Friday 10th May – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Matt Ward
Friday 3rd May – Stein’s Taphouse, Nuriootpa, SA
Saturday 4th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 5th May – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Meatstock Sydney
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Medusa’s Wake, Shelley’s Murder Boys, The Bottlers
Saturday 4th May – The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Melbourne Celtic Piping Session
Sunday 5th May – The Last Jar, Melbourne, VIC

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Saturday 4th May – Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Thursday 9th May – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 10th May – Banyena Town Hall, Banyena, VIC

Mojo Juju
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW

Nat Henry
Sunday 5th May – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 10th May – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Nathan Power
Sunday 5th May – Daylesford Cider Company, Musk, VIC
Friday 10th May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet
Friday 3rd May – Shedshaker Brewery, Castlemaine, VIC

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Narrabeen RSL, North Narrabeen, NSW

Penelope Swales
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Quinton Trembath
Saturday 4th May – The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Rezza House Concert feat. Dan Howls
Sunday 5th May – House Concert, Reservoir, VIC

Rick Hart Trio
Sunday 5th May – Mitcham Social, Mitcham, VIC

Riley Pearce
Friday 3rd May – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 4th May – Secret Show, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 5th May – Secret Show, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 10h May – Secret Show, Melbourne, VIC

Rosie McDonald & Nigel Lever
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Ruby Gill
Friday 10th May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 3rd May – Freo Social, Fremantle, WA
Friday 10th May – Paddington RSL, Sydney, NSW

Sara Storer
Friday 3rd May – Macksville Ex-Services Club, Macksville, NSW
Saturday 4th May – Casino RSM Club, Casino, NSW
Friday 10th May – Hamilton Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 8th May – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sebastian Field
Friday 3rd May – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Shane Nicholson
Saturday 4th May – The Barn at Wombat Flat, Neales Flat, SA
Sunday 5th May – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Saturday 4th May – The Welcome Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 5th May – Galleria, Ettalong Beach, NSW

Slim Dime
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Smith & Jones
Friday 3rd May – The Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW

Songlines Singing Session
Sunday 5th May – The Australian Heritage Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Stu Tyrrell
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 4th May – Annandale Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. The Swing Beans, 3 Miles From Texas
Tuesday 7th May – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Djangologists
Wednesday 8th May – Jazz Behind the Green Door, Sydney, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD
Friday 10th May – The Surf Club Palm Cove, Cairns, QLD

The Little Stevies
Friday 3rd May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Long Johns, Whiskey Dram
Friday 10th May – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

The Maes
Wednesday 8th May – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 10th May – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

The Ocelots
Friday 3rd May – NEA Gallery, Benalla, VIC
Saturday 4th May – The Old Church on the Hill, Quarry Hill, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Daylesford Cider Company, Musk, VIC
Friday 10th May – Duke of George, Fremantle, WA

The Pigs
Friday 10th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Planting Festival
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Woodfordia, QLD

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

The Slipdixies
Sunday 5th May – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May – Meatstock Sydney, Sydney Showground, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 4th May – Yulli’s Brews, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 8th May – Different Drummer, Sydney, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Thursday 9th May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 10th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

The Trippy Hippy Band
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

The Vegetable Plot
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

This Way North
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Tiffany Eckhardt & Dave Steel
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Tiny Ruins w/ Ryan Downey
Friday 3rd May – Sound Doctor, Angelsea Hall, Angelsea, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 8th May – UOW UniBar, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 9th May – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 10th May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Totally Gourdgeous
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife w/ Georgia State Line
Sunday 5th May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Traditional Graffiti
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Tullara
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Whoa Mule, Jess Dale, Daisy and the Space Leopards
Saturday 4th May – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

William Crighton
Friday 3rd May – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 4th May – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 5th May – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Wednesday 8th May – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 9th May – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Friday 10th May – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Camerons Pocket, QLD

Yirramboi Festival feat. Dan Sultan, Alice Skye, Kalaji
Sunday 5th May – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“#41” – Dave Matthews Band

New Music Monday – 29th April

Aldous Harding
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Welcome to the first edition of New Music Monday where we collect some of our favourite tracks and videos from the previous week for your listening pleasure. As this is the first one of these we’re reaching back a little further than just one week, with a collection of songs we’ve been obsessing over for the last month or so. Enjoy!

Alana Wilkinson – “Partner In Crime”

Australian folk singer Alana Wilkinson’s new single “Partner In Crime” perfectly captures the nostalgia of childhood as well as being a poignant tribute to a childhood friend who has sadly passed away.

“I needed to write a song that painted a picture of the colourful friendship we shared as kids,” Wilkinson explained. I think you’ll agree the result is something special.

Aldous Harding – “The Barrel”

Last Friday New Zealand bassed singer-songwriter Aldous Harding released her third album Designer which features this stunning track “The Barrel”. I can definitely hear the influence of Nick Drake in the finger-picked guitar and production of “The Barrel” and Harding’s vocals are mesmerising. Maybe my favourite song of hers to date.

Anna Smyrk – “Benjamin”

Victorian folk singer Anna Smyrk has been popping up on radar a lot over the last few months. I managed to catch a couple of songs at her recent National Folk Festival blackboard set and she’s just come off the back of a weekend at the St Alban’s Folk Festival.

Smyrk’s new single “Benjamin” is inspired by her travels to places like the Solomon Islands, Cambodia and the Philippines and features a really sweet backing track of guitar, mandolin, dobro and bass. The track will likely feature on an EP that Smyrk has planned for later in the year and she’s got a bunch of tour dates throughout the east coast in the coming weeks:

Wednesday 1st May – Scullion Sessions, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 5th May – The Folk Studio, Armidale, NSW
Tuesday 7th May – Cambus Wallace, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 8th May – Can You Keep a Secret?, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 9th May – City Sounds, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 10th May – Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW
Friday 14th June – Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Bear’s Den – “Crow”

Another beautiful song and video, this time from UK favourites Bear’s Den.

“The song “Crow” was written in memory of my Mum’s boyfriend who lived with us growing up,” Bear’s Den lead singer Andrew Davie explained. “He was an awesome guy and somewhere between a father figure and a best friend to me growing up but unfortunately he passed away when I was 15. I wrote this song as I wanted to acknowledge how important and thankful I am to him for helping to raise me and my sister.”

This is taken from the band’s latest album So That You Might Hear Me, released last week, and is probably our favourite song from the release.

Citizen Of The World – “Deep Blue Eyes”

The evolution of Sydney’s Citizen Of The World continues with the release of their new track “Deep Blue Eyes”. A lot of the folk influences of their earlier work have been softened as the band moves towards a more expansive indie sound similar to the likes of Winterbourne, Dean Lewis or Vance Joy.

“Deep Blue Eyes” is taken from the band’s new EP Window To Your Mind which they’ll be launching this Friday 3rd May at Lazybones Lounge in Sydney,

Courtney Marie Andrews – “May Your Kindness Remain (Acoustic)”

Our favourite track of 2018 gets given the stripped back, acoustic treatment by US singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews. While not being too far from the original, this version of “May Your Kindness Remain” does get to the essence of what makes this a great song – and so much of it is about Andrews’ amazing voice.

“May Your Kindness Remain” is one of four acoustic tracks Courtney Marie Andrews has released to celebrate the one year anniversary of her amazing album of the same name. The other tracks – “I Took You Up”, “Rough Around The Edges” and “Border” are available to stream and download in all the usual places.

Garrett Kato – “River Mouth (Live Forest Session)”

There’s something really special about this live video recording of Australian/Canadian singer-songwriter Garrett Kato’s latest single “River Mouth”. I’m a sucker for a finger-picked guitar and evocative lyrics to “River Mouth” is right up my alley. “River Mouth” is taken from Kato’s upcoming EP Distant Land which is due for release this coming May.

Hussy Hicks – “Get Ready”

Hussy Hicks channel their inner-Mavis Staples for this slice of soul infused magic. “Get Ready” is the Australian duo’s first release since their 2017 album On The Boundaries and dropped right before their recent performance at Bluesfest.

James Bennett – “Weird World”

Prolific roots singer-songwriter James Bennett has just dropped his new “Weird World” as a sneak peak into what we can expect from his upcoming third album This Time Tomorrow.

“The single Weird World is a song about the times we live in, how lucky we are just to be here and observing the show from the sidelines,” Bennett explained. “It’s an upbeat, cant get it outta your head kinda song.”

Joe Mungovan – “Lost Myself”

Kiama based singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan has really doubled down on the clean, expansive production for his latest single “Lost Myself”. The track was written after an extensive tour of Europe and Australia

“After I came back from touring overseas I rented a house in the bush and set up my studio for a few months,” Mungovan explain. “I was strumming on my dad’s old nylon string guitar that I took out there and “Lost Myself” sort of just fell out. It was the last song that I wrote whilst in that house and by then I had spent far too much time alone. I guess the song comes from a place of solitude and confusion. It is easy for me when I’m in that situation to live in my head and get lost in different thoughts and questions. That is the beauty but also the downside of isolation.”

John Smith – “Hummingbird”

Every time the new single, “Hummingbird”, from UK based folk singer John Smith has crossed my ears in the last few weeks I’ve sat up and paid attention. I don’t know what it is about this track – I think it’s absolutely stunning. Everything from Smith’s vocals to the simple arrangement it pitch pefect.

“Hummingbird” is taken from John Smith’s new album of the same name and is one of only a handful of originals amongst mainly traditionals on the record.

“The song itself is really the catalyst for the whole album,” Smith explained. “I didn’t want to give it a title that belonged to something someone else wrote 100 years ago. So when I sat down to write, “Hummingbird” came out of me really quickly, within an hour. It’s the rare song that tumbled out, and I was lucky to capture all the pieces. As soon as it arrived I thought, “This is the glue that’s gonna hold the whole thing together”.”

Justin Townes Earle – “Frightened by the Sound”

American singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle returns with “Frightened by the Sound”, a track that sounds like, well, a Justin Townes Earle song (and trust us, that’s a good thing). This is the latest taste of Earle’s upcoming album The Saint Of Lost Causes, due on the 24th May.

Kasey Chambers – “Hey Girl”

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her debut album Kasey Chambers will be releasing a deluxe edition of The Captain on the 17th May complete with this recently unearthed track “Hey Girl”. I love this song for the nostalgia of classic Kasey Chambers.

Madison Violet – “Tell Me”

Canadian duo Madison Violet have gone deeply autobiographical on their new single and video “Tell Me”. The track details a time early in their career where they formed a band and became a couple – something they were advised to hide by some industry folk.

I think you’ll agree this is a pretty special track.

Ordinary Elephant – “Jenny & James”

Were you lucky enough to catch Ordinary Elephant when they toured Australia recently? Amazing, right?

The duo’s latest single “Jenny & James” tells the story of an interracial couple struggling to keep their relationship together with a society that doesn’t approve. It is taken from their album Honest which will be available this Friday 3rd May.

Radical Face – “Doubt”

Following the expansive folk songs of his The Family Tree three album project, Ben Cooper, AKA Radical Face has started to explore other parts of his sound. The latest single from Radical Face, “Doubt”, sparkles with eighties synths and a driving drum beat while still championing Cooper’s unique indie-folk vocal style. “Doubt” is taken from Radical Face’s latest album Therapy which was released last Friday.

The Leisure Society – “A Bird, A Bee, Humanity”

Ok, I’m a huge fan of English folk-rock band The Leisure Society, but I had absolutely no idea that they had a new record out (Arrivals & Departures for those playing at home). “A Bird, A Bee, Humanity” is their latest single and I doubt I’m the only one who things the opening refrain sounds very very like the theme for the Serial podcast. I’ll just leave that there.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Aldous Harding
DesignerAldous Harding
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Bear's Den
So That You Might Hear MeBear’s Den
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Frozen Rabbit
Frozen RabbitFelicity Urquhart
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Rod and Gab
MettavolutionRodrigo y Gabriela
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Josh Ritter
Fever BreaksJosh Ritter
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Radical Face
TherapyRadical Face
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

George Jackson Band

George Jackson

Saturday 27th April – Megan Hall, Megan, NSW
Monday 29th April – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 30th April – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

40 Degrees South
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Thursday 2nd May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Newport Bowling Club, Newport, VIC

Alanna and Alicia
Sunday 28th April – Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Americana At The Baroque feat. Copperline, Ian Burns Band, Little Shoes, Chris Carrapetta
Saturday 27th April – The Baroque Room, Katoomba, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Anna Smyrk
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW
Wednesday 1st May – Scullion Sessions, Newcastle, NSW

Appalachian Stringband
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Tuesday 30th April – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 26th April – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 28th April – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Ash Bell and Sara Tindley
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Ashlea Reale & The Outlaws
Friday 26th April – The Bridge Garden Bar, Mandurah, WA
Friday 3rd May – Fremantle Prison YHA, Perth, WA

Augie March
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Australian Celtic Festival
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th May – Glen Innes, NSW

Backsliders
Saturday 27th April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

BATTS
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Ben Salter
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

***CANCELLED***Bendigo Autumn Music Festival***CANCELLED***
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Bendigo, VIC

Benny Walker
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Boatkeeper
Friday 26th April – Caves House Hotel, Yallingup, WA
Saturday 27th April – The Fire Station, Busselton, WA

Bob Barford
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Friday 26th April – Low 302, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – The Unicorn Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Brian Campeau
Saturday 27th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 29th April – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Bush Gothic
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Thursday 2nd May – Nexus Arts Venue, Adelaide, SA
Friday 3rd May – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Candelo Village Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo, NSW

Carl Pannuzzo
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Chaika
Friday 26th April – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca Beach, NSW
Saturday 27th April – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Wauchope Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW

Chloe and Jason Roweth
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Citizen of The World w/ Slewfoot
Friday 3rd May – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW
Thursday 2nd May – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Sedgwick Hall, Sedgwick, VIC

Claude Hay
Friday 26th April – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th April – The Stag and Hunter, Mayfield, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga, NSW

Colin Hay
Friday 26th April – The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 27th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Colin Lillie
Friday 3rd May – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Country Rocks the Capital
Saturday 27th April – Rose Cottage, Canberra, ACT

Dan Sultan
Friday 26th April – Redland Performing Arts Centre, Cleveland, QLD
Saturday 27th April – The J, Noosa, QLD
Sunday 28th April – Mugul Mountain Retreat, Colosseum, QLD

Daniel Champagne
Friday 26th April – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 27th April – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Sunday 28th April – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 1st May – Red Room, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 2nd May – Gods Kitchen, Mornington, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Fyrefly, Melbourne, VIC

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Saturday 27th April – The Clifton Hill Brewpub, Melbourne, VIC

David Ross Macdonald
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Didirri
Friday 26th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Edgelarks
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Wednesday 1st May – Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Friday 3rd May – Albany Arts Festival, Albany, WA

Emma Davis
Saturday 27th April – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Enda Kenny
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Ess-Em
Sunday 28th April – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

Fairbridge Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge, WA

Family’s Third Party feat. Tom Woodward, Beth Monzo, Bec Taylor, Cj Shaw
Sunday 28th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Felicity Urquhart and Brad Butcher
Saturday 27th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Flat Rock Boys
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Flats and Sharps
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Flying Seamen
Sunday 28th April – Jimmy’s Bar and Restaurant, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Liv Cartledge, Dom Youdan, Ria Brcic
Wednesday 1st May – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Emad Younan, Christine Jane, Andaman
Saturday 27th April – 107, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 26th April – Sounds Delicious, Nowra, NSW
Saturday 27th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 2nd May – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC

Gary Clark Jr
Saturday 27th April – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA

George Jackson Band
Saturday 27th April – Megan Hall, Megan, NSW
Monday 29th April – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 30th April – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Grizzlee Train
Friday 26th April – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 28h April – Coast Hotel, Budgewoi, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Happy Axe, Julia Johnson, Sebastian Field
Saturday 27th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

High Lonesome
Saturday 27th April – The Spare Room, Sawtell, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, King Arthur
Thursday 2nd May – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Hozier w/ Didirri
Friday 26th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Dirt Road Days, Doug Jenner, Bad Kitty & The Alley Cats
Friday 26th April – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Jack The Fox
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Jacob Diamond
Friday 26th April – Rhubarb Records Vinyl Cafe, Perth
Thursday 2nd May – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Friday 26th April – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd May – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Jigjam
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

John Schumann & the Vagabond Crew
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

John Williamson
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

Kallidad
Tuesday 30th April – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Kate Burke and Ruth Hazleton
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Katie Noonan’s Elixer
Saturday 27th April – The Memo, Healesville, VIC
Sunday 28th April – Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Kittel & Co.
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Kyle Lionhart
Friday 26th April – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 27th April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th April – The Basement, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 2nd May – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW
Monday 29th April – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Lily and King
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Little Wise
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Lizzie Flynn
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Lloyd Spiegel
Sunday 28th April – The Melbourne Blues Cruise, Melbourne, VIC

Magpie Diaries
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Maia Marsh
Sunday 28th April – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Mal Webb
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Mànran
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Wednesday 1st May – Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd May – Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes, NSW
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 26th April – The Manly Fig, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Martin Pearson
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Matt Corby w/ Eliott, Blessed, The Teskey Brothers
Saturday 27th April – Kings Park, Perth, WA

Matt Joe Gow
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Matt Ward
Thursday 2nd May – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Stein’s Taphouse, Nuriootpa, SA

Melanie Horsnell, Brian Campeau
Monday 29th April – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Mic Conway & Robbie Long
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Friday 26th April – Rock Rover, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th, Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Mojo Juju
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th – Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Monique Clare
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Mount Beauty Music Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty, VIC

Mustered Courage
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Narrownecks
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 26th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th April – Tumut River Brewing Company, Tumut, VIC
Sunday 28th April – Bright Brewery, Bright, VIC

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 27th April – The Labor in Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet
Friday 26th April – House Concert, Austinmer, NSW
Saturday 27th April – Tathra Pub, Tathra, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Tathra Pub, Tathra, NSW
Thursday 2nd May – Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Shedshaker Brewery, Castlemaine, VIC

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Narrabeen RSL, North Narrabeen, NSW

Obscura Hail
Saturday 27th April – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Penelope Swales
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Pete Wild
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 26th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 26th April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Quinton Trembath
Sunday 28th April – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 2nd May – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Rach Brennan & The Pines
Saturday 27th April – Birregurra Town Hall, Birregurra, VIC
Thursday 2nd May – The Gasometer Upstairs, Melbourne, VIC

Ramblin’ Nights feat. Matt Ward, Natalie Henry, Harvey Russell
Thursday 2nd May – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW

Ray LaMontagne w/ Tori Forsyth
Saturday 27th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Rick Hart Trio
Sunday 28th April – The Fat Goat, Upwey, VIC

Riley Pearce
Saturday 27th April – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 2nd May – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW

Rory McLeod
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Rose Zita Falko
Sunday 28th April – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Rosie McDonald & Nigel Lever
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Ruby Gill
Saturday 27th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 26th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 3rd May – Freo Social, Fremantle, WA

Sancha & the Blue Gypsies
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Sara Storer
Thursday 2nd May – Laurieton United Services Club, Laurieton, NSW
Friday 3rd May – Macksville Ex-Services Club, Macksville, NSW

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 1st May – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Seanchas
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Sebastian Field
Saturday 27th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 3rd May – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Shane Howard
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Shane Nicholson
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

Slim Dime
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Smith & Jones
Sunday 28th April – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Friday 3rd May – The Agrestic Grocer, Orange, NSW

St Albans Folk Festival
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Albans, NSW

Stu Tyrrell
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Sydney Shanty Club
Wednesday 1st May – Spawn Point Small Bar, Sydney, NSW

Taylor Pfeiffer
Friday 26th April – Belair Hotel, Blackwood, SA

Teeny Tiny Stevies
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Audreys
Friday 26th April – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

The Buffalo Grass Boys
Sunday 28th April – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. Sue Wighton & Mary Brettel, Haystack Mountain Hermits
Tuesday 30h April – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The California Honeydrops
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW
Sunday 28th April – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Gum Ball
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Dashville, Belford, NSW

The Hillbilly Goats
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

The Last Aurochs
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

The Little Stevies
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA
Friday 3rd May – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Long Johns
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Maes
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The New Graces
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

The Ocelots
Friday 26th April – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS
Saturday 27th April – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 28th April – Next Door Bar, Franklin, TAS
Thursday 2nd May – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – NEA Gallery, Benalla, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

The Planting Festival
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Woodfordia, QLD

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

The String Contingent
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW
Sunday 28th April – The Independent Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 26th April – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The Trippy Hippy Band
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

The Vegetable Plot
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

The Water Runners
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April – KISS Arts Festival, Kiama, NSW

Then Jolene
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

This Way North
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Tiffany Eckhardt & Dave Steel
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Wintermoon Festival, Camerons Pocket, QLD

Tim, Chitty, Pato
Friday 26th April – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Saturday 27th April – South Pacific Resort, Noosa, QLD
Sunday 28th April – The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane, QLD

Tim Guy
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Todd Sibbin, Tom West
Saturday 27th April – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 27th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 28th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Totally Gourdgeous
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Traditional Graffiti
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – Northern Beaches Music Festival, North Narrabeen, NSW

Tullara
Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May – The Planting Festival, Woodfordia, QLD

Whiskey Dram
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

William Crighton
Friday 26th April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 28th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Tuesday 30th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 2nd May – Espy St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd May – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 3rd to Monday 6th May – Camerons Pocket, QLD

Winton’s Way Out West Fest
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton, QLD

Witches Leap
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW
Thursday 2nd May – Ivanhoe Hotel, Blackheath, NSW

Z-Star Delta
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty Music Festival, Mount Beauty, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Green Fields of France” – Handsome Young Strangers

Thank Folk It’s Good Friday – 19th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Candelo Village Festival

Candelo

Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

40 Degrees South
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Albany International Folk ‘n Shanty Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Albany, WA

Andy Golledge
Monday 22nd April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Tuesday 23rd April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Red Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

ANZAC Day at the PBC feat. Narrownecks, Good Tom Wallace, The Lyrebirds
Thursday 25th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

April Verch
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Appalachian Heaven Stringband
Thursday 25th April – Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Ash Grunwald w/ Tom Fisher & The Layabouts
Saturday 20th April – Vibe Nightclub, Geraldton, WA
Wednesday 24th April – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC

Ashlea Reale & The Outlaws
Friday 19th April – Ring of Fire Easter Campout, Dwellingup, WA
Saturday 20th April – Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival, Dwellingup Primary School, Dwellingup, WA
Friday 26th April – The Bridge Garden Bar, Mandurah, WA

Archer
Wednesday 24th April – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Archie Roach
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Spiegeltent, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 26th April – The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW

Arlo Guthrie
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd April – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 23rd April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Ash Grunwald
Wednesday 24th April – The Espy, St Kilda, VIC

Augie March
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Backsliders
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

BATTS
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Ben Leece
Saturday 20th April – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st April – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW

Ben Salter
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

***CANCELLED***Bendigo Autumn Music Festival***CANCELLED***
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Bendigo, VIC

Benny Walker
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Black Mountain String Band
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bluegrass Parkway
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bluesfest
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Byron Bay, NSW

Boatkeeper
Saturday 20th April – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 26th April – Caves House Hotel, Yallingup, WA

Bob Fox
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Sunday 21st April – Club Windang, Windang, NSW
Friday 26th April – Low 302, Sydney, NSW

Boogie 13
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Tallarook, VIC

Bush Gothic
Thursday 25th April – St John’s Anglican Church, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Caiti Baker
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Candelo Village Festival
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo, NSW

Candice Mcleod
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Cat & Clint
Sunday 21st April – Daylesford Cider Company, Musk, VIC

Chaika
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – The National Anti-Folk Festival, Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th April – Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Avoca Beach, NSW

Charm of Finches
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Chloe and Jason Roweth
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Claude Hay
Friday 26th April – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Colin Hay
Saturday 20th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st April – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 23rd April – Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Friday 26th April – The Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

Dan Musil, Grim Tilla, Anna Smyrk, Jhana Allan
Tuesday 23rd April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Daniel Champagne
Friday 26th April – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

David Gray
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 19th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

David Ross Macdonald
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Didirri
Thursday 25th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Eagle & The Wolf
Monday 22nd April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Edgelarks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Elephant Sessions
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Enda Kenny
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Eric Bogle
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Fairbridge Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Festival of Small Halls feat. The Once, John Flanagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Fiona Ross
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Flats and Sharps
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Flogging Molly
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Flying Seamen
Thursday 25th April – The Coach and Horse Hotel, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Field of Wolves, Ella Belfanti, Pilot Hergé
Wednesday 24th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Fred Smith
Wednesday 24th April – The Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – National Theatre, Braidwood, NSW
Friday 26th April – Sounds Delicious, Nowra, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Gary Clark Jr
Thursday 18th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 23rd April – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th April – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

George Jackson Band
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East, VIC

Georgia Mooney: Supergroup feat. Gatesy & Paul McDermott, Liv Hally, Seja
Sunday 21st April – Giant Dwarf, Sydney, NSW

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Great Aunt
Saturday 20th April – Happy Valley Hotel, Ovens, VIC
Sunday 21st April – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong, VIC

Green Mohair Suits
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Grizzlee Train
Friday 26th April – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Handsome Young Strangers, The Shouties, The Dead Maggies
Thursday 25th April – Marrickville Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Happy Axe, Julia Johnson, Sideburns
Wednesday 24th April – T Guitars, Bowral, NSW

Harrowing Tales of Horror feat. Jim Mongrel, Steph Miller, Drizabone D, Looch
Saturday 20th April – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Sunday 21st April – Canvas, Brisbane, QLD

Hollie Col
Friday 19th April – Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, King Arthur
Thursday 25th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Hozier w/ Didirri
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd April – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 23rd April – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

I’m With Her
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Imelda May
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Irish Mythen
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 20th to Tuesday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Jack Johnson
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie, Tallarook, VIC
Thursday 25th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th April – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

JigJam
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Paddo RSL, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – PS Art Space, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

John Flanagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

John John Festival
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

John Schumann & the Vagabond Crew
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

John Williamson
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

Julia Stone
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 19th April – Empire Hotel Beechworth, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 20th April – George Kerferd Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 20th April – All Saint’s Estate Winery, Wahgunyah, VIC
Sunday 21st April – All Saint’s Estate Winery, Wahgunyah, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Kate Fagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Katie Noonan’s ‘Elixir’ with Michael Leunig
Saturday 20th April – Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah, VIC
Sunday 21st April – Music in the Gardens, Albury, NSW

Kimberley Wheeler & Roadside Holiday
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Kittel & Co.
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 23rd April – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club, Ferntree Gully, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – Caravan Music Club, Bentleigh East, VIC
Thursday 25th April – Fireside Sessions, North Warrandyte, VIC
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Kyle Lionhart
Wednesday 24th April – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 26th April – Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes w/ Ben Leece
Saturday 20th April – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st April – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Larkin Poe
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – The Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Lily and King
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Little Georgia
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Little Quirks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lizzie Flynn
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Lloyd Spiegel
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lucy Wise
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of Real
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Luke Plumb & Kate Burke
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Magpie Diaries
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan
Wednesday 24th April – Questacon, Canberra, ACT

Mànran
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Paddo RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 26th April – The Manly Fig, Sydney, NSW

Martin Pearson
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Matt Corby w/ Eliott, Blessed, The Teskey Brothers
Tuesday 23rd April – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS

Mélisande [électrotrad]
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – The Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

Mic Conway & Robbie Long
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Friday 26th April – Rock Rover, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Mimi Gilbert w/ Reddenhollow
Friday 19th April – The Oriental Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 20th April – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW

Mission Songs Project
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Mojo Juju
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th – Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

Monique Clare
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Mount Beauty Music Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Mount Beauty, VIC

Mustered Courage
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Nahko and Medicine for the People
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 20th April – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 21st April – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Narrownecks
Thursday 25th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Sunday 21st April – The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie, Tallarook, VIC

National Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Canberra, ACT

Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Tuesday 23rd April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Servo Food Truck, Port Kembla, NSW

Norah Jones
Thursday 18th to Tuesday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Obscura Hail
Thursday 25th April – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Oldtimey/Bluegrass at Plantbased Wholefoods
Friday 19th April – Plantbased Wholefoods, Katoomba, NSW

Ordinary Elephant
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Paul Kelly
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Pete Wild, Robyn Martin & Jay McMahon
Friday 19th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Saturday 20th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Sunday 21st April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Monday 22nd April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 26th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 26th April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Ray LaMontagne w/ Tori Forsyth
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Richard Perso
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Rory McLeod
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – The Duke of George, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Russell Morris
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – The Espy, St Kilda, VIC
Friday 26th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Sancha & the Blue Gypsies
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Sarah Humphreys, Loren Kate & Liz Frencham
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 24th April – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Seanchas
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Shakey Graves
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd April – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 23rd April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Howard
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Shane Nicholson
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton’s Way Out West Fest, Winton, QLD

Shaun Kirk
Wednesday 24th April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Smith & Jones
Saturday 20th April – Roth’s Wine Bar, Mudgee, NSW

Sparrow-Folk
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

St Albans Folk Festival
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Albans, NSW

STAV.
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Stu Tyrrell
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Taylor Pfeiffer
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th April – Belair Hotel, Blackwood, SA

Teeny Tiny Stevies
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Audreys
Friday 26th April – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

The Bottlers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th April – Frankies Pizza, Sydney, NSW

The Buffalo Grass Boys
Sunday 21st April – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Frankies Pizza, Sydney, NSW

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. Caroline Hammond, The Dennis Sisters
Tuesday 23rd April – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Thursday 25th April – Blacktown RSL, Blacktown, NSW

The California Honeydrops
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

The Cope Street Parade
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Dead Maggies
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 24th April – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Marrickville Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

The Fagans
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Gum Ball
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Dashville, Belford, NSW

The Last Aurochs
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

The Little Stevies
Saturday 20th April – Astor Lounge, Perth, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Long Johns
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Maes
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie Festival, Tallarook, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – Kidogo Arthouse, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Fairbridge Festival, Fairbridge, WA

The Mouldy Lovers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The National Anti-Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The New Graces
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

The Ocelots
Saturday 20th April – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 24th April – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 25th April – The Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS
Friday 26th April – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS

The Once
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Squeezebox Trio
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The String Contingent
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 26th April – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The Trippy Hippy Band
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

The Vegetable Plot
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Then Jolene
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – The Gum Ball, Belford, NSW

This Way North
Saturday 20th April – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Candelo Village Festival, Candelo, NSW

Tilba Easter Festival
Saturday 20th April – Tilba, NSW

Tim, Chitty, Pato w/ Ren Stone
Sunday 22nd April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April -The Rhythm Hut, Gosford, NSW
Friday 26th April – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Wednesday 24th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Trioc
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Whiskey Dram
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Whoa Mule
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

William Crighton
Thursday 25th April – Gumball, Hunter Valley, NSW
Friday 26th April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Winton’s Way Out West Fest
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – Winton, QLD

Witches Leap
Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th April – St Alban’s Folk Festival, St Albans, NSW

Z-Star Delta
Sunday 21st April – Queenscliff Brewhouse, Queenscliff, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Easter Parade” – Emmy The Great

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Releases This Week

Batts
The Grand TourBATTS
iTunes

National Folk Festival
Time and PlaceGeorge Jackson
Bandcamp

Glen Hansard
This Wild WillingGlen Hansard
iTunes
Bandcamp

Jess Ribeiro
Love HateJess Ribeiro
iTunes
Bandcamp

John Paul White
The Hurting KindJohn Paul White
iTunes
Bandcamp

Sara Storer
RaindanceSara Storer
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bluesfest

Bluesfest

Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Byron Bay, NSW

National Folk Festival

National

Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Canberra, ACT

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

40 Degrees South
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Albany International Folk ‘n Shanty Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Albany, WA

Alice Skye
Saturday 13th April – Kew Court House, Kew, VIC

Alive & Pickin’ – Bluegrass & Old Timey Music Jam
Sunday 14th April – Tarana Pub, Tarana, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 12th April – The Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 13th April – Huntington Tavern, Kempton, TAS

Anna Cordell
Saturday 13th April – One Wild Apple Cafe, Benalla, VIC

April Verch
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Archie Roach
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Arlo Guthrie
Wednesday 17th April – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Backsliders
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Because The Night feat. Lachlan Bryan, Katie Brianna
Thursday 18th April – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Benny Walker
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Black Mountain String Band
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bluegrass Parkway
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bluesfest
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Byron Bay, NSW

Boatkeeper
Sunday 14th April – The Jack, Cairns, QLD

Bob Fox
Saturday 13th April – HATS Courthouse Cultural Centre, Auburn, SA
Sunday 14th April – House Concert, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Bobby Alu
Wednesday 17th April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Bobby Jack’s Festival
Saturday 14th April – Walcha Showground, Walcha, NSW

Boogie 13
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Tallarook, VIC

Broads
Saturday 13th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Caiti Baker
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Candice Mcleod
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Cat and Clint
Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine Music Festival, Cullulleraine, VIC

Charm of Finches
Saturday 13th April – One Wild Apple Cafe, Benalla, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Cigány Weaver w/ The Long Johns, Brad Garnett
Friday 12th April – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Claude Hay
Friday 12th April – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Saturday 13th April – The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC

Colin Hay
Thursday 18th April – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Country Kills feat. Georgia Fair, Ruben Neeson, Ross Tipper
Saturday 13th April – The Lady Hampshire, Sydney, NSW

Cullulleraine Music Festival
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Friday 12th April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 13th April – The Barn, Neales Flat, SA
Sunday 14th April – Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA

Daniel J Townsend
Saturday 13th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Saturday 14th April – Bobby Jack’s Festival, Walcha, NSW

David Gray
Sunday 14th April – Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA
Tuesday 16th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Doc & the Delegates
Wednesday 17th April – Coal and Cedar, Newcastle, NSW

Dom Youdan
Wednesday 17th April – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Edgelarks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Elephant Sessions
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Emily Wurramara
Wednesday 17th April – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Emma Russack
Friday 12th April – Nighthawks, Melbourne, VIC

Enda Kenny
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Eric Bogle
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Ess-Em
Thursday 18th April – The H Nightclub & Loungebar, Sutherland, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Festival of Small Halls feat. The Once, John Flanagan
Friday 12th April – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Dalgety Hall, Dalgety, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Lacmalac Hall, Lacmalac, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 15th April – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

Fiona Ross
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Flogging Molly
Sunday 14th April – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 17th April – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Flying Seamen
Saturday 13th April – Club Hillsdale, Hillsdale, NSW
Thursday 18th April – Coach And Horses Hotel, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Bonniesongs, Jack Millar, Gentle Leader
Wednesday 17th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Saturday 13th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 17th April – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Gary Clark Jr
Thursday 18th April – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Genni Kane & Jon Wilby, Montgomery Church
Saturday 13th April – Wentworth Falls School of the Arts, Wentworth Falls, NSW

George Jackson Band
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Georgia Mooney: Supergroup feat. Dan Kelly, Brian Campeau, Alyx Dennison
Sunday 14th April – Giant Dwarf, Sydney, NSW

Gopher Broke feat. The Dead Maggies, The Berkeley Hunts, The Dead Peasants, Not Just Asta, Jude Joseph, Frank Bell, BrodyGreg
Wednesday 17th April – House Concert, Preston, VIC

Great Aunt
Sunday 14th April – King River Brewing, King Valley, VIC

Green Mohair Suits
Saturday 13th April – The Music Lounge, Dee Why, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Grizzlee Train
Sunday 14th April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Friday 12th April – Stony Creek Mini Muster, Woodford, QLD

High Tea feat. Elana Stone
Thursday 18th April – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Hollie Col
Friday 19th April – Beaches Hotel, Thirroul, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, King Arthur
Thursday 18th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Hozier
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Huckleberry Hastings
Saturday 13th April – Sneaky Possum, Sydney, NSW

Huon Blues & Roots Festival
Saturday 13th April – Home Hill Winery, Ranelagh, TAS

Hussy Hicks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

I’m With Her
Tuesday 16th April – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th April – Melbourne Recital Hall, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Imelda May
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

In The Round feat. Goldheist, Declan Kelly, Frances Castley, Braden Evans
Tuesday 16th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Irish Mythen
Friday 12th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 14th April – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield, NSW
Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Jack Johnson
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Wednesday 17th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 18th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie, Tallarook, VIC

JD & The Hunger Men w/ Nicholas Connors
Saturday 13th April – Ramblin’ Rascal Tavern, Sydney, NSW

Jeff Lang
Saturday 13th April – Huon Blues & Roots Festival, Ranelagh, TAS

Jen Mize
Saturday 13th April – Lalla Flower Farm, Lalla, TAS
Sunday 14th April – Pelverata Memorial Hall, Pelverata, TAS

Jess DeLuca
Sunday 14th April – House Concert, Mile End, SA
Tuesday 16th April – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Jigjam
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

John Flanagan
Friday 12th April – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Dalgety Hall, Dalgety, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Lacmalac Hall, Lacmalac, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

John John Festival
Friday 12th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Julia Stone
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Kallidad
Friday 12th April – BBQ Bazaar, Burleigh Heads, QLD
Saturday 13th April – Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Thursday 18th April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Kate Fagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Katie Noonan’s Elixir with Michael Leunig
Thursday 18th April – Spiegeltent, Gold Coast, QLD

Kittel & Co.
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lagerstein
Friday 12th April – Dicey Riley’s Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 14th April – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Larkin Poe
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Lily and King
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Little Georgia
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Little Quirks
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lloyd Spiegel
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lolo Lovina
Saturday 13th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Lucy Wise
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of Real
Tuesday 16th April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Wednesday 17th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Luke Plumb & Kate Burke
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Mànran
Friday 12th April – Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Blue Mountains Theatre And Community Hub, Springwood, NSW
Sunday 14th April – The Dungeon, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 12th April – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Martin Pearson
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Matt Corby w/ Eliott, Blessed, The Teskey Brothers
Friday 12th April – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th April – GPAC, Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC

Melanie Horsnell, Tom Hespe, Rob McCrone
Thursday 18th April – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mélisande [électrotrad]
Thursday 18th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Merry Muse feat. Turnip Sundae
Sunday 14th April – Canberra Irish Club, Canberra, ACT

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Friday 12th April – Worker’s Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mission Songs Project
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Mitch Power
Saturday 13th April – Lalla Flower Farm, Lalla, TAS
Sunday 14th April – Pelverata Memorial Hall, Pelverata, TAS

Mojo Juju
Tuesday 16th April – Spiegeltent, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Montgomery Church
Saturday 13th April – Wentworth Falls School of the Arts, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Wednesday 17th April – Yulli’s Sessions, Sydney, NSW

Nahko and Medicine for the People
Wednesday 17th April – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Narrownecks
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 12th April – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Albion Hotel, Albury, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Wandi Pub, Wandiligong, VIC

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 13th April – Gunnedah Hotel, Gunnedah, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Saturday 13th April – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th April – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 15th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 17th April – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – The Croxton, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie, Tallarook, VIC

National Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Canberra, ACT

Neil Murray
Sunday 14th April – Sunshine Brewery, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Norah Jones
Friday 12th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 14th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 15th April – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th April – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 18th to Tuesday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Nicola Hayes & Hélène Brunet
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Nigel Wearne
Tuesday 16th April – House Concert, Woodford, VIC

Niq Reefman
Saturday 13th April – Murrah Hall, Murrah, NSW

Oliver Downes
Friday 12th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Ordinary Elephant
Friday 12th April – HATs Courthouse, Auburn, SA
Saturday 13th April – Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA
Tuesday 16th April – House Concert, Woodford, VIC
Wednesday 17th April – North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Patrick James
Friday 12th April – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Paul Kelly
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Pete Wild, Robyn Martin, Jay McMahon
Friday 19th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Saturday 13th April – Huon Blues & Roots Festival, Ranelagh, TAS
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Ray LaMontagne
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Rhythm Hunters, Maizy Coombes, Samba Trombada
Friday 12th April – Blackheath Community Centre, Blackheath, NSW

Richard Perso
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Rory McLeod
Friday 12th April – Live at the Wharf Inc, Ulverstone, TAS
Saturday 13th April – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 14th April – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 16th April – The Founders Room, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 17th April – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Rose Zita Falko
Saturday 13th April – Lalla Flower Farm, Lalla, TAS
Sunday 14th April – Pelverata Memorial Hall, Pelverata, TAS

Ross Tipper
Friday 12th April – The House Dining, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th April – The Lady Hampshire, Sydney, NSW

Ruby Gill, Lisa Caruso
Sunday 14th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Russell Morris
Friday 12th April – Darwin Casino, Darwin, NT
Saturday 13th April – Edgehill Hotel, Cairns, QLD
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine Music Festival, Cullulleraine, VIC

Sara Storer
Friday 12th April – Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW
Sunday 14th April – Commercial Club, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Sarah Humphreys, Loren Kate & Liz Frencham
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 17th April – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon
Saturday 13th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Shakey Graves
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Shaun Kirk
Monday 15th April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC

Smith & Jones
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Songwriters in the Chapel feat. Jen Mize, Mitch Power, Rose Zita Falko, Tom Dockray
Saturday 13th April – Lalla Flower Farm, Lalla, TAS

Songwriters at Pelverata feat. Paddy McHugh, Claire Anne Taylor, Jen Mize, Mitch Power, Rose Zita Falko, Tom Dockray
Sunday 14th April – Pelverata Memorial Hall, Pelverata, TAS

Southern Gentlemen w/ The Lyrebirds, The Methylated Chicken Collective
Saturday 13th April – Red Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sparrow-Folk
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

STAV.
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Stu Tyrrell
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April – Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD

Taylor Pfeiffer
Saturday 13th April – ABC Gardeners’ Market, Collinswood, SA
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The April Family
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 12th April – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Belmont 16s, Belmont, NSW
Sunday 14th April – By The C, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 18th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

The Blues Train feat. Claude Hay, Geoff Achison, Nardia Branca, Miss Lizzy & The Night Owls
Saturday 13th April – The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC

The Bottlers
Friday 12th April – The Townie, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Buffalo Grass Boys
Sunday 14th April – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. John Hogan & Matt James, Pandoras Karavan
Tuesday 16th April – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Bushwackers
Saturday 13th April – Live on the Lachlan, Stan Peters Oval, Hillston, NSW

The Cope Street Parade
Friday 12th April – The JAZZ Basement, Wodonga, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th April – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Dead Maggies
Wednesday 17th April – Gopher Broke, Preston, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The End Festival
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – Hill End, NSW

The Fagans
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Frank Burkitt Band
Friday 12th April – Ariette’s Concert Lounge, Croydon, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Daylesford Cider Company, Daylesford, VIC
Sunday 14th April – Blue Tongue Berries, Seymour, VIC

The Hillbilly Goats
Saturday 13th April – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo, NSW
Thursday 18th April – Club Macleaym, Macleay Island, QLD

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. Doug Jenner, Aubrey and Purton
Saturday 13th April – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Maes
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April – Boogie Festival, Tallarook, VIC

The Morrisons
Saturday 13th April – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th April – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW

The Mouldy Lovers
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The National Anti-Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

The Northern Folk
Saturday 13th April – Geddes Lane Ballroom, Melbourne, VIC

The Ocelots
Friday 12th April – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC
Saturday 13th April – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 14th April – The Lost Ones Gallery & Basement Bar, Ballarat, VIC

The Once
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Porch Sessions feat. Tom West, Jess DeLuca, Tim Moore
Sunday 14th April – House Concert, Mile End, SA

The Settlement
Friday 12th April – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 13th April – City Sounds, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 14th April – Leftys Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

The Slipdixies
Sunday 14th April – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 12th April – Goulburn Workers, Goulburn, NSW
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Squeezebox Trio
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The String Contingent
Friday 12th April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine Music Festival, Cullulleraine, VIC
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

The Vegetable Plot
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

The Water Runners
Saturday 13th April – Kiama Bowling Club, Kiama, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Tuesday 16th April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

This Way North
Friday 12th April – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 13th April – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Tim Moore
Saturday 13th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 14th April – House Concert, Mile End, SA

Tom Dockray
Saturday 13th April – Lalla Flower Farm, Lalla, TAS
Sunday 14th April – Pelverata Memorial Hall, Pelverata, TAS

Trioc
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

Two If By Sea
Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine Music Festival, Cullulleraine, VIC

Whoa Mule
Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd April – National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT

William Crighton
Saturday 14th April – Bobby Jack’s Festival, Walcha, NSW
Wednesday 17th April – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 18th April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Winterbourne
Saturday 13th April – The Factory, Sydney, NSW

Yulli’s Sessions feat. Montgomery Church
Wednesday 17th April – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Z-Star
Friday 12th April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 13th April – Apollo Bay Hotel, Apollo Bay, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

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Saturday 6th April – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th April – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Saturday 6th April – Club Windang, Windang, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 5th April – Cooee Arthouse, Aldinga, SA
Sunday 7th April – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA

Ainsley Farrell
Thursday 11th April – Marley Bar, Sydney, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 5th April – The Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Dalrymple Hotel, Garbutt, QLD
Sunday 7th April – Mount Pleasant Tavern, North Mackay, QLD
Friday 12th April – The Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS

Archer
Friday 5th April – The Main Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 7th April – Lot 19, Castlemaine, VIC

Archie Roach
Saturday 6th April – Spiegeltent, Canberra, ACT

Ash Grunwald
Friday 5th April – Club Sapphire, Merimbula, ACT
Sunday 7th April – Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla, NSW

Backsliders
Sunday 7th April – CoOp Club, Waterfront Cafe, Sydney, NSW

Benjamin Trillado
Tuesday 9th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Boatkeeper
Friday 5th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Bluegrass Oldtime Jam
Sunday 7th April – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 6th April – Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
Saturday 6th April – OK Motels, Charlton, VIC

Charm of Finches
Saturday 6th April – New Hall, Point Lonsdale, VIC
Thursday 11th April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Chris Neto
Sunday 7th April – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Cigány Weaver w/ The Long Johns, Brad Garnett
Friday 12th April – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Claude Hay
Friday 5th April – The Federal Hotel, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Royal Mail Hotel, Goodna, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Mojo Burning Festival, Hamilton, QLD
Friday 12th April – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC

Cope Street Parade
Friday 5th April – Music Lounge Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Django at Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 12th April – The JAZZ Basement, Wodonga, VIC

Crooked Road, Saltwater Taffy
Saturday 6th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA

Cullulleraine Music Festival
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine, VIC

Daniel Champagne
Friday 5th April – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Saturday 6th April – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Sunday 7th April – Marakoopa Cafe, Mayberry, TAS
Thursday 11th April – Arts Centre, Lincoln, SA
Friday 12th April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – Cullulleraine Music Festival, Cullulleraine, VIC

Darren Cross
Friday 5th April – Egg Records, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Hardys Bay Community Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Sunday 7th April – Halfback Books, Dee Why, NSW
Thursday 11th April – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Dave Wright & The Midnight Ramblers
Sunday 7th April – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Emma Russack
Saturday 6th April – Fitzroy Library, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th April – Nighthawks, Melbourne, VIC

Fallon Cush, Harvey Russell & The Widowmakers
Sunday 7th April – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. The Once, John Flanagan
Friday 5th April – Gargarro Sound Shell, Girgarro, VIC
Saturday 6th April – Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall, Chiltern VIC
Sunday 7th April – Tallangatta Valley Public Hall, Tallangatta Valley, VIC
Wednesday 10th April – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW
Thursday 11th April – The Simpson Pavilion, Grenfell, NSW
Friday 12th April – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

Fly Little Sparrow
Saturday 6th April – Eudlo Music Nights, Eudlo, QLD
Tuesday 9th April – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

Flying Seamen
Sunday 7th April – The Hero Of Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th April – The Coach and Horse Hotel, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Gigi Edgley and Jake Edgley, Alex Gibson, Sam Higginson
Wednesday 10th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Georgia Mooney: Supergroup feat. Tim Rogers, Urthboy, Ben Salter
Sunday 7th April – Giant Dwarf, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line w/ Cookie Baker
Friday 5th April – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC

Gretta Ziller
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April – Man from Snowy River Bush Festival, Corryong, VIC

Grizzlee Train
Saturday 6th April – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 11th April – Hotel Steyne, Sydney, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Wednesday 10th April – Can You Keep a Secret, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th April – Stony Creek Mini Muster, Woodford, QLD

Honey
Sunday 7th April – Bodalla Dairy Shed, Bodalla, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. James Ellis and the Jealous Guys, King Arthur
Thursday 11th April – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Victoria Vigenser and Lindsay Martin
Saturday 6th April – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Irish Mythen
Tuesday 9th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Wednesday 10th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 11th April – Manly Leagues, Brookvale, NSW
Friday 12th April – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Irish Seisiún
Sunday 7th April – The Croatian Wickham Sports Club, Newcastle, NSW

Jamie Hutchings and Darren Cross
Friday 5th April – Egg Records, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Hardys Bay Community Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Sunday 7th April – Halfback Books, Dee Why, NSW

Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez
Friday 5th April – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Jo Jo Smith & Lucie Thorne
Saturday 6th April – North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC
Sunday 7th April – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC

John Flanagan
Friday 5th April – Gargarro Sound Shell, Girgarro, VIC
Saturday 6th April – Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall, Chiltern VIC
Sunday 7th April – Tallangatta Valley Public Hall, Tallangatta Valley, VIC
Wednesday 10th April – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW
Thursday 11th April – The Simpson Pavilion, Grenfell, NSW
Friday 12th April – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

John John Festival
Saturday 6th April – Fireside Session, Warrandayte, VIC
Sunday 7th April – The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 12th April – Tathra Hotel, Tathra, NSW

Kallidad
Thursday 11th April – Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 12th April – BBQ Bazaar, Burleigh Heads, QLD

Katie Noonan’s Elixir with Michael Leunig
Friday 5th April – Redland Performing Arts Centre, Redland, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads, NSW

Lagerstein
Saturday 6th April – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 11th April – Crowbar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th April – Dicey Riley’s Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Sunday 7th April – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 11th April – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Lucy Wise
Saturday 6th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Luka Bloom
Friday 5th April – The Charles Hotel, Perth, WA

M.E. Baird
Friday 5th April – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Man from Snowy River Bush Festival
Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April – Corryong, VIC

Mànran
Wednesday 10th April – The Shed, Nanango, QLD
Thursday 11th April – Mick O’Malley’s, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th April – Upper Lansdowne Memorial Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 5th April – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 11th April – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 12th April – The Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW

Matt Corby w/ Eliott, Blessed, The Teskey Brothers
Friday 5th April – Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Tuesday 9th April – Flinders University Plaza, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th April – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Matt Joe Gow
Saturday 6th April – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC

Melanie Horsnell
Sunday 7th April – Sounds Delicious, Nowra, NSW

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission
Friday 5th April – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 6th April – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 7th April – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th April – Worker’s Club, Geelong, VIC

Mojo Juju
Friday 5th April – Spiegeltent, Canberra, ACT

Narrownecks
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Nathan Power
Sunday 7th April – Pave Festival, Emerald, VIC
Friday 12th April – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

Nathan Seeckts
Friday 5th April – Young Street Supper Club, Frankston, VIC

Neil Murray
Thursday 11th April – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Norah Jones
Friday 12th April – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Oliver Downes
Friday 5th April – The Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 7th April – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Pat Tierney w/ Kyle Taylor
Friday 5th April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Saturday 6th April – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th April – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Porch Light Sessions feat. Ethan Conway, Hannah Matysek, Spindles
Thursday 11th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Ro
Friday 5th April – Bank Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th April – Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Rory McLeod
Friday 5th April – Dangar Island Bowling Club, Dangar Island, NSW
Saturday 6th April – The Shack, Narrabeen, NSW
Sunday 7th April – The Old Mill Shed, Elands, NSW
Tuesday 9th April – Briagolong Hotel, Briagolong, VIC
Thursday 11th April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th April – Live at the Wharf Inc, Ulverstone, TAS

Russell Morris
Friday 12th April – Darwin Casino, Darwin, NT

Rhythm Hunters, Maizy Coombes, Samba Trombada
Friday 12th April – Blackheath Community Centre, Blackheath, NSW

Sancha and the Blue Gypsies
Thursday 11th April – Sutherland Acoustic Club, Miranda, NSW

Sara Storer
Wednesday 10th April – The Publican Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Thursday 11th April – Alexandra Shire Hall, Alexandra, VIC
Friday 12th April – Gateway Hotel, Geelong, VIC

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 10th April – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon
Friday 5th April – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Shantily Clad w/ Rare Child
Thursday 11th April – Swamplands Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Smith & Jones
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

Stillhouse Union w/ El Guido, The Methylated Chicken Collective
Thursday 11th April – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Strings on King Bluegrass Night feat. Southern Gentlemen
Tuesday 9th April – MoshPit, Sydney, NSW

Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festival
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th April – Kenilworth Showgrounds, Kenilworth, QLD

Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 6th April – Annandale Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

The April Family
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 5th April – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA
Saturday 6th April – Bridgetown Hotel, Bridgetown, WA
Sunday 7th April – By The C, Cottesloe Beach, WA
Thursday 11th April – Camelot Lounge, Marrickville, NSW
Friday 12th April – Dee Why RSL, Dee Why, NSW

The Bottlers, Stacy Gacy, Operation Ibis
Friday 12th April – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

The Buffalo Grass Boys
Sunday 7th April – Hotel Steyne, Sydney, NSW

The BUg Weekly Tues New Farm Folk Night feat. Penny Davies and Roger Ilot, Fly Little Sparrow
Tuesday 9th April – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

The Dead Maggies, The Stragglers, Jesterpose, Quinton Trembath
Sunday 7th April – Next Door Bar, Franklin, TAS

The End Festival
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – Hill End, NSW

The Frank Burkitt Band
Friday 5th April – Saint Monday, Yackandandah, VIC
Saturday 6th April – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th April – Ararat Hotel, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 11th April – The Gallery Gigs at North East Artisans, Benalla, VIC
Friday 12th April – Ariette’s Concert Lounge, Croydon, VIC

The Go Set
Friday 5th April – Vinnies Dive, Southport, QLD
Sunday 7th April – Cardigan Bar, Sandgate, QLD

The Northern Folk
Friday 5th April – The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 6th April – The Cube, Wodonga, VIC
Sunday 7th April – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

The Ocelots
Friday 5th April – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 6th April – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 7th April – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Tuesday 9th April – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th April – Lomond Accoustica, The Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th April – Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, Geelong, VIC
Friday 12th April – Macedon Railway Hotel, Macedon, VIC

The Once
Friday 5th April – Gargarro Sound Shell, Girgarro, VIC
Saturday 6th April – Barnawartha Soldiers Memorial Hall, Chiltern VIC
Sunday 7th April – Tallangatta Valley Public Hall, Tallangatta Valley, VIC
Wednesday 10th April – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW
Thursday 11th April – The Simpson Pavilion, Grenfell, NSW
Friday 12th April – Woodstock Memorial Hall, Woodstock, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 5th April – WesleyAnne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th April – Tanswell’s, Beechworth, VIC

The Ramblin Roses
Friday 5th April – Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Grove, TAS
Sunday 7th April – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS

The Settlement
Friday 12th April – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

The Shack Presents Rory Mcleod, The Fallen Robins
Saturday 6th April – The Narrabeen Tramshed, Narrabeen, NSW

The Slipdixies
Sunday 7th April – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 12th April – Goulburn Workers, Goulburn, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th April – The End Festival, Hill End, NSW

This Way North
Saturday 6th April – Wauchope Community Arts, Wauchope, NSW
Friday 12th April – Dusty Attic Music Lounge, Lismore, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 5th April – JIVE, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 6th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th April – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Z-Star Delta
Friday 5th April – The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington, NSW
Saturday 6th April – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

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