Jason Isbell Announces New Album The Nashville Sound

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Super talented and highly acclaimed Americana singer songwriter Jason Isbell has announced plans to release his new album The Nashville Sound on the 16th June this year.

The album, which will feature Isbell’s band The 400 Unit, follows Isbell’s lauded 2015 long player Something More Than Free which one two Grammys and two Americana Music Association Awards. It was recorded at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio A with producer and longtime collaborator Dave Cobb.

Check out the full track listing for The Nashville Sound below:

1. Last Of My Kind
2. Cumberland Gap
3. Tupelo
4. White Man’s World
5. If We Were Vampires
6. Anxiety
7. Molotov
8. Chaos and Clothes
9. Hope The High Road
10. Something To Love

Watch the New Katie Brianna Video “King”

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The latest single from Sydney alt-country singer Katie Brianna’s 2016 album Victim or the Heroine is the wonderful “King”. The track is one of the most upbeat on the album and deals with themes of admiration, love, loyalty and desperation

“I guess the desperation part is giving yourself over to someone completely, telling them that they become your world and maybe that they are that one person who gives you a reason to be,” Brianna explained.

“King” has been released with a gorgeous video from Lyn Taylor – check it out below:

Watch the New Johnny Flynn Video “Wandering Aengus”

Johnny Flynn
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Another week, another new track from Johnny Flynn. With his new album Sillion due for release next Friday we’ve been gifted with another new single, this time the quirky ballad “Wandering Aengus”.

The track has a brand new video directed by Simon Ryninks – check it out below:

The Button Collective Announce Album Launch Tour

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NSW based folk raconteurs The Button Collective are all set to launch their second full length album Hall on the Hill at the end of the month.

The band, which is known for their raucous live show and melting pot of folk influences, will be officially launching the album in Brisbane on the 31st March at The Milk Factory. Joining them in support will be dark country collective The Long Johns and celebrated singer-songwriter Paddy McHugh.

Along with the Brisbane launch show The Button Collective have a bunch of tour dates from this weekend up and down the east coast – check out the full list of shows below:

Friday 17th March – Finnian’s Irish Tavern, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 18th March – The Rappville Pub, Rappville, NSW
Friday 24th March – Howlin’ Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 30th March – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 31st March – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 7th April – The Two Goats, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 8th April – The Bellingen Brewing Co., Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – The Settlers Arms Inn, St Albans, NSW
Thursday 27th April – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th April – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 13th May – Tanamon Soundscape, Wooli, NSW
Saturday 20th May – Mini Folk Festival, The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th May – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 27th May – Folk til ya Punk “Brisfopo”, Common House, Brisbane, QLD

Irish Mythen Returns To Australia with East Coast Tour

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This weekend Canadian folk singer Irish Mythen will return to our shores once again for a series of east coast tour dates including appearances at the Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Yackandanda Folk Festival, Bluesfest and The Gum Ball.

Irish Mythen has been a regular visitor to Australia over the last few years and has built quite the following as a result.

Her tour kicks off this weekend – check out full list of dates below:

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 23rd March – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 24th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th March – Yackandanda Folk Festival, Yackandanda, VIC
Thursday 30th March – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 31st March – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 1st April – Baby Black, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 2nd April – Old Church on The Hill, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 5th April – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 6th April – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th April – The Heritage, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 8th April – Revamp The Amp, Kuranda, QLD
Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 21st April – The Gum Ball Festival, Dashville, NSW

Radical Face Announces Australian Tour Dates

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US based indie-folk artists Radical Face has been a firm favourite of Timber and Steel‘s since the very beginning so we’re over the moon to hear that he’s heading to Australia for the first time this May and June.

Ben Cooper, AKA Radical Face, finished up his The Family Tree album trilogy last year and has already started releasing new material, releasing his visual EP SunnMoonnEclippse in February.

Radical Face will has announced shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth – check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 26th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th May – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 31st May – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 1st June – Badlands, Perth, WA

Laura Marling, Lisa Hannigan, Beth Orton, Bill Callahan and More Added to VIVID Sydney

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The full music lineup for this year’s VIVID event in Sydney was just announced and it’s one of the most Timber and Steel friendly line ups to date.

Joining the previously announced Fleet Foxes this year will be a raft of international acts including indie-folk goddess Laura Marling, Irish favourite Lisa Hannigan, celebrated singer-songwriter Bill Callahan, folktronica pioneer Beth Orton and many more.

The local lineup is equally as impressive including Taasha Coates, Crooked Fiddle Band, Mick Thomas, Brian Campeau, Nic Cassey, Swamp Fat Jangles, Sarah Belkner and more.

VIVID takes place around Sydney, with the VIVID LIVE events at the Sydney Opera House, from the 26th May to the 10th June. Below is a list of the the folk-leaning shows – check out the official site for a full list of artists and dates.

107 Presents For Folk Sake feat. Brian Campeau, Nic Cassey & Friends, Swamp Fat Jangles, Sarah Belkner
Saturday 10th June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Beth Orton
Tuesday 13th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Bill Callahan: Smog to Dream River
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 3rd June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 26th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 9th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fleet Foxes
Friday 26th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 27th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 29th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Monday 12th June – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Lisa Hannigan
Tuesday 30th May – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW

Mick Thomas
Friday 2nd June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Taasha Coates
Friday 16th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Timber and Steel Premiere: Joel Barker & The Low Company’s New EP Uncharted

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This Friday Western Australian indie-folkers Joel Barker & The Low Company will be releasing their highly anticipated new EP Uncharted. The EP is a meditation on Barker’s home town of Fremantle, inspired by WA’s port city.

Timber and Steel are super proud to be able to premiere a stream of Uncharted before its release this Friday. Check take a listen below:

To celebrate the release of Uncharted Joel Barker & The Low Company will be launching the EP in Fremantle this Friday at The Odd Fellow followed by a couple of shows around WA over the weekend. The full list of shows are below:

Friday 17th March – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 18th March – Green Door Wines, Ferguson Valley, WA
Sunday 19th March – Bridgetown Pottery Restuarant, Bridgetown, WA

Not the Usual Americana Gig In Sydney

Echo Deer
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This Thursday 16th March Sydney will be treated to a very special night of music with Not the Usual Americana Gig at the Petersham Bowling Club.

The show will feature local favourites Echo Deer, Luke Collings & Greasy Lake and The Mysterious Universe Band – three bands who offer a slightly more individual take on the Americana and country genres. The night promises to deliver “something a bit different, a bit cosmic, a bit funny, a bit more than sad songs about trucks.”

The night kicks off at 7:30pm. For more information check out the official Facebook page here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

VIVID LIVE announced Fleet Foxes as their first artist for 2017. Details here

– And Fleet Foxes also revealed the details of their new album Crack-Up. Details here

– Victorian pop-folk singer Darcy Fox announced her new EP Chapter One. Details here

Laura Marling released the lyric video for “Nothing, Not Nearly” from her new album Semper Femina. Details here

All Our Exes Live In Texas have announced a national tour this June and July. Details here

– Sydney jam and performance night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced Whoa Mule as their March feature artist. Details here

– A new venue touting to be the new home of Americana, The Longhorn Saloon, opens in Melbourne this weekend. Details here

Releases This Week

Semper Femina
Semper FeminaLaura Marling
iTunes

Martha
NomadMartha Tilston

iTunes

RKS As Cool As They ComeRoland Kay-Smith
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Port Fairy Folk Festival

Willie

Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont
Sunday 12th March – Edgeworth Bowling Club, Edgeworth, NSW

Aireys Inlet Open Mic Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet, VIC

Amanda Palmer
Friday 10th March – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Belle Harvey
Saturday 11th March – The Retreat Hotel, Brunswick, VIC
Sunday 12th March – Billyroy’s Blues Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th March – Hardys Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW

Bonnie Love
Saturday 11th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Boy & Bear
Saturday 11th March – A Weekend in the Gardens, Melbourne VIC

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Katoomba, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli feat. Whoa Mule!
Wednesday 15th March – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass, Old Timey and Acoustic Music Campout Weekend
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Yetholme, NSW

Brunswick Music Festival
Sunday 5th to Sunday 19th March – Melbourne, VIC

Brunswick Songwriter’s Club feat.

Burke & Wills Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Burke & Wills Winery, Mia Mia, VIC

Busby Marou
Friday 10th March – Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday 11th March – Bay Central Hotel, Hervey Bay, QLD

Carus Thompson
Friday 10th March – The Quarry Ampitheatre, City Beach, WA

Courtyard Sessions Presents Goldheist
Friday 17th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents The Cruisin’ Deuces
Friday 10th March – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Darby w/ Brendon Moon, Liam Gale
Friday 17th March – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Davey Lane
Friday 10th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Domini Forster
Friday 10th March – Poinciana, Mullum, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Don Henley w/ Jewel
Friday 10th March – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th March – A Day On The Green, Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, QLD
Wednesday 15th March – Adelaide Entertainment Centre Arena, Adelaide, SA

Eddi Reader
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW

Elwood Myre
Friday 10th March – B-East, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Emma Davis w/ Tom Stephens
Tuesday 14th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Sunday 12th March – Tallimba Inn Hotel, Tallimba, NSW

Folk Uke & Dog Trumpet
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Callum Wylie, Taryn La Fauci, Dominic Youdan
Wednesday 15th March – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Formidable Vegetable Sound System
Tuesday 14th March – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Green Mohair Suits
Friday 10th March – Frank’s Wild Years, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 11th March – The Mill, Avalon, NSW

Handsome Young Strangers
Friday 17th March – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

High Tea feat. Jordie Lane
Thursday 16th March – Sydney, NSW

Holly Throsby
Friday 10th March – ANU Bar, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 11th March – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Irish Mythen
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Jack Carty
Thursday 16th March – 5 Sawyers, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 17th March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

James Vincent McMorrow
Friday 10th March – Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Jeff Lang
Friday 17th March – Geelong Workers Club, Geelong VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 11th March – Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, VIC

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 10th March – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Katie Brianna, The April Family, Arna Georgia
Sunday 12th March – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Kirsty Bromley
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March – Burke & Wills Folk Festival, Mia Mia, VIC

Les Poules à Colin
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th March – Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Lime and Steel, Andie
Saturday 11th March – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Little Wise w/ Jim Lawrie
Wednesday 15th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Lolo Lovina
Friday 10th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Longhorn Saloon Official Opening Party
Monday 13th March – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Martha Tilston
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Friday 17th March – Saints & Sailors, Port Arlington, VIC

Martha Wainwright
Friday 10th March – Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th March – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 14th March – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Wednesday 15th March – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 16th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW

Miriam Lieberman Trio and The Groove
Friday 10th March – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW

Mission Songs Project feat. Jessie Lloyd, Leah Flanagan, Emma Donovan, Jessica Hitchcock, Marlene Cummins
Thursday 16th March – Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, NSW

Mundy
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 16th March – The Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 17th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Mustered Courage
Friday 17th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, NSW

Not Good With Horses
Thursday 16th March – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Not the Usual Americana Gig feat. Echo Deer, Luke Collings & Greasy Lake,The Mysterious Universe Band
Thursday 16th March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Oskar Herbig w/ Skyscraper Stan
Thursday 16th March – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Ramblin’ Nights Presents Chris Pickering & Jason Walker
Friday 17th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Riogh
Saturday 11th March – Dundas Sports & Recreation Club, Dundas, NSW

Roo Panes w/ Anabelle Kay
Wednesday 15th March – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, NSW
Thursday 16th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Rough River
Saturday 11th March – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and the MoonMen w/ James Thomson and the Strange Pilgrims
Friday 17th March – the JUNKYARD, Maitland, NSW

Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats
Thursday 16th March – The Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 17th March – Southern Comfort Carnival, Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, Sydney, NSW

Southern Comfort Carnival
Wednesday 15th to Saturday 25th March – Surly’s American BBQ, Burgers & Beer, Sydney, NSW

The Bitter Sweethearts w/ The Bottlers, Nils Sundermann
Friday 17th March – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

The East Pointers
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA

The Faraway Eyes
Sunday 12th March – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

The McClymonts
Friday 10th March – The Australian Brewery, Rouse Hill, NSW

The Retreat Sessions: Americana Music Association of Australia feat
Tuesday 14th March – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

The Séamus Begley Trio
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick, VIC

The Sweet Jelly Rolls w/ Sam Newton
Saturday 11th March – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Waifs
Saturday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 12th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 14th March – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Albury Arts Centre, Albury, NSW
Thursday 16th March – Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra, ACT

The Willing Ponies
Saturday 11th March – Foghorn Brewhouse, Central Coast, NSW

The Young Folk
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, VIC

This Way North
Friday 10th March – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Saturday 11th March – Chill Out Festival, Old Hepburn Hotel, VIC
Sunday 12th March – Great Ocean Road Brewhouse, Apollo Bay, VIC
Thursday 16th March – Sookie Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

TinPan Orange
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th March – A Festival Called Panama, TAS

Tori Forsyth
Sunday 12th March – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Violent Femmes
Thursday 16th March – Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 17th March – Costa Hall Deakin University, Geelong, VIC

Willie Watson w/ My Bubba
Wednesday 15th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th March – Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW

Winter Wilson
Friday 10th March – Wanneroo Folk Club, Warwick, WA

WOMADelaide
Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Two Loves Of His Life (Tram Song)” – The Little Stevies

Our EOC has just moved to Melbourne so is feeling the love of Melbourne folk right now.

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