Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th March

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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.

All Our Exes Live In Texas Announce National Tour

All Our Exes
Image Courtesy of All Our Exes Live In Texas

On Friday Sydney four piece All Our Exes Live In Texas released their amazing debut album When We Fall.

To celebrate, All Our Exes Live In Texas have announced plans to hit the road this June and July with dates all across Australia. Check out the full list of shows below:

Saturday 10th June – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 16th June – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Saturday 17th June – Metro Social @ The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 23rd June – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 24th June – Babushka, Perth, WA
Sunday 25th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 30th June – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Saturday 1st July – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 7th July – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th July – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 13th July – Studio 56 @ Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 14th July – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Saturday 15th July – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 10th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Roots legend Jeff Lang announced details of his new album Alone In Bad Company as well as national tour dates. Details here

Johnny Flynn released his new video “Raising The Dead”. Details here

All Our Exes Live In Texas released their new video “Boundary Road”. Details here

Reviews

Track by Track

“The long awaited debut album from The Morrisons launched this week full of songs we’ve come to love from their live show over the last few years. James Morrisons, Jimmy Daley and Anna McInerney took some time out to run through the tracks on The Morrisons and give us an insight into the stories behind the songs”The Morrisons take use through their new album The Morrisons. Track by Track here

Recordings

“With the release of The Morrisons this week we can all breathe a sigh of relief. Finally we have something to fill our ears while we wait eagerly for the next round of Morrisons shows. Finally we can own the songs we’ve grown to love as we’ve followed the band since its inception” – we review The Morrisons album The Morrisons. Review here

Releases This Week

Jesca Hoop
Memories Are NowJesca Hoop
iTunes

Best Of
Best OfOld Crow Medicine Show
iTunes

The Morrisons
The MorrisonsThe Morrisons
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Folkswagon feat. Love Note For Gareth

Rosie

Our illustrious Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans is leaving Sydney this month for the folky pastures of Melbourne. To see him off the folks at Folkswagon have put together a very special “Love Note For Gareth” featuring Sydney artists who have had a big impact on him and Timber and Steel over the years including Rosie Catalano (above), Leroy Lee, James Morrison and Jimmy Daley (The Morrisons), Jack Carty and Fanny Lumsden. Come and celebrate the Sydney folk scene and help us say goodbye to Gareth!

Wednesday 15th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Amanda Palmer
Friday 10th February – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 11th February – MONA, Hobart, TAS
Wednesday 15th February – The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Backsliders
Friday 17th February – Holler Music Festival, Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

Carus Thompson
Sunday 12th February – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 17th February – Mojos, Fremantle, WA

Chelsea Reed w/ Danielle Deckard & Blind Hot Gems
Saturday 11th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents Frank Sultana
Friday 10th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions Presents In The Round: Singer/Songwriter Night feat. Taryn La Fauci, Sabrina Soares, Melanie Dyer
Friday 17th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Culture Up Late feat. Shelly’s Murder Boys
Wednesday 15th February – Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW

Elliott Smith Tribute feat. Caitlin Harnett, Hannahband, Wasters, Royal Chant, Rachel Maria Cox, Sam Shinazzi, Black River Bell, Fabels, Lisa Crawley, Donna Amini, Imperial Broads, Katie Brianna, Leroy Lee
Saturday 11th February – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

eüsh
Saturday 11th February – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Folkswagon feat. Love Note For Gareth
Wednesday 15th February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

George w/ Jack Carty
Friday 17th February – Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW

Gordie Tentrees
Friday 17th February – Mundaring Folk & Blues Club, Mundaring, WA

Green Mohair Suits
Saturday 11th February – The Union, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Palm Beach Golf Club, Sydney, NSW

Gretta Ziller w/ Cyndi Boste
Sunday 12th February – House Concert, VIC

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 17th February – Nightjar Festival, Geelong, VIC

Hootenanny feat. Andy Balor’s Cajun Combo
Sunday 12th February – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

James Taylor w/ Kasey Chambers, Bernard Fanning
Saturday 11th February – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD
Sunday 12th February – Hope Estate Winery, Pokolbin, NSW

Jess Locke, Shiny Coin, SNAPE, Okin Osan
Friday 17th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Kasey Chambers w/ Thelma Plumb
Friday 10th February – Taronga Zoo, Mosman, NSW

Kasey Chambers and Bernard Fanning
Tuesday 14th February – Orange Ex Services Club, Orange, NSW
Wednesday 15th February – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW
Friday 17th February – Eastbank Centre, Shepparton, VIC

Katie Brianna
Saturday 11th February – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings
Friday 10th February – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 12th February – Lot 19, Castlemaine, VIC
Wednesday 15th February – Saint Monday, Yackandandah, VIC
Thursday 16 February – 505, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th February – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW

Luke Collings w/ Lyn Taylor, Peter Conaty
Wednesday 15th February – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Matt McHugh
Thursday 16th February – Baha Tacos, Rye, VIC
Friday 17th February – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band
Friday 17th February – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Miriam Lieberman Trio
Friday 10th February – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Paul Hayward and Sidekicks
Saturday 11th February – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Pekka Kuusisto and the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Sam Amidon
Friday 10th February – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 11th February – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney, NSW
Monday 13th February – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 14th February – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Ray Mann
Thursday 16th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February – Echuca Moama, VIC

Sam Brittain & Meg LaGrande
Saturday 11th February – Rockford Wines, Barossa Valley, SA
Friday 17th February – The Wheatsheaf, Adeladie, SA

Sancha & the Blue Gypsies
Thursday 16th February – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Singer-Songwriters Solo feat. Bec Taylor, Evan Buckley, James Fahy
Saturday 11th February – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Sunday Arvo Sesh at Fractangular feat. Mystery Duo, The Stragglers, Quinton Trembath, The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, Ryan Garth, GT Mongrel, Spinks, Hannah & Magnus, The Dead Maggies
Sunday 12th February – Fractangular, Buckland, TAS

Sunday Sundown feat. Ngaiire, All Our Exes Live in Texas
Sunday 12th February – The Newport, Sydney, NSW

Taasha Coates
Friday 17th February – Spiegeltent, Adelaide, SA

The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd
Saturday 11th February – Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 12th February – Stuart Park, Wollongong, NSW

The Jimmy Davis Duo and Luke Escombe
Friday 10th February – The Acoustic Picnic, Sydney, NSW

The McClymonts
Friday 10th February – Village Green Hotel, Mulgrave, VIC
Saturday 11th February – York On Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, VIC
Friday 17th February – Country Club, Launceston, TAS

The Morrisons
Friday 10th February – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 11th February – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 12th February – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 16th February – Moonshine @ The Steyne, Manly, NSW

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Wednesday 15th February – TAS Hoskins Centre, Armidale, NSW
Thursday 16th February – Capital Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 17th February – Royal Theatre, Quirindi, NSW

The Trippy Hippy Band
Friday 17th February – Ku-ring-gai Folk Club, Rear Willow Park Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Sunday 12th February – Levantine Hill Estate, Coldstream, VIC

Timberwolf
Thursday 16th February – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 11th February – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Tubular Bells for Two
Friday 17th February – Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide, SA

William Crighton
Saturday 11th February – McDonald Park, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Wade Park, Orange, NSW
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February – Riverboats Festival, VIC

Winterbourne
Friday 10th February – Rad, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 11th February – The Lair, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 16th February – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 17th February – 38 Berwick, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Never Going Back Again” – Fleetwood Mac

This week is the 40th anniversary of the release of Rumours

Watch the New All Our Exes Live In Texas Video “Boundary Road”

All Our Exes
Image Courtesy of All Our Exes Live In Texas

Sydney folk singers All Our Exes Live In Texas have just released their brand new video “Boundary Road”. The track is taken from their up coming album When We Fall (due on the 3rd March).

Katie Wighton from the band says the song started at a breakfast with her Mum. “Something happened and all of a sudden we were having this huge fight on Boundary Street, in Brisbane’s West End. I don’t even remember what it was about but eventually she broke down and said “What if I want to be the one to fall apart once in a while?” My mum is pretty amazing at pretending things are okay when they really aren’t. I suppose most parents are. This song is for anyone who feels like they have to be strong and brave for those around them. I hope it gives you permission to fall apart every now and then.”

Check out the video below:

Ten Artists to Watch in the First Half of 2017

Bob Dylan

With the new year upon us it’s time to look ahead at some of the great folk, roots and acoustic music that will be coming our way in 2017. And it’s already shaping up to be an amazing year with a bunch of very exciting albums already announced (see the list at the bottom of this piece) and even more in the works. We had a stab at picking 10 artists we think you should be keeping an eye on in the coming months but as always this is far from exhaustive. We hope you enjoy and a happy 2017!

All Our Exes All Our Exes Live in Texas

A perennial for this yearly article it would seem. Somewhere in between tour commitments last year All Our Exes Live in Texas found time to get into the studio and record their debut album When We Fall. The album was produced and engineered by Wayne Connolly (Sarah Blasko, Silverchair, You Am I) and will likely hit stores around March. Expect to see a lot of All Our Exes Live in Texas in the coming months – they’re set to explode.

Davidson Brothers Davidson Brothers

Late last year Australian bluegrass duo Davidson Brothers headed to Nashville to record with Larry Marrs at Mark Thornton for an upcoming album. The Davidson Brothers released their last album Wanderlust back in 2014 so a new record is very much anticipated and if you’ve managed to catch them live yet this year you’ll know they continue to be one of the most exciting live acts in the country. Stay tuned for news of their new album soon!

Fleet Foxes

While there’s been no official announcement of a new Fleet Foxes album this year, their first since 2011’s Helplessness Blues, all signs are pointing toward a release very soon. Frontman Robin Pecknold has been hinting at a new Fleet Foxes long player (plus a solo album) over the last couple of months and the band also reassured fans via social media that they wouldn’t have to fly to an announced show in Ireland in July because “we’ll be doing a full world tour in 2017-18 so no need to spend a lot on travel”. Watch this space for more information when it’s announced!

Husky Husky

Don’t be surprised if Husky’s 2016 single “Late Night Store” makes an appearance in this year’s triple j Hottest 100 – the national youth broadcaster has been hammering it of late. The track is the first taster from the Melbourne indie-folk duo’s third album which is due for release at “some point” in 2017. That’s all the information we have now but expect some more news to drop soon.

Jordan Jordan Ireland

The ex-member of The Middle East announced plans to release his new album Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra on the 20th January. The first track from the album “East Coaster” is a lot more acoustically driven than Ireland’s previous project Stolen Violin, but that’s not to say the rest of Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra will follow suit. We’ll have to wait and see what the album brings but I have a feeling it’s going to be something special.

Laura marling Laura Marling

A new album from Laura Marling in 2017 – Semper Femina due on the 10th March – is in itself not a surprise. The prolific singer-songwriter has released five albums over the last nine years with Semper Femina marking her sixth long player. But on hearing the first single “Soothing” it’s clear that Marling is experimenting with her sound and Semper Femina may not be as “folk” as we’re used to from her. The album will apparently focus heavily on female characters and creativity, a theme Laura Marling explored in her excellent 2016 podcast Reversal of the Muse which we highly recommend you download.

Punch Brothers Punch Brothers Side Projects

While things are pretty quiet on the Punch Brothers front the various members are keeping themselves very very busy. As well as hosting the new season of A Prairie Home Companion mandolinist and singer Chris Thile will release his album with jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, on the 27th January. Banjo player Noam Pikelny’s new solo album Universal Favorite is due for release in March this year and was produced by Punch Brothers fiddle player Gabe Witcher. Witcher has also produced a solo album for guitarist Chris “Critter” Eldridge which will hopefully come out this year. Bassist Paul Kowert is prepping a new album as well with his trio Haas Kowert Tice (featuring Brittany Haas and Jordan Tice). All in all this might be the biggest year ever for fans of Punch Brothers.


Rhiannon Giddens Rhiannon Giddens

With her new album Freedom Highway due on the 24th February and an Australian tour this April (including an appearance at Bluesfest), 2017 could well be the year Rhiannon Giddens solidifies her Australian fanbase. Freedom Highway delves deep into black American history with songs based on slave narratives of the 19th century through to the civil rights movements of the 1960s. This may be Giddens’s most powerful work to date.

The Morrisons The Morrisons

There was a time when you couldn’t move in Sydney without bumping into a gig from The Morrisons. But over the last 18 months or so The Morrisons have become a little more scarce as the members focus on their side projects, although they continue to shine with their Paul Kelly and O Brother Where Art Thou? theme shows. In recent months the band have started posting photos from the studio and as we write this it looks like The Morrisons are on the verge of announcing the release of their debut album and a bunch of tour dates – 2017 is going to be the year The Morrisons come back in a big bad way.

Timberwolf Timberwolf

Adelaide based indie-folk singer-songwriter Timberwolf has been quietly plugging away at the scene for a while now and I feel as though 2017 will be his year. Having already garnered attention from triple j for his new single “Washed Out” Timberwolf is about to release his debut album and has a bunch of tour dates through the end of January and the start of February. Once the album is announced expect to see Timberwolf through 2017.

2017 Album Release Schedule

6th January: 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory – Dropkick Murphys
13th January: Gentlewoman, Ruby Man – Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White
13th January: Laws of Gravity – The Infamous Stringdusters
13th January: Endless – The McClymonts
20th January: Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra – Jordan Ireland With Purple Orchestra
20th January: Dragonfly – Kasey Chambers
27th January: Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau – Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
27th January: Seven Long Years – Musketeer
27th January: Stitch of the World – Tift Merritt
3rd February: Big Machine – Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band
10th February: Memories Are Now – Jesca Hoop
10th February: Best Of – Old Crow Medicine Show
17th February: Windy City – Alison Krauss
17th February: Postcards From The Shell House – Busby Marou
17th February: Life Will See You Now – Jens Lekman
17th February: Highway Queen – Nikki Lane
17th February: Prisoner – Ryan Adams
24th February: Freedom Highway – Rhiannon Giddens
27th February: Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood – Sun Kil Moon
March – Universal Favorite – Noam Pikelny
3rd March: When We Fall – All Our Exes Live In Texas
3rd March: Ironbark – The Waifs
10th March: Semper Femina – Laura Marling
16th March: The Order of Time – Valerie June
31st March: Life Love Flesh Blood – Imelda May

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 23rd December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We picked our top 25 albums and EPs of 2016 including releases from Applewood Road, Mumford & Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg, Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, Bon Iver22, A Million, Burrows, Eagle & The Wolf, Foy Vance, Gregory Alan Isakov, Imogen Clark, Jack Carty, James Kenyon, Melody Pool, Michael Kiwanuka, Oh Pep!, One Up, Two Down, Passenger, Paul Kelly, Radical Face, Rowena Wise, Seth Lakeman feat. Wildwood Kin, The Company, The Staves, The Weeping Willows and William Fitzsimmons. Details here

– We reached out to the Timber and Steel community to get them to pick their top albums of the year. The results are wonderful with well over 100 artists contributing. Details here

– Our Editor In Chief Gareth Hugh Evans picked his top 25 tracks of 2016 including songs from Ariela Jacobs, Bon Iver, Burrows, Eagle & The Wolf, Emmy The Great, Fanny Lumsden, Foy Vance, Gretta Ray, Imogen Clark, James Kenyon, Laura Marling, Matthew And The Atlas, Melody Pool, Michael Kiwanuka, Mumford and Sons with Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg, One Up, Two Down, Passenger with All Our Exes Live in Texas & Luke Thompson, Paul Kelly with Alice Keath, Rowena Wise, Sam Newton, Seth Lakeman with Wildwood Kin, Sian Evans, The Campervan Dancers, The Weeping Willows and William Fitzsimmons. Details here

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Woodford Folk Festival

Woodford

Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January – Woodford, QLD

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Amerrycana Christmas feat. Catherine Britt, Gregory Page, Katie Brianna, Adam Young, Brielle Davis, Arna Georgia
Friday 23rd December – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Get Folked 2016 New Years Eve Eve feat. Peter ‘Blackie’ Black, Dan Kemp(UK), Jim Mongrel, Whiskey Jeff Larson, James Seymour, Sooze, Jim Lynch
Friday 30th December – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Eddie Boyd
Friday 23rd December – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims w/ Magpie Diaries
Friday 23rd December – Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 24th December – City Sounds, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

PJ Michael & The Banditas
Thursday 29th December – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Steve Poltz
Friday 23rd December – The Govenor Hindmarsh, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 24th December – Flying Saucer Club, Elsternwick, VIC

The Whitetop Mountaineers
Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January – Woodford Folk Festival, QLD

Woodford Folk Festival
Tuesday 27th December to Sunday 1st January – Woodford, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Wexford Carol” – Yo-Yo Ma & Alison Krauss

Gareth Hugh Evans’ Top 25 Tracks of 2016

2016

To round out our week of “best of” lists our illustrious Editor in Chief Gareth Hugh Evans once again whittles down the ton of releases that crossed his ears this year to pick his 25 favourite tracks of 2016.

We’re going to get out of the way and let Gareth throw some music your way – enjoy!

1. Foy Vance – “She Burns”
Irish singer-songwriter Foy Vance has always been on my radar but when he released his album The Wild Swan earlier this year I was floored. The standout track, I think most people would agree, is the wonderful “She Burns”, with its pizzicato guitar, slow build percussion and choral backing vocals. Foy Vance is a singer-songwriter at the top of his game.

2. One Up, Two Down – “Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie”
It seems almost unfair that I would choose a traditional song as my favourite from a band that are not only accomplished songwriters in their own right but also amazing musicians whose instrumental tracks are incredibly special. But I challenge you to listen to Dan Watkins singing “Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie” and not melt into a puddle. His voice and guitar, combined with George Jackson and Andrew Small’s long bowed fiddle and bass, turn this cowboy ballad into something more. Simply beautiful.

3. Burrows – “Falling Apart”
When I saw Burrows play at this year’s Summer Hill Folk Festival I was floored. Every song they played was a piece of harmonic brilliance, enhanced by the acoustics of the Summer Hill Church. When they came around to “Falling Apart” I murmured “that’s the song” – and I still maintain that this track is near perfect. I love Sam King’s understated vocals and the harmonies in the chorus are just divine.

4. Eagle & The Wolf – “Mama, Son and the Holy Ghost”
The pairing of Kris Morris’ dirty blues and roots with Sarah Humphreys’ big folk voice, “Mama, Son and the Holy Ghost” was the perfect introduction to Eagle & The Wolf. Individually Kris Morris and Sarah Humphreys are firm favourites of Timber and Steel but Eagle & The Wolf is greater than the sum of its parts and “Mama, Son and the Holy Ghost” is the epitome of their collaboration. This is rootsy blues done right – all crunchy guitars, clipped percussion and keyboard and big, bluesy voices.

5. Bon Iver – “22 (OVER S∞∞N)”
With its glitchy opening, distorted Mahalia Jackson samples, saxaphone solos and weird lyrics it would appear on the surface that Justin Vernon has well and truly moved on from the acoustic folk of For Emma, Forever Ago and embraced the more electronic elements of the self-titled Bon Iver. But at its core “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” is still classic Bon Iver with Vernon’s double-tracked, falsetto voice coming through loud and clear. Strip back all the beeps and bops and “22 (OVER S∞∞N)” could sit alongside any of the classic Bon Iver folk tracks.

6. Melody Pool – “Love, She Loves Me”
Since first seeing Melody Pool perform at the Gulgong Folk Festival back in 2013 I’ve been predicting big things for her. To say that her new album Deep Dark Savage Heart was highly anticipated in the Timber and Steel bullpen is an understatement and when it dropped earlier this year it was on solid repeat for ages. “Love, She Loves Me” is definitely a standout track on the album (although “Black Dog” is a close second), perfectly demonstrating Pool’s skill as a songwriter and singer. What a voice!

7. Rowena Wise – “Then We Met”
Rowena Wise owns the quirky indie-folk genre this year this this wonderfully catchy track from her 2016 self titled album. I love the twisted, bluesy finger-picked riff throughout this track and that chorus is a definite ear worm. I’ve been watching Rowena Wise cloesly since she launched a serious solo career and it’s songs like “Then We Met” that will see her successfully straddle the folk and indie worlds in the coming years

8. Matthew and the Atlas – “Elijah”
I love Matt Hegarty’s voice. “Elijah” is probably the most stripped back, acoustic track on Matthew and the Atlas’ latest album Temple and is easily my favourite as well. I love the finger-picked guitar over the swelling piano and orchestral elements and the subtle backing vocals. But most of all I love Matt Hegarty’s voice – I just can’t get passed that.

9. Paul Kelly feat. Alice Keath – “Sonnet 73”
To be honest I could have chosen any of the tracks from Paul Kelly’s marvelous album Shakespeare inspired Seven Sonnets And A Song. The reason I finally settled on “Sonnet 73” is two fold: Firstly it has a wonderful, folk-country feel with Kelly’s strummed acoustic guitar over a plucked pedal steel; And second the backing vocals from Alice Keath (Sweet Jean) are pitch perfect. Who knew you could improve on The Bard?

10. Seth Lakeman feat. Wildwood Kin – “Meet Me In The Twilight”
More than any other song on this list “Meet Me In The Twilight” gets lodged in my head and refuses to leave. Lakeman’s percussive guitar work coupled with an instantly singable (or yellable) chorus are what makes this song so catchy. Wildwood Kin add an extra level of sophistication to this track as well as the rest of Lakeman’s album Ballads of the Broken Few. I have a feeling that this track would be amazing to see live and have the crowd foot stomping and singing along.

11. Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg – “Wona”
This collaboration between Mumford & Sons, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal, Swedish-Malawian electronic band The Very Best and South African afro-beat masters Beatenberg is just pure joy. All afro-beat goodness and nu-folk bombast, you can’t help but smile when listening to “Wona”, it’s such a breath of fresh air. I know that liking Mumford & Sons is definitely no longer “cool” but when they’re collaborating and producing music like this then you’ll still find me first in line for their next release.

12. James Kenyon – “The Motorbike Song”
I feel like James Kenyon might be one of the most underrated singer-songwriters in Australia right now. Songs like “The Motorbike Song”, with its rootsy groove and Paul Kelly-esque lyrical style, should see Kenyon a firm favourite amongst music lovers everywhere. I also have to give props to the wonderful video from Ed Bracey – it even makes Melbourne’s Docklands look stunning.

13. Michael Kiwanuka – “Black Man In A White World”
Michael Kiwanuka has always deftly woven together elements of folk, gospel, blues and old-school R&B and his single “Black Man In A White World” is the epitome of that sound. I love the gospel clapping accompanying the disco-like string stabs and R&B guitar. This could well have come straight out of the 70s – one of those songs that sound immediately timeless.

14. Fanny Lumsden – “Land of Gold”
At the time of writing Fanny Lumsden had been nominated for an ARIA award, has 4 Golden Guitar nominations and has gone to number one on the Country Music Channel charts twice. Incredible work for a singer-songwriter from the Riverina. One of those top charting songs is the nostalgic “Land of Gold”, a deceptively simple storytelling song with a big heart that has quickly become one of my favourite Fanny tracks ever. Whether she’s playing with a full band or with just her bassist Dan, “Land of Gold” always pops live. I really love this song.

15. Passenger feat. All Our Exes Live in Texas & Luke Thompson – “Caravan (Live)”
It’s a bit cheeky choosing a live version of a track that’s seven years old as one of my favourites of 2016 but this video has been on serious high rotation since it was posted earlier this year. When you take possibly my favourite Passenger track of all time and throw a collaboration between All Our Exes Live in Texas and Luke Thompson into the mix you strike pure gold. Just listen to those harmonies on the choruses – magic stuff.

16. Imogen Clark – “You’ll only Break My Heart”
Imogen Clark has had a pretty big year built on the bedrock of her debut album Love & Lovely Lies and its two lead singles “Take Me For A Ride” and “You’ll only Break My Heart”. The latter is Clark’s most mature offering to date, making the most of her big voice and lyric driven song writing. I’m not sure why Imogen Clark gets lumped into the Country crowd – to my ears her music is straight up acoustic pop – but regardless of the genre “You’ll only Break My Heart” heralds big things to come from the Sydney singer-songwriter.

17. Ariela Jacobs – “Lost”
The way that Ariela Jacobs plays with melody and syncopation on “Lost” is so intriguing. The rhythmic, unpredictable verses give way to simple 4/4 choruses and then a middle eight that just launches itself at you and takes you by surprise. This song is all about Jacobs’ voice with the accompaniment – simple piano chords for the most part – taking a back seat to her lyrics. This track is powerful and vulnerable all at the same time.

18. Sian Evans – “Cold Feet”
I got to meet Sian Evans at the National Folk Festival this year where she got me to act as roadie for her as she rushed to one of her gigs. She’s spent much of 2016 carving out a solo career for herself after her work with The Rusty Datsuns and part of that has involved developing her own distinct sound. The result is the single “Cold Feat” which has a pop sensibility with a heart of folk.

19. The Weeping Willows – “River of Gold”
The Weeping Willows embrace their bluegrass side with their huge single “River of Gold”. I love Andrew Wrigglesworth flat picking guitar on this song, accentuated with a subtle banjo over the entire track. And then of course there’s the harmonies between Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates which The Weeping Willows are renowned for.

20. Gretta Ray – “Unexpected Feeling”
Triple J Unearthed High winner Gretta Ray has quite rightly had a massive year with high rotation on the national broadcaster and lots of love from the music press. Her track “Unexpected Feeling” is such a joy to listen to – and to be honest when I first heard it I had no idea that Ray was still in high school. There’s a definite maturity in her songwriting and I just love her guitar work on this track.

21. Sam Newton – “Hold You Down”
The Americana vibes of “Hold You Down” coupled with Sam Newton’s sweet, unassuming voice make this track instantly attractive. I love the way you can’t help but tap your toe along with the brushed snare drum and thumping bass. The production on this track really pulls it all together – it could well have been a straight up acoustic song but the addition of drums, bass and trembling electric guitar turn the song into something more.

22. William Fitzsimmons – “Hear Your Heart”
I was so happy that William Fitzsimmons released his mini album Charleroi: Pittsburgh Vol. 2 this year (as well as a live album) because it meant more songs like “Hear Your Heart” out in the world. Rolling fingerpicking, hushed vocals, sad subject matter – this is William Fitzsimmons in a nutshell and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

23. Laura Marling – “Soothing”
I don’t know why I was surprised when we got a new Laura Marling song this year – she’s been insanely prolific throughout her relatively short career having released five albums in the last eight years. “Soothing” is the first taste from her upcoming seventh album Semper Femina and it sees Marling depart from her usual acoustic guitar driven songwriting with a bass and percussion loop that wouldn’t be out of place on a Radiohead release. This track also sees Marling’s first foray into directing on the accompanying video (that is borderline NSFW so maybe wait until you get home to play this one).

24. The Campervan Dancers – “Slow Down Butterfly”
From what I understand “Slow Down Butterfly” was gestating for quite a while before Sydney duo The Campervan Dancers launched it at the beginning of the year. This is a track that tumbles over itself with vocals, samples, instrumentation popping up all over the place. I love the injection of chaos into what could have just been a standard piece of indie-folk pop. Let’s hope there’s more gestating where this came from.

25. Emmy The Great – “Algorithm”
My need to squeeze Emmy The Great’s recent output into the genre of “folk” so that I can justify posting it on Timber and Steel continues with “Algorithm”. The first Emmy The Great song in a while to contain a decent amount of acoustic guitar, “Algorithm” is a lovely example of the direction Emmy The Great’s songwriting has taken recently – more obscure, more pop but still with her fragile voice front and centre.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th August

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Patrick James announced a solo tour this Spring. Details here

William Fitzsimmons announced details of his first live album. Details here

– A new folk-punk festival, the Cutthroat Folk Festival, has been announced for Sydney featuring Cutthroat Folk Fest will feature the likes of The Bottlers, Scarlet’s Revenge, Sailors Grave and Medusa’s Wake. Details here

Jen Cloher & The Endless Sea will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the album Dead Wood Falls with shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– So many new artists added to the Mullum Music Festival lineup including Yirrmal, The Wilson Pickers, Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, Julia Jacklin, Áine Tyrrell, Ethno Folk Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Liz Stringer, The Button Collective and many more. Details here

Bluesfest announced the first round of artists for their 2017 lineup including Zac Brown Band, Patti Smith, The Lumineers (above), Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Mavis Staples, Billy Bragg, Jethro Tull, Trombone Shorty, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Beth Hart, Laura Mvula, Roy Ayers, Booker T Jones Presents The Stax Records Revue, Andrew Bird, Rickie Lee Jones, Joan Osborne, Turin Brakes, The Strumbellas, Jake Shimabukuro, Dumpstaphunk, Nikki Hill and Irish Mythen. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Eddie Boyd released his new video “Stoned”. Details here

– Sydney four-piece All Our Exes Live In Texas announced a massive national tour. Details here

– Swedish folk singer The Tallest Man On Earth announced a handful of Australian tour dates. Details here

– Legendary folk rock band The Levellers will be touring Australia in October to celebrate 25th anniversary of their seminal record Levelling The Land. Details here

Passenger released his new video “Anywhere”. Details here

Releases This Week

Josh Rennie Hynes
FurthermoreJosh Rennie Hynes
iTunes

Phia
The Ocean Of EverythingPhia
iTunes

Taasha
Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy SweetheartsTaasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts
ABC Shop

Wilson Pickers
You Can’t Catch Fish From a TrainThe Wilson Pickers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Nick Payne

Nick Payne

To celebrate the successful crowdfunding of his solo album Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) is putting together a very special intimate show in his home town of Sydney tonight

Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Áine Tyrrell
Friday 26th August – Boo Radley’s Hall, Glenreagh, NSW

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne, VIC

Roadhouse feat. Andy Baylor’s Juke Joint Jumpers
Thursday 1st September – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Corey Harris
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Blues & Roots Stage, Gympie Muster, QLD

BANFF x Caitlin Park
Friday 2nd September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Robbie Miller, Woodes
Friday 26th August – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth, WA
Saturday 27th August – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Eddie Boyd
Friday 26th August – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Saturday 27th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 2nd September – Ladysmith Hall, Ladysmith, NSW

Folk In The Blue feat. The Flash Coves, Tony Eardley, Francesca Sidoti, Paddy Cavanagh
Sunday 28th August – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 31st August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gympie Muster
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th August – Gympie, QLD

Hootennany feat. Elwood Myre
Sunday 28th August – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty, Emily Barker & Jordan Millar
Friday 26th August – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 28th August – Mojos Barm Fremantle, WA
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Joe & Harmony’s Magic Carpet Ride BE-IN #8 feat. Sarah Hoggard, Keely Denham, Paul Hayward and the Sidekicks, Michael-John Azzopardi
Saturday 27th August – Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan Trio
Friday 26th August – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 27th August – The Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome
Friday 2nd September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lazy Colts
Saturday 27th August – Franks Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 28th August – The Oxford Circus, Sydney, NSW

Little Features Presents The Barber Shop Series
Saturday 27th August – Bourke St. Barbers, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise w/ Alana Bruce, Sam Newton
Thursday 1st September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Liz Stringer
Wednesday 31st August – Club Mullum, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 1st September – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Lorne Festival of Performing Arts
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne, VIC

McMahon, Young & Daley
Friday 26th August – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Nick Payne
Friday 26th August – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Not Good With Horses w/ Bree De Rome
Sunday 28th August – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Redfest
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Redlands Showground, Brisbane, QLD

Shady Pines Rhinestone Gala feat. Papa Pilko And The Binrats, Key To The Highway, Satellite V, The Daphne Rawling Band, Extension Chord, The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Sunday 28th August – Shady Pines, Sydney, NSW

Sweet Jelly Rolls
Thursday 1st September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Friday 26th August – Psyfari Festival, Capertree Valley, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club Concert – Music & Friendship, A Special Fundraising Event
Sunday 28th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Wirrina Cove Holiday Park, Wirrina, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Under African Skies” – Paul Simon

Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Graceland. I think that’s as good an excuse as any to fall down a Paul Simon Youtube rabbit hole.

All Our Exes Live In Texas Announce The Devil’s Part Tour

AOELIT
Image Courtesy of All Our Exes Live In Texas

Sydney’s favourite four part harmony folk powerhouse All Our Exes Live In Texas have announced plans for a massive national tour this October.

All Our Exes Live In Texas have been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming debut album When We Fall so are promising lots of new music including their soon-to-be-released single “The Devil’s Part”. The tour will also see them sporting a full rhythm section for that stadium rock flavour.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September – Lorne Festival of Performing Arts, Lorne, VIC
Saturday 1st October – Beyond Festival, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 9th October – Metro Social @ The Metropole, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 12th October – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 14th October – Melton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th October – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Friday 21st October – Jimmy’s Den, Perth, WA
Saturday 22nd October – Dirk Hartog Voyage of Discovery, Shark Bay, WA
Friday 28th October – Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th October – Imperial Hotel, Eumundi, QLD
Thursday 3rd November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 4th November – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 5th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th November – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adeladie, SA

Out On The Weekend Announces 2016 Lineup

Marlon Williams
Image Courtesy of Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders

The festival announcement all fans of Americana and alt-country have been waiting for is here. At midnight last night the full lineup for Out On The Weekend 2016 dropped and it’s huge.

The headliner this year is New Zealand’s own Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders who have been garnering a heap of buzz in both Australia and overseas. Out On The Weekend will be Williams’ only Melbourne performance for the rest of 2016 so it’s bound to be a very special gig.

In terms of overseas artists Out On The Weekend boasts Robert Ellis (USA), Lindi Ortega (CAN), Joe Pug (USA), Joshua Hedley (USA) and The Cactus Blossoms (USA). On the local front it’s a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites including Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club and The Stetson Family.

Finally the festival coincides with the 20th anniversary of Denise Hyland’s Twang programme on 3RRR community radio and to celebrate the show will be broadcasting live from the main stage.

Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks, Williamstown
 in Melbourne on 15th October. Tickets are on sale from this Friday 29th July – check out the official site for more information. The full lineup is below:

Marlon Williams & the Yarra Benders, Robert Ellis, Lindi Ortega, Joe Pug, Joshua Hedley, The Cactus Blossoms, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Bakersfield Glee Club, The Stetson Family

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