Out On The Weekend Announces Headline Shows

Justin Townes Earle
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Every year following the announcement of the Out On The Weekend lineup Americana fans around the country eagerly wait to see if the touring artists will be visiting their fine cities alongside the festival.

This morning the good folks at Love Police have revealed the headline dates for a bunch of the Out On The Weekend artists so it’s time to clear your diaries and start booking these in.

First up is the incomparable Justin Townes Earle who will be touring his latest album Kids In The Street with shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Fremantle and Hobart. Joining in support will be the wonderful Joshua Hedley with The Sadies also appearing in Sydney and Brisbane and Ruby Boots taking to the stage in Fremantle. Check out the full dates here:

Justin Townes Earle w/ Joshua Hedley
Friday 13th October – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 14th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 16th October – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 17th October – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd October – Peppermint Bay Hotel, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 26th October – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Friday 27th October – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA

Robbie Fulks is heading to Australia for the first time and has announced shows in Sydney and Melbourne along with his Out On The Weekend appearance. Joining him for all of his headline shows will be local favourite Liam Gerner. Check out the full dates here:

Robbie Fulks w/ Liam Gerner
Wednesday 11th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 12th October – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Friday 13th October – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 14th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC

Alt-country five-piece Son Volt have announced shows in Melbourne (supported by The Sadies and Sean McMahon) and Sydney (supported by Jason Walker and Fallon Cush). Check out the full dates here:

Son Volt
Saturday 14th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 15th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th October – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

And finally super-group Traveller, made up of Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel, and The Deslondes will be performing a handful of shows around Melbourne and Sydney. The ReChords will be supporting at the Northcote Social Club show and The Andy Golledge Band will take the stage at the Marrickville Bowls Club show. Check out the full dates here:

Traveller & The Deslondes
Saturday 14th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 17th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 18th October – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Thursday 19th October – Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW
Friday 20th October – Marrickville Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks in Melbourne on Saturday 14th October – check out the official site for more information.

Timber and Steel Video Premiere: “Queen of Boomtown” by Gretta Ziller

Gretta Ziller
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We’re really excited to be the first to share the brand new video from alt-country singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller, “Queen of Boomtown”.

The powerful song is the title track from Ziller’s upcoming debut album, due for release on the 1st September through independent record label Social Family Records.

The video was filmed in Dural, just outside of Sydney, and was produced and directed by Joyce Ong and Michael Tan of New Heights Media.

“When Joyce and I started talking about the video, it was an easy transition, with both of us having a similar idea about the sort of outdoor location we wanted to shoot, the grand piano…the crown…the whole lot,” explains Gretta Ziller “On the day of filming, everything ran together seamlessly and I think that comes across in the clip, which I’m incredibly proud of.”

Check out the video for “Queen of Boomtown” below:

Queen of Boomtown is available for pre-order now. Gretta Ziller will be launching the album from the end of August – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 31st August – Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 7th September – “Whiskey Jam”, Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider CBD Motel, Tamworth, NSW

Listen to the New Luke Collings Single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”

Luke Collings
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Sydney based alt-country singer-songwriter Luke Collings has just released his brand new single “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?”.

Produced by Nick Payne (Dear Orphans) and featuring Collings’ band The Greasy Lake, “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” follows up his debut single from earlier this year “If You Bring The Whiskey (I’ll Bring The Blues)”.

Take a listen to “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” below:

Luke Collings will be launching “Who’s Gonna Vote For Me?” at The Gaelic Club in Sydney on Saturday 26th August with Cloudbird and Mem Davis in support – check out the official Facebook event here for more details.

Watch the New Jed Rowe Video “Tailem Bend”

Jed Rowe
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Alt-country singer-songwriter Jed Rowe has just released a live video for his new single “Tailem Bend”.

The track is taken from Rowe’s recently released album A Foreign Country and is just beautiful.

Check out “Tailem Bend” below:

Jed Rowe is heading out on a massive tour from the end of this month – full list of dates are here:

Thursday 31st August – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Friday 1st September – True Grit Presents @ Village Church, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 2nd September – The Shack, Brookvale NSW
Sunday 3rd September – Cobargo Hotel, Cobargo, NSW
Thursday 14th September – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS
Friday 15th September – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 16th September – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Wednesday 4th October – Wooloweyah Hall, Wooloweyah, NSW
Thursday 5th October – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 6th October – Wauchope Arts, Wauchope, NSW
Saturday 7th October – Uralla Arts, Uralla, NSW
Sunday 8th October – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 20th October – The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton, SA
Saturday 21st October – Patchewollock Music Festival, Patchewollock VIC
Friday 3rd November – Skylark Lounge, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 4th November – Saint Monday, Yackandandah, VIC
Sunday 5th November – Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November – Cullyfest, Toowoomba, QLD

Listen to the New Peasant Moon Track “Our Timing Was Wrong”

Peasant Moon
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Sydney (and sometimes Chicago) based alt-country duo Peasant Moon have just released their brand new single “Our Timing Was Wrong”.

The track, the first from an upcoming EP, was recorded at Love Hz Studio with producer Michael Carpenter and features Peasant Moon with a full band. “Our Timing Was Wrong” is full of classic country waltzing and swagger tempered with the duo’s melancholic sound.

“This song heralds a foray into a more traditional country genre for Peasant Moon on our upcoming EP,” singer and guitarist Harvey Russell explained. “But from a songwriting perspective, we’re still dark, moody and steeped in heartbreak.”

Take a listen to “Our Timing Was Wrong” here:

Gretta Ziller Announces Album Launch Shows

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Americana singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller will be releasing her highly anticipated debut album Queen of Boomtown on the 1st September and we’re excited that she’s planning to celebrate with a huge shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and Tamworth.

On the 31st August Gretta Ziller will be performing all of the songs from Queen of Boomtown at The Croxton in her home town of Melbourne with a select group of guests joining her on stage during the night – the first of which she’s announced as The Weeping Willows. Following that show Ziller will hit the road for her New South Wales gigs through September. Check out the full list of shows below:

Thursday 31st August – Croxton Front Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 7th September – “Whiskey Jam”, Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney, NSW
Friday 8th September – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 9th September – Sider Diner Sessions, City Sider CBD Motel, Tamworth, NSW

Emily Barker Announces More Australian Shows

Emily Barker
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After sneaking into the country earlier this year for a handful of shows, UK based Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker has announced plans to head back our way with a series of dates in September and October.

Barker recently released her album Sweet Kind of Blue (which we reckon you should own) and she’s promising to pull heavily from it on the tour as well as mixing in some oldies.

Check out the full list of upcoming Emily Barker shows below:

Tuesday 26th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 27th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 28th September – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 29th to Saturday 30th Septmber – Rhythmicana Festival, Murwillumbah, NSW
Sunday 1st October – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 6th October – The Warehouse, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 7th October – The Bird, Perth, WA

Watch the New Nathan Seeckts Video “Ghost In The Fog”

Nathan Seeckts
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I was lucky enough to stumble across alt-country singer-songwriter Nathan Seeckts when he supported Joe Pug at his recent Melbourne show. I was instantly impressed with Seeckts powerful voice and easy stage presence so was pleasantly surprised when his new video “Ghost In The Fog” hit my inbox not long after.

“Ghost In The Fog” is Nathan Seeckts’ third single from his latest EP A Man Possessed. Check out the video below:

Listen to the New Micah P. Hinson Single “Oh, Spaceman”

Micah P Hinson
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American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson has just released another single from his upcoming album Presents The Holy Strangers, the slow waltz “Oh, Spaceman”.

“It was the first song I wrote for my boy, Wiley Tex, after he was born, and the only song I played for about half a year after his birth,” Hinson says of the song. “It is the only song where the melody and words came before sitting behind a guitar. Which is not a way I’ve ever written.”

Presents The Holy Strangers is due for release on the 8th September. Listen to “Oh, Spaceman” below:

The Cake & Cordial Sessions Comes to Brisbane

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Alt-country mini-festival The Cake & Cordial Sessions is heading to Brisbane this Friday 28th July to help warm up punters in time for the Broadbeach Country Music Festival.

Born at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Cake & Cordial Sessions combines sweet country music with tasty treats and cool drinks.

This Friday’s Cake & Cordial Sessions will take place at the Ashgrove Bowls Club and will feature sweet sweet tunes from Paddy McHugh, Kelly Cork, Megan Cooper and Fanny Lumsden.

For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official Facebook event here.

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