The Musical Lineup for Finders Keepers Melbourne This Weekend

Ayleen O'Hanlon
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This weekend will see the Spring/Summer edition of the Finders Keepers Markets hit Melbourne and as always the event will feature a bunch of amazing live music, most of which is of the folky nature.

This time around the markets markets will see the likes of Paul McManus, Captain Apples, Floyd Thursby, Aluka, Danika Smith, Ayleen O’Hanlon (above), Forest Falls and many more.

The Finders Keepers Markets are held in Melbourne twice a year and feature some of the best in local design and art stalls. This weekend’s market will take place at The Royal Exhibition Building on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October.

For more information on the artists and the markets check out the official site here. The full musical lineup for the three days is below:

Friday 2nd October
6 – 6.30pm: Fabadelica (DJ)
6.30 – 7.15pm: Paul McManus
7.30 – 8.15pm: The Thin White Ukes
8.45 – 9.30pm: Captain Apple
9.30pm – End: Fabadelica (DJ)

Saturday 3rd October
10 – 11.30am Pastizzi (DJ)
11.30 – 12.15pm: Floyd Thursby
12.45 – 1.30pm: Aluka
2 – 2.45pm: Ayawatamaya
3.15 – 4.15pm: Lanks
4.30 – 5.15pm: Danika Smith Band
5.15 – 5.45pm Pastizzi (DJ)

Sunday 4th October
10am – 12pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)
12 – 12.45pm: Early Music
1.15 – 2pm: Ayleen O’Hanlon
2.30 – 3.15pm: Forest Falls
3.15pm – 3.45pm: Pat Monaghan (DJ)

Track By Track: Graceful Mistake, Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides

Graceful Mistake
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Melbourne six-piece indie-folk band Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides recently released their brand new album Graceful Mistake. Lead singer and songwriter Tomas Strode has taken the time to take us through the album for a very special Track by Track.

“Graceful Mistake” – The title track was one of those songs that pretty much wrote itself. During the pre-production phase of recording process I sat down to write a song that outlined all the themes on the album, and this song was what came out. The song focuses on the constant motion of time, the need to always reflect on the past and the lessons learnt with growing up. I think it introduces a more mature sound for the band.

“Bella” – This song came together while experimenting with open tunings on the guitar. It’s a pretty common story about a girl and the end of a relationship. The production on this song was a lot of fun, the choice to use handclaps and beat-boxing for the percussion really landed this song in a great space!

“A Thousand Voices” – This would definitely be one of my favourite songs on the album. When I listen to it I hear everything I wanted the album to be. The mood of this one, set by Melbourne ladies Aluka, builds slowly to a big sound in the final section. The song itself is quite an old one of mine, a reflection of love lost…

“Don’t Be Offended” – Writing this song was the first step towards the bigger production you can hear on the album. Before the lyrics or melody took shape, I had already come up with horn lines and arrangement ideas for the song. The first demo of this one was a lot heavier, with a strong rock beat and distorted guitars, when we came to record the album we decided a more delicate approach would suit the overall vibe a lot more.

“Loaded Gun” – I wrote this song as a duet for myself and fellow Melbourne singer-songwriter/bandmate Amy Alex. It’s a classic boy/girl duet really, and maybe as close to pop song as I’ll ever get! In production it didn’t seem like it was going to be a highlight, but I think once we had finished the album it had become a stand out.

“The Sword” – This track was the lead single off our album and the first taste of what was a new sound for The Tour Guides. It was written around the idea of blame and how certain events can’t ever be the responsibility of just one person. The horns in this one really add to the upbeat 70’s style production, even though it’s probably one the of darkest themed songs on the album.

“Bible Learned” – As the title might suggest, this songs tackles the idea of religion. I wrote this song quite a while ago, so when we got to the the pre-production stage it was really nice to work this onto the album. We let the arrangement for this song write itself. While in the studio we recorded a number of different takes of everything then pieced it together while mixing it. It was a real pleasure to watch it grow over the six months of recording.

“Broken Road” – This song surprised me, being the favourite of nearly every person I spoke to. I didn’t start off liking this song a whole heap, but it started to grow on me once the band pushed it for the follow up single. It was such a pleasure having the Aluka girls feature on this album, I think they really made this song special … We also have a cool little video clip for this one, you should check it out!

“Saved By The Bellé” – When it came to recording, we decided we would reinvent this song and feature it as part of the album, even though it was on our original EP The Cat & The Fiddle. It was one of the first songs I wrote as a songwriter and because of that it has stuck with me. Simply put, it’s about growing up.

“Too Busy Digging” – This one almost didn’t make it onto the album, it was problematic right from the start, I don’t think any of us had really settled on a solid idea. After piecing it together in the studio, we decided it would be a nice way to finish the album. I’ve always had a bit of a love/ hate relationship with the lyrics of this track, I think maybe because I never saw myself writing politically themed songs. It turns out, in fact, that people really love this song.

Graceful Mistake is available now via Bandcamp or iTunes.

Stream the New Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides Album Graceful Mistake

Tomas Strode
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Last Friday Melbourne alt-folk six piece Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides released their brand new album Graceful Mistake and it’s something pretty special. The album, which features a three piece horn section as well as vocal arrangements from a cappella trio (and Timber and Steel favourites) Aluka, was produced by Myles Mumford.

Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides have made the entirety of Graceful Mistake available to stream online – and we’ve embedded it to listen to below:

To launch the album Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides will be playing a very special show at The Toff in Town on Wednesday 9th October with an expanded nine piece band and support from Aluka and Amy Alex.

Mullum Music Festival Announces Very Folky Lineup

Tinpan Orange
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The Mullum Music Festival always has a quality lineup and the 2013 event is no different. Amongst the dozens and dozens of artists announced are more Timber and Steel favourites than you can throw a banjo at including Mama Kin, Tinpan Orange, Love Over Gold, Bobby Alu, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Old Man Luedecke, Jordie Lane, Lucie Thorne, Elana Stone, Jack Carty, The Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Loren Kate, Aluka, Miles and Simone, Mustered Courage, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, Green Mohair Suits, James Kenyon and so many many more.

The Mullum Music Festival takes place in Mullumbimby, NSW from the 21st to 24th Novemember. For more information check out the official site here. The full lineup is below:

Raul Midon (US), The Basics, The Barefoot Divas, Blue Grassy Knoll, Pieta Brown (US), Swamp Thing (NZ), Robert Ellis (US), Arte Kanela Flamenco, Jaaleekaay (Gambia), Rose Cousins (Can), Mama Kin, Tinpan Orange, Love Over Gold (Pieta Brown & Lucie Thorne), Dubmarine, Bobby Alu, King Tide, Kingfisha, Sticky Fingers, Skipping Girl Vinegar, Sketch The Rhyme, Caitlin Park, Corey Chisel & The Wandering Sons (US), Old Man Luedecke (Can), Marlon Williams (NZ), Jordie Lane, Lucie Thorne, Elana Stone produced by Zebra Zap, Declan Kelly & the Rising Sun, Kooii, Chocolate Strings, Ray Mann 3, Potato Potato, Lifeline, Jack Carty, Rebecca Ireland, The Junes, The Perch Creek Family Jug Band, Loren Kate, Greg Sheehan, Ben Walsh: Loop Zero, Teatro Matita (Slav), Aluka, Miles and Simone, JoJo Smith, Leah Carriage, Starboard Cannons, Mustered Courage, Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel, The Lucky Wonders, Round Mountain Girls, Lez Karski Band, Green Mohair Suits, Annie Plummer, The Sugar Spinner, Walrus & The Carpenter, Sister Mary’s Acoustic Mullum,Victoriana Gaye, James Kenyon, Mr Cassidy, James Teague, Muberry Bend, The Hottentots, Gabriel and Cecilia, Clelia Adams & River Express, Three Little Sisters, Northern Rivers Ukulele Orchestra, Spaghetti Circus, The Pitts, Raise the Roof Community Gospel Choir, The Biggest Little Town Choir, St John’s Singers, Stukulele and Miss Amber’s Chocolate Wheel, MC Mandy Nolan, Roundabout Theatre Company, a c.a.s.e for correlation, The Curly Cousins, The Magic Bus.

Timber and Steel Presents: Sunday 2nd June at The Workers Club

Owls of the Swamp
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When I first started Timber and Steel in 2010 one of the artists that was most recommended to me was Melbourne singer-songwriter Pete Uhlenbruch, AKA Owls of the Swamp. Unfortunately by the time I discovered his amazing music Uhlenbruch had decamped to Europe and has been living and working there ever since.

But in that time I’ve developed an online relationship with Owls of the Swamp and have been following his career closely – so when he announced that he would be returning to Australia for a series of intimate shows and asked if Timber and Steel wanted to present them I jumped at the chance.

“It’s great to be back, and quite surreal to be honest,” Pete Uhlenbruch told me in our recent interview. “So much has been happening and developing overseas over the last two years but after I slam into Tullamarine airport and roll down to my favourite cafe to order “the usual” it almost feels like I never left”.

The Melbourne leg of the Owls of the Swamp tour is extra special as it takes place this Sunday 2nd June at our regular matinée show at The Workers Club. Joining Owls of the Swamp in support will be two of Melbourne’s hottest artists – experimental vocal group Aluka and singer-songwriter Al Parkinson. Doors open at 1:30pm and tickets are just $8 on the door. For more information check out the official Workers Club site here. The set times for the show are below:

Al Parkinson – 2pm
Aluka – 3pm
Owls of the Swamp – 4pm

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th May

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne’s John Flanagan & The Begin Agains have released their brand new video for the track “Autumn Song”. Details here

Achoo! Bless You have managed to find the time during their current east coast tour to release their new video “No Way Of Knowing”. Details here

Thelma Plum has announced plans for a national tour this July. Details here

– The first lineup announcement for the 2013 JamGrass Music Festival reads like a who’s who of Timber and Steel favourites – Patt and Possum (USA), The Company, The Steamgrass Boys, The Green Mohair Suits, Papa Pilko & The Binrats, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Hardrive Bluegrass Band, Strzelecki Stringbusters, James Kenyon and John Flanagan & The Begin Agains. Details here

Communion Melbourne have revealed the lineup for their May show this Sunday including Five Mile Town, Garrett Kato, Miles and Simone, Sean O’Neill and Zack Buchanan. Details here

– UK troubadour Johnny Flynn is making a welcome return to the musical stage after a couple of years concentrating on his acting career – and he’s got an brand new song to share. Details here

– Tom Busby’s (Busby Marou) Americana side-project Good Oak has a new video for “The Bear Song”. Details here

Tom West plays in Adelaide folk band Traveller and Fortune but has a solo project as well – and he’s just released his new single “Jonathan’s Farm” with a tour to go along with it. Details here

Laura Marling has announced a Heavenly Sounds tour as her Splendour in the Grass sideshows. Details here

– Speaking of Laura Marling, there’s a lovely video of her and Eddie Berman covering Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” online at the moment. Details here

– Experimental folk six piece Tunng have revealed plans to release a new album as well as sharing the first single. Details here

– Next weekend monthly Sydney folk night Little Features turns one and they’re celebrating with an amazing lineup – Mark Bulmer, Colin Jones, Arbori, Charlie Gradon, Bec Sandridge and Yetis. Details here

– After attributing the wrong video to Emily Barker last week (so embarrassing) we’re making up for it by posting her new video “Dear River”. Details here

Interviews

“It’s almost like we’re getting used to playing in the duo form again. It’s almost as though we have to simplify everything. We’re so used to playing with a band now because we’ve been doing so for the last six months – and it’s been so fun playing with those guys – at the same time it’s really cool to challenge ourselves as a duo”Patrick James chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“Finding an opportunity to bail Jeff up in the green room (ie the grass behind the tent), Bill whipped out the all-terrain microphone and quizzed Jeff on the sound matter, among others”Jeff Lang chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

“The tour has been amazing so far. Kicking off in Sydney in front of our buddies was so rad. It was a real high point for us as a band. It’s so easy when your touring with good mates and sick bands. We have just been losing our shit to each others each night, too fun”The Mountains chat to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“I think it has something to do with our longing for a more simplistic life, something to do with a bunch of the younger city kids actually coming from rural areas, and something to do with the music just being honest, tuneful, and great to dance and drink to”Lucky Luke chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Spotlight On

Winter Mountain

“It’s been a while since we’ve seen a solid male duo on the scene. With boots to fill of the likes of Simon & Garfunkel, these two manage to blend their voices in delicious harmonies, complementing their emotive melodies quite simply but effectively, while still retaining their young and contemporary vibe. It’s kind of like Indie-folk without actually stepping into the indie realm”KTBell profiles Winter Mountain. Spotlight here

Blog

“Suddenly, there seem to be people everywhere crowd-funding. I’ve just become one of those people. But we’re all still learning about it. I’m half-way through a 30 day crowd-funding campaign for my new record, and even though they’ve helped multitudes of people raise over $10 million in crowd-funding, even the directors of Pozible, an Australian crowd-funding platform, can’t be sure whether my campaign will succeed”Rose Wintergreen talks Crowd Funding in the first of a four part series. Blog here

Reviews

Gigs

“As soon as this a capella vocal trio started to sing, the room was reduced to complete silence. Unaccompanied, these three talented young women use their voices as diverse instruments, using harmonies, percussive sounds, ooo’s, ahh’s and combined with hand percussion create a sweet, full sound”Hannah Acfield reviews the album launch from Aluka. Review here

Releases This Week

Bright Sunny South
Bright Sunny SouthSam Amidon
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

The Stillsons
The Stillsons with Little Wise, Victoriana Gaye
Sunday 19th May – The Worker’s Club, Fitzroy, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Gigs Next Week

Achoo! Bless You and The Mountains
Friday 17th May – Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 22nd May – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW

Bob Evans
Friday 17th May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th May – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Communion Melbourne feat. Five Mile Town, Garrett Kato, Miles and Simone, Sean O’Neill, Zack Buchanan
Sunday 19th May – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Good Oak
Thursday 23rd May – Gov’s Espresso, Mermaid Beach, QLD
Friday 24th May – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW

Matt Corby with Grace Woodroofe
Thursday 23rd May – The Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

MoFo Speakeasy feat. The Rusty Spring Syncopators, Hayfever
Saturday 18th May – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Mustered Courage
Friday 17th May – Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW
Saturday 18th May – Karuah Music Festival, Karuah, NSW
Sunday 19th May – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 24th May – The Polish Club, Canberra, ACT

Sarah Humphreys
Saturday 18th May – Lizotte’s Kincumber, Kincumber, NSW

The Starry Field (solo)
Friday 17th May – Jet Black Cat Records, West End, QLD
Saturday 18th May – Pure Pop Records, St Kilda, VIC
Sunday 19th May – The Newsagency, Sydney NSW

The Stillsons
Saturday 18th May – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 19th May – The Worker’s Club, Fitzroy, VIC

Tom West
Sunday 19th May – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“As I Roved Out” – Planxty (Christy Moore’s version)

I love how songs, both contemporary and traditional, evolve and change in the world of folk music. I’ve been listening to Sam Amidon’s new album Bright Sunny South and his version of “As I Roved Out” which led me back to the version I know best from Christy Moore and Planxty. They’re so different from each other they could be completely different songs. And they’re both amazing – great stuff!

Review: Aluka Album Launch, Northcote Uniting Church, Melbourne

Aluka
Image Courtesy of Aluka

Aluka with Brighter Later
Northcote Uniting Church, Melbourne VIC
3rd May, 2013

On a typical Melbourne evening, I braved the elements to attend the sold out Aluka album launch. Punters huddled for warmth outside the Northcote Uniting Church weaving a long line to entrance. Upon entering I was warmly met by the delicious smell of mulled wine and chocolate cupcakes. People quickly filled the church pews and spilled over onto the cushions surrounding the stage.

Brighter Later opened the night with their ambient tones. The melancholy songs drifted slowly around the room like a lullaby, sending us into a mild state of meditation. Nice songwriting was complimented by vocal harmonies and swelling arrangements. I did however, find myself itching for a dynamic or tempo change. Highlights included songs “Long Way Home” a song inspired by bird migration; and  “Covergirl”. 

Headliners Aluka were up next, tenderly ushering the audience closer to the stage. As soon as this a capella vocal trio started to sing, the room was reduced to complete silence. Unaccompanied, these three talented young women use their voices as diverse instruments, using harmonies, percussive sounds, ooo’s, ahh’s and combined with hand percussion create a sweet, full sound. Their voices are individually strong but blend together beautifully. I didn’t miss the lack of traditional instrumentation; the arrangements were extremely clever and interesting.

It’s obvious Aluka love singing together, with friendly banter in between songs. Each song on the album was recorded in a different unconventional space and they told the individual stories between songs, which I liked.

“Vision”, which I’d listened to on the album impressed me live, the opening dissonant harmonies vibrated strangely in my ears. This song was recorded in a shop front through the backs of pianos on a rainy day, tells of hearing the cars on the wet road and likened it to an Ocean of Wheels.

Their songs are catchy and very likeable. Highlights included: “Keep My Cool” (recorded in a stairwell), “Vision” (recorded in a shop front), Station (recorded in a tram depot) and “Tiptoe” (recorded in a tractor shed). 

Whatever the weather might have been outside, we had no inkling. I was breath taken.  The venue was perfect, the acoustics of the church amplifying the music of the impressive and luminous Aluka.

Watch the new Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides Video “Broken Road” feat. Aluka

Tomas Strode and the Tour Guides
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Melbourne folk group Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides have just sent through the video for their latest single “Broken Road” and we think it’s really sweet. Check it out below:

In case you didn’t realise “Broken Road” features some pretty special guest vocals from fellow Melbournians Aluka. Tomas Strode & The Tour Guides are offering up “Broken Road” as a free download if you head over to their Bandcamp here.

Timber and Steel Presents: Owls of the Swamp National Tour

Owls of the Swamp
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Globe trotting singer-songwriter Pete Uhlenbruch, AKA Owls of the Swamp, is returning to Australia for two very important reasons. First is the release of his brand new single “The Hypnotist”, his first release since his 2011 album Go WIth River. Owls of the Swamp is offering up “The Hypnotist” as a free download via Bandcamp – take a listen to it below:

The other reason for his return is the announcement of a national tour presented by none other than you’re favourite folk music blog Timber and Steel. The tour will take in dates in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne and will help launch “The Hypnotist” to lovers of fine Australian music.

Joining Owls of the Swamp in support will be Emma Davis (Sydney), Drawn From Bees (Brisbane), Al Parkinson and Aluka (Melbourne). Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 30th May – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Friday 31st May – The Hideaway, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 2nd June – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th April

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We exclusively debuted the video for “TipToe” from Aluka. Details here

– The wonderful Aoife O’Donovan has released her new single “Red & White & Blue & Gold”. Details here

Timber and Steel’s favourite son Matt Corby has announced an Australian tour with Grace Woodroofe in support. Details here

– The Snowy Mountains of Music festival have announced their second round of artists including Blue King Brown, Kylie Auldist, Gang of Brothers, The Fraudsters, Oh Pep!, Sunas and Mzaza. Details here

Ella Hooper has just released her second solo single and video “Haxán”. Details here

– Listen to the brand new single from The Stillsons, “Break and Keel”. Details here

– Listen to Buffalo Tales completely re-imagining Rhianna’s “Diamonds” as his new single. Details here

– This July we’re going to see a brand new album from Josh Pyke. Details here

– Darren Cross has revealed the slightly creepy new video for his track “Get My Revenge”. Details here

– Today will see the release of Frank Turner’s fifth studio album Tape Deck Heart. Details here

Laura Marling revealed another brand new track from her upcoming album, the Dylan-esque “Master Hunter”. Details here

– Julia literally battles herself in the new clip from Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, “Adeleine”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Major Chord has released his new single “Transition”. Details here

– Listen to James Vincent McMorrow cover “Higher Love”. Details here

– Folk music legend Joan Baez has announced her first Australian tour in 25 years this August. Details here

Reviews

Recordings

“Listening to Creatures, I get the feeling that they were experimenting in the studio with some of the many songs they had to hand, trying to see which style fits them best”JDX reviews Creatures from Sleepy Dreamers. Review here

Releases This Week

Space
SpaceAluka
iTunes

Freak Out Inn III
Freak Out Inn IIIDarren Cross
Bandcamp

Tape Deck Heart
Tape Deck HeartFrank Turner
iTunes

Ghost on Ghost
Ghost on GhostIron and Wine
iTunes

Way To Blue
Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake – Various
iTunes

Gigs Next Week

Aluka
Friday 19th April – Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide, SA

Bob Evans
Friday 19th April – Discovery, Darwin, NT
Wednesday 24th April – Hotel New York, Launceston, TAS
Friday 26th April – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Bobby Alu
Friday 19th April – The Joynt, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th April – Big Pineapple Festival, Woombye, QLD
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th April – Apollo Bay Music Festival, Apollo Bay, VIC

Communion Melbourne feat. Thelma Plum, Deja, Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, Jack Carty, Ali Barter
Sunday 21st April – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Eli Wolfe
Friday 19th April – Bon Amici Winebar and Cafe, Toowoomba QLD
Saturday 20th April – The Upfront Club, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 21st April – Mandala Cafe, Mermaid Beach, QLD

Jack Carty and Jordan Millar
Saturday 20th April – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th April – The Aztec, Forster, NSW

James Kenyon
Friday 19th April – The Naked Bean, Grafton, NSW
Sunday 21st April – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 25th April – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 26th April – 5 Church Street, Belingen, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 19th April – Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston, TAS
Saturday 20th April – The Reading Room, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 21st April – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 25th April – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th April – Gum Ball, Hunter Valley, NSW

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Sunday 21st April – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Major Chord
Friday 19th April – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Patrick James
Sunday 21st April – Pier One Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 19th April – The Shellharbour Club, Shellharbour, NSW
Saturday 20th April – Jamberoo Pub, Jamberoo, NSW

Stu Larsen and Natsuki Kurai
Saturday 20th April – The Waratah, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 21st April – Communion Melbourne, The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th April – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

The Hillbilly Killers
Friday 19th April – Meeniyan Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Sunday 21st April – Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
Wednesday 24th April – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th April – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 26th April – Rooty Hill RSL Club, Rooty Hill, NSW

Tim Guy
Friday 19th April – The Old Mt Gambier Gaol, Mt Gambier, SA
Wednesday 24th April – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Turin Brakes
Thursday 25th April – The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Ashokan Farewell” – Jay Ungar

Tomorrow my sister is getting married and she’s asked me to play “Ashokan Farewell” at her wedding, which I’m absolutely honoured to do. The tune was written by Jay Ungar and was made famous in the 1990’s thanks to its inclusion in the television mini-series The Civil War. Congratulations Kirsty and Toby!

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