Out On The Weekend Announces Headline Shows

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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

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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 David Rawlings Single “Cumberland Gap”

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David Rawlings has given us the first taste from his upcoming album Poor David’s Almanack (due tis Friday 11th August) with the track “Cumberland Gap”.

The track has a very cool 70s vibe to it and of course features Gillian Welch on co-vocals. Take a listen to “Cumberland Gap” below:

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

The Maggie Darlings to Release New Album Wishing Well

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Melbourne’s The Maggie Darlings is the folk-noir super-group made up of Mandy Connell (Stray Hens), Layla Fibbins (The Sideshow Brides) and Alysia Manceau.

Their new album Wishing Well, hits stores this Friday 11th August and from the taste we’ve had so far it’s going to be something special. Recorded and mixed Thirty Mill Studio over 12 months the album is full of rich harmonies, beautiful songwriting and just a little bit of darkness.

Wishing Well can be pre-ordered over on Bandcamp – take a listen to streams of the first two songs “About Your Business” and “Modern Love” below:

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

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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:

Dashville Skyline Announces Full Lineup for 2017

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Following a super exciting first artist announcement back in June, Americana and roots festival Dashville Skyline have returned to complete the full list of artists appearing at this year’s event.

Dashville Skyline has scored a coup with the announcement of US roots singer Valerie June when she’s in the country supporting Old Crow Medicine Show. ARIA award winners Oh Mercy make a welcome return to the Dashville stage and will also be joined by local buzz band The Teskey Brothers and Irish folk guru Declan O’Rourke.

The rest of the lineup is made up of Dashville Progress Society, Demi Mitchell, Lyle Dennis Express, Magpie Diaries, Ben Leece, Nicholas Connors, Fallon Cush, Jen Mize, Paddy McHugh, Lucie Thorne and Matt Walker. That’s the full lineup in the poster above.

Held in the bushland of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Dashville Skyline takes place from the 29th September to the 1st October. Tickets for Dashville Skyline are on sale now – check out the official web site for more details.

Out on the Weekend Announces 2017 Lineup

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This morning Australia’s premiere Americana festival Out On The Weekend released their 2017 lineup and as expected it’s pretty impressive.

Heading up the lineup is the incomparable Justin Townes Earle who will be taking to the stage with a full band in tow. Joining him from the US will be the legendary Son Volt and Americana super group Traveller featuring Jonny Fritz, Robert Ellis and Cory Chisel.

The rest of the lineup is simply cracking with a who’s who of the local and international scene including All Our Exes Live In Texas, The Deslondes, Robbie Fulks, Fanny Lumsden, The Sadies, Joshua Hedley, Raised by Eagles, Freya Josephine Hollick, Davidson Brothers and The Moonee Valley Drifters.

“It’s a continued pleasure to bring music lovers the finest sounds in the international and local Americana scene to the glorious Seaworks venue,” promotors Love Police said. “Four years strong and building, we aim to put on an excellent day of cultural and important entertainment hand picked for your pleasure. We used to talk up the fine food and booze selections on offer, but that goes without saying now. Its always the best! Avoid imitations and late comers, Out On The Weekend is the real deal. Authentic presentations by passionate people with colourful experience. Buy a ticket, get your look on, study up on acts you don’t know, and see you in October for the good times.”

Out On The Weekend is held at Seaworks in Melbourne on the 14th October this year. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Watch the New I’m With Her Video “Little Lies”

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I’m With Her, the trio project from American folk favourites Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan have just released their new video “Little Lies”.

Despite the trio being around for the last couple of years “Little Lies” is their first original release and was written and recorded over three days back in May.

Check out the video below:

Willie Watson Announces Details of Folksinger Vol. 2

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Since Willie Watson kicked off his solo career he’s been lauded as one of the most exciting American trad folk and country artists in the world. Watson’s 2014 solo album Folksinger Vol. 1 is considered by many to be a masterpiece and the good news is there’s a Volume Two on the way featuring a bunch of folk favourites.

Produced by David Rawlings and featuring collaborations with The Fairfield Four, Gillian Welch, Morgan Jahnig (Old Crow Medicine Show) and Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers), Folksinger Vol. 2 is due for release on the 15th September.

“I’m not trying to prove any point here and I’m not trying to be a purist” Willie Watson explained. “There’s so much beauty in this old music, and it affects me on a deep level. It moves me and inspires me. I heard Leadbelly singing with the Golden Gate Quartet and it sounded fantastic, and I thought, “I want to do that.” I heard the Grateful Dead doing their version of “On the Road Again”, and it sounded like a dance party in 1926, and I wanted to do that, too. That’s the whole reason I ever played music in the first place—because it looked and sounded like it was going to be a lot of fun.”

Check out the full track listing for Folksinger Vol. 2 below:

1. Samson And Delilah (feat. The Fairfield Four)
2. Gallows Pole
3. When My Baby Left Me
4. Dry Bones
5. Walking Boss
6. On The Road Again (feat. The Fairfield Four)
7. The Cuckoo Bird
8. Always Lift Him Up And Never Knock Him Down
9. John Henry
10. Leavin’ Blues
11. Take This Hammer (feat. The Fairfield Four)

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