Timber and Steel Premiere: Peasant Moon’s New Single “Back In Time”

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Sydney based Americana duo Peasant Moon have established themselves as an integral part of the local scene over the last few years. Having just returned from their first Tamworth Country Music Festival Peasant Moon are ready to release their brand new single “Back In Time” and we’re super proud to give Timber and Steel readers the first listen

“Back In Time” is taken from the duo’s third EP which is due for release later this year and features a full band.

“”Back In Time” serves partly as a warning to my future self,” says singer and guitarist Harvey Russell. “As Joni Mitchell said, “you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone”.”

Take a listen to “Back In Time” below:

The single is available on your favourite streaming services or you can download it here.

Peasant Moon have a handful of dates in the coming months – the full list is here:

Sunday 5th March – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 25th March – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 6th April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 9th April – Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Watch the Latest Weeping Willows Video “Fallen Ring”

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Another track we’ve neglected to post since it was released last year is the incredible “Fallen Ring” from The Weeping Willows.

The video was released at the start of December last year and is simply wonderful. “Fallen Ring” is taken from The Weeping Willows’ 2016 album Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’.

Check out the video below:

The Weeping Willows have a bunch of shows coming up this month including appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival – full dates are below:

Sunday 15th January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 21st January – Country Music Cocktails – SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 21st January – Tamworth Opry – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 22nd January – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Peel Street Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Medicine Show Sessions – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Toyota Festival FM 106.1, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Toyota FanZone – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 24th January – Deep Down South – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – ABC Stage – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – Bill Chambers Sessions – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – TSA Songwriter Sessions – City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 25th January – Country Music Cares – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – The Songwriters Showcase with Melissa Robertson & Friends – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Friday 27th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 27th January – Deep Down South – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 28th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 12th February – Levantine Hill Estate, Coldstream, VIC

Watch the New William Crighton Video “Jesus Blues”

William Crighton
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Last month Americana singer-songwriter William Crighton released his new video “Jesus Blues” and we figured it was about time for us to share it.

William Crighton has been getting all sorts of buzz recently and with songs like “Jesus Blues” it’s easy to see why – check out the video below:

William Crighton is also currently touring “Jesus Blues” – the remaining dates are here:

Thursday 12th January – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW (w/ Wallis Bird)
Saturday 14th January – Quarterdeck, Narooma, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Grand Junction Hotel, Newcastle, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Tuesday 24rd January – Grand Junction Hotel, Newcastle, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Wednesday 25th January – Tamworth Regional Art Gallery, Tamworth, NSW (w/ Melody Pool)
Saturday 11th February – McDonald Park, Wagga Wagga, NSW (w/ The Beach Boys, The Temptations)
Sunday 12th February – Wade Park, Orange, NSW (w/ The Beach Boys, The Temptations)
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th February – Riverboats Festival, VIC
Saturday 25th February – Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale, NSW

Listen to the New Katie Brianna Track “Sticks and Stones”

Katie Brianna
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To celebrate the new year Sydney based Americana artist Katie Brianna has released a bonus track from her amazing 2016 album Victim or the Heroine, the beautiful “Sticks and Stones”.

Like the rest of her album “Sticks and Stones” is produced by Shane Nicholson – check it out below:

Katie Brianna will be appearing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival including a very special show with Tori Forsyth on Thursday 26th January – check out all of her dates below:

Monday 23rd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 23rd January – Americana In The Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 26th January – Frog & Toad Listening Room, Tamworth, NSW

Willie Watson Returns to Australia in 2017

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When Willie Watson was in Australia earlier this year the buzz around his shows was palpable. Everyone in the local Americana and folk scenes came away from Watson’s gigs with glowing reviews.

So it’s very exciting to here that Willie Watson is returning to our shores in March 2017, with shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Mullumbimby, Fremantle and Perth as well as an appearance at the Port Fairy Folk Festival.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Oz,” Willie Watson explains. “Some of the most gracious fans I’ve ever had the pleasure of singing to and you guys ruined coffee for me at home.”

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 10th to Monday 13th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, VIC
Wednesday 15th March – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 16th March – The Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th March – Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, Mullumbimby, NSW
Tuesday 21st March – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 22nd March – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

Headline Tour Dates for Rhiannon Giddens

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Having wowed crowds at Bluesfest last year the marvelous Rhiannon Giddens has announced she’s back for 2017’s festival.

And even better Giddens has announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne – check out the full list of dates below and make sure you get to one of these gigs:

Saturday 8th April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 11th April – The Corner, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 13th to Monday 17th April – Bluesfest, NSW

Gillian Welch To Release Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg

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It’s been twenty years since Gillian Welch released her landmark album Revival and to celebrate Welch will be releasing Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg this Friday 25th November.

The album is personally curated and produced by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and features demos, outtakes alternate mixes and 8 previously unreleased songs. We’ve already managed to have an advance listen and it’s pretty special.

“I’m happy that the songs hold up. That’s probably the thing I’m most proud of,” Welch explained of Revival. “There is that interesting moment in any writer’s first batch of songs or any writer’s first novel or anything, a filmmaker’s first movie that always seems to have something that is different from what comes after. Something happens in that first push. Maybe because you’re usually up against more resistance. But there is a purity or a diamond hardness to the first batch that doesn’t seem to happen again. And so Revival has that when I look at it. Maybe it’s lack of ego. You know, there really was no me. You know, the artist Gillian Welch didn’t really exist. And then after that, I did.”

Check out the track listing for the two disc Boots No 1: The Official Revival Bootleg below along with a stream of the track “Dry Town”:

Disc One
1. Orphan Girl (Alternate Version)
2. Annabelle (Alternate Version)
3. Pass You By (Alternate Version)
4. Go On Downtown (Revival Outtake)
5. Red Clay Halo (Revival Outtake)
6. By The Mark (Alternate Mix)
7. Paper Wings (Demo)
8. Georgia Road (Revival Outtake)
9. Tear My Stillhouse Down (Home Demo)
10. Only One and Only (Alternate Version)

Disc Two
1. Orphan Girl (Home Demo)
2. I Don’t Want to Go Downtown (Revival Outtake)
3. 455 Rocket (Revival Outtake)
4. Barroom Girls (Live Radio)
5. Wichita (Revival Outtake)
6. One More Dollar (Alternate Version)
7. Dry Town (Demo)
8. Paper Wings (Alternate Mix)
9. Riverboat Song (Revival Outtake)
10. Old Time Religion (Revival Outtake)
11. Acony Bell (Demo)

The Brothers Comatose Announce Dashville Skyline Sideshows

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San Francisco folk and bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose have already been announced as part of the excellent Dashville Skyline alt-country and Americana festival and now it looks like we’re going to get a buch of sideshows as well.

The Brothers Comatose will be touring their latest album City Painted Gold

“We wrote this album living in San Francisco as it was changing from a weird, art-friendly mecca to a place that only super rich tech workers could afford,” Ben Morrison from the band explained. “Things started changing – venues were closing down, and artist and musician friends moved away. What is San Francisco without its weirdoes? That’s what the song City Painted Gold is about and that’s why it’s the name of this record.”

Check out the full list of dates for The Brothers Comatose below:

Wednesday 28th September – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 29th September – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th September – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 1st October – Dashville Skyline Festival, NSW
Sunday 2nd October – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Monday 3rd October – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Sideshows Announced for Out On The Weekend

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If you can’t make it to the excellent Out On The Weekend festival this October (and seriously, why not?) then never fear as a bunch of the touring artists have announced sideshows elsewhere in the country.

First up Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers will be joining fellow American singer-songwriters Joshua Hedley and Joe Pug for a bunch of dates through Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmainia. And then Lindi Ortega will be teaming with The Cactus Blossoms for a few dates in Victoria and New South Wales.

Out On The Weekend takes place at Seaworks, Williamstown
 in Melbourne on 15th October. Check out the sideshow dates below:

Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers w/ Joshua Hedley, Joe Pug
Friday 14th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 16th October 16 – Franklin Bar, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 18th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 20th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st October – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lindi Ortega w/ The Cactus Blossoms
Saturday 15th October – Out On The Weekend, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 17th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 19th October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 21st October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Henry Wagons Announces National Tour

Henry Wagons
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Henry Wagons has announced plans to take his latest solo album After What I Did Last Night… on the road with a series of dates through September, October and November. The tour will see Henry Wagons in solo mode across many of the dates plus full band shows at festivals. Timber and Steel favourite Lachlan Bryan will be supporting all of the solo shows.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 30th September – Dashville Skyline Festival, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Moonshine Manly, Manly, NSW
Friday 14th October – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 15th October – Art of Espresso, Young, NSW
Sunday 16th October – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 21st October – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 22nd October – Kyneton Music Festival, VIC
Friday 28th October – Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 29th October – The Wheatsheaf, Thebarton, SA
Thursday 3rd November – Hardy’s Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 4th November – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 5th November – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Thursday 10th November – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 11th November – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 12th November – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 17th November – Southside Tea Room, Morningside, QLD
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th November – Mullum Music Festival, NSW

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