Thank Folk It’s Friday – 2nd September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– We premiered the new video from Sydney singer-songwriter Sam Newton, “Hold You Down”. Details here

Jack Carty released his brand new video “A Way With Me”. Details here

Henry Wagons announced a massive national tour. Details here

– The full lineup for the Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival includes 10 String Symphony, Bluegrass Parkway, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Mike Compton, Catgut, Fred Smith, John Flanagan, Liz Frencham & Robbie Melville, Rebecca Bastoli, Rowena Wise, String Theories, The Barkers Vale Brothers, The Black Mountain String Band, The Company, The Mae Trio, The Plough, The Squeezebox Trio, Wayward Angels and many more. Details here

– Alt-country supergroup The Wilson Pickers have announced tour dates through to the end of the year. Details here

Bon Iver released their new single “33 “GOD””. Details here

– Sideshows have been announced for Out On The Weekend for Robert Ellis and The Perfect Strangers, Joshua Hedley, Joe Pug, Lindi Ortega and The Cactus Blossoms. Details here

– American folk rockers The Head and The Heart will release their new album Signs of Light this month. Details here

– Tasmanian folk-punk festival HOBOFOPO released the final additions to their lineup including Craicpot, FOPO DJ, Runebilly Rattle, The Dominic Francis Grief Ensemble, Quinton Trembath, Andy Paine, All The Best, The Dead Peasants, Ryan Garth & Emily Wolfe Duo, BrodyGreg and GT Mongrel. Details here

– Singer-songwriters Melody Pool and Peter Bibby announced a co-headline tour. Details here

– American bluegrassers The Brothers Comatose have announced Australian headline dates. Details here

Releases This Week

Southern Loss
Southern LossKaurna Cronin
Bandcamp

Mal Webb
Not Nor MalMal Webb
Bandcamp

Nick Payne
Rise Up Like A RiverNick Payne
iTunes
Google Play

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Porch Light Sessions feat. The Tawny Owl String Band, Hollie Matthew, Burrows

Burrows

If you live in Sydney you know that the Porch Light Sessions are synonymous with quality, but the September edition takes it up a notch with amazing artists The Tawny Owl String Band, Hollie Matthew and Burrows (above)

Thursday 8th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Acoustics Anonymous feat. Ben Camden, Roland Kay-Smith
Wednesday 7th September – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Andy Golledge, Caitlin Harnett, Leroy Lee Trio
Saturday 3rd September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Bity Booker w/ Mindy Sotiri
Thursday 8th October – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Bryan Estepa & The Tempe Two
Saturday 3rd September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Darren Cross w/ Jack Elias, Max S. Porter
Friday 9th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Dustin Tebbutt
Saturday 3rd September – Elsewhere The Rooftop, Newcastle, NSW

Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers
Friday 2nd September – Ladysmith Hall, Ladysmith, NSW
Saturday 3rd September – Whitton Hall, Whitton, NSW
Friday 9th September – Majors Creek Hall, Majors Creek, NSW

Folkswagon
Wednesday 7th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Mal Webb
Friday 9th September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Harry Manx
Friday 2nd September – Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 3rd September – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 4th September – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 7th September – Heritage, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 8th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 9th September – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT

Heartbreaker Sessions feat. Jason Walker
Sunday 4th September – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Jack Carty, Emily Barker & Jordan Millar
Friday 2nd September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

John Flanagan Trio
Saturday 3rd September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Kevin Bennett, Luke Escombe, Bittersweet
Saturday 3rd September – The Shack, Sydney, NSW

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

King Street Crawl
Sunday 4th September – Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Lazy Colts
Sunday 4th September – Hotel Blue, Katoomba, NSW

Liz Stringer
Saturday 3rd September – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Sunday 4th September – GYRACC, Katherine, NT
Wednesday 7th September – El Questro, Durack, WA
Thursday 8th September – Gulliver’s Tavern, Kununurra, WA
Friday 9th September – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA

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

Martha Marlow w/ Jonathan Zwartz, Mike Nock
Friday 9th September – Sydney, NSW

M.E. Baird
Sunday 4th September – BS’A Project Space, Mullumbimby, NSW

Neurum Creek Music Festiva
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th September – Neurum Creek Bush Retreat, QLD

Porch Light Sessions feat. The Tawny Owl String Band, Hollie Matthew, Burrows
Thursday 8th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Roadhouse Rockabilly feat. Cruisin’ Deuces
Thursday 8th September – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 3rd September – Annandale Community Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Wild Wild Inner West Revue feat. Sam Newton, Brielle Davis
Sunday 4th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

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

Friday Folk Flashback

“In Dreams” – Ben Howard

I heard this in a shop last week and was reminded about just how good it is.

Sideshow Alley and Communion Announce Premiere of Music Documentary Austin to Boston

Austin to Boston
Image Courtesy of Sideshow Alley

In 2012 four of Timber and Steel’s favourite artists – Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff and Bear’s Den – jumped into five old VW camper vans and travelled over three thousand miles across the USA from Austin’s SXSW to a final stop in Boston, and the whole thing was captured on film.

The result is the Sideshow Alley and Communion produced documentary Austin to Boston which spent most of 2014 touring the film festival circuit. As well as the four bands the documentary also features Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and is narrated by Gill Landry.

The Australian premiere of Austin to Boston has been announced on Friday 8th May at the Australian Centre for The Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne. The premiere will also feature a Q&A with producer Ty Johnson (Sideshow Alley) and a special performance from some of Melbourne’s finest musicians. To get your hands on tickets jump over to the ACMI site here.

And while you’re deliberating on whether to go or not check out the trailer for Austin to Boston below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 20th March

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

The Staves revealed three new tracks from their forthcoming record via live videos. Details here

– American singer-songwriter Pieta Brown released her new video “Flowers of Love” featuring Justin Vernon on backing vocals. Details here

Mumford and Sons released their new video “Believe” and I provided my thoughts. Details here

Owen Pallett has been in Australia this week. Details here

Pepa Knight just released his new video “Coyote Choir”. Details here

– Sydney pickers The Morrisons will be taking on the bluegrass albums of Paul Kelly in a very special show. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman released his new video “Broken Hands”. Details here

– The latest single from The Pigs is a bluegrass version of the Powderfinger classic “My Happiness”. Details here

Sufjan Stevens released his new track “Should Have Known Better”. Details here

– And while we’re on Sufjan Stevens, he’s been announced for this year’s Vivid Live. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk duo Winterbourne released the video for their single “Steady My Bones”. Details here

– Singer-songwriters Laura Jean and Aldous Harding have announced joint tour dates this April. Details here

Laura Marling revealed another new track, “Strange”. Details here

– UK trad group Sam Lee & Friends released their new video “Blackbird”. Details here

– Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men have announced plans to release a new album this June. Details here

Ben Howard has rescheduled this month’s Australian tour dates until May and June. Details here

– The new Mark Knopfler album Tracker is out today and we have the video for the first single “Beryl”. Details here

– Blue Mountains band Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars kick off their EP launch tour at Bluesfest. Details here

Releases This Week

Declaration
DeclarationKate Burke & Ruth Hazelton
Bandcamp

Tracker
TrackerMark Knopfler
iTunes

The Staves
If I WasThe Staves
iTunes

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Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon hit Australia this week for a series of highly anticipated shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The band’s 2014 album Benji was amongst the best last year so you can guarantee these are going to be pretty special shows.

Saturday 21st March – Atheneum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 22nd March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 23rd March – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th March – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Wednesday 25th March – The Melbourne Folk Club, Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 27th March – Spiegeltent, Hobart, TAS

Andrew Swift
Friday 20th March – Crown + Anchor, Adelaide, SA

Brad Butcher
Friday 27th March – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Darren Hanlon
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, VIC
Tuesday 24th March – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Wednesday 25th March – Gallipoli Legions Club, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 26th March – Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Saturday 21st March – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA

Elwood Myre
Friday 20th March – Vic on the Park, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 21st March – Kincumber Hotel, Kincumber, NSW
Sunday 22nd March – The Townie, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Siskin River
Friday 20th March – Girgarre Town Hall, Girgarre, VIC
Saturday 21st March – Moyston Hall, Moyston, VIC
Wednesday 25th March – Adelonia Theatre, Adelong, NSW
Thursday 26th March – Bonegilla Migrant Experience, Bonegilla, VIC

Heartstring Quartet
Saturday 21st March – Deloraine String Festival, Deloraine, TAS
Wednesday 25th March – Nicholas Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Friday 27th March – Southern Folk Club, Adelaide, SA

Jack Carty
Thursday 26th March – Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW

Joel Barker
Saturday 21st March – St Paul’s Church, Bridgetown, WA
Sunday 22nd March – Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany, WA

John Flanagan
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Folk Club, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st March – House Concert, Newcastle, NSW

Jordie Lane
Thursday 26th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 27th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Josh Rennie-Hynes, Liam Gerner, Caitlin Harnett
Friday 20th March – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 25th March – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 26th March – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 27th March – The Jive, Adelaide, SA

Kim Richey
Wednesday 25th March – Melbourne Folk Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Mitchell
Wednesday 25th March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th March – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Nuala Kennedy
Saturday 21st March – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd March – Kiama Community Hall, Kiama, NSW

Owen Pallett
Saturday 21st March – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Roland Kay-Smith
Friday 20th March – Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong, NSW

Rowena Wise
Thursday 26th March – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 27th March – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Sam Buckingham
Friday 20th March – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah Folk Festival, VIC

Skyscraper Stan And The Commission Flats
Friday 20th March – The Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st March – The Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Sunday 22nd March – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Friday 27th March – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC

Sun Kil Moon
Saturday 21st March – Atheneum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 22nd March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane, QLD
Monday 23rd March – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 25th March – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Taryn La Fauci
Friday 27th March – The Bunker Room at Coogee Diggers, Sydney, NSW

The Bottlers
Friday 20th March – The Corrimal Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 21st March – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

The Melbourne Folk Club feat. All Our Exes Live in Texas, Kim Richey
Wednesday 25th March – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

The Morrisons play Paul Kelly
Friday 27th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 27th March – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

Timberwolf
Friday 20th March – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 27th March – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC

Vance Joy
Friday 20th March – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st March – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 24th March – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 27th March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Winterbourne
Saturday 21st March – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd March – The Lair, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 26th March – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 27th March – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Saturday 21st March – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd March – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 27th March – HQ Complex, Adelaide. SA

Yackandandah Folk Festival
Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd March – Yackandandah, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Irish Boy” – Mark Knopfler

Taken from the the 1984 movie Cal and featuring the talents of Paul Brady (tin whistle, mandolin) and Liam O’Flynn (uillean pipes), “Irish Boy” is among some of Knopfler’s best soundtrack work. A fitting song for a week with St Patrick’s Day and a new Mark Knopfler album.

Ben Howard Reschedules Australian Tour, Announces Brisbane Show

Ben Howard
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Ben Howard was due to land in Australia this coming week but has made the last minute decision to post-pone his shows and cancel appearances at Blyesfest and the Sydney Opera House. Howard had the following statement:

“Dear Australia…
We’re really sorry we’re having to reschedule the upcoming tour – it’s really not what we wanted to do and it’s been an impossible decision to come to. We’ve had to make some big changes for the greater good.
Hoping you can make the new dates. All will be well and we’ll be back soon in full force.”

Those rescheduled dates are in May and June and include a Brisbane show. Check them out below:

Cancelled dates:
Thursday 26th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 28th March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 31st March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

New dates:
Thursday 28th May – Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 30th May – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Monday 1st June – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 3rd June – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– UK singer-songwriter Ben Howard has added Sydney, Fremantle and Melbourne dates to his Australian visit next year. Details here

– Canadian folk trio The Once released their new video “We Are All Running”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Eliza Hull has released her new single “Used To” featuring Texture Like Sun. Details here

– Adelaide’s Sam Brittain has announced a couple of intimate songwriter shows in Melbourne and Adelaide. Details here

Frank Turner has announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

Lanie Lane released her new video “No Sound”. Details here

– UK trio Vena Portae released their new video “Flames & Fury”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter David Blyth released his new video “So So”. Details here

– The Finders Keepers Markets hit Sydney next week with music announced from Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic and more. Details here

Sleepy Dreamers are streaming their new EP Local Football. Details here

The Decemberists released another new video for their track “Make You Better” featuring some awesome 70s throwback action. Details here

– NSW bluegrass band The Mid-North have released their new album Tales From A Mountain via Noisetrade. Details here

– Regular Sydney jam night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will be hosting their final show of the year which is also their first birthday. Details here

– Another Sydney night, MoFo at the Crate, has announced their Sydney lineup including Catgut and The Button Collective. Details here

– Melbourne Americana duo The Weeping Willows realeased their new video “Acorns”. Details here

Releases This Week

The Mid North
Tales From a MountainThe Mid-North
Noisetrade

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Country & Inner Western

Christmas and Inner Western

The final Country & Inner Western in Sydney this year is going to bring Christmas with an Americana twist. The show will feature The Morrisons, Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers so you know the night’s going to be an absolute cracker!

Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Sookie Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th December – Sonnys, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Betty & Oswald
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 6th December – No. 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 11th December – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW

Country & Inner Western
Wednesday 10th December – GoodGod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Sunday 7th December – The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle, NSW
Thursday 11th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th December – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney feat. Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic
Friday 12th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 6th December – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 13th December – Studio Theatre, Darwin, NT

Jack Carty
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 6th December – Montrose Town Centre, Montrose, VIC
Sunday 7th December – Bended, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 11th December – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW

Jep and Dep
Saturday 6th December – The Exeter, Adelaide, SA
Friday 12th December – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Josh Pyke
Friday 12th December – Baroque, Katoomba, NSW

Little May
Friday 5th December – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 6th December – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Marlon Williams
Saturday 6th December – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 10th December – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Sam Brittain
Thursday 11th December – The Jade Monkey, Adelaide, SA

Steve Smyth
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC
Saturday 6th December – The Bunker, Coogee Diggers, Coogee, NSW

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD
Sunday 7th December – Ocean View Winery, Mt Mee, QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Saturday 6th December – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

The Porch Sessions feat. Shaun Kirk, Halfway to Forth, Alice Haddy
Sunday 7th December – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

Timberwolf
Wednesday 10th December – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 12th December – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Gaudete” – Steeleye Span

We’re in to December so it’s time to start pulling out the Christmas songs for Friday Folk Flashback. First up is the gorgeous a cappella latin carol “Gaudete” from Steeleye Span, the origins of which can be traced all the way back to the 16th century. I love this track!

Ben Howard Announces Full Australian Tour

Ben Howard
Image Courtesy of Ben Howard

Following his announcement as part of the 2015 Bluesfest lineup and an already sold out show at the Sydney Opera House, Ben Howard looks to be extending his Australian stay with extra shows announced in Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne.

The UK based singer-songwriter has become a firm favourite amongst Australian audiences, selling out almost every venue he plays here. Howard’s latest album, I Forget Where We Were, is already garnering glowing reviews both here and overseas so his upcoming shows are not to be missed.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 26th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 28th March – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday 31st March – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 2nd April – Bluesfest, Byron Bay, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Caitlin Harnett will be launching her new album in a hometown show this week. Details here

– Next February Angus and Julia Stone will be heading out on tour with Cloud Control, Jarryd James and Little May. Details here

– For his new video, “I Forget Where We Were”, Ben Howard stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut. Details here

– Carolina Chocolate Drops founding member Rhiannon Giddens will be releasing her debut solo album next February. Details here

– UK duo Slow Club have announced Australian tour dates in January. Details here

– Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini has announced Bluesfest sideshows next year. Details here

Little Bastard announced a 2015 tour and released their new video “Desert Roller”. Details here

– The latest Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, features the track “The Hanging Tree” which was co-written by The Lumineers. Details here

– Country and Inner Western becomes Christmas and Inner Western in December featuring The Morrisons, Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers. Details here

Bear’s Den released their new single “Think of England”. Details here

Emmy The Great released the slightly creepy video for her new track “Swimming Pool”. Details here

Aldous Harding released her new video “No Peace”. Details here

Stu Larsen released his new video “King Street”. Details here

CW Stoneking has announced plans for a east coast regional tour this coming February. Details here

Releases This Week

Pepa Knight
Hypnotized Vol.1Pepa Knight
iTunes

Local Football
Local FootballSleepy Dreamers
Bandcamp

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The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company

Kruger Brothers

Renowned American bluegrass trio The Kruger Brothers will be making their Australian debut this week and they’re taking The Company along for the ride. The award winning trio have announced only a handful of shows and all of them are in Queensland so if you’re in town make the most of this opportunity

Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Thursday 4th December – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne, VIC

Betty & Oswald
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 4th December – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th December – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

Brad Butcher
Thursday 4th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Friday 28th November – Prince of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Adelaide, SA

Caitlin Harnett w/ Lacey Cole & The Lazy Colts
Wednesday 3rd December – Easy Tiger, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Lee Kendall
Saturday 29th November – Loo Loo’s Warehouse, Central Coast, NSW
Friday 5th December – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 30th November – The B-East, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Saturday 29th November – Station Bar, Katoomba, NSW

Fred Smith
Friday 28th November – Fremantle Town Hall, Fremantle, WA

Gorgeous Festival
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November – McLaren Vale, SA

Hat Fitz and Cara
Saturday 29th November – The Basement @ Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD

Husky
Friday 28th November – Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 29th November – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Fest, VIC
Thursday 4th December – Dunsborough Hotel, Dunsborough, WA
Friday 5th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA

Jack Carty
Friday 28th November – Captains at Mariners, Batemans Bay, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 30th November – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Thursday 4th December – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 5th December – Kay St Saloon Bar, Traralgon, VIC

Jep and Dep
Sunday 30th November – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Friday 28th November – The Astor Hotel, Goulburn, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Sunday 30th November – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW

Little Features feat. The Starry Field, Alex Gibson, Yetis, Daniel Tomalaris, Jesse Brand, Sarah Rowan Dahl
Saturday 29th November – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Little May
Friday 28th November – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Music Festival, McLaren Vale, SA
Friday 5th December – Solbar, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Liz Stringer
Friday 28th November – Manly Fig, Manly, NSW

Mark Moldre
Saturday 29th November – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Pepa Knight
Friday 28th November – Baker St, Gosford, NSW
Saturday 29th November – Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Sarah Humphreys
Saturday 29th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 28th November – Red Hot Music, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 29th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff, QLD
Thursday 4th December – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Friday 5th December – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, VIC

The Kruger Brothers w/ The Company
Friday 28th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 29th November – The Princess Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th November – Samford Hall, Samford, QLD
Friday 5th December – Maleny Community Hall, Maleny QLD

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 28th November – Spirit Bar, Traralgon, VIC
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, SA
Thursday 4th December – Torquay Hotel, Torquay, VIC
Friday 5th December – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA

The Stetson Family
Sunday 30th November – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Timberwolf
Saturday 29th November – Gorgeous Festival, Serafino Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
Thursday 4th December – Great Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Massacre of Glencoe” – Don Bruce

I’ve had the pleasure of seeing South Australian based Scottish-Australian singer Don Bruce perform a number of times at folk festivals and I love the way he interprets songs. With St Andrew’s Day being this Sunday this I’ve chosen Bruce’s version of Jim McLean’s tragic tale of the 1692 massacre of the clan MacDonald as today’s FFF – not the happiest of songs but an important part of Scottish history.

Watch the New Ben Howard Video “I Forget Where We Were”

Ben Howard
Image Courtesy of Ben Howard

For his latest video UK singer-songwriter Ben Howard has stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut. The video is for the song “I Forget Where We Were”, the title track from his brand new new album.

Check out “I Forget Where We Were” below:

Ben Howard will be back in Australia for Bluesfest next year and has a sideshow planned at the Sydney Opera House on the 29th March.

Second Round of Artists for Bluesfest 2015 Released

Bluesfest
Image Courtesy of Bluesfest

Well that escalated quickly. The second round of artists for the 2015 lineup dropped this morning it’s looking amazing. Along with Bluesfest constant Ben Harper (reunited with The Innocent Criminals) the lineup includes Timber and Steel favourites Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Howard, The Counting Crows and many many more.

Bluesfest is set to take place north of Byron Bay from the 2nd to the 6th of April. Tickets for the festival are already on sale – check out the details on the official site here.

The full list of second round artists are below:

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (First Major Global Performance Of The Innocent Criminals Reunion), Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Howard, Counting Crows, Gary Clark Jr, Angélique Kidjo, Jimmy Cliff, Mavis Staples, DISPATCH, Ruthie Foster, The Beat, Keziah Jones, Sheppard, Playing For Change

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th September

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen Single has just released his new single “Learn to Love Again”. Details here

– UK folk big band Bellowhead have released their new video “Let Her Run”. Details here

Stu Larsen unveiled his new video “San Francisco”. Details here

Busby Marou will be heading out on a duo acoustic tour this October and November. Details here

– The latest Bluegrass @ Yulli’s takes place in Sydney next week featuring a jam then a couple of sets from Mark Stevens and Antony Mutch. Details here

– UK trio The Staves have announced plans for a new EP, Blood I Bled, as well as releasing the title track. Details here

The Audreys have released their new video “Ballad For the Fallen”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Brighter Later released their new live video “All The World”. Details here

– Sydney’s Lacey Cole has released his stunning new video “Nephilim’s Lament”. Details here

The Morrisons have announced their second Country and Inner Western in Sydney this week featuring appearances from Lucky Luke Webb (Lucky Luke and The Shooting Stars), Matt Gollan (The British Blues), Georgia Mooney (All Our Exes Live In Texas), Leroy Lee and The Button Collective. Details here

– We premiered the new live video from Cat Canteri, “Here For Now, In Your Head”. Details here

Oh Pep! are making their way back to Australia after a European and US tour and have announced a Melbourne residency. Details here

– Central Coast singer-songwriter Mark Moldre has released his new video “Bone Orchard”. Details here

Ben Howard treated us to another new track with “Conrad”. Details here

Interviews

“The way that it really went is if I have a new song we jammed it at rehearsal and if it went well it sort of fell into that box. And if no one really felt the vibe then I will leave it over to the side. If I’m focusing on one thing at the time, like if I’m about to do a solo recording or something, the energy goes towards that one”Tom West chats to Gareth H Evans. Interview here

Reviews

Gigs

““BIGSOUND is whatever you make of it” a friend had told me. “Decide what you want to get out of it before you go and then concentrate on that”. It was good advice as the avalanche of things to do, people to see and parties to get into was overwhelming for a first time BIGSOUND-er like me. So I mapped out my days based on artists I wanted to interview, industry folks I wanted to meet and gigs (both unofficial and official) I wanted to attend”Gareth H Evans reflects on BIGSOUND 2014. Review here

Releases This Week

Marketa Irglova
MunaMarketa Irglova
iTunes

Oz
OZMissy Higgins
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

JamGrass On The Road

Jamgrass

JamGrass makes its debut in Adelaide this weekend with a bunch of amazing artists getting together for a pickin’ good time. The lineup includes The Bakers Digest, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, Marlon Williams, Casey Driessen, James Kenyon, The Cherry Pickers and Astro Cobalt

Saturday 20th September – Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Angus and Julia Stone
Friday 19th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 21st September – Arts Centre, Gold Coast, QLD
Tuesday 23rd September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Wednesday 24th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Thursday 25th September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th September – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Ari & Mia with Lucy Wise Trio
Friday 19th September – Mofo at The Crate, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th September – The Old Gazette Theatre, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 21st September – The Danish Club, Brisbane, QLD

Bare Bones feat. Jacob Diamond, Lynda Smyth, The Borrowed Few
Saturday 20th September – The Swan Basement, Perth, WA

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Mark Stevens and Antony Mutch
Wednesday 24th September – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Boy & Bear
Sunday 21st September – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd September – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th September – Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany, WA
Friday 26th September – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA

Casey Driessen
Friday 19th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th September – Jamgrass On The Road, The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 21st September – Brisbane Danish Club, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 24th to Sunday 29th September -Sunshine Fiddle Camp, QLD

Castlecomer
Saturday 20th September – Shebeen, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW

Cat Canteri
Friday 19th September – Ararat Live, Ararat, VIC
Wednesday 24th September – Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th September – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 26th September – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW

Country and Inner Western feat. The Morrisons, Lucky Luke Webb, Matt Gollan, Georgia Mooney, The Button Collective
Wednesday 24th September – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Folk By The Sea
Friday 26th to Sunday 27th September – Kiama, NSW

Green Mohair Suits
Friday 19th September – South Side Tea Room, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th September – Cardigan Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 21st September – The End, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 24th September – Mother’s Milk, Sawtell, NSW
Thursday 25th September – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th September – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

JamGrass On The Road
Saturday 20th September – Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Jep and Dep
Sunday 21st September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Missy Higgins
Saturday 20th September – Cairns Civic Theatre, Cairns, QLD
Tuesday 23rd September – TECC, Townsville, QLD
Wednesday 24th September – MECC – Plenary Halls A&B, Mackay, QLD
Friday 26th September – The Events Centre Theatre, Caloundra, QLD

MoFo at the Crate feat. Ari & Mia, Lucy Wise Trio
Friday 19th September – The Record Crate, Sydney, NSW

Olivers Army
Saturday 20th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC

Patrick James
Saturday 20th September – Pier One @ Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 26th September – Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Spookyland
Friday 19th September – Goodgod Small Club, Sydney, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 19th September – Howlin Wolf, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 20th September – Small World Block Party, Marrickville, NSW
Thursday 25th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 26th September – Baroque Bar, Katoomba, NSW

Sunshine Fiddle Camp
Wenesday 24th to Sunday 29th September – Alexandra Headlands, QLD

The Living Room feat. Laura Zarb, Jack and Lucia (A Girl’s A Gun)
Sunday 21st September – Lewisham Hotel, Sydney

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 19th September – Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Saturday 20th September – Sol Bar, Maroochydoore, QLD
Sunday 21st September – Mitchell Creek Rock and Blues Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Tom West
Thursday 25th September – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Wagons
Thursday 25th September – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Friday 26th September – Under the Clothesline, Perth, WA

Xander Smith
Sunday 21st September – MONA Museum, Hobart, TAS

Friday Folk Flashback

“Both Sides The Tweed” – Dick Gaughan and Emmylou Harris

“Let friendship and honour unite, And flourish on both sides the Tweed”.

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