More Artists Added to the 2018 Gum Ball Lineup

Ben Salter
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As we make our way into February we’ve been blessed with another round of artists announced for this year’s Gum Ball festival in the Hunter Valley.

As always the announcement has a healthy contingent of Timber and Steel friendly artists including singer-songwriter Ben Salter (above), 10-piece reggae outfit V Tribe, Adelaide alt-country duo Hana & Jessie-Lee and many more.

The full lineup announced so far is as follows:

REMI, The Bamboos, The Cribs (UK), The Aints (Play the Saints, ’73 to ’78), Butterfingers, Rocket Science, The Creepshow (CA), Dave Graney ’n’ the Coral Snakes, Ben Salter, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire (CA), Screamfeeder, Hat Fitz and Cara, Letters To Lions, The Resignators, New Venusians, V Tribe, Baghead, Wanderers, Terra Lightfoot (CA), Nicholas Connors, Thunder Fox, Coda Chroma, Dave Wells, Lachlan X. Morris, Hana & Jessie-Lee, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation, Dashville Progress Society

The Gum Ball takes place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th April near Lower Belford in the Hunter Valley, NSW. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

The Cake and Cordial Sessions Return to The Tamworth Country Music Festival

Cake and Cordial
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The Tamworth Country Music Festival’s favourite alt-country singer-songwriter mini-festival The Cake and Cordial Sessions returns in 2017 with an amazing lineup of artists.

The Cake and Cordial Sessions will take place on Friday 27th January at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in West Tamworth. The lineup includes Ben Salter, Paddy McHugh, Harry Hookey, Megan Cooper, Matt Henry, Melody Moko, Andy Golledge and Sam Newton.

The Cake and Cordial Sessions is alcohol free, gambling free, air conditioned and family-friendly. The night kicks off at 4pm and tickets are just $15.

For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Details of New Regular Monthly Event The Brisbane Folk Club

Brisbane Folk Club
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Brisbane, it’s time to celebrate – a brand new monthly night is coming your way this December! Paper Shoes Music and The Foundry have announced The Brisbane Folk Club, a new night of folky on the first Wednesday of every month.

The first Brisbane Folk Club will take place on the 2nd December at The Foundry in Brisbane and will feature local folk favourites Ben Salter, Neighbour and Marcus Blacke.

The night kicks off at 7pm and is just $12 on the door. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

Paper Shoes Music have also announced the lineups for the first two Brisbane Folk Club shows in 2016 including Garrett Kato, Sissybones and O’ Little Sister on the 13th January and Sons of the East, The Forty Thieves and Andrea Kirwin on the 3rd February. Stay tuned for more lineups as they’re announced.

Marlon Williams Announces National Tour

Marlon Williams
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Golden voiced alt-country singer Marlon Williams and his band The Yarra Benders have announced plans to return to the road this November and December with a national tour of Australia.

Williams has been wowing crowds in Australia and his native New Zealand for a couple of years now and his debut self-titled album is already topping best of 2015 lists – so these shows are not to be missed. Joining Marlon Williams in support will be Ben Salter.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Thursday 5th November – Four Five Nine, Perth, WA
Friday 6th November – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 7th November – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 8th November – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Thursday 12th November – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 13th November – Sound Lounge, Currumbin, QLD
Saturday 14th November – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 15th November – Byron Theatre, Byron Bay, NSW
Tuesday 17th November – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW
Friday 20th November – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 21st November – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 22nd November – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Tuesday 24th November – RAD Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 25th November – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT
Friday 27th November – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 3rd December – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 4th December – The Railway, Darwin, NT
Thursday 10th December – Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 11th December – The Substation, Newport, VIC

Second Round of Artists Announced for Dashville Skyline

Shane Nicholson
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Australia’s newest Americana festival Dashville Skyline last week announced the second round of artists for its inaugural event this October and we’re very very impressed.

Joining the likes of Wagons, All our Exes Live in Texas, Green Mohair Suits, Melody Pool, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes and more will be Shane Nicholson (above), Holy Holy, Ruby Boots, Ben Salter, Lost Ragas, Leo Rondeau (USA), Fraser A Gorman, William Crighton, Mick Daley’s Corporate Raiders, Dashville Progress Society, Goatpiss Gasoline, Betty & Oswald, Magpie Diaries, Chris Pickering, James Thomson, Dan Waters and David Garnham & The Reasons To Live.

Dashville Skyline is brought together by the folks behind The Gum Ball and is held in Lower Belford, NSW on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. For more information check out the official site here.

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