Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Our latest New Music Monday featured new songs and videos from the likes of Brittany Howard, Chance McCoy, Joe Pug, Little Wise, Lost Ragas, Mumford and Sons & Gang of Youths, Sheryl Crow feat. Stevie Nicks & Maren Morris, and The Little Lord Street Band. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Better in Blak
Better In BlakThelma Plum
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers

Sunday 14th July – Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, SA
Monday 15th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th July – Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 17th July – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Saturday 13th July – Sydney Harbour Cruise, Sydney, NSW

Ainsley Farrell
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Allan Caswell & Andrew Swift
Saturday 13th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Alana Wilkinson
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 12th July – Desk and Studio, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW
Sunday 14th July – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 18th July – Oodies Cafe, Bundaberg, QLD
Friday 19th July – Captain Cook Holiday Village, Seventeen Seventy, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Saturday 13th July – Megan Hall, Dorrigo, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Flow Bar, Old Bar

Archer
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Bello Winter Music
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Belligen, NSW

Birdsville Big Red Bash
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Simpson Desert, Birdsville, QLD

Bonnie Kay and the Bonafides
Saturday 13th July – Cauliflower Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Co op Club, Sydney, NSW

Brad Cox
Saturday 13th July – Moonshiners Bar, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – The Foundry, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Bush To Bay Country Music Festival
Saturday 13th July – Bay Central Tav, Hervey Bay, QLD

Cigany Weaver
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Claire Anne Taylor
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Courtney Barnett
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Dan Sultan presents Nali & Friends
Saturday 13th July – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Daniel Champagne
Friday 12th July – Clink Theatre, Port Douglas, QLD
Saturday 13th July – Brother Jenkins, Cairns, QLD
Sunday 14th July – Riverbend, Cooktown, QLD
Monday 15th July – Misty Mountains Music, Ravenshoe, QLD
Thursday 18th July – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Friday 19th July – True Brew, Bendigo, VIC

Dean Lewis
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Saturday 13th July – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 15th July – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tate Sheridan, Bella Fiorentino, Rebecca Mann
Wednesday 17th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Front Yard Sessions: Blues, Roots & Beyond feat. Steve Hensby, Elk Bell
Wednesday 17th July – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA

Genevieve Chadwick & The Stones Throw
Friday 19th July – Music at Street Market, Sydney, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 13th July – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 16th July – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 17th July – Element Bar, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Thursday 18th July – The Middle Pub, Mullumbimby, NSW

Harley Mavis
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 17th July – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hat Fitz and Cara
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Hats Off To Country
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Tamworth, NSW

Hein Cooper
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Honey
Saturday 13th July – Walter Wines, Mudgee, NSW
Tuesday 16th July – Bright & Balanced Living, Blackheath, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 18th July – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Teri Young, Evan Buckley
Saturday 13th July – Shellharbour Village Exhibition Space, Shellharbour, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW
Friday 12th July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 18th July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 19th July – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Jesse Younan Tribute Show
Friday 19th July – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Kasey Chambers
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Lachlan Jacques w/ Clayton Frick
Saturday 13th July – Sappho Books, Sydney, NSW

Laura Jean
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Leah Flanagan
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Lisa Caruso
Friday 12th July – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Little Wise
Thursday 18th July – The Merri Creek Tavern, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Martin Band
Thursday 18th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lloyd Spiegel
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Luke O’Shea
Saturday 13th July – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

M.E. Baird
Wednesday 17th July – Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Friday 12th July – Darwin Railway Club, Darwin, NT
Wednesday 17th July – The Rock Bar, Alice Springs, NT
Friday 19th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Mandy Connell & Liz Frencham
Friday 12th July – Chez Kerby, Melbourne, VIC

Matt Corby
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Merpire
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Merry Muse feat. Silvertonic
Sunday 14th July – Merry Muse, Canberra, ACT

Mic Conway
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Nadia Reid
Friday 12th and Sunday 13th July – Bello Winter Music, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 14th July – The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 13th July – Pistol Pete’s, Geelong, VIC

Neil Murray
Tuesday 16th to Friday 18th July – Birdsville Big Red Bash, Birdsville, QLD

Punch Brothers
Sunday 14th July – Woodville Town Hall, Adelaide, SA
Monday 15th July – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th July – Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 17th July – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Michigan Waters
Friday 19th July – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sebastian Field
Wednesday 17th July – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 17th July – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon and The Owls
Thursday 18th July – Edinburgh Castle, Melbourne, VIC

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 12th July – Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Skyscraper Stan
Friday 12th July – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th July – Grand Junction Hotel, Maitland, NSW
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

Sound Feast feat. The Long Johns, Dangerous Song, Barry Charles & Peter Wells, Niq Reefman
Friday 12th July – The J, Noosa, QLD

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay, NSW

Sunday Road Sessions feat. Emma Jones
Saturday 13th July – Sunday Road Brewing, Sydney, NSW

Taste Of Tamworth feat. Carter & Carter, Lyn Bowtell, Jayne Denham, The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC

The Bushwackers
Saturday 13th July – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Furbelows
Friday 12th July – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Hillbilly Goats
Saturday 13th July – Beerwah Hotel, Beerwah, QLD

The Little Lord Street Band
Friday 12th July – Whalebone Brewing Company, Exmouth, WA
Tuesday 16th July – House Concert, Exmouth, WA
Wednesday 17th July – RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, Monkey Mia, WA
Thursday 18th July – Finlay’s, Kalbarri, WA
Friday 19th July – Four5Nine, Perth, WA

The Lumineers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

The Maes
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Montgomery Brothers
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 12th July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th July – Bush To Bay Music Festival, Hervey Bay, QLD

The Stetson Family
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 12th July – House Concert, Sawtell, NSW
Saturday 13th July – City Sider, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th July – Burrinja, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plum
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Then Jolene
Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th July – Bello Winter Music, Belligen, NSW

Tobias Hengeveld
Friday 12th July – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 14th July – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Witches Leap
Thursday 18th July – House Concert, Valla Beach, NSW
Friday 19th July – Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, NSW

Yarra’s Women of Country feat. Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Sarah Carroll, Brooke Taylor
Sunday 14th July – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ziggy Alberts
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Lua” – Conor Oberst feat. First Aid Kit and Dawes

New Music Monday – 8th July

Joe Pug
Image Courtesy of Joe Pug

Brittany Howard – “History Repeats”

Brittany Howard has stepped away from her amazing band The Alabama Shakes and will be launching her debut solo album Jaime on the 20th September. “History Repeats” is the funky first single from the album which seems to be mashing Prince, Beck and Howard’s own bluesy influences together into something really interesting.

“History Repeats is as much a personal song as it is a song about us as a human species,” Howard explains. “Our times of success may propel us forward, but our repeating failures hold us back from evolving into harmony.”

Chance McCoy – “Wander Wide”

Old Crow Medicine Show’s Chance McCoy is channelling Neil Young in his latest solo single “Wander Wide”. The track has a laid back, indie folk feel with finger-picked electric guitar and pedal steel coupled with McCoy’s double tracked vocals.

“Wander Wide” is taken from Chance McCoy’s upcoming solo album of the same name, due on the 20th September.

Joe Pug – “Exit”

I’ve been really getting back into Joe Pug recently thanks to his amazing The Working Songwriter podcast. So I’m pretty excited that he’s announced his new album The Flood of Color due on the 19th July. “Exit” is the first single from that album and its just stunning. This is Joe Pug at the height of his songwriting powers, wrenching an emotional truth from just his acoustic guitar and voice, with just a touch of accompaniment. If this is just the first single, I can’t wait to hear the rest of The Flood of Color.

Little Wise – “Devil off My Back”

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Sophie Klein, AKA Little Wise, returns with her latest single “Devil off My Back”. The folk-rock track is instantly catchy with its sing-along chorus and driving rhythm. This is the first taste of Little Wise’s upcoming album
Want it All which is due on the 20th August.

“The song is about trying to quiet that inner voice that says ‘you can’t do it’,” Klein explained. “It’s about trying to remove the distractions and escapism that allow us to ignore what’s really going on.”

Little Wise will be launching the new single next Thursday 18th July at The Merri Creek Tavern in Melbourne.

Lost Ragas – “Just Wastin’ Time”

Melbourne four-piece Lost Ragas have announced plans to release their latest album This Is Not A Dream on the 2nd September. “Just Wastin’ Time” is the first taster of that album, providing listeners with a slightly psychedelic sound alongside Lost Ragas’ unique brand of alt-country. A weird, twisty sound which definitely sets a lot expectations of the album to come.

Mumford & Sons and Gang Of Youths – “Blood (Live in Stockholm)”

When The Recordings of The Middle East came out in 2009 it brought Australian indie-folk to the world stage. It showed that a band from Far North Queensland could stand side by side with the world’s biggest nu-folk bands who were exploding at the time. The history of The Middle East has been well documented over the years so does not really need repeating here, however its been nice to see them getting a lot of attention recently with the 10 year anniversary of The Recordings of The Middle East.

Seeing The Middle East’s contemporaries Mumford & Sons team with Australian stadium rockers Gang Of Youths on a cover of the band’s epic track “Blood” is magical. The two bands have paid fitting tribute to the original track while still giving it their own stamp.

Having reformed recently for VIVID, The Middle East have also just announced a show at The Tivoli in Brisbane on the 13th September.

Sheryl Crow feat. Stevie Nicks, Maren Morris – “Prove You Wrong”

“Prove You Wrong” is a taster from Sheryl Crow’s upcoming collaboration lead album Threads, due on the 30th August. This track features the powerhouse vocals of Stevie Nicks along with up and coming singer-songwriter Maren Morris. Overall its pretty inoffensive, middle of the road country-rock which showcases the unique vocals of each singer.

“Stevie exudes art, she is at all times authentic. She’s the sister I don’t see enough, but she never leaves my heart,” Crow explained of the song. “I invited Maren to perform on “Prove You Wrong” with Stevie and I because she belongs in our ‘club’ of strong female rockers who tell it like it is.”

The Little Lord Street Band – “Frankie’s Back In Town”

WA based indie-folk five-piece The Little Lord Street Band have released the video for their catchy new single “Frankie’s Back In Town”. The jangle-rock track will definitely put a smile on your face and stir all sorts of pining for the summer months. This track is pure joy – it’s easy to see why The Little Lord Street Band have been killing it on the live circuit recently.

Speaking of the live circuit The Little Lord Street Band are currently touring “Frankie’s Back In Town” – the remaining dates are here:

Wednesday 10th July – Yardie Creek Homestead, Exmouth, WA
Friday 12th July – Whalebone Brewing Co, Exmouth, WA
Saturday 13th July – Froth Craft Brewery Fundraiser, Exmouth, WA
Sunday 14th July – Yardie Creek Homestead, Exmouth, WA
Tuesday 16th July – House Concert, Exmouth, WA
Wednesday 17th July – Monkey Bar, Monkey Mia, WA
Thursday 18th July – Finlay’s, Kalbarri, WA
Friday 19th July – 459 Bar, Perth, WA
Saturday 20th July – Settlers Tavern, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 21st July – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th July – Grumpy’s Music Bar, Perth, WA
Sunday 28th July – Otherside Brewing Co, Perth, WA

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 8th March

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Passenger released the final in this series of weekly live videos, this time for the track “The Way It Goes” featuring Will and the People. Details here

Sam Amidon revealed details of a brand new album, Bright Sunny South, due in May. Details here

– “Jail Birds” is the brand new single from Tanya Batt and she’s offering it up as a free download. Details here

The Leisure Society have ventured into synth-pop territory for their new single “Fight For Everyone”, a track which also features a quirky animated video. Details here

– This Autumn will see four shows at The Toff in Town for Communion Melbourne, and for the first time they’re offering a discounted Season Pass ticket for all four shows. Details here

– And the full lineup for the first Communion Melbourne has been revealed headed up by Mustered Courage. Details here

Jordan Millar released his brand new video “Maps” from his excellent album Cold Lights On Curious Minds. Details here

Woodpigeon realsed his brand new video for “Red Rover, Red Rover”. Details here

– Celtic five-piece Claymore will be playing The Flying Saucer Club tonight. Details here

– Alabama Shakes front-woman Brittany Howard has teamed with Ruby Amanfu for the next 7″ single from Third Man Records. Details here

Mustered Courage have revealed details of their upcoming album Powerlines which they’ll be launching in May, along with the video for their new single “Cruel Alibis”. Details here

– Folk-pop duo She & Him revealed a new track from their upcoming album Volume 3, “Never Wanted Your Love”. Details here

Interviews

“Some people like the vibe or the concert or the dancing or the partying or whatever goes alongside the music but I think for folk audiences it’s about the songs and what the songs mean to them. It’s a very very important genre and I’m super stoked to be a part of it”Jordan Millar chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“I love working with Hayden [Calnin], I am so comfortable to push the boundaries with him and hit bad notes et cetera, to try and discover new things within my voice to add. And, I mean I sat there with him throughout the whole entire process helping produce and mix the track, we don’t annoy each other that much so it’s great fun also”Tanya Batt chats to Janine Estoesta. Interview here

Reviews

Recordings

“This album showcases an evolution of Frightened Rabbit’s music structurally, stylistically and lyrically. The tracks range from anthemic synth beats to delicate folk lamentations, all conducted by the biting and reckless persona of their tenacious bearded front man”Lauren Moore reviews Pedestrian Verse from Frightened Rabbit. Review here

Gigs

“Upon multiple listens of Captain Apples prior to this long-awaited gig, this collective of six very talented and passionate musicians did not disappoint. In fact, they transcended all expectation and have solidified any reservations for their inevitable success”Janine Estoesta reviews Captain Apples. Review here

Releases This Week

The Beast In Its Tracks
The Beast In Its TracksJosh Ritter
iTunes

Creatures
CreaturesSleepy Dreamers
Bandcamp

Tales from Terra Firma
Tales From Terra FirmaStornoway
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Sarah Humphreys
Sarah Humphreys with Broni and Kat Arditto
Sunday 10th March – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on the Door

Gigs Next Week

Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch
Saturday 9th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 10th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 13th March – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Thursday 14th March – The Substation, Newport, VIC

Arlo Guthrie with Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
Friday 8th to Sunday 10th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Tuesday 12th March – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 13th March – Octagon Theatre, Perth WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW

Blue Mountains Music Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March – Katoomba, NSW

Bobby Alu
Thursday 14th March – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Friday 15th March – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

Breaking Hart Benton
Friday 8th March – The Waiting Room, Brisbane, QLD (with O’Little Sister)
Thursday 14th March – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 15th March – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW (with Sarah Humphreys)

Brett Winterford
Friday 8th March – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 10th March – The Bombie Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 15th March – Mars Hill Cafe, Sydney, NSW

Claymore
Friday 8th March – The Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, VIC

Damien Dempsey
Friday 15th March – The Bakery, Northbridge, WA

Dave Di Marco
Thursday 14th March – Hotel Hollywood, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th March – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC

Don’t Mention The Wall
Friday 8th March – Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, NSW
Saturday 9th March – Artists Shed, Queanbeyan, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Wongawilli Hall, NSW
15th to 16th March – Beechworth, Vic

Donavon Frankenreiter
Friday 8th March – Melbas, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Friday 8th March – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD
Saturday 9th March – Komune, Coolangatta, QLD
Saturday 9th March – Boardwalk Tavern, Hope Island, QLD
Sunday 10th March – Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Eli Wolfe
Saturday 9th March – Town Sqaure, Port Headland, WA
Thursday 14th March – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Frogfest feat. The Barons of Tang, Takadimi, GrandMasterMonk and Dave Bova Band: Divina Commedia
Friday 15th March – Red Rattler Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 8th March – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC w/ The Yearlings
Saturday 9th March – Baby Black Cafe, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Monday 11th March – Moomba Festival, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 13th March – The Government, Adelaide, SA w/ Ruthie Foster
Friday 15th March – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC w/ Ruthie Foster

Luka Bloom
Friday 8th March – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 12th March – The Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13th March – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Saturday 9th March – A Day On The Green @ Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th March – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC

Nicola Hayes and Hélène Brunet
Friday 15th March – The Spotted Mallard, Brunswick Music Festival, VIC

Paul Brady
Friday 15th March – Celtic Club, Melbourne, VIC

Paul Kelly and Neil Finn
Saturday 9th March – Peterson’s Winery, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Monday 11th March – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 12th March – Sydney Opera House, Syndey, NSW
Thursday 14th March – Kings Park, Perth, WA

Patrick James
Friday 15th March – The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD

Port Fairy Folk Festival
8th to 11th March – Port Fairy, VIC

Sarah Humphreys
Saturday 9th March – Purepop Records, St Kilda, VIC
Sunday 10th March – The Workers Club, Fitzroy, VIC

Seth Lakeman
Friday 8th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Saturday 9th March – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Port Fairy, VIC
Monday 11th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday 12th March – Ararat Hotel, Ararat, VIC
Thursday 14th March – Brunswick Music Festival, Melbourne, VIC

The Tallest Man on Earth
Friday 8th March – WOMADelaide, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 9th March – Golden Plains Festival, VIC
Sunday 10th March – Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

The Tiger and Me
Friday 15th March – Elsternwick Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Underscore Orkestra
Friday 8th March – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Friday 17th March – The Upfront Club, Maleny, Qld

Friday Folk Flashback

“Woman’s Work” – Tracy Chapman

To celebrate International Women’s Day we could have chosen any number of folky songs celebrating, recognising and telling the stories of women. But when it comes down to it any day we can find a reason to post some Tracy Chapman music is a good day. Enjoy.

Listen to Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes) and Ruby Amanfu’s Single for Third Man Records

Brittany Howard and Ruby Amanfu
Image Courtesy of Third Man Records

The latest artists to get the double A side treatment fro Jack White’s Third Man Records will be Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard and longtime White collaborator Ruby Amanfu. The duo have recorded two track for Third Man, “I Wonder” (originally performed by Rodriguez) and a version of Memphis Minnie’s “When My Man Comes Home”.

The 7″ single will be avaiable from Third Man Records on the 12th March. Listen to “When My Man Comes Home” below:

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