Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th July

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Breaking Hart Benton’s Michael David Thomas has gone solo with his new single and video “There Must Be Something Else”. Details here

– Sibling duo The Acfields released their new video “The Years” and announced an East Coast tour. Details here

– The July Bluegrass @ Yulli’s jam night in Sydney is next week and features Catgut. Details here

– Afro-klezmer party band Fat Yahoozah released their brand new album I Don’t Care this week and we’re streaming it. Details here

– Sydney indie-folk night Little Features announced their July lineup including Jon Cotton, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars and Make Like a Tree. Details here

Katie Noonan announced details of her new album Transmutant along with a national tour. Details here

– Katherine based singer Broadwing took out the NT Song Of The Year award with his folky track “Pockets”. Details here

– Sydney’s Citizen of the World released their awesome new clip “How Far We’ve Come”. Details here

– The next Country and Inner Western night in Sydney takes place on the 29th July and features The Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett and William Crighton. Details here

– We streamed Bronte‘s new track “My Word” ahead of his EP launch next week. Details here

– NZ based singer-songwriter Holly Arrowsmith released her new single “Desert Owl”. Details here

– This weekend’s Finders Keepers Markets in Melbourne will feature some fine folky music from Ayleen O’Hanlon, Danika Smith, Pepperjack, Brooke Russell, Forrest Falls and many more. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Toby Graham released his new single “Song”. Details here

– Sydney has a new regular Americana night, the Heartbreaker Sessions, the first of which will feature Caitlin Harnett and Brielle Davis. Details here

– Melbourne bluegrass gypsies The Scrimshaw Four have announced an August residency at The Workers Club. Details here

– A full eight months out the first round of artists for Bluesfest 2016 have been announced. Details here

– American singer Nathan Fox released his new single “Falling In Love”. Details here

Releases This Week

Fat Yahoozah
​I Don’t CareFat Yahoozah
Bandcamp

Jason Isbell
Something More Than FreeJason Isbell
iTunes

Wilco
Star WarsWilco
Official Site

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut

Catgut

Our favourite bluegrass jam and show night, Bluegrass @ Yulli’s, has come around again and this month they’re showcasing local favourites Catgut. Grab your fiddle/mando/banjo/guitar/vocal chords and come on down!

Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Catgut
Wednesday 22nd July – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bronte
Friday 24th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Tuesday 21st July – The Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC

Finders Keepers Markets Melbourne
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th July – The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 17th July – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC

Helen Shanahan
Friday 17th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

HOWQUA
Friday 17th July – Solbar (Front Bar), Maroochydore, QLD
Sunday 19th July – Flow Restaurant, Old Bar, NSW

Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Katie Noonan
Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 23rd July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Of Monsters and Men
Tuesday 21st July – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd July – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Owen Campbell
Friday 17th July – Commercial Hotel, Milton, NSW
Saturday 18th July – Club Jervis, Jervis Bay, NSW
Sunday 19th July – Towradgi Beach Hotel, Towradgi, NSW

Ryan Adams w/ Jenny Lewis
Sunday 19th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 20th July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 21st July – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW

Splendour in the Grass
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th July – North Byron Parklands, NSW

The Acfields
Thursday 23rd July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW

Toby Graham
Wednesday 22nd July – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Tom Stephens
Friday 17th July – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 18th July – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Packing Blankets” – The Eels

I heard the original, acoustic version of this track playing in a pub the other day and I was transported back to hearing this for the first time in 2000. This version is a bit more rock and country than the original but I love the escapism of the song.

Lost Highway Presents Country and Inner Western for July 2015

Caitlin Harnett
Image Courtesy of Caitlin Harnett

Sydney Americana and alt-country night Country and Inner Western (presented by the Lost Highway label) seems to have become somewhat of an institution, especially since changing venues to The Basement a few months ago. Part of the reason has to be the quality of the artists that the night attracts, plus the fact that many on the scene have made it a must-attend part of their monthly calendar.

The July instalment of Country and Inner Western looks set to be a cracker with music from bluegrass larrikins The Green Mohair Suits, the enchanting Caitlin Harnett (who is recently returned from her latest North American jaunt) and singer-songwriter William Crighton.

The night will take place at The Basement in Sydney on Wednesday 29th July. For more information check out the official Facebook event here.

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

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

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.

The Morrisons and Lost Highway Announce Christmas & Inner Western

Country and Inner Western
Image Courtesy of The Morrisons

Strap on the tinsel and jingle the bells, Christmas and Inner Western is coming to town. Sydney’s regular alt-country and Americana night Country and Inner Western have announced their final show of the year at GoodGod Small Club on Wednesday the 10th December and it’s going to be Christmas themed

Joining Country and Inner Western’s “house band” The Morrisons this time around will be local alt-country legends Tim Chaisson, Catherine Britt, A Man Called Stu, Jenny Queen and Fanny Lumsden and The Thrillseekers. The music kicks off at 8pm with tickets just $10 on the door.

For more information on the night check out the official Facebook invite here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 17th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Sydney singer-songwriter Tom Stephens is launching his new EP next week. Details here

– Victorian Celtic quartet Co-cheòl have just released their new self-titled EP and have a couple of launch dates coming up. Details here

– We premiered “Going Home”, the brand new video from Pepperjack. Details here

Husky’s new album Ruckers Hill is out today and they’re streaming their track “Saint Joan” online. Details here

– The Port Fairy Folk Festival have added Sinéad O’Connor to their 2015 lineup. Details here

– The next Bluegrass @ Yulli’s in Sydney falls right in the middle of Sydney Craft Beer Week. Details here

Sam Newton is streaming his new album online and has announced a NSW tour kicking off this weekend. Details here

– Canadian trio The Once have announced plans for a new album plus details of their Australian tour supporting Passenger in January. Details here

– The second round of artists for Bluesfest 2015 is amazing including Bluesfest constant Ben Harper (reunited with The Innocent Criminals), Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Ben Howard, The Counting Crows and many many more. Details here

– Melbourne based singer-songwriter, activist and music blogger Les Thomas has announced his debut Sydney show. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Mark Wilkinson has just kicked off his latest Australian solo tour. Details here

– Sydney will play host to the next Country and Inner Western at the end of this month featuring Shane Nicholson, Jenny Queen, Ruby Boots, Andy Golledge and The Morrisons. Details here

– Folktronica artist Caitlin Park released her new single “Hunt for the Young” featuring backing vocals from Aidan Roberts (The Maple Trail). Details here

– We shared four tracks from the upcoming The New Basement Tapes project which pairs lost lyrics from Bob Dylan with songwriters Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett. Details here

– New Zealand alt-country trio The Eastern released their new single “The Stepping Razor” before they head to Australia for the Fleurieu Folk Festival. Details here

– ARIA nominated artist Harry Hooky released his new video “Where I’ll Be Found”. Details here

– The Man From Snowy River Festival announced its musical lineup including The McClymonts, Andrew Wishart, Paul Costa Band, Fanny Lumsden, Pete Denahy and Richard Perso. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk artist Brighter Later released their new single “Brace”. Details here

– New Zealand’s Tattletale Saints have announced Australian tour dates. Details here

– Melbourne alt-country band The Stetson Family have announced a home town residency in November. Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill has revealed her new single “Apiana”. Details here

Releases This Week

Islands
IslandsBear’s Den
iTunes

Caitlin Harnett
The River Runs NorthCaitlin Harnett
iTunes

CW Stoneking
Gon’ BoogalooC.W. Stoneking
iTunes

Husky
Ruckers HillHusky
iTunes

Sahara Beck
BloomSahara Beck
iTunes

Sam Newton
Set in StoneSam Newton
iTunes

Tom Stephens
EmbersTom Stephens
iTunes

Songs That Made Me
Katie Noonan’s Songs That Made MeVarious
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Out On The Weekend Festival

Out On The Weekend

How could we not choose this as our gig of the week? This festival looks absolutely fantastic – we hope it’s a massive success and it continues for years to come!

Saturday 18th October – Seaworks, Williamstown, VIC

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 17th October – No 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 18th October – Grand Junction, Maitland, NSW
Friday 24th October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Golden Whistler
Wednesday 22nd October – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 17th October – Beach Break Bar, Agnes Waters, QLD
Sunday 19th October – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Wednesday 22nd October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD (Full Band)
Friday 24th October – Kidgeeridge Music Festival, Conjola, NSW (Full Band)

Cat Canteri
Friday 17th October – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 19th October – Wolseley Wines, Torquay, VIC

Co-cheòl
Saturday 18th October — Darebin Music Feast, Wesley Anne, Northcote, VIC

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October – Dorrigo, NSW

Festival of Small Halls feat. Andy Brown, The Mae Trio
Friday 17th October – Mt Tamborine, QLD
Saturday 18th October – Tenterfield, NSW
Sunday 19th October – Eudlo, QLD

Fred Smith
Saturday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Jack Carty
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th October – Majestic Theatre, Pomona, QLD
Sunday 19th October – Bon Amici Cafe, Toowoomba, QLD

Jep and Dep
Thursday 23rd October – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 24th October – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Justin Townes Earle w/ Lindi Ortega, Marlon Williams
Saturday 18th October – Out On The Weekend, Williamstown, VIC
Sunday 19th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Wednesday 22nd October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Lindi Ortega
Saturday 18th October – Out On The Weekend Festival, Williamstown, VIC
Sunday 19th October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD w/ Justin Townes Earle
Thursday 23rd October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 17th October – The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

Missy Higgins
Saturday 18th October – Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA
Sunday 19th October – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah, WA
Wednesday 22nd October – Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, NT

Nikki Lane and The Delines with Ruby Boots
Tuesday 21st October – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, NSW
Friday 24th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

Oh Pep!
Thursday 23rd October – Yarra Hotel, Abbotsford, VIC

One Up, Two Down and Dan Parsons
Tuesday 21st October – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd October – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – The Tree House, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Out On The Weekend Festival
Saturday 18th October – Seaworks, Williamstown, VIC

Pepperjack with/ Pear and the Awkward Orchestra, Dash
Saturday 18th October – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Robert Ellis and Jonny Fritz with James Thomson
Tuesday 21st October – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 22nd October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 23rd October – Newton Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Ryan Bingham with Harry Hookey and Tim Wheatley
Friday 17th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 19th October – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Tuesday 21st October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Sahara Beck
Friday 17th October – Cambridge Side Bar, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 18th October – RAD, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Jive, Adelaide, SA

Sam Newton
Saturday 18th October – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 22nd October – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Sydney Blues and Roots Festival
Thursday 23rd to Sunday 26th October – Windsor, NSW

Steve Smyth
Friday 17th October – The Eastern, Ballarat, VIC
Saturday 18th October – Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 19th October – The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill, NSW

Tattletale Saints
Thursday 23rd October – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, NSW

The Acfields
Saturday 18th October Taps, Mooloolabah, QLD
Sunday 19th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD

The Eastern
Thursday 23rd October – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Perch Creek Family Jugband
Friday 17th October – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 18th October – Bangalow Bowlo, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 24th October – The Substation, Newport, VIC

The Pierce Brothers
Friday 17th October – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 23rd October – Moonshine, Manly, NSW
Friday 24th October – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC

Tom Stephens
Wednesday 22nd October – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Colorblind” – Counting Crows

I feel like everyone else isn’t as excited about Counting Crows being on the Bluesfest lineup as me. Let me remind you just how good they are.

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