Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th November

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– On Sunday morning two huge names were added to the 2013 Bluesfest lineup – Paul Simon and Rufus Wainwright. Could this be the biggest Bluesfest lineup ever? Details here

The Trouble With Templeton will be capping off an amazing 2012 with their first ever headline national tour. Details here

– After wowing Australian audiences earlier this year Father John Misty has announced plans to return to our shores in February 2013. Details here

Roland Kay-Smith elegantly tackels the issue of Coal Seam Gas in his new video “Dirt Farmer Blues”. Details here

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have announced an Australian tour in March. The question now is, will they stick around for any festivals? Details here

Communion Melbourne have a fantastic lineup this month – The Hello Morning, Buffalo Tales, Trouble With Templeton and a special pre-Meredith Festival warm-up performance by an artist they’re are refering to as Lima Spitz. Details here

– Having already announced a Melbourne sideshow when they’re in the country for the Laneway Festivals next year we got pretty excited when Kings of Convenience added a show at the Sydney Opera House as well. Details here

Brendan Maclean shot the video for “Beat Me To It” in a single take. Details here

The Lumineers (the band that sing that “Ho Hey” song that’s stuck in your head) are coming to Australia for three dates next March. Which is suspiciously close to Easter. Details here

– Tonight sees the launch of The April Maze’s much anticipated new album Two at the Thornbury Theatre in Melbourne before a they set off on a bunch of dates all over the East Coast. Details here

– This week marked the first two dates in Jackson McLaren’s seven date, two city residency with The Falls in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– Brother-sister duo Dan and Hannah Acfield kicked off a national tour this week as well as releasing their brand new video “Lonely Robot”. Details here

Ben Taylor, folk-singing son of James Taylor and Carly Simon, has just released his new video “Words Are Made of Paper” featuring a hot couple making out – which is kind of the reason we had to post it. Details here

– Renowned Irish accordion player Sharon Shannon is returning to Australia for the Woodford Folk Festival and then sticking around to play a bunch of dates through January. Details here

Damien Dempsey released the video to his new single “Almighty Love” taken from the album of the same name. Details here

– Alt-country noise makers Deer Tick have announced three Australian shows next February with Two Gallants. Details here

– UK songstress Emily and the Woods has just released the video for her new single “Small Song”. Details here

Ben Howard revealed the second track from his upcoming Burgh Island EP, the wonderful “Oats in the Water”. Details here

Radical Face is currently working on a new album but in the meantime they’ve released their Always Gold EP featuring some unreleased tracks and some that have appeared on other releases. Details here

– The latest Christmas boxset from Sufjan Stevens, Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10, is released today (see below) and we’ve collected all the audio and video from it that’s found its way online over the last couple of weeks. Details here

– The new clip from Willy Mason, for the track “I Got Gold” feature some very funky old man dancing. Details here

Blog

Phia and Pete

Phia and Owls of the Swamp sent us a tour diary detailing their experiences in Europe. Blog here

Reviews

Gigs

“I had all these grand plans of mingling with the musos (many of which I had only met via email), snaffling a few beers from the green room rider and even trying to conduct a few between set interviews. But those plans disintegrated as soon as I was planted in front of the stage – the music had captured me and just wouldn’t let me go. The alternating two-stage setup of JamGrass probably contributed to keeping me front and centre with the only downtime between acts to change the lighting and for JamGrass founders Jason Taylor and Pheobe Preuss to introduce the next band. All I had to do was turn 90 degrees to face the next stage and let the music take over”Gareth Hugh Evans reviews the JamGrass Music Festival. Review here

“While Texture Like Sun had the people on their feet and in an entranced, reflective daze, with Mark Pearl’s scruffy voice that sounds as though he’s permanently waking up from a deep sleep, Patrick James brought people to the floor, cross legged and huddled with friends, cosying into the old granny chairs and throw cushions that give FBi Social that garage hang out feel. While Texture Like Sun brought an intensity and severity to the room, Patrick James lit it up with youth, hope and longing, singing melodic tunes harmonized by Scotty and Kurt Smith”Lil Mercanti reviews Texture Like Sun and Patrick James at FBi Social in Sydney. Review here

Releases This Week

Shiny New Toy
Shiny New ToyEmma Wall & the Urban Folk
CDBaby

Music From Kennedy's Pool
Music From Kennedy’s PoolMerri Creek Pickers
Bandcamp

Ahoy
Ahoy!Punch Brothers
iTunes

Always Gold
Always GoldRadical Face
iTunes

Sufjan Stevens
Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Volumes 6-10Sufjan Stevens
iTunes

Two
TwoThe April Maze
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Davidson Brothers
Davidson Brothers with The Simpson Three
Sunday 18th November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Henry Wagons
Henry Wagons
Friday 16th November – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Gigs Next Week

A Day On The Green feat. Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, John Williamson, Troy Cassar-Daley, Catherine Brit and Felicity Urquhart
Sunday 18th November – Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton, QLD

Andrew Morris with Zac Gunthorpe
Friday 23rd November – Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

Angus Stone
Saturday 17th November – TBA, Perth, WA
Wednesday 21st November – Palace Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd November – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully, VIC

Bob Evans with Thelma Plum
Friday 16th November – Rhino Room, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th November – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 22nd November – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd November – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Buffalo (Wes Carr)
Friday 23rd November – Notes @ Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Dan and Hannah Acfield
Friday 16th November – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 17th November – Empress Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Davidson Brothers
Friday 16th November – Hotel Shamrock, Bendigo, VIC
Saturday 17th November – Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, Harrietville, VIC
Sunday 18th November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd November – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT

Eli Wolfe
Friday 16th November – The Aztec Forster, NSW
Wednesday 21st November – The Old Kirk, Yamba, NSW
Friday 23rd November – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW

Emmylou Harris
Friday 16th November – Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Gosti
Saturday 17th November – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Grizzly Bear
Friday 16th November – Metro, Sydney, NSW

Harvest Festival (Grizzly Bear, Beirut)
Saturday 17th November – Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th November – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Jackson McLaren with The Falls and Special Guests
Wednesday 21st November – Folk Club at Arcadia Liquors, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd November – Gertrudes Brown Couch, Melbourne, VIC

Jen Cloher with Courtney Barnett
Saturday 17th November – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd November – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Joe Pug with Little Bastard
Wednesday 21st November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd November – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 23rd November – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Joe Robinson
Friday 16th November – The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW

John Williamson
Wednesday 21st November – 99 on York, Sydney, NSW

Jordie Lane
Friday 16th November – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 17th November – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 22nd November – Smiths Alternative Bookstore, Canberra, ACT (Solo)

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Friday 16th November – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 17th November – Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, Bundaberg, QLD
Friday 23rd November – Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart, TAS

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 16th November – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 17th November – Roth’s Wine Bar, Mudgee, NSW
Friday 23rd November – Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Mike McCarthy
Thursday 22nd Novemebr – Bottlerocket, Nowra, NSW

Missy Higgins (with Gurrumul and Emma Louise)
Saturday 17th November – Soundscape Festival, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 20th November – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 23rd November – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Mullum Music Festival (Husky, TinPan Orange, Mama Kin, Gossling, Joe Pug, Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer, Stiff Gins, Hat Fitz and Cara, Sara Tindley, The Rescue Ships, Rosey, Jack Carty)
22nd to 25th November – Mullumbimby, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Bortier Okoe (Afro Soul), Organic Roots and DJ Earthshaker

Friday 16th November – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. A night of traditional and contemporary Persian music featuring a diverse range of Persian artists
Friday 23rd November – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nigel Wearne and The Cast Iron Promises
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th November – Harrietville Bluegrass Convention, Harrietville, VIC

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats
Friday 16th November – Yours & Owls, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 17th November – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 16th November – The Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

The April Maze
Friday 16th November ‐ Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 16th November – Newcastle Leagues, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18h November – Hoey Moey, Coffs Harbour, NSW

TinPan Orange
Friday 16th November – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“London Danny” – Jez Lowe

The version of this song I’m probably most familiar with is from the 1995 Fairport Convention album Jewel In The Crown. I’m so happy I came across this live video of the song’s writer, Jez Lowe, performing at a house concert – I love how you can hear the audience singing along in the background. This is the folk experience.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse To Tour Australia

Neil Young
Image Courtesy of Neil Young

Neil Young has been touted by many as a possible addition to next year’s Bluesfest lineup, and while he’s yet to be added that’s not going to stop him visiting our shores next March. Coming off the back of two 2012 albums with Crazy Horse, Americana and Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young will be touring nationally from the 2nd March next year.

The full list of dates is below – tickets are on sale on the 19th November:

Saturday 2nd March – Perth Arena, Perth, WA
Tuesday 5th March – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 7th March – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 9th March – A Day On The Green @ Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley, NSW
Sunday 10th March – Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 15th March 15 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th March – The Hill Winery, Geelong, VIC

While the dates don’t line up exactly with any major festivals (Young is touring New Zealand straight after which is pre-Bluesfest so should rule him out of contention) we’re still hoping he hangs around the southern hemisphere long enough to make an appearance at at least one of them.

Another New Neil Young & Crazy Horse Video, “Twisted Road”

Neil Young
Image Courtesy of Neil Young

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album Psychedelic Pill came out last week and yet another video from it has surfaced online. At 3:36 “Twisted Road” is one of the shorter songs on the album and its video features vintage footage of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and The Grateful Dead.

Watch “Twisted Road” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have released the video to their 17 minute track “Ramada Inn” featuring a whole bunch of archival footage and psychedelic imagery. Details here

– Having just released their new album Transcendental Youth The Mountain Goats have also let loose their brand new video for the track “Cry For Judas”. Details here

– London based four piece ahab have announced that they will be releasing a live album at the end of the month titled Live in London. Details here

– Having just kicked off their Tidal Wave tour Husky have added a bunch more dates in The Gold Coast, Darwin, Fremantle, Perth and Coffs Harbour. Details here

– Central Coast singer-songwriter Mike McCarthy has been getting a lot of buzz from the musical community of late. We have a stream of his new album plus tour dates. Details here

Jordie Lane’s new single “Fool For Love” is no longer available as a free download but we have a stream of it. Details here

– The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is one week away and it’s lineup is pretty special – The New Worlds, Mustered Courage, Jimmy The Fish, The Company, Fred Smith and Liz Frencham, The String Contingent, Chaika, The Mid North, Breaking Hart Benton, Nick and Liesl and more. Details here

Bob Evans revealed his brand new single this week along with a forthcoming EP and a string of intimate shows. Details here

– Already confirmed for the Mullum Music Festival, Joe Pug has added Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane headline dates to his visit this November. Little Bastard will be in support. Details here

Sarah Blasko has announced a national tour next February where she will be performing with the nation’s orchestras. Details here

– The brand new video from Bon Iver, for the Phil Collins-esque “Beth/Rest”, hit the web and was directed by frontman Justin Vernon. Details here

– The Spring/Summer Finders Keepers Markets take place in Melbourne today and tomorrow, Brisbane on the first weekend of November and Sydney in December. Musical artists for the Melbourne and Brisbane markets have been confirmed with Sydney still TBA. Details here

Texture Like Sun gave us the details (and an advance listen to) their upcoming self titled EP. They’ll be launching the EP in November on a co-headline tour with Patrick James. Details here

Seth Lakeman, who’ll be visiting our shores next year for Bluesfest and The Blue Mountains Music Festival, has revealed details of his upcoming live EP. Details here

Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced just one sideshow when they’re here for Falls and Southbound. Tickets go on sale today. Details here

– Progressive bluegrass pioneers Punch Brothers have announced plans to release Ahoy!, a five-track EP featuring B-sides from their current album Who’s Feeling Young Now?. Details here

– The new video from M. Ward, “Me & My Shadow”, is more than a little surreal. Details here

– Guitar virtuoso Joe Robinson is returning to Australia for a tour starting next week. Details here

Glen Hansard and The Fames have announced a second Sydney Bluesfest Sideshow next year. Once again Lisa Hannigan will be in support. Details here

Wilco also confirmed that they’ll be playing a Melbourne sideshow when they’re here for Bluesfest, with a Sydney date also rumoured. Details here

Nigel Wearne kicks off his tour supporting his brand new album Black Swan tomorrow night at JamGrass. Details here

The Key of Sea Vol. 2 hits stores today (see below) and the organisers have announced a one off concert this December to celebrate. Artist collaborations for the concert include The Tim Rogers Polyxeni, Jinja Safari with Kinfe Geshu, Brous with Awaz, Chet Faker with The Royal Swazi Spa and The Tiger & Me with Murtaza Jafari. Details here

Interviews

“Before I came to Australia for the first time Chuck Ragan, who’s a friend of mine and we’ve toured together a lot, had been telling me Australia was the promised land for touring – it’s this amazing place, everyone’s very cool, the shows are great and you get treated well. It reached a point where he’d been going on about this for such a long time that I almost wanted to call him on his own shit. So he took me to Australia for the first time and he was right – Australian audiences have been really really good to me, have always been welcoming and had a good time, got involved and danced and sang along. All the things a performer would want from an audience”Frank Turner chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

If you enjoyed Bill Quinn’s interview with Billy Bragg last month (check it out here), you can listen to it in audio format over at Overheard Productions.

Releases This Week

Broadside
Broadside, Bellowhead
iTunes

In Another Life
In Another LifeCatherine Traicos
Online

Back When Never
Back When NeverCountry Town Collective
Bandcamp

Come Home To Mama
Come Home To MamaMartha Wainwright
iTunes

Spring and Fall
Spring And FallPaul Kelly
iTunes

Drifters Dawn
The Drifter’s DawnThe Tiger and Me
iTunes

The Key of Sea Vol 2
The Key of Sea Vol. 2Various
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Hat Fitz and Cara
Hat Fitz and Cara Robinson
Sunday 19th October – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Ainslie Wills
Friday 26th October – The Grand Poobah, Hobart, TAS

Billy Bragg
Friday 19th October – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th October – Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 21st October – Federation Hall, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 23rd October – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th October – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Busby Marou with Slip On Stereo
Friday 19th October – Gladstone Entertainment Centre, Gladstone, QLD
Saturday 20th October – Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg, QLD

Charles Jenkins
Sunday 21st October – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th October – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle, WA
Friday 26th October – The Velvet Lounge, Mt Lawley, WA

Communion Melbourne feat. Howl at the Moon, Mike Noga, The Falls, Jordan Leser and Ben Lovett (DJ)
Sunday 21st October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Crooked Saint and Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 19th October – Clarendon Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 20th October – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 24th October – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 25th October – Old Manly Boatshed, Manly, NSW
Friday 26th October – The Beresford Hotel, Surry Hills, NSW

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival (The New Worlds, Mustered Courage, Jimmy The Fish, The Company, Rob Corbett & The Roo Grass Band, The Whitetop Mountaineers, The String Contingent, Nick and Liesl, The Mid North)
26th to 28th October – Dorrigo, NSW

Elliot The Bull
Friday 19th October – Burdekin Upstairs, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th October – The Lass, Newcastle, NSW

Finders Keepers Melbourne
19th and 20th October – Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC

Fleurieu Folk Festival feat. Eric Bogle, The Go Set, The Stetson Family, Barry Skipsey, The Timbers
26th to 28th October – Willunga, SA

Gentlemen of the Road feat. Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Sarah Blasko, Matt Corby, Husky, Willy Mason, Yacht Club DJs
Saturday 20th October – Dungog Showgrounds, Dungog, NSW

Hat Fitz and Cara
Friday 19th October – The Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Saturday 20th October – Baha Taco Joint, Rye, VIC
Sunday 21st October – The Worker’s Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th October – The Keller, Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th October – Kidgeeridge Festival, Lake Conjola, NSW

Husky
Sunday 21st October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

JamGrass Music Festival (The New Worlds, The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Mustered Courage, Rattlehand, The Merri Creek Pickers, John Flanagan & The Begin Agains, The Fletcher, The Strzelecki Stringbusters, The Stetson Family, Uncle Bill, The Stillsons, Big Bug Trio)
19th and 20th October – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

John Williamson
Wednesday 24th October – 99 on York, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th October – Crown Casino, Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pyke with Jack Carty
Friday 19th October – Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
Saturday 20th October – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday 24th October – The Palais, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Thursday 25th October – Karova Lounge, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 26th October -Bended Elbow, Geelong, VIC

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
19th to 21st October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Friday 19th October – Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th October – Powerhouse Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 26th October – Illawarra P.A.C., Wollongong, NSW

Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
Wednesday 24th October – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC
Thursday 25th October – Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, VIC
Friday 26th October – Ballarat Regent Multiplex, North Ballarat, VIC

Laneway
Sunday 21st October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

Lisa Mitchell with Alpine and Danco
Friday 19th October – The Metro, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th October – Wollongong Uni Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 26th October – The Astor, Perth, WA

Mama Kin
Friday 19th October – Town Hall Nannup, Nannup, WA
Saturday 20th October – Clancys Fish Pub, DunsBorough, WA
Sunday 21st October – Mojos, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 25th October – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 26th October – The Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Mark Wilkinson
Friday 19th October – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 20th October – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st Octiber – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 26th October – The Ellington, Perth, WA

Mike Compton
Friday 26th October – Brisbane, QLD

Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Tuesday 23rd October – Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 25th October – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th October – Royal Theatre, Canberra, ACT

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Le Vent du Nord with Louise Blackwell

Friday 19th October – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Alex Tsiboulski and Akoustic Odyssey
Friday 26th October – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Rosie Catalano
Thursday 25th October – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 26th October – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Sydney Blues & Roots Festival (Lanie Lane, Mia Dyson, Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, Chase The Sun, Microwave Jenny, Ashleigh Mannix)
25th to 28th October – Sydney, NSW

Tablelands Folk Festival
25th to 28th October – Yungaburra, QLD

The Paper Kites (with Art of Sleeping, Battleships)
Friday 19th October – Mojo’s, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 20th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Thursday 25th October – Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast, QLD
Friday 26th October – The SoundLounge, Gold Coast, QLD

The Pigs
Sunday 21st October – Gladstone Botanical Gardens, Gladstone, QLD

The String Contingent
Sunday 21st October – Old Court House, Gunning, NSW
Thursday 25th October – Smithurst Theatre, Gunnedah, NSW
Friday 26th October – Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Dorrigo, NSW

Tigertown
Friday 19th October – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 20th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 26th October – Barsoma, Brisbane, QLD

Tin Sparrow
Thursday 25th October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 26th October – The Standard, Sydney, NSW

TinPan Orange
Thursday 25th October – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Friday 26th October – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA

Willy Mason
Monday 22nd October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Sydney From a 747” – Paul Kelly feat. Uncle Bill

Paul Kelly’s new album Spring and Fall is released today (see above) and Uncle Bill will play JamGrass this weekend. Sounds like the perfect excuse to post my favourite track from their collaborative album Smoke.

New Neil Young and Crazy Horse Video, “Ramada Inn”

Neil Young
Image Courtesy of Neil Young

Do you have a spare 17 minutes? Because that’s what you’ll need to set aside to watch the lastest video from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “Ramada Inn”. Taken from the upcoming album Psychedelic Pill (which is filled with tracks of a similar length), “Ramada Inn” features archival footage and psychedelic imagery.

Check out the video below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Matt Bauer revealed the second track from his upcoming EP No Shape Can Hold Me Now titled “Tonight We Get To Sing Our Songs”. Details here

Lisa Mitchell rocks out in the video for “Bless This Mess”, the title track from her upcoming album. Details here

– With under three weeks to go JamGrass has released the individual day lineups for its two day festival of progressive bluegrass. Details here

– Bluegrass legends The Pigs will be launching their brand new album The Great Bluegrass Swindle at Notes in Sydney this Friday before a string of dates through NSW and QLD. Details here

Grizzly Bear revealed their brand new video “Yet Again” from their new album Shields. Details here

– Recent Old Crow Medicine Show recruit Chance McCoy has decided to let his fans download his debut album for free. Details here

Willy Mason has announced a couple of headline shows when he’s out here supporting Mumford and Sons this month. Details here

– Swedish duo First Aid Kit have announced headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne when they’re in the country for Falls Festival. Details here

Darren Cross, one half of folk duo Jep&Dep, is currently working on his solo album Freak Out Inn III and is busy uploading videos of some of the tracks to YouTube. Details here

– Canadian folkies The Wooden Sky released their new video “I’m Your Man” ahead of their new album Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun which hits stands next week. Details here

– Following an appearance on Letterman wearing an Aboriginal flag t-shirt Neil Young debuted his new psychedelic video for “Walk Like A Giant”. Details here

Folk In the Foothills announced their lineup for the 2012 festival. Details here

– The first Christmas song of the year has arrived in the form of Sufjan Stevens’ “Christmas Unicorn”. Stevens will be releasing a new boxset of Christmas EPs this November. Details here

– Last week Mumford and Sons and Emmylou Harris (along with master dobro player Jerry Douglas) got together to perform for the CMT Crossroads TV series. The full episode is available to stream online (but may require a US IP). Details here

– The talented folks at Sideshow Alley released their live video of Laura Marling shot earlier this year. Details here

Communion Melbourne announced their October lineup which includes Howl at the Moon, Mike Noga, The Falls and Jordan Leser as well as a very special guest appearance from Communion founder and Mumford and Sons keyboard player Ben Lovett. Details here

Interviews

“The planets aligned for us and some amazing opportunities have come our way. But the task is the same as it always was – to write good songs and play good shows” – Husky Gawenda from Husky chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

“We’ve had such an incredible response from bands that played last year and new bands wanting to be part of it and the audience from last year. The amount of support and private emails from those that were at JamGrass 2011 have been so encouraging. People definitely want more of this. That has given us the confidence to expand to a two stage, two day format. This means we can accommodate a massive 17 band lineup” – Jason Taylor from JamGrass Music Festival chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

Sugaring Season
Sugaring SeasonBeth Orton
iTunes

Big City Low
Big City LowBillgoat & The Mongrels
iTunes

Last Minutes and Lost Evenings
Last Minutes and Lost EveningsFrank Turner
iTunes

Trancendental Youth
Transcendental YouthThe Mountain Goats
iTunes

The Great Bluegrass Swindle
The Great Bluegrass SwindleThe Pigs
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Patrick James
Patrick James
Friday 5th October – The Waiting Room, Brisbane, QLD

The Eastern
The Eastern
Friday 5th October – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Saturday 6th October – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Sunday 7th October – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 9th October – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 11th October – Camelot Longue, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th October – The Clarendon, Katoomba, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Ainslie Wills
Friday 12th October – The Metro, Adelaide, SA

Billy Goat & the Mongrels
Friday 5th October – The Sandringham Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Buffalo (Wes Carr)
Saturday 6th October – Clarendon Guest house, Katoomba, NSW

Busby Marou with Slip On Stereo
Friday 12th October – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Crooked Saint and Ashleigh Mannix
Friday 12th October – Western Port Hotel, Westernport, VIC

Elliot The Bull
Saturday 6th October – Rics Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Hat Fitz and Cara
Friday 5th October – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 6th October – Seaview Tavern, Woolgoolga, NSW
Sunday 7th October – Oddfellows Hot Club, West Kempsey, NSW
Wednesday 10th October – The Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
Thursday 11th October – Lizotte’s, Dee Why, NSW
Friday 12th October – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Thursday 11th October – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 12th October – The Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Josh Pyke with Jack Carty
Thursday 11th October – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Friday 12th October – Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor, NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Friday 5th October – Empire Church Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD
Saturday 6th October – Starcourt Theatre, Lismore, NSW
Thursday 11th October – Lizottes Restaurant, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 12th October – Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford, NSW

Mama Kin
Saturday 6th October – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Josh Bennett and Jay Dabgar

Friday 5th October – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Chris Finnen and Cal Williams jr.
Friday 12th October – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Rosie Catalano
Thursday 11th October – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Sarah Humphreys
Friday 5th October – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

The Paper Kites (with Art of Sleeping, Battleships)
Thursday 11th October – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Friday 12th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

The Pigs
Friday 5th October – Notes Live, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th October – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

The Stillsons
Saturday 6th October – The Lodge 241 Cafe, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 7th October – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW

The String Contingent
Friday 5th October – Concert for Wesley Warragul, Warragul, VIC
Saturday 6th October – Escape Art Festival, Milton, NSW
Sunday 7th October – Concert in the Cave, Wee Jasper, NSW

Tigertown
Friday 5th October – The Front Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 7th October – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 11th October – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 12th October – Side Bar @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

TinPan Orange
Saturday 6th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 7th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Our Town” – Iris DeMent feat. Emmylou Harris and Jerry Douglas

I remember hearing this song over the final episode of Northern Exposure in the 90s and thinking “I have to own that”. Beautiful.

New Neil Young & Crazy Horse Video “Walk Like A Giant”

Neil Young on Letterman

If you’re a night owl or Internet addict you may have noticed Neil Young wearing a particularly Australian t-shirt on Letterman the other night. Australian touring company Love Police are claiming via their facebook to have given Young the Aboriginal flag t-shirt so they’ve got to be feeling pretty chuffed right now.

Neil Young is right in the middle of promoting his new double album with Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill, which is due for release on 26th October (details here). Neil Young & Crazy Horse have just released the aptly psychedelic video for the albums closer “Walk Like A Giant” which you can watch below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 14th September

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The video for Jinja Safari and Kinfe’s collaboration on The Key of Sea Vol. 2 hit the interwebs and is a lovely insight into the making of this album. Details here

– The new Mumford and Sons video for “I Will Wait” hit the interwebs a day before we expected it which was a lovely little surprise on our Monday morning. Details here

– Folk-pop chanteuse Lisa Mitchell announced the details of her brand new album Bless This Mess along with the dates for a national tour in October and November. Details here

Corinbank Festival in Canberra is returning at the end of November after flash-flooding and landslides took out the festival site earlier in the year. Details here

– Tomorrow night The Vanguard in Sydney will be transformed into The Gem Saloon as the iconic venue pays tribute to the TV series Deadwood. What’s this got to do with folk? Well, Bellyache Ben and The Steamgrass Boys are providing the music for one thing. And there’ll be whiskey. What more do you want? Details here

Krystle Warren is in the country currently touring with Rufus Wainwright. But when that tour ends she has a handful of solo headline dates that your going to not want to miss. Details here

– The brand new album from Calexico, Algiers, hit stores this week and we have the first video from it for the track “Splitter”. Details here

– The new track from The Trouble With Templeton, “Six Months In A Cast”, has a brand new bloody video from director Josh Calder. Details here

Simone Felice has revealed details of a new EP featuring outtakes from his debut album and is offering up the track “War Movie” as a free download. Details here

– Alice Springs based Scottish ex-pat Colin Lillie has released the video to his heartbreaking song “Man’s Broken Heart”. Details here

Sarah Blasko has teased out the details for her upcoming new album I Awake which will hit shelves in October. Details here

Tigertown have released the video to go with their new single “Morning Has Finally Come” along with the dates of their upcoming national tour this October. Details here

The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon opens in Sydney today with streams of the new Mumford and Sons album Babel, screenings of The Big Easy Express documentary, live music and more. The location was revealed this week. Details here

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have revealed the details for their second album of 2012, the double D/triple vinyl Psychedelic Pill (you’ll see why when you see the length of the songs). Details here

– Irish singer-songwriter Damien Dempsey has just signed to local label FOUR | FOUR and is set to release his new album Almighty Love in October. Details here

– The two most Timber and Steel friendly artists on the Harvest Festival lineup, Grizzly Bear and Beirut, have announced sideshows this November. Details here

– The annual Ameircana Music Honors and Awards took place in Nahville yesterday with gongs going to the likes of The Civil Wars, Gillian Welch, Richard Thompson and more. Details here

– Check out the new video from folk/bluegrass trio Lime and Steel (no relation). Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos has announced a mini tour to promote her new album and released a brand new video. Details here

Billygoat & the Mongrels will be launching their new album Big City Low in Sydney on the 5th October. Details here

Interviews

“One of the strengths of Corinbank is that it will showcase artists to Canberrans; artists that those Canberrans have never heard of and have never seen before. We guarantee that you will come away with a whole bunch of new favourite bands. I think this year especially, people will be in for a unique experience”Corinbank Festival General Manager Amy Moon chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

“[It’s] particularly ironic in that [“New England”] says, I don’t want to change the world and I’m not looking for a new cultural identity – because that’s exactly what I’ve spent doing for the last 30 years. There’s a wonderful irony in that being my best-known song”Billy Bragg chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Spotlight On

Coty Hogue

Coty Hogue
Coty Hogue plays traditionally influenced, banjo led Appalachian folk music with a voice that is simply stunning. Infusing her music with the whole range of American roots styles – blues, swing, country, bluegrass – Hogue is all at once refreshingly new and instantly timelesss
Spotlight Here

Releases This Week

Tempest
TempestBob Dylan
iTunes

Algiers
AlgiersCalexico
iTunes

Shields
SheildsGrizzly Bear
iTunes

The Carpenter
The CarpenterThe Avett Brothers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Laneway
Laneway (album launch) with The Promises, Cookie Baker, The Wild Ripping Hail Collective DJs
Sunday 16th September – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

America
Friday 14th September – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Twin Towns Auditorium, Tweed Heads, NSW

Charlie Mayfair with The Falls
Saturday 15th September – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th September – Queens Wharf Brewery, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 21st September – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Wednesday 19th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

John Williamson
Friday 14th September – Juniors, Kingsford, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Penrith Panthers, Penrith, NSW
Wednesday 19th September – 99 on York, Sydney, NSW

Julia Stone
Saturday 15th September – The Metro, Sydney NSW
Wednesday 19th September – The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, QLD
Thursday 20th September – The Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, QLD
Friday 21st September – Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Friday 14th September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Glasshouse Theatre, Port MacQuarie, NSW
Wednesday 19th September – Captital Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Thursday 20th September – Wellers Restaurant, Kangaroo Ground, VIC
Friday 21st September – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Laneway
Friday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 15th September – The Palais Theatre, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Sunday 16th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 20th September – The Front, Canberra, ACT
Friday 21st September – The Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Lanie Lane
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 20th September – Beav’s Bar, Geelong, VIC
Friday 21st September – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

MoFo feat. Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf
Friday 14th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries

Friday 14th September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
Banjo Jackson and Golonka
Friday 21st September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nick and Liesl
Saturday 15th Septembver – Living Smart Festival, Lake Macquarie, NSW

R.L. Jones
Wednesday 19th September – The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon, Sydney, NSW

Rufus Wainwright with Krystle Warren and Teddy Thompson
Saturday 15th September – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre, Melbourne
Monday 17th September – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Wednesday 19th September – Riverside Theatre, Perth

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 15th September – Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Tim Hart
Wednesday 19th September – Lizottes, Kincumber, NSW
Thursday 20th September – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 21st September – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

Traveller and Fortune
Saturday 15th September – JIVE, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Jolene” – Ray LaMontagne

In the past month I think I have seen more live covers of Ray LaMontagne‘s “Jolene” than any other. It seems to be the cover of choice at the moment and it’s easy to see why – it’s a really amazing song.

Details of the New Neil Young and Crazy Horse Album

Neil Young
Image Courtesy of Neil Young

We promised you that we’d bring you more information about the upcoming new album from Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill, as soon as it came to hand and today we’re following through on that promise.

The release date for the album has been confirmed as the 26th October this year. In keeping with the album’s title Psychedelic Pill features some Psychedelic artwork that you can see at the top of this piece. And then of course there’s the track listing which you can find below and reveals that Psychedelic Pill will actually be a double CD/triple vinyl (we’ve kept the song lengths so you can see why):

Disc One:
1. Driftin’ Back (27:36)
2. Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3. Ramada Inn (16:49)
4. Born In Ontario (3:49)

Disc Two:
1. Twisted Road (3:28)
2. She’s Always Dancing (8:33)
3. For The Love Of Man (4:13)
4. Walk Like A Giant (16:27)

Bonus Track:
5. Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 7th September

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Timber and Steel are proud to be presenting Don’t Think Twice acoustic Sunday evenings at the iconic Annandale Hotel in Sydney. The first show will kick off this Sunday with Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot. Details here

– To get you in the mood for Don’t Think Twice Piers Twomey has released his brand new video for “Mountain Song”. Details here

Patrick James finally released his brand new single “All About To Change”. James will be launching the single at a series of shows later this month presented by Timber and Steel. Details here

– UK folk artist Marcus Foster revealed two new tracks from his rumoured upcoming mini-album. Details here

– The September lineup for MoFo in Sydney has been announced featuring Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf. Details here

Timber and Steel will be presenting the November east coast tour from Wagons frontman Henry Wagons. Details here

– Sydney based singer-songwriter Rosie Catalano is taking the crowdfunding route to getting her next album off the ground and is touring this month and next to promote the campaign. Details here

– We have the track “Photosynthesis” taken from the Live at Wembley DVD that will be available with Frank Turner’s upcoming album Last Minutes and Lost Evenings on the 5th October. Details here

Newtown Festival in Sydney is always a popular destination at the end of spring and their lineup of local musos can’t be beaten. The first round of artists announced for this year’s event includes The Crooked Fiddle Band, The Rescue Ships, Little Bastard, Caitlin Park, Battleships and many many more. Details here

Martha Wainwright has recorded “Proserpina”, the last song written by her late mother Kate McGarrigle, for her upcoming album Come Home to Mama. The video for the single is an emotional one. Details here

Bellowhead released “10,000 Miles Away”, the first single from their upcoming album Broadside. The video for the track features the Oxfordshire countryside, pirates and a food fight. Details here

Neil Young has announced a second album in 2012 with Crazy Horse. Psychedelic Pill, an album of original material follows the folk-standards of Americana. Details here

– The Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre in Adelaide are presenting a series of Friday night concerts as part of the World Music Series. First up this Friday is Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts. Details here

Tigertown released their brand new single “Morning Has Finally Come” off their forthcoming EP Before The Morning and we have it streaming. Details here

– Sydney will see the arrival of The Mumford & Sons General Store & Saloon pop up bar next week to help launch the new Mumford and Sons album Babel. Details are scant at the moment but the venue will feature streams of the album, screenings of the Big Easy Express film and live music. Details (so far) here

– In other Mumford and Sons news the band has announce plans to release the video for their new single “I Will Wait” next week. In the lead up they have produced three teaser videos titled “Road to Red Rocks”. Details here

– Check out “Like A House Needs A Door”, the quirky first single from Sarah Humphreys’ upcoming album Hello. Details here

– The new single from Charles Jenkins, “Pray My Dear Daughter”, might just have the best opening lines of any folk song this year. Details here

– While the new Beth Orton single “Magpie” hit the internet a couple of weeks ago we’ve only now been treated to the song’s artistic new video. Details here

The Tiger and Me will be showcasing material from their upcoming album The Drifter’s Dawn at a one off Timber and Steel presented gig at The Workers Club in Melbourne this month. We have their first video from the album “Pantomime”. Details here

Reviews

Recordings

“Just when you think you’ve got your hometown pegged, and you know exactly who’s making your kind of tunes and where to find them, someone always comes out of left field. Most recently for me, that man was Thom Lion”Thom Lion, The Minimalist. Review here

Releases This Week

I Know What Love Isn't
I Know What Love Isn’tJens Lekman
iTunes

Wreck & Ruin
Wreck & RuinKasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson
iTunes

Young North
Young NorthThe Paper Kites
iTunes

Timber and Steel Presents

Piers Twomey

Don’t Think Twice feat. Piers Twomey and Zoe Elliot
Sunday 9th September – The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Details

Gigs Next Week

America
Friday 7th September – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre, Hobart, TAS
Sunday 9th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Monday 10th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Friday 14th September – WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Thursday 13th of September – Bigsound Live, Brisbane, QLD

John Williamson
Thursday 13th September – Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra, NSW
Friday 14th September – Juniors, Kingsford, NSW

Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
Monday 10th September – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 12th October – The Empress, Melbourne, VIC

Julia Stone
Friday 7th September – Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 8th September – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan VIC
Wednesday 12th September – The Abbey, Canberra ACT
Thursday 13th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle NSW

Katie Noonan and Karin Schaupp
Thursday 13th September – Byron Bay Community Centre, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 14th September – Jetty Theatre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Laneway
Saturday 8th September – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Friday 14th September – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Lanie Lane
Friday 7th September – Clarendon Guest House, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 8th September – Heritage Hotel, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 9th September – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Friday 14th September – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW

MoFo feat. Ash Hansen and Little Big Wolf
Friday 14th September – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Nexus World Music Series
feat. Max Savage and the False Idols, The Bakers Digest and Carla Lippis and the Martial Hearts

Friday 7th September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA
feat. Aloysious Leeson, Mike Bevan (Caliente) and Doug de Vries
Friday 14th September – Nexus 
Multicultural
 Arts
 Centre, Adelaide, SA

Nick and Liesl
Sunday 9th September – Lizotte’s, Kincumber, NSW

Rose Catalano
Thursday 13th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Rufus Wainwright
Saturday 8th September – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 9th September – Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 12th September – QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane, QLD

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 7th September – Spurs, Devonport, TAS
Saturday 8th September – Wrest Point, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 13th September – Bar on the Hill, The University of Newcastle, NSW
Friday 14th September – Port Panthers, Port Macquarie, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 7th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 8th September – Baby Black Cafe, Bacchus Marsh, VIC

Traveller and Fortune
Saturday 8th September – The Evelyn, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 12th September – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW
Thursday September 13th – BIGSOUND Conference, Brisbane, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Banjolin Song/Awake My Soul” – Mumford and Sons feat. Johnny Flynn

Can you believe we’re 2 weeks out from the new Mumford and Sons album? This has of course made us nostalgic for their older music including the wonderful “Banjolin Song” which has only ever appeared on their early EPs. Check out this live version (including a French version of “Awake My Soul”) with the wonderful Johnny Flynn guesting on fiddle.

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