Dashville Skyline 2016 Announces First Lineup

The Brothers Comatose
Image Courtesy of The Brothers Comatose

Hunter Valley Americana, folk and alt-country festival Dashville Skyline dropped its 2016 lineup last week and it’s pretty sweet.

The organisers are backing up a fantastic 2015 event with a lineup headlined by music royalty Brian Cadd and San Francisco folk and bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose. Joining them will be plenty of names Timber and Steel readers will be familiar with including The Wilson Pickers, Melody Pool, Raised by Eagles, The Hello Morning, Jess Ribeiro, Davey Craddock & the Spectacles, Karl S. Williams, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, Irish Mythen and Andy Golledge Band with many more still to be announced.

Dashville Skyline takes place in the Hunter Valley Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October – for more information check out the official site here.

Listen to the New Davey Craddock Single “Peaceful Bay”

Davey Craddock
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Perth based singer-songwriter Davey Craddock has announced plans to release his debut album, City West, on the 5th February. The album was recorded live to tape at Perth’s RADA Studios with Craddock’s band The Spectacles.

To give you a taster Davey Craddock has just revealed the first single from City West, the wonderful “Peaceful Bay”.

“”Peaceful Bay” is a song I wrote while hiking the Bibbulmun track (a 1003 km track from Perth to Albany),” Craddock explained. “Peaceful Bay is one of the only towns on the track where you camp in a settlement and not in the bush and it’s inspired by a girl a friend and I met in the townsite. She said she’d just moved down there from Perth, was pregnant and had morning sickness. We were knackered and didn’t have time to talk and properly meet her but I thougth it was a really brave and unusual move to come from the city to this tiny, isolated fishing town. So by torchlight in a hot tent I filled in the blanks and made up what I thought her story may have been and that formed the basis for the song.”

Take a listen to “Peaceful Bay” below:

To celebrate the release of City West Davey Craddock will be heading out on tour, kicking off with a support slot with The Waifs this weekend. Check out the full list of dates below:

Sunday 24th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 25th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th February – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 27th February – Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Sunday 28th February – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March – Nannup Festival, Nannup, WA
Saturday 12th March – RADA Studios, Perth, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA
Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May – Mount Beauty Festival, VIC

The Waifs Announce 2016 Tour Dates

The Waifs
Image Courtesy of The Waifs

The Waifs are returning at the start of next year with a whole bunch of regional and city tour dates through January and February. Timber and Steel favourite Ruby Boots will be supporting all the shows except for Margaret River (John Butler Trio), Fremantle (Davey Craddock) and Brisbane (John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins).

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 23rd January – Leeuwin Estate, Margaret River, WA
Sunday 24th January – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 30th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 31st January – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 2nd February – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 4th February – Bathurst Entertainment Cent, Bathurst, NSW
Saturday 6th February – Twilights at Tarongo Zoo, Sydney, NSW *SOLD OUT*

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 24th July

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles released their new single “Girls Light Fires”. Details here

– Sydney duo Ivanhoe released their new single “O’Donaghues”. Details here

The Waifs announced their new album Beautiful You, released their new single “6000 Miles” and revealed dates for a WA tour. Details here

– Sydney folk singers Direwolf and Willowy celebrated the end of their joint tour with a live video for the track “The Naked Tree”. Details here

– Melbourne newgrass masters Mustered Courage released their new video “Honesty”. Details here

– Melbourne and Sydney dates have been announced for the 2015 Out On The Weekend Americana festival this October. Details here

– Sydney blues and roots trio Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars have announced a massive tour kicking off this August. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Ayleen O’Hanlon announced details of her upcoming debut album Blend and Spill. Details here

Little May announced their debut album For The Company. Details here

– Over the weekend Laura Marling released a new version of her latest album, Short Movie (Director’s Cut). Details here

The Paper Kites released their new video “Electric Indigo” and announced a national tour. Details here

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released their Blues Brothers inspired video “S.O.B.”. Details here

Katie Noonan’s Vanguard released her new video “Quicksand”. Details here

– Brisbane folk singer Sian Evans has a bunch of east coast dates this week. Details here

– New Zealand singer Aldous Harding has announced her first ever Australian headline tour. Details here

Releases This Week

Jane Cameron
The Mercy of the TideJane Cameron
Bandcamp

Transmutant
TransmutantKatie Noonan’s Vanguard
iTunes

Laura Marling
Short Movie (Director’s Cut)Laura Marling
iTunes

Old Man Luedecke
Domestic EccentricOld Man Luedecke
iTunes

Soft Faces to Hold
Soft Faces To HoldToby Graham
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Country and Inner Western feat. Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett, William Crighton

Caitlin

Country and Inner Western returns to The Basement in Sydney this week with the amazing lineup of Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett and William Crighton. Definitely not one to be missed

Wednesday 29th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

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

Country and Inner Western feat. Green Mohair Suits, Caitlin Harnett, William Crighton
Wednesday 29th July – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

Davey Craddock
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC
Saturday 25th July – Sofar Sounds, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th July – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Folklore w/ MaD aDaM
Saturday 25th July – Loaded Dog Folk Club, Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon w/ Billie McCarthy, The Campervan Dancers, Astrid Zeman
Wednesday 29th July – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

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

Gurrumul
Wednesday 29th July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Jinja Safari
Friday 31st July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke
Wednesday 29th July – The Soda Factory, Sydney, NSW

Katie Noonan
Friday 24th July – Camelot, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Friday 31st July – Cellar Bar, St Kilda, VIC

Mark Lucas and The Dead Setters
Friday 31st July – Hotel Gearin, Katoomba, NSW

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 30th July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Little Features feat. Make Like a Tree, Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars, Baby Lips and The Silhouettes, Jon Cotton
Saturday 25th July – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Not Good With Horses w/ Katie Brianna
Sunday 26th July – The Union, Sydney, NSW

Rubber Soul Revolver feat. Marlon Williams, Husky Gawenda, Jordie Lane, Fergus Linacre
Thursday 30th July – Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane, QLD

Sian Evans
Sunday 26th July – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 30th July – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

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

The Acfields
Friday 24th July – House Concert, Lismore, NSW
Saturday 25th July – Mandala Organic Arts, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 26th July – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Friday 31st July – Pizza Paradiso, Byron Bay, NSW

The Stetson Family
Sunday 26th July – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

The Stillsons
Friday 24th July – Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Tom StephensTom Stephens, Obscura Hail, Brendon Moon
Friday 24th July – The Bridge Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Tom West
Sunday 26th July – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Friday Folk Flashback

“Maggie’s Farm” – Bob Dylan

Tomorrow marks the 50th anniversary of the day Dylan went electric at the Newport Folk Festival. This video is footage from the actual show although I’ve heard the booing crowd at the end of the audio was spliced in from the end of Dylan’s set, not from the end of “Maggie’s Farm”. A moment of folk and rock history.

Listen to the New Davey Craddock & The Spectacles Single “Girls Light Fires”

Davey Craddock
Image Courtesy of Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Perth based Americana band Davey Craddock & The Spectacles have just released their brand new single “Girls Light Fires”. The track follows their breakout single “Better Alone” and is taken from their upcoming debut album due later this year.

Take a listen to “Girls Light Fires” below:

Davey Craddock will be heading over to Victoria this week for a series of shows in solo mode. Check out the full list of dates here:

Tuesday 21st July – The Yarra, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 24th July – Perfect Drop, Daylesford, VIC
Saturday 25th July – Sofar Sounds, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 30th July – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 2nd August – The Westernport, San Remo, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 5th June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

José González released his new video “Open Book” which is a sequel to the Calexico video “Falling From The Sky”. Details here

Fraser A Gorman released his new video “Shiny Gun”. Details here

Davey Craddock & The Spectacles released their new video for the track “Better Alone”. Details here

– Australian songwriter Josh Pyke announced plans to release his fifth studio album. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk four-piece Sleepy Dreamers will be celebrating their fifth birthday this month with a show at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Details here

Immigrant Union released their new video “In Time”. Details here

– Adelaide singer-songwriter Kaurna Cronin announced details of his debut album Glass Fool. Details here

– Brisbane’s Josh Rennie-Hynes released his new video “Land of Clouds”. Details here

– The amazing Jinja Safari released their new track “Find My Way”. Details here

– Folk-rock legend Richard Thompson released a brand new track “All Buttoned Up”. Details here

Releases This Week

Alison Ferrier
Be Here NowAlison Ferrier
iTunes

Lucie Thorne
Everything Sings TonightLucie Thorne
iTunes

Packwood
HibernialPackwood
Bandcamp

Peasant Moon
Fading In The LightPeasant Moon
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Top Half Folk Festival

Fanny Lumsden

Our favourite little folk festival lands west of Alice Springs this weekend with a lineup that boasts Fanny Lumsden & The Thrillseekers, Ted Egan, Colin Lillie, Barry Skipsey, Sally Balfour, Margaret Walters and many many more. It’s going to be a wonderful weekend!

Friday 5th to Monday 8th June – Glen Helen via Alice Springs, NT

Gigs Next Week

Davey Craddock
Sunday 7th June – Bluewater Country & Blues Festival, Nelson Bay, NSW

Direwolf and Willowy
Friday 5th June – Rad, Wollongong, NSW

Jed Rowe
Friday 12th June – Selby Folk Club, Selby VIC

Sal Kimber & The Rollin’ Wheel
Friday 12th June – Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

The Pigs
Friday 12th June – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

Top Half Folk Festival
Friday 5th to Monday 8th June – Glen Helen via Alice Springs, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“New York Girls” – Bellowhead

Watch the New Davey Craddock & The Spectacles Video “Better Alone”

Davey Craddock
Image Courtesy of Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Perth Americana artist Davey Craddock & The Spectacles have taken time out of their busy tour schedule to release there amazing new video “Better Alone”. We really like this track and we think it’s the perfect example of the amazing music Craddock and his band are producing – check it out below:

The remaining dates for Davey Craddock & The Spectacles current tour are here:

Wednesday 3rd June – The Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Friday 5th June – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 7th June – Bluewater Country & Blues Festival, Nelson Bay, NSW
Monday 22nd June – Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Friday 10th July – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Listen to the New Davey Craddock & The Spectacles Single “Better Alone”

Davey Craddock
Image Courtesy of Davey Craddock & The Spectacles

Since I first made a note to write about the new Davey Craddock & The Spectacles single “Better Alone” a bunch of buzz has built around them. They walked away with the Best Group award at the WA Country Music Awards. Their name has been plastered all over the blogosphere and everyone seems to be singing their praises.

Not sure what all the fuss is about? Then you need to listen to “Better Alone”, which is taken from Davey Craddock & The Spectacles’ upcoming debut album below:

Davey Craddock has just kicked off a solo tour of Victoria (as well as some WA dates with the rest of the band) – the remaining dates are here:

Tuesday 24th February – The Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 26th February – The Drunken Poet, Melbounre, VIC
Wednesday 4th March – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 5th March – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 8th March – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 19th March – Defectors Bar, Perth, WA
Saturday 21st March – Bunbury Entertainment Centre, Bunbury, WA

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