Thank Folk It’s Friday – 27th September

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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 Devendra Banhart, Freya Josephine Hollick, Georgia Knight, Georgia State Line, Hannah Acfield, Musketeer, Pieta Brown and Wallis Bird. Listen and watch them here

Releases This Week

Boy and Bear
Suck On LightBoy & Bear
iTunes

Dori Freeman
Every Single StarDori Freeman
iTunes

Patterns
PatternsJosh Rennie-Hynes
iTunes

Wallis Bird
WomanWallis Bird
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Folk by the Sea

Folk By the Sea

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Kiama, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD

Aleyce Simmonds
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

Amber Lawrence
Saturday 28th September – Two Rivers Wines, Denman, NSW

Andy Golledge Band
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Archer
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Archie Roach
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 4th October – Jive Bar, Adelaide, SA

Asha Jefferies
Saturday 28th September – Brisbane Festival @ Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th October – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Salter
Wednesday 2nd October – The Golden Barley, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd October – High Tea, Sydney, NSW

Big Country
Saturday 28th September – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 1st October – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Wednesday 2nd October – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 3rd October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Broads w/ Cookie Baker
Thursday 3rd October – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Bryan Estepa
Friday 27th September – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Franks Wild Years, Wollongong, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 27th September – MECC, Mackay, QLD
Saturday 28th September – Capricorn Food and Wine Festival, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 28th September – The Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone, QLD
Sunday 29th September – Sugarland Tavern, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 3rd October – Great Western Hotel, Rockhampton, QLD

Caloundra Music Festival
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Caloundra, QLD

Cat Canteri & Justin Bernasconi
Friday 4th October – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Charlie Gradon
Friday 27th October – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Cigany Weaver
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Clea
Wednesday 2nd October – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Co-cheòl
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW

Country To Country feat. Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerin, Midland, Eric Paslay, Raelynn, Blanco Brown, The McClymonts, Travis Collins, Lacy Cavalier, Adam Eckersley Band, Reverie Lane, Jess Moskaluke, Andrew Swift, Judah Kelly, Kaylee Bell, Sinead Burgess, Casey Barnes, Jody Direen
Saturday 28th September – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, QLD

D.C Cross
Friday 27th September – Howl & Moan Records, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Dashville Skyline
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Upper Belford, NSW

Deni Ute Muster
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deniliquin, NSW

Eagle & The Wolf
Friday 4th October – The Old City Bank, Katoomba, NSW

Emily Wurramara
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 27th September – Eugowra Hall, Eugowra, NSW
Saturday 28th September – Tooraweenah Hall, Tooraweenah, NSW
Friday 4th October – Old Junee Hall, Old Junee, NSW
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Felicity Urquhart & Brad Butcher
Thursday 3rd October – Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, QLD
Friday 4th October – Highfields Tavern, Toowoomba, QLD

Folk by the Sea
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Kiama, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Shelley’s Murder Boys, Jordan McRobbie, The Burley Griffin
Wednesday 2nd October – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Freya Josephine Hollick
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Georgia Mulligan
Saturday 28th September – Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Gleny Rae Virus
Saturday 28th September – Kave Bar, Newport, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 2nd October – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 4th October – Prince Of Wales Hotel, Gulgong, NSW

Great Aunt
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster Festival, Deniliquin, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Handsome Young Strangers w/ The Kill Devil Hills
Friday 4th October – Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harley Mavis w/ Chinese Takeaway, The Astrals
Thursday 3rd October – Marlborough Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Hat Fitz & Cara
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD
Thursday 3rd October – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

High Tea feat. Ben Salter
Thursday 3rd October – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ feat. King Arthur
Thursday 3rd October – The Rook’s Return, Melbourne, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD
Friday 4th October – Wauchope Community Arts Hall, Wauchope, NSW

Jackie Marshall
Thursday 3rd October – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

James Thomson
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

JD and the Hungermen
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Jeff Lang
Thursday 3rd October – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Upper Lansdowne, NSW
Friday 4th October – Goleby’s Basement, Ipswich, QLD

Jen Mize
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 4th October – Anglesea Memorial Hall, Anglesea, VIC

Joe Man Murphy
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD

John Williamson
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

Joseph Tawadros
Sunday 29th September – Bellingen Fine Music Festival, Bellingen Memorial Hall, Bellingen, NSW

Justin Bernasconi
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW
Friday 4th October – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Kasey Chambers w/ Charlie Collins
Friday 4th October – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 27th September – QPAC, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 28th September – Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Sunshine Coast, QLD

Kay Proudlove
Friday 27th September – Jose Jones, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 28th September – The Garden, Berry, NSW

Kris Kristofferson
Friday 27th September – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 28th September – Anita’s Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 1st October – C.ex, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Wednesday 2nd October – Twin Towns Showroom, Tweed Heads, NSW
Friday 4th October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba, QLD

Leo Rondeau w/ James Ellis
Friday 27th September – Tanswells Commercial Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Saturday 28th September – Major Tom’s, Kyneton, VIC
Sunday 29th September – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Wednesday 2nd October – El Sol, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 3rd October – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th October – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Little Quirks
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Lucie Thorne
Friday 4th October – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Lyn Bowtell
Friday 27th September – Torbanlea, QLD
Saturday 28th September – Maleny RSL, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 29th September – Villa St, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 3rd October – Central Coast Leagues Club, Gosford, NSW

Magpie Diaries
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Matty T Wall
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD

Medusa’s Wake
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW

Merpire
Friday 4th October – Anglesea Memorial Hall, Anglesea, VIC

Michael Waugh
Friday 4th October – Oodies Café, Bundaberg, QLD

Missy Higgins
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Montgomery Church
Friday 27th September – Eugowra Hall, Eugowra, NSW
Saturday 28th September – Tooraweenah Hall, Tooraweenah, NSW

Mr Alford
Sunday 29th September – The Guildford Family Hotel, Guildford, VIC
Friday 4th October – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Mustered Courage
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

Narrownecks
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW

Nathan Power
Friday 27th September – Charlies Last Stand, Armidale, NSW
Saturday 28th September – 63 First, Sawtell, NSW
Sunday 29th September – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Wednesday 2nd October – Lomond Acoustic, Melbourne, VIC

Neil Murray
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW
Friday 4th October – Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, NSW

Ok Moon
Friday 27th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Out of Abingdon
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD
Friday 4th October – Tablelands Music Lovers The ORB, Atherton, QLD

Paddy McHugh
Thursday 3rd September – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Ramblin’ Nights feat. Leo Rondeau, James Ellis
Thursday 3rd October – Slyfox, Sydney, NSW

Round Mountain Girls
Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October – Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin, NSW

Sahara Beck
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Sam Buckingham
Friday 4th October – Junk Bar, Ashgrove, QLD

Sea Shanty Session
Wednesday 2nd October – The Brother’s Public House, Melbourne, VIC

Sean McMahon
Friday 27th September – The Two Birds’ Nest, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Seeker Lover Keeper
Friday 27th September – Altar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 28th September – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Sunday 29th September – Freo.Social, Fremantle, WA
Thursday 3rd October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

Shanty Club
Friday 27th September – The Observer Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Wednesday 2nd October – FolkSwagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th October – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Skyscraper Stan & the Commission Flats
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Smokin’ Blues & Roots Music Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Kilkivan Bush Camping and Caravan Park, Kilkivan, QLD

Tessa Devine
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD

The Barleyshakes
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

The Cat Empire
Thursday 3rd October – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th October – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th to Monday 7th October – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra, QLD

The Cope Street Parade
Tuesday 1st October – NIMA, Newcastle, NSW
Thursday 3rd October – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th October – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 27th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Jarrah Celts
Saturday 28th September – The Old York Mill, York, WA

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. Seanchas, Fossickers
Saturday 28th September – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Montgomery Brothers
Friday 27th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th October – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Folk by the Sea, Kiama, NSW

The Weeping Willows
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Tia Gostelow
Friday 27th September – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 4th October – Rocket Bar, Adelaide, SA

Wagons
Friday 27th September – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 28th September – Mojos Bar, Fremantle, WA
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Wallaby Creek Festival
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Rossville, QLD

William Crighton w/ Amy Montgomery
Wednesday 2nd October – Howler, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 3rd September – The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Dashville Skyline, Lower Belford, NSW

Woman Enough feat. Lyn Bowtell, Melody Moko, Natalie Henry
Friday 27th September – Torbanlea, QLD
Saturday 28th September – Maleny RSL, Maleny, QLD
Sunday 29th September – Villa St, Brisbane, QLD

Z-Star Trinity
Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September – Wallaby Creek Festival, Rossville, QLD
Friday 4th September – Eddie’s Grub House, Gold Coast, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Seasons” – Kate Burke and Ruth Hazelton

New Music Monday – 23rd September

Georgia State Line
Image Courtesy of Georgia State Line

Devendra Banhart – “Taking a Page”

“Taking a Page” is taken from Devendra Banhart’s brand new album Ma and is once again a piece of quirky pop music from the freak folk singer-songwriter. The song skips and jumps over a funky baseline with stabbing synths and subtle guitar pieces. It’s weird and twisty, with some strange strange lyrics, but I think you’ll really like it.

Freya Josephine Hollick – “Nobody’s No Better Than No One”

Freya Josephine Hollick has just dropped “Nobody’s No Better Than No One”, the first taste from her upcoming 2020 album The Real World. The track features Hollick confidently swaggering her way through a bluesy, country-rock piece of art that feels like it could have been ripped from the 70s or 80s. Freya Josephine Hollick’s is absolutely on point and her ability to leave space for the driving melody is inspired. Great stuff.

Georgia Knight – “Samba Baby”

“Samba Baby” is the new single from Melbourne singer-songwriter Georgia Knight. The languid track feels like a hot summer day, with a soothing melody that slips over a lazy samba beat, punctuated by the occasional fuzzy guitar. Knight vocal style is reminiscent of singers like Roy Orbison or KD Lang, the perfect accompaniment to the sultry tone of the track.

Georgia State Line – “From Down Here”

Melbourne Americana band Georgia State Line released their brand new single “From Down Here” at the end of last week. The single manages to fuse the heartbreak and melancholy of country music with an upbeat, catchy melody. And then there’s Georgia Delves’ amazing voice – what a talent!

“This track is my antidote to life’s more challenging moments,” Delves explained. “We all, at one point or another, find ourselves on paths that we don’t necessarily want to be walking. It takes a lot of strength to accept the process as it is, and trust the greater plan. A lemons-to-lemonade situation, really.”

Hannah Acfield – “Searching (for more)”

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Hannah Acfield released her soulful new single and video “”Searching (for more)”. The single highlights Acfield’s incredible voice which powers through the track and is filled with so much emotion. I love the choppy electric guitar here and the way the song builds with it’s dirty drums, bass and organ.

Hannah Acfield is heading out on tour this October – dates are below:

Saturday 5th October – The Dusty Attic, Lismore, NSW
Sunday 6th October – Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 9th October – Folkswagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th October – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Musketeer – “Wolves”

Europe-based Australian troubadour Musketeer sent over his new single “Wolves” which he promises is the folkiest from his upcoming EP The North Sea, due next year. The single is inspired by the idea of wolves repopulating Scandinavia and has a really epic, nordic feel with heavy drums and droning vocals. Musketeer has really leant into the bigger sound of his four piece band for this track and the result is huge.

Pieta Brown – “Bring Me”

Last week Pieta Brown released her S. Carey (Bon Iver) produced new album Freeway. The latest single from the album is the Dylan-esque ballad “Bring Me”. I love the way that Brown bends her vocal style across the simple acoustic strumming of “Bring Me”, adding a depth and resonance to the song. Beautiful stuff.

Wallis Bird – “Life Is Long”

“Life Is Long” is the new single from Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird’s new album Woman, due for release this Friday 27th September. The track mixes the quirk of a Bjork song with the pop sensibility of someone like Sia, all the while staying true to the authenticity of Wallis Bird’s unique voice.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 6th December

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Bellowhead released a homemade video for their Christmas single “Christmas Bells”. Details here

Devendra Banhart has announced two sideshows when he’s here for Bluesfest. Details here

– “Please Mr. Kennedy” is one of the strangest songs on the Inside Llewyn Davis but a new clip for the track adds some context. Details here

– Blues folk duo Hat Fitz and Cara have announced a series of shows through NSW next January. Details here

– Sydney singer-songwriter Martha Marlow has released her new video “These Days”. Details here

– UK blog For Folk’s Sake have released their annual Christmas compilation album For Folk’s Sake It’s Christmas 2013. Details here

– Mandolin master Chris Thile has announced a Melbourne show when he’s in the country this January. Details here

– Sydney bluegrass band The Morrisons have announced a Thursday night residency at The Vic throughout December. Details here

The John Butler Trio have released the zombie filled video for their new single “Only One”. Details here

Finders Keepers Markets have announced their music lineup for Sydney this weekend including All Our Exes Live In Texas, Emma Davis, High Ceilings, Aidan Roberts (The Maple Trail) and more. Details here

Matthew and the Atlas have released another new single, “Out Of The Darkness”. Details here

Aoife O’Donovan has released her creepy new video for “Beekeeper”. Details here

Jason Isbell has announced an Australian tour next April with Tift Merritt in support. Details here

Interviews

“I don’t know whether at first we were consciously trying to make darker, I think at first it was more like we’d play around with the song and the things that always stuck were the things that sounded a bit creepy and dark to us. I guess we’re starting to define our sound, or definitely where we’re heading. We’ve progressed quite a lot in the last year or so – the songs that we’re writing now are definitely a lot darker than a year or a year and a half ago. “Ghost folk” I actually really like. Some one wrote a review about us and came up with the term “ghost folk” and it sort of stuck. It describes pretty well what we’re doing” – Annie Hamilton from Little May chats to Gareth Hugh Evans. Interview here

Releases This Week

All Our Exes
All Our Exes Live In TexasAll Our Exes Live In Texas
Bandcamp

Mike McCarthy
SeasideMike McCarthy
Bandcamp

For Folk's Sake
For Folk’s Sake It’s Christmas 2013Various
Bandcamp

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas w/ The Harpoons, Mighty Duke And The Lords
Sunday 8th December – The Toff In Town, Melbourne, VIC

April Maze w/ Nigel Wearne
Tuesday 10th December – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Bob Evans
Wednesday 11th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Dustin Tebbutt
Friday 6th December – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Saturday 7th December – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 8th December – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW
Tuesday 10th December – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 12th December – Harvester Moon, Bellarine, VIC
Friday 13th December – Baha Tacos, Rhy, VIC

Dyson Stringer Cloher
Friday 6th December – The Bakery, Perth, WA
Saturday 7th December – Quindanning Inne, Quindanning, WA

Festival of Small Halls w/ Jordie Lane and Rose Cousins
Saturday 7th December – St George Amphitheatre, St George, QLD
Sunday 8th December – Mitchell Shire Hall, Mitchell, QLD
Wednesday 11th December – Charleville Town Hall, Charleville, QLD
Thursday 12th December – Barcaldine Town Hall, Barcaldine, QLD
Friday 13th December – Capella Cultural Centre, Capella, QLD

Finders Keepers Sydney feat. All Our Exes Live In Texas, Emma Davis, High Ceilings, Aidan Roberts
Friday 6th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 7th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

Hayden Calnin
Friday 6th December – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 13th December – FBi Social, Sydney, NSW

Kaurna Cronin
Saturday 7th December – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 8th December – The Railway, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 13th December – The Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Little May
Saturday 7th December – Southside Tea Room, Brisbane, QLD

Passenger
Friday 6th December – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 7th December – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 11th December – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 13th December – Riverside Theatre, Perth, WA

The Crooked Fiddle Band
Friday 6th December – Polish Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 7th December – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart, TAS

The Morrisons
Thursday 12th December – The Vic, Sydney, NSW

Timberwolf
Saturday 7th December – The Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 8th December – The Rails, Byron Bay, NSW
Thursday 12th December – Beetle Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Whitley
Saturday 7th December – Amplifier, Perth, WA
Sunday 8th December – Mojo, Fremantle, WA
Friday 13th December – Railway Club, Darwin, NT

Friday Folk Flashback

“Bugs” – Patrick James

This is an oldy but a goody from Patrick James. This is almost always a part of his live set and always elicits a singalong from the crowd.

Devendra Banhart Confirms Bluesfest Sideshows

Devandra Banhart
Image Courtesy of Devendra Banhart

Avant-garde, freak-folk master Devendra Banhart is heading to Australia for Bluesfest next year and while he’s here has announced plans for a couple of sideshows. Banhart will be perform shows in both Sydney and Melbourne next April before heading up to Byron for Bluesfest. Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 16th April – Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 17th April – The Prince Band Room, Melbourne, NSW

Devendra Banhart Announces Splendour Sideshows

Devendra Banhart

Devendra Banhart, the king of freak-folk, has announced two very special sideshows when he visits our shores for Splendour in the Grass. The shows, in Sydney and Melbourne, go on sale on the 14th June and will feature the wonderful Husky (who is also at the Noah and the Whale sideshows) in support. Full dates are below:

Wednesday 27th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday 29th July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Splendour Lineup Light on Folk – UPDATED

Splendour in the Grass
Image Courtesy of Splendour in the Grass

After a folk-heavy lineup last year (Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling) and a bunch of high profile folk rumours this year (The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes) the lineup announced for Splendour in the Grass this year is decidedly light on our side of the genre. Boy and Bear and Lanie Lane are amongst the only Timber and Steel supported artists on a massive bill that is headlined by the likes Coldplay, Kanye West and Pulp.

UPDATE: Looks like we jumped the gun a little bit here. Since we wrote this story Noah and the Whale, The Middle East and Devendra Banhardt have been added to the lineup (amongst others). Still light on the folk but a lot more exciting for Timber and Steel readers

The full 2011 Splendour in the Grass lineup is below:

Coldplay (only Australian Show)
Kanye West (only Australian Show)
Jane’s Addiction
The Hives
Pulp
The Living End
The Mars Volta
Regina Spektor (only Show For 2011)
Bliss N Eso
Pnau
Mogwai (only Australian Show)
DJ Shadow
Glasvegas
The Grates
Devendra Banhart
Modest Mouse
The Middle East
Kaiser Chiefs
James Blake
Kele
The Vines
Elbow
Eskimo Joe
Noah And The Whale
Children Collide
Thievery Corporation
Cut Copy
Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan
Bluejuice
The Kills
Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears (featuring The Relatives)
Architecture In Helsinki
Foster The People
The Panics
Friendly Fires
Jebediah
The Vaccines
Gomez
Boy And Bear
Gotye
Does It Offend You Yeah?
Cloud Control
Mona
Sparkadia
Warpaint
Muscles (live)
Fitz And The Tantrums
The Jezebels
Drapht
British Sea Power
Tim & Jean
Leader Cheetah
Grouplove
Seeker Lover Keeper (Holly Throsby, Sally Seltmann, Sarah Blasko)
Yelle
Kimbra
Phrase
Oh Mercy
Dananananaykroyd
The Black Seeds
Marques Toliver
The Holidays
Ghoul
Liam Finn
The Herd
Young The Giant
Guineafowl
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
Jinja Safari
Wild Beasts
Illy
Cut Off Your Hands
Gareth Liddiard
Alpine
World’s End Press
Mosman Alder
Lanie Lane

John Martyn Tribute Album

John Martyn
Image Courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk

Legendary folk/rock/blues/jazz singer-songwriter John Martyn is getting the all star treatment on an upcoming tribute album featuring the likes of Beck, David Gray, Devendra Banhart, The Swell Season and the Blind Boys of Alabama. According to the late musicians official web site “Work is well underway on a tribute album that will feature many well known artist singing their own interpretations of John’s songs”.

The track and artist listing so far includes:

Beck – “Stormbringer”
Snow Patrol – “May You Never”
Robert Smith (From The Cure) – “Small Hours”
The Black Ships (Nick McCabe and Simon Jones from The Verve) – “Rope Soul’d or Sapphire”
Beth Orton – “Go Down Easy”
David Gray – “Let The Good Things Come”
Lisa Hannigan – “Couldn’t Love You More”
The Swell Season – “I Don’t Want to Know”
Paolo Nutini – “One World”
Devendra Banhart – “Sweet Little Mystery”
Vetiver – “Go Easy”
Vashti Bunyan – “Head & Heart”
Skye Edwards (Morcheeba) – “Solid Air”
Ted Barnes featuring Gavin Clark (from Clayhill and Unkle) – “Over The Hill”
The Blind Boys Of Alabama – “Glorious Fool”
Brendan Campbell – “Anna”
Sonia Dada – “Dancing”
Sabrina Dinan – “Certain Surprise”
Oh My God – “John Wayne”
Foley (Miles Davis’ Bass Player) – “Clutches”
Nicholas Barron – “Angeline”
Cheryl Wilson – “You Can Discover”

Who knew Sonia Dada were still kicking about? No word yet on a release date although it’s highly likely this is not the final list. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.

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