Thank Folk It’s Friday – 16th February

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Fairbridge Folk Festival announced their second round of artists including The Collingwood Casanovas, Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Dan Parsons, Catherine Fraser Trio, King Arthur, David Milroy, Via Pangée, Richard Walley, Martin & Coole with Crystal Jade and Praashekh Quartet. Details here

– Scottish indie-trad five piece band Elephant Sessions announced Australian tour dates this March. Details here

– Golden Guitar winning singer-songwriter Brad Butcher released his new single and video “Crawl, Beg & Cry”. Details here

– Hunter Valley festival The Gum Ball added a bunch of artists including Ben Salter, V Tribe, Hana & Jessie-Lee and many more. Details here

Releases This Week

Alison Ferrier
What She KnowsAlison Ferrier
Bandcamp

im With Her
See You AroundI’m With Her
iTunes

Make Way For Love
Make Way For LoveMarlon Williams
Bandcamp

Michael Waugh
The Asphalt & The OvalMichael Waugh
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Concert for Kristin feat. Ben Panucci Band, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton Band, Kev Walsh Band, Brian Campeau, Diamond Duck, Skyscraper Stan, Alice Terry w/ Phil Stack, Caitlin Harnett, Andy Golledge, The Morrisons

The Morrisons

The Sydney folk and country music scene comes together to help one of its biggest supporters in her time of need. With a lineup this good and cause that couldn’t be more noble you have to be at this show.

Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 23rd February – Bowral Bowling Club, Bowral, NSW

Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont
Friday 23rd February – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Americana at the Gasoline Pony feat. Ramblin’ Ash, Ruby Gilbert, Sam Newton
Thursday 22nd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

An Otherwise Quiet Room – The Moreland Sessions feat. Gallie, Van Walker, Jane McArthur, Joyce Prescher, Dirt Hand, Mandy Connell
Thursday 22nd February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Archer
Friday 16th February – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine, VIC
Sunday 18th February – House Concert, Bellbrae, VIC
Friday 23rd February – Gin Lane, Belgrave, VIC

Ash Grunwald
Friday 16th February – Kirwan Tavern, Townsville, QLD
Saturday 17th February – The Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns, QLD

Ashlea Reale
Sunday 18th February – Mini Bar, Rockingham, WA
Wednesday 21st February – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

Ben David
Sunday 18th February – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Benji and the Salt Water Sound System
Friday 23rd February – Joyce Wheatley Community Centre, Kiama, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Meridian
Wednesday 21st February – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Bonnie Doon Music Festival
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February – Bonnie Doon, VIC

Brad Butcher
Saturday 17th February – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 23rd February – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Brian Campeau and Julian Abrahams
Thursday 22nd February – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Broads
Sunday 18th February – Noisy Ritual People-Powered Urban Winery, Melbourne, VIC

Cass Eager
Friday 16th February – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Rainbow Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 21st February – Catfish, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues, Geelong, VIC
Friday 23rd February – The Blues Train, Queenscliff, VIC

Casey Barnes & Brad Butcher
Saturday 17th February – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD

Cecilia Brandolini
Friday 16th February – Mundaring Sporting Club, Perth, WA
Saturday 17th February – Fremantle Markets, Fremantle, WA
Monday 19th February – Mojos Bar Fremantle, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 21st February – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 23rd February – J Shed, Perth, WA

Chicks With Picks at Courtyard Sessions feat. Lola Sola, Colleen Fricker and Cassy Judychair
Friday 23rd February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Cloud Control w/ Julia Jacklin
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Concert for Kristin feat. Ben Panucci Band, Ross Tipper, Sam Newton Band, Kev Walsh Band, Brian Campeau, Diamond Duck, Skyscraper Stan, Alice Terry w/ Phil Stack, Caitlin Harnett, Andy Golledge, The Morrisons
Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Harley Mavis & Lady Lyon
Saturday 17th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Rachel Maria Cox & Hollow States
Sundat 18th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Crookwell Irish Heritage Weekend
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – The Criterion Hotel, Crookwell, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Services Club, Crookwell, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 18th February – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Devil Country Muster
Saturday 17th February – Smithton, TAS

Faith i Branko
Friday 16th February – Courthouse Arts Centre – Fringe Festival, Adelaide, SA
Friday 23rd February – The Hub, Springwood, NSW

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 16th February – Savernake Hall, Savernake, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Ungarie Hall, Ungarie, NSW
Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th February – Silverton Sunsets Music Festival, Silverton, NSW

Figgy Folk Session
Monday 19th February – Figtree Hotel, Figtree, NSW

Folk Federation of NSW BBQ
Sunday 18th February – Sydney Park, Sydney, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tullara, The Emerald Ruby, Pilot Hergé
Wednesday 21st February – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Liz Martin, Vanishing Shapes, Paula Punch
Saturday 17th February – 107, Sydney, NSW

Frances Folk Gathering
Friday 23rd to Sunday 15th February – Frances, SA

Fred Smith
Saturday 17th February – Kindlehill School, Wentworth Falls, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Orange Regional Conservatorium, Orange, NSW

Free Fallin’ – A Tribute to Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
Friday 23rd February – The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Gallie & Roesy
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Healesville, VIC

Gena Rose Bruce
Tuesday 20th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Georgia State Line and Patrick Wilson
Saturday 17th February – Golden Barley Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – Treehouse On Belongil, Byron Bay, NSW

Great Aunt w/ Nathan Seeckts
Saturday 17th February – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Grizzlee Train
Friday 23rd February – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Honky Tonkin’ Thursdays feat. King Arthur, James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 22nd February – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

Imogen Clark
Friday 23rd February – Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, QLD

James Bennett
Friday 16th February – Avoca Beach Bowling and Recreation Club, Avoca Beach, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Middle Rock Holiday Resort, One Mile, NSW
Saturday 17th February – The Edwards, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Club North Haven, North Haven, NSW

James Kenyon
Tuesday 20th February – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Jason Walker
Friday 23rd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Joe Mungovan
Friday 23rd February – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Julia Jacklin
Saturday 17th February – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo, NSW

Kallidad
Friday 16th February – Republic Bar & Cafe, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 17th February – Saint John Craft Beer, Launceston, TAS
Sunday 18th February – Up York Space, Launceston, TAS

Kate Miller-Heidke
Friday 23rd February – Ulumburra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC

Kid Heron
Friday 16th February – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Saturday 17th February – Lake Charlegrark Country Music Marathon, Minimay, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel & Charlie A’Court
Wednesday 21st February – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Lucy Rose
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

Luke Plumb
Friday 23rd February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Friday 16th February – The Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – An Otherwise Quiet Room, The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Mark Lucas and the Deadsetters
Sunday 18th February – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Mat Black
Sunday 18th February – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Medusa’s Wake
Sunday 18th February – The George, Sydney, NSW

Megan Cooper & Sam Newton
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW

Mike McCarthy
Friday 23rd February – House Concert, Matcham, NSW

Neil and Liam Finn
Friday 16th February – Bird in Hand Winery, Woodside, SA
Saturday 17th February – Riverboats Music Festival, Echuca, VIC
Sunday 18th February – Twilight at Taronga, Sydney, NSW

Nick Cunningham
Thursday 22nd February – The Record Crate, Sydney, NSW

Papa Pilko and the Binrats
Friday 23rd February – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Pierce Brothers
Friday 23rd February – The Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

Porch Sessions feat. Zen Panda
Sunday 18th February – House Concert, Woodville, SA

Reflejos
Friday 16th February – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 17th February – Bar Oussou, Melbourne, VIC

Riverboats Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Echuca-Moama, VIC

Romisounds
Thursday 22nd February – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Roy Payne’s Hillbilly Bop Safari
Friday 16th February – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Sunday 18th February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 22nd February – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Sarah Leete
Friday 16th February – The Telegraph Hotel, Molong, NSW
Saturday 17th February – The Metropolitan Hotel, West Wylong, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Empire Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Friday 23rd February – The Trumpet Bar, Cowes, VIC

Sass The Patriarchy feat. This Way North, Hollie Joyce
Wednesday 21st February – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Saturday 17th February – Devil Country Muster, Smithton, TAS

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Friday 16th February – Sunset Sessions, Hornsby Mall, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Salisbury Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Silverton Sunsets Music Festival
Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th February – Silverton, NSW

Sparrow-Folk
Friday 16th February – Old Canberra Inn, Canberra, ACT

Sunset Sessions feat. Shelley’s Murder Boys, Lolo Lovina
Friday 16th February – Hornsby Mall, Sydney, NSW

The Audreys
Friday 23rd February – Adelaide Fringe Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

The Beez
Friday 16th February – Bent on Food Dinner Show, Wingham, NSW
Saturday 17th February – House Concert, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 23rd February – House Concert, Wollongong, NSW

The Black Sorrows
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Riverboats Festival, Echuca-Moama, VIC
Friday 23rd February – Frankston RSL, Frankston, VIC

The Demon Drink
Friday 16th February – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Drunken Poachers & Chris Pickering Experiment
Saturday 17th February – Coburg RSL, Melbourne, VIC

The Loaded Dog Folk Club feat. Chaika, Graeme Knights
Saturday 17th February – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

The London Klezmer Quartet
Friday 16th February – The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Leichhardt Bowling & Recreational Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 18th February – Sydney Jewish Museum, Sydney, NSW

The Morrisons
Sunday 18th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

The Staves
Thursday 22nd February – Perth, Festival Perth, WA

The Twoks
Saturday 17th February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Water Runners
Friday 16th February – Sebel Harbourside, Kiama, NSW

The Woohoo Revue
Friday 23rd February – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Thelma Plum w/ Tia Gostelow
Saturday 17th February – Sunset20°N, Barangaroo, Sydney, NSW

Tim Hart
Friday 16th February – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 22nd February – Bison Bar, Nambour, QLD
Friday 23rd February – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Tim McMillan and Rachel Snow
Monday 19th February – House Concert, Candelo, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 16th February – The Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA

Tinpan Orange
Saturday 17th February – Garden of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide, SA
Friday 23rd February 2018 – Hawthorn Arts Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Tori Forsyth
Friday 16th February – Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 17th February – Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 18th February – Pizza and Wine Café, Kyneton, VIC

Ukulele Death Squad w/ Northern Ukuleles
Sunday 18th February – Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 17th February – For Folk Sake, 107, Sydney, NSW

Vardos
Sunday 18th February – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

waywardbreed
Saturday 17th February – The Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Whoa Mule & Witches Leap
Saturday 17th February – Paragon Cafe, Katoomba, NSW

Yarra Junction Fiddlers’ Convention
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th February – Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction, VIC

Zulya and The Children of the Underground
Friday 16th February – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Endless Summer” – Josh Pyke feat. Elana Stone

Fairbridge Folk Festival Announces Second Round of Artists for 2018

The Collingwood Casanovas
Image Courtesy of The Collingwood Casanovas

WA based music festival the Fairbridge Folk Festival have just revealed the second round of artists for their 2018 event.

Joining the likes of The Lost Brothers, Perch Creek and Mama Kin Spender from their first announcement will be The Collingwood Casanovas (above), Will Pound and Eddy Jay, Dan Parsons, Catherine Fraser Trio, King Arthur, David Milroy, Via Pangée, Richard Walley, Martin & Coole with Crystal Jade and Praashekh Quartet.

The festival has also announced a children’s program including Woody’s World Family Band, Eco Faeries and The Weird Ticket

And finally there’s an extensive dance program as part of the announcement that includes African Oz Drum n Dance, Zakoeira and Dances of Universal Peace.

Based in the town of Pinjarra in WA, the Fairbridge Folk Festival is held from the 20th to the 22nd of April. For more information, including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 19th January

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Laura Marling released her cover of Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall”. Details here

– US nu-folk four-piece The Low Anthem announced their new album The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea. Details here

Husky announced a series of intimate live shows this April. Details here

– Kiwi country crooner Marlon Williams released his quirky new video “What’s Chasing You”. Details here

Vance Joy gave us the first taste of his upcoming album with the new vidoe “We’re Going Home”. Details here

– American roots rock band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats announced their new album Tearing at the Seams. Details here

– The Fairbridge Folk Festival in WA announced its first round of artists including Sheelanagig, The Lost Brothers, Perch Creek, Mama Kin Spender, Ganglions, Cara, Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Night), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Carla Geneve and Indian Eye. Details here

– English roots singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner announced Australian tour dates when he’s in the country for Bluesfest. Details here

– Melbourne duo This Way North have announced a Wednesday night residency celebrating artistic women at the Northcote Social Club throughout February titled Sass the Patriarchy featuring Bitch Diesel, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, Hollie Joyce and The Twoks. Details here

Interviews

“Playing as a trio gives us the freedom to pursue that grittiness as an art form – we can seek out the imperfections and impurities of early acoustic blues, and our material can have its own unique structure, so we’re not limited to a 12 bar blues format. It’s highly improvised, based on that very African style emanating from the North of the Mississippi”Elizabeth Walton chats to The Backsliders. Interview here

Releases This Week

First Aid Kit
RuinsFirst Aid Kit
iTunes

Glen Hansard
Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard
iTunes
Bandcamp

The Ahern Brothers
There’s A LightThe Ahern Brothers
iTunes
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth

There are so many Timber and Steel favourites hitting the Tamworth Country Music Festival this week – check out our gig guide below for who’s playing, where and on what dates

Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 19th January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo Resort, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Livefast Cafe, Halls Gap, VIC
Friday 26th January – Rye Foreshore, Rye, VIC

Adam Eckersley Band
Saturday 20th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Albert, Tamworth, NSW

Alison Ferrier
Saturday 20th January – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Allison Forbes
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Shopping World, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Aleyce Simmonds
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Americana In The Park feat. Brad Butcher, Paddy McHugh, Gretta Ziller, Melody Moko, Nick Payne & The Wanted Few, Smith & Jones and Andrew Swift
Monday 22nd January – Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

Andrew Swift
Friday 19th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Andy Golledge Band
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Appalachian Heaven Stringband, Cat & Clint
Sunday 21st January – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart
Wednesday 24th January – West Tamworth Leagues Club, Tamworth, NSW

Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth feat. Pete Denahy, Kristy Cox, Karen Lynne Band, The Weeping Willows, Montgomery Church
Friday 26th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Brad Butcher
Friday 19th January – The Green Owl, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Captial Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Songrwiters, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songhouse Sessions, Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Big Golden Guitar Performance, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U Ok Music for Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Services Club Songwriters, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Australia Day at The Dag, Nundle, NSW

Breaking Trad
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Buried Country: Live in Concert
Sunday 21st January – The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 19th January – Whitsundays Clipper Race Party, Airlie Beach, QLD
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Parramatta Park, Parramatta, NSW

Cake & Cordial Sessions feat. Greg Storer, Paddy McHugh, Megan Cooper, Montgomery Church, Small Town Romance, Smith & Jones
Thursday 25th January – St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Tamworth, NSW

Candice McLeod
Friday 26th January – Red Velvet Lounge, Cygnet, TAS

Carpenter Caswell
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriters in the Round, Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Ex Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW

Cat Canteri
Saturday 20th January – Bridge Road Brewers, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

Courtyard Sessions feat. Anna Smyrk
Friday 26th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Courtyard Sessions feat. Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Cruisin’ Deuces
Wednesday 24th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

Dana Hassall
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Writers in the Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Dashville Does the DAG feat. William Crighton, Fanny Lumsden, Magpie Diaries
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Davidson Brothers
Sunday 21st January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Dearly Departed
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Edgelarks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW

Eleanor McEvoy
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham, NSW

Ella Belfanti
Tuesday 23rd January – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Ewan Mackenzie Fundraiser feat. Sunas, Cam Ford Gypsy Jazz, Karen Anderson, Steve Tyson & The Train Rex, 3 Miles From Texas, Murphy’s Pigs
Saturday 20th January – New Farm Bowls Club, Brisbane, QLD

Faith i Branko
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Western Australia Circus Festival, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 19th January – Ben Lomond War Memorial Hall, Ben Lomond, NSW
Sunday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry 2018, Capitol Theatre Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour feat. Claire Anne Taylor, The Small Glories
Wednesday 24th January – St Saviour’s Hall, Goulburn, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Dalgety NSW
Friday 26th Januray – Ganmain Hall, Ganmain, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Maia Marsh, Thompson Springs, Ella Belfanti
Wednesday 24th January – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake Presents Pinky Beecroft, Bonniesongs, Sasha March
Saturday 20th January – 107, Sydney, NSW

Georgia State Line
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Graeme James
Friday 19th January – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 20th January – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Thursday 25th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Grand Baxter, Oskar Herbig, Greg Steps
Sunday 21st January – Brunswick Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Wednesday 24th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Gretta Ziller
Friday 19th January – Opening Concert, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Songwriters in the Round, Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

Hana and Jessie-Lee
Saturday 20th January – Ballarat Beer Festival, Ballarat, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Hayley Marsten
Saturday 20th January – Coca Cola Country, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Country Music World Live, Upstairs Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Southgate Songwriters, Southgate Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music for Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Big Golden Guitar Showcase, Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Hello Tut Tut
Friday 19th January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT

Hinterlandt
Wednesday 24th January – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 26th January – Old Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Hussy Hicks
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo Blues Festival, Thredbo, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Blazes, Tamworth, NSW

Hussy Hicks, Dearly Departed, Hana and Jessie-Lee, Gretta Ziller, Ange Boxall
Thursday 25th January – Cafe 2340, Tamworth, NSW

Illawarra Folk Festival
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Bulli, NSW

Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

James Bennett
Saturday 20th January – Bateau Bay Bowling Club, Bateau Bay, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Armidale, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Lizotte’s, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 26th January – Sacred Tree Markets, Nelson Bay, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 25th January – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Gem Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Jep and Dep w/ Tim Evans, Luke O’Farrell
Sunday 21st January – Mosh Pit, Sydney, NSW

Jen Mize
Saturday 20th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Stardust Sessions, Jubilee Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Frog and Toad Restaurant, Tamworth, NSW

Jeremy Edwards and The Dust Radio Band
Monday 22nd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The DAG, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Jess Holland
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

John Krsulja
Friday 19th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Fossickers Tourist Park, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Carmen’s Restaurant Under The Stars, Tamworth, NSW

Jordie Lane
Saturday 20th January – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Thursday 25th January – Chapel Summer Sessions, Chapel Off Chapel, Melbourne, VIC

Justin Bernasconi
Saturday 20th January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Tanswells Hotel, Beechworth, VIC

Kardajala Kirridarra
Thursday 25th January – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Katie Brianna
Friday 19th January – FanZone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Med Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Songwriter Sessions, Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – JB HiFi, Tamworth, NSW

Kim Churchill
Friday 19th January – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Abbey, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 21st January – Birdhouse, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Baha, Rye, VIC
Thursday 25th January – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC
Friday 26th January – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Lachlan Bryan and Shanley Del
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Shanley Del & James Gillard, Gretta Ziller, Imogen Clark
Saturday 20th January – The Playhouse Hotel, Barraba, NSW

Lady Luck Festival
Saturday 20th January – Katoomba, NSW

Late Night Alt
Wednesday 24th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Lee Kernaghan
Thursday 25th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

Little Wise
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Low Down Riders
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Locomotive Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mandy Connell
Saturday 20th January – Daylesford Cider Company, Daylesford, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Lomond Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Matt J Ward
Saturday 20th January – Country Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Coca Cola Country, Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth City Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Matt Joe Gow w/ The Sideshow Brides, Tex Miller
Sunday 21st January – Summer Sessions @ Bellerine Street, Geelong, VIC

Medicine Show Sessions
Saturday 20th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Megan Cooper
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Melanie Horsnell
Saturday 20th January – Writers in The Round, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – South Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Melody Moko
Sunday 21st January – Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mitch Power
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Mofo at Mona
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – MONA, Hobart, TAS

Monsieur Camembert
Saturday 20th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Montgomery Church
Saturday 20th January – Rydges Hotel, Jindabyne, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – CMAA Senior Academy Of Country Music Reunion Show, Wests Blazes, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, The Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

Newstead Live! Music Festival
Thursday 15th to Sunday 28th January – Castlemaine, VIC

Nick Payne & The Wanted Few
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW

Numeralla Folk Festival
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January – Numberalla, NSW

Paddy McHugh
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Midnight Special, Sydney, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Dag Sheepstation, Nundle, NSW

Paul Andrew Carey
Saturday 20th January – Friends of the Dag Showcase, The Dag, Nundle, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Nundle Rocks, Peel Inn Hotel, Nundle, NSW

Paul Reid
Friday 19th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Peel Street Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Peasant Moon
Sunday 21st January – Pig & Tinderbox, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Medicine Show Sessions, Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Late Night Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

Pierce Brothers and Ash Grunwald
Monday 22nd January – Australian Open Live Stage, Melbourne, VIC

Porch Sessions On Tour feat. Stu Larsen & Natsuki Kurai, Tim Hart, Ryan Martin John
Saturday 20th January – House Concert, Tantanoola, SA
Sunday 20th Jnauray – House Concert, Waitpinga, SA

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Friday 19th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Rick Hart Trio
Friday 19th January – The Oxley, Cowra, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth City Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Cattleman Steakhouse, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Hogs Breath Cafe, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – ICMA Showcase and Awards, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Melissa Robertson Songwriters Showcase, West Tamworth Bowls Club, Tamworth, NSW

Rising Appalachia
Friday 19th January – Church of The Trinity Uniting Church, Clarence Park, SA
Sunday 21st January – CERES Environment Park, Melbourne, VIC

Sam Reiher and the September Gurls w/ Sean McMahon
Sunday 21st January – The Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Nicholson
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW

Shawn Lidster
Friday 19th January – Halekulani Bowling Club, Budgewoi, NSW

Sheilas! Renegade Women of Country Music feat. Gleny Rae Virus, Jackie Marshall, Toni Swain, Kate Oliver, Bec Willis, Jess Holland, Sheila Knacquers
Sunday 21st January – North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW

Skyscraper Stan
Saturday 20th January – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC

Small Town Romance
Wednesday 24th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Balladeers Homestead, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth, NSW

Smith & Jones
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The DAG Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th – Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Cake & Cordial Sessions, Tamworth, NSW

Spurs For Jesus, Handsome Young Strangers
Thursday 25th January – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Sugar Mountain
Saturday 20th January – VCA, Melbourne, VIC

Summer Sounds
Saturday 20th January – Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown, VIC

Tamar Valley Folk Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Georgetown, TAS

Tamworth Country Music Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 28th January – Tamworth, NSW

Tanya Cornish
Sunday 21st January – Toyota Star Maker Grand Final, Toyota Park, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Yamaha Showcase, Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – ABC Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Storytellers, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

That Red Head
Friday 19th January – North Sydney Twilight Food Festival, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Lady Luck Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 19th January – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 20th January – Rous Mill Hall, Rous Mill, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, VIC

The April Family
Tuesday 23rd January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Toyota Fanzone, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Services Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Post Office Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Audreys
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds Festival, Hobsons Bay, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

The Audreys, Benny Walker, Teeny Tiny Stevies
Saturday 20th January – Summer Sounds, Commonwealth Reserve, Melbourne, VIC

The Beautiful Girls
Friday 19th January – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 21st January – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC

The Black Sorrows
Friday 19th January – Schutzenfest, The German Club, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 20th January – Coopers Alehouse, Wallaroo, SA
Thursday 25th January – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 26th January – Club Bowral, Bowral, NSW

The Bottlers w/ Nerdlinger, Hatakaze
Thursday 25th January – The Hideaway Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Bushwackers
Saturday 20th January – The Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Dag Sheep Station, Nundle, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Dave Wright Four
Sunday 21st January – The Standard Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Deep South w/ Michaela Jenke
Sunday 21st January – The Frog and Toad, Tamworth, NSW

The Demon Drink
Saturday 20th January – RoyalMail, Goodna, QLD
Friday 26th January – Upper Moora Park, Sandgate, QLD
Friday 26th January – Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD

The Flood
Thursday 25th January – The Tamworth, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26h January – The Tamwroth, Tamworth, NSW

The Fourth Night feat. The Cat Empire, Sarah Blasko, Sahara Beck
Thursday 25th January – Torquay, VIC

The Go Set
Friday 19th January – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 26th January – The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

The Gypsy Scholars w/ Joe Oppenheimer, FÎntan, Ben K
Friday 19th January – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC

The Heggarties
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barn, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Toyota Fanzone Stage, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Americana in the Park, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 24th January – Late Nite Alt, Tamworth Services Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Lazy Picks
Sunday 21st January – Upstairs at Freds, Camden, NSW

The McClymonts
Wednesday 24th January – TRECC, Tamworth, NSW

The Pigs
Wednesday 24th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Longyard, Tamworth, NSW

The Railsplitters
Friday 19th January – Rosny Barn, Hobart, TAS
Saturday 20th January – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 21st January – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

The Re-Mains
Friday 19th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

The Scrims
Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January – Illawarra Folk Festival, Bulli, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Boilermaker House, Melbourne, VIC

The Swamp Stompers
Friday 19th January – Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Central Coast, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Old Bar Tavern, Old Bar, NSW
Friday 26th January – Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW

The Sweet Jelly Rolls
Friday 19th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW
Thursday 25th January – Tudor Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – The Pig & Tinder Box, Tamworth, NSW

The Tamworth Opry feat. Felicity Urquhart, James Blundell, Lyn Bowtell, Fanny Lumsden, Aleyce Simmonds, Kristy Cox, Dean Perrett and Jeff Brown, Matt Cornell, The Weeping Willows, Karin Page, Jen Mize, Brad Butcher, Luke Dickens, Daniel Thompson
Saturday 20th January – Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 26th January – Melbourne Zoo Twilights 2018, Melbourne, VIC

The Weeping Willows
Friday 19th January – The Welder’s Dog, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Country Music Cocktails, SSS BBQ Barns, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January ABC Stage, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – The Tamworth Opry, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW
Sunday 21st January – Frog & Toad Listening Room, Econo Lodge, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Great Country Love Songs, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Toyota FanZone, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – Tamworth Songwriters Association’s 40th Birthday, Toyota FanZone, Tamworth, NSW
Monday 22nd January – The Supper Club with Andrew Clermont, North Tamworth Bowling Club, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth CMF Gala Dinner, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – R U OK? Music For Mates, The Albert Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Family Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Country Music Cares Concert, Tamworth Town Hall, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Bluegrass Comes to Tamworth – A Celebration of Acoustic Music, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Storytellers – Journeys Through Song, Tamworth Golf Club, Tamworth, NSW

The Wilson Pickers
Friday 26th January – The Tamworth Hotel, Tamworth, NSW

Thredbo Blues Festival
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st January – Thredbo, NSW

This is A Robbery w/ Quinton Trembath
Friday 19th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Princes Park, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 20th January – House Show, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 24th January – Caspa Studio, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 26th January – Animal House, Adelaide, SA

This Way North
Friday 19th January – The Taproom, Castlemaine, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Friday 19th January – Courtyard Sessions, Seymour Centre, Sydney, NSW

Toni Swain
Thursday 25th January – Peel Inn, Nundle, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Thursday 25th January – The Welders Dog, Tamworth, NSW

Ukulele Death Squad
Friday 19th January – Circa 1902, Queenscliff, VIC
Saturday 20th January – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Vanishing Shapes
Saturday 20th January – Little Red Kitchen, Bellingen, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 25th January – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

Violent Femmes and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Monday 22nd January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS
Tuesday 23 January – Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS

Whistle Dixie
Friday 19th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Saturday 20th January – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Sunday 21st January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Tuesday 23rd January – Tamworth Shoppingworld, Tamworth, NSW
Wednesday 24th January – The Pub, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Imperial Hotel, Tamworth, NSW
Friday 26th January – Southgate Inn, Tamworth, NSW

William Crighton and Gawurra
Thursday 25th January – Tamworth Regional Gallery, Tamworth, NSW

Yabun Festival
Friday 26th January – Victoria Park, Sydney, NSW

Zane Thompson
Friday 26th January – Tempe Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“The Boxty Set” – Altan

Fairbridge Folk Festival Announces First Round Of Artists for 2018

The Lost Brothers
Image Courtesy of The Lost Brothers

The Fairbridge Folk Festival have just announced their first round of artists and I think it’s time to start booking flights to WA.

This year’s lineup includes UK Euro-gypsy-ska group Sheelanagig, Irish harmonic duo and Timber and Steel favourites The Lost Brothers (above), Victorian favourites Perch Creek, the brand new collaboration Mama Kin Spender, UK math-pop-punkers Ganglions, Scottish and Irish trad band Cara, indigenous artist Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Night), Canadian traditional favourites Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, local WA singer songwriter Carla Geneve and Indian classical ensemble Indian Eye.

Based in the town of Pinjarra in WA, the Fairbridge Folk Festival is held from the 20th to the 22nd of April. For more information, including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official site here.

The full list of announced artists is below:

Mama Kin Spender (WA), Perch Creek (VIC), The Lost Brothers (UK), Ten Strings and a Goat Skin (CAN), Sheelanagig (Dublin, Ireland), Carla Geneve (AUS, WA), Ganglions (UK), Kankawa Nagarra (Olive Night) (AUS, WA), Cara (DE, SCT), Indian Eye (IND, AUS)

Devon Sproule Announces Return To Australia

Devon Sproule
Image Courtesy of Devon Sproule

Acclaimed North American artist Devon Sproule has announced plans to return to Australia after visiting us back in 2014. Sproule will be touring throughout the country with spots at the Fairbridge Folk Festival and Gum Ball along with a bunch of headline dates.

Check out the full list of shows below:

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Pinjarra, WA
Tuesday 19th April – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 20th April – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st April – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd April – The Gum Ball Festival, Dashville, NSW
Saturday 23rd April – No 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW
Sunday 24th April – Ex-services Club, Mullumbimby, NSW
Monday 25th April – Queen Street Mall Stage, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 27th April – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th April – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything Australian Tour Dates

Jaron Freeman Fox
Image Courtesy of Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything

Canadian prog-folk band Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything return to Australia this week for a couple of festival shows – Blue Mountains Music Festival and Fairbridge Festival – as well as shows all over the country including Sydney (with Edema Ruh and The Jerry Cans), Melbourne (with The Willie Wagtails) and Perth (with Turin Robinson).

Check out the full list of upcoming dates below:

Thursday 17th March – Sunset Studio, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March – Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba, NSW
Tuesday 22nd March – Araluen Gold Concert Series, Araluen, NSW
Wednesday 23rd March – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 24th March – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW
Friday 25th March – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 27th March – The Who Club, Warburton, VIC
Monday 28th March – The Flying Saucer Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 31st March – The Homestead Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
Friday 1st April – Live at The Wharf, Ulverstone, TAS
Saturday 2nd April – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS
Sunday 3rd April – MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, TAS
Thursday 7th April – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 10th April – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Dunsborough, WA
Tuesday 12th April – The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, WA
Wednesday 13th April – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra, WA

National Folk Festival Interview: Lucy Wise

Lucy Wise Trio
Image Courtesy of Lucy Wise Trio

Having just released her new EP A Painting of the Universe the Lucy Wise Trio are hitting the festival circuit this Autumn for the record’s launch, hitting the Port Fairy, National and Fairbridge folk festivals. I sat down with Lucy Wise to chat about the EP along with her experiences at The National Folk Festival.

Gareth Hugh Evans: Let’s start with the new EP, A Painting of the Universe which has a pretty interesting story behind it right?

Lucy Wise: It all started early in 2014 when the Lucy Wise Trio were invited to write some music for the 30th birthday of a national schools poetry competition, the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. Lots and lots of schools participate in it and its for kids from age 6 to 18. So what we did was we read through 100 of the past finalists poems, so that got us through the past 10 years of the competition, and then we chose five poems to write songs about. We performed those songs at the awards ceremony last year and because we were so excited by the material and the creative realms it had opened up for us we wanted to record them on a CD of their own, so that’s what this new EP is.

GHE: It’s really cool. It feels a little different to the stuff you’ve done before. There’s a really nice, comforting feeling about the EP if that makes sense?

LW: I suppose the excitement and freedom of that creative process might come across in the songs? I think it’s because that directly transferred across from the kids’ poetry I think. The poems that we ended up choosing had the most honesty and freedom of expression. When I was writing the songs I responded to those poems and really enjoyed seeing where those poems could lead me. It was a really different process for sure.

GHE: How much of the original poems actually made it into the songs? And how much is your interpretation and inspiration?

LW: It depended on the poem. There were a couple of poems where the images and the way they were portrayed were just really clear and beautiful. I ended up using maybe half their words and half mine for one of the songs. And then for a lot of them it ended up being maybe four or five phrases out of the song would have come directly from the poem. It was a totally open and free process, I just left it open to wherever I felt the song needed to go. If it needed those lines from the poem then I popped them in.

GHE: Did you write the songs and then bring them to Chris Stone (violin) and Holly Downes (bass)?

LW: Yeah. We made up a process for selecting the poems, so we all agreed on our favourite five together. And then we drew a narrative shape on a piece of paper for each one and that kind of represented the shape of the song that might result from that kind of story. Then they left it up to me to see what would happen, going away and writing a song about each poem. When I came back to Chris and Holly with the songs we arranged them. We worked out what the instruments could do to best serve each story.

GHE: It feels like these songs are very arranged specifically with Chris and Holly in mind. With them being such amazing musicians you definitely get a sense of landscape from their playing.

LW: It feels really different. All the playing that we’ve done together over the past year and a half as a trio has led us to approach this new project with a whole lot more experience of arranging together and of telling stories together. That’s cool that that comes across – we feel like we’ve developed lots but we like to know that other people can sense that too [laughs].

GHE: And you’re launching the EP now?

LW: Yeah, we just launched the EP at Port Fairy Folk Festival in Victoria and we did a Melbourne launch on Thursday night. We’ll be taking it to two more festivals – The National and Fairbridge in WA.

GHE: I feel like The National Folk Festival is a bit of a “home” festival for you. I’ve been going for the last 15 years and have watched you grow on stage there through the Wise Family Band, to your work with The B’Gollies to your current trio project. Does it feel like a homecoming for you?

LW: Yeah it does. The National’s always been a special festival for me. It was really one of the first festivals that my family played performed on a big stage. It’s where I made a lot of life long musician friends who I still work with and still love seeing and catching up with at the festival. It’s great to be able to launch the EP there because it certainly does feel like a bit of a folky homecoming.

GHE: I always recommend The National to my muso friends because it is such a collaborative festival. You meet so many amazing people and even if you’re not on the lineup you can still bring your instrument and get up and play in so many ways.

LW: Absolutely. I suppose the session bar has always provided that great opportunity – it doesn’t matter who you are you can just mix with everybody and you might just accidentally meet one of your folk idols and get to have a jam with them. It’s just that kind of place.

GHE: Finally, what’s the next plan after this tour?

LW: We’re about to have a little bit of a break from the trio and I’m going to be doing a little more solo stuff during the year. Chris and Holly are about to head off on a lot of touring with The String Contingent again – they’ll be doing Australia and the UK this year. And then it’s possible there’ll be a regional tour of the EP early next year.

GHE: Thanks so much for that Lucy! I’ll see you at The National

LW: Great! Thanks Gareth.

The remaining dates for the Lucy Wise Trio’s EP launch tour and a stream of A Painting of the Universe are below:

hursday 2nd to Monday 6th April – The National Folk Festival, Canberra, ACT
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th April – Fairbridge Festival, WA

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