Thank Folk It’s Friday – 21st April

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Neil Murray and Lucie Thorne announced joint tour dates in Victoria. Details here

– Indie duo Husky have announced plans to release their new album Punchbuzz in June. Details here

Justin Townes Earle announced his new album Kids In The Street. Details here

Father John Misty announced Splendour sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

– American indie singer-songwriter Conor Oberst released his new video “Barbary Coast (Later)”. Details here

Interviews

“[The Gum Ball is] one of my favourite festivals because it has maintained its integrity as it has grown. It’s still got all the beautiful vibes, people, trees, tents, beers and loving connection that it had back when I first went. I know it’s getting bigger and bigger but they really have their heads screwed on and I think it will be something I want to go to for most of my life”Kim Churchill chats to KT Bell. Interview here

Releases This Week

Sheryl Crow
Be MyselfSheryl Crow
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Billy Bragg
Live In The NetherlandsXavier Rudd
iTunes

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Spurs For Jesus, Handsome Young Strangers, The Dead Maggies

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As is the tradition Spurs for Jesus and Handsome Young Strangers will be folk-punking your Anzac Day in Sydney along with Tasmanian friends The Dead Maggies.

Tuesday 25th April – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Andrew Keoghan & Lisa Crawley
Tuesday 25th April – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Andy Golledge & Mates Extravaganza
Tuesday 25th April – The Vic Hotel, Sydney, NSW

BATTS
Sunday 23rd April – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Bill Chambers Band & Raechel Whitchurch
Wednesday 26th April – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 27th April – Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Bill Jackson & Pete Fidler
Sunday 23rd April – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry
Saturday 22nd April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC
Monday 24th April – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 28th April – Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

Bob Evans
Friday 21st April – Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – Hardy’s Bay Club, Central Coast, NSW

Bowling Green Banjo Sessions feat. The Button Collective, Jimmy Daley, Narrownecks
Thursday 27th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Candelo Village Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – Candelo, NSW

Cat Canteri
Saturday 22nd April – The Union, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Colin Lillie
Friday 21st April – Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD
Saturday 22nd April – Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 23rd April – Sonny’s House of Blues, Brisbane, QLD

Dana Hassall
Friday 21st April – Stanhope Hotel, Stanhope, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Grand Central Hotel, Cobram, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – Basement Bar, Bendigo, VIC
Wednesday 26th April – The Retreat, Melbourne, VIC

Davidson Brothers
Friday 28th April – Longhorn Saloon, Melbourne, VIC

Direwolf w/ Caitlin Harnett, Carl Manwarring
Thursday 27th April – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Fairbridge Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – Pinjarra, WA

FolkSwagon feat. Hannah Robinson, Chris Rose, Tradicion
Wednesday 26th April – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 28th April – Birds Basement, Sydney, NSW

Henry Wagons, Jonny Fritz, Ruby Boots
Friday 21st April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Silver Raven Festival, Turkey Flat Vineyards, SA

High Tea feat. Joe Mungovan
Thursday 27th April – Sydney, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Elwood Myre
Sunday 23rd April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Irish Mythen
Friday 21st April – The Gum Ball Festival, Dashville, NSW

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys
Thursday 27th April – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, NSW

James Kenyon & Amarillo
Saturday 22nd April – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Jack Elias, Darren Cross, Luke O’Farrell
Friday 21st April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Jemma Nicole & Mitch Power
Friday 28th April – LongPlay, Melbourne, VIC

Jonny Fritz
Friday 21st April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Silver Raven Festival, Turkey Flat Vineyards, SA
Sunday 23rd April – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Joseph Tawadros Trio
Thursday 27th April – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Justin Bernasconi, Cat Canteri, The Weeping Willows
Sunday 23rd April – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Kasey Chambers
Friday 21st April – The Regent Theatre, Yarram, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – The Palms, Crown Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – The Memo, Healseville, VIC
Friday 28th April – Queens Park Theatre, Geraldton, WA

Kathleen Mary Lee
Sunday 23rd April – Rochester Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Kim Churchill
Friday 21st April – Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, Shoalhaven Heads NSW
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – The Gum Ball, Dashville, NSW

Laura Jean w/ Sweet Whirl
Sunday 23rd April – The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Les Poules à Colin
Friday 21st to Monday 24th April – Fairbridge Folk Festival, Fairbridge, WA

Lost Ragas
Monday 24th April – The Post Office Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mandy Connell
Saturday 22nd April – House Concert, Katoomba, NSW

Neil Murray & Lucie Thorne
Saturday 22nd April – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 23rd April – The Grande, Hepburn Springs, VIC

Oh Pep! w/ Didirri
Friday 21st April – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – Blackbear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 28th April – Howler, Melbourne, VIC

Over the Ditch – A Trans-Tasman Anti-War Party feat. Low Talk, Baby Blue, Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Monday 24th April – The Curtin, Melbourne, VIC

Pierce Brothers
Friday 21st April – ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Quarry Mountain Dead Rats
Saturday 22nd April – Baha, Rye, VIC

Ramblin Nights feat. Rich Davies & The Low Road, Hana & Jessie-Lee
Thursday 27th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Roadhouse feat. Bryen Willems
Thuresday 27th April – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road
Thursday 27th April – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th April – Two Goats Cafe and Baa, Armidale, NSW

Rick Hart and the Sweet Addictions
Saturday 22nd April – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Round Mountain Girls
Sunday 23rd April – Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick Heads, NSW
Monday 24th April – Kingscliff Hotel, Kingscliff, NSW
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Wintermoon Festival, Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Ruby Boots
Friday 21st April – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Silver Raven Festival, Turkey Flat Vineyards, SA
Thursday 27th April – Mojo Bar, Fremantle, WA

Sean McMahon and the MoonMen
Saturday 22nd April – The Union, Melbourne, VIC

Shelley’s Murder Boys
Thursday 27th April – The Little Guy, Sydney, NSW

Silver Raven Festival
Saturday 22nd April – Turkey Flat Vineyards, SA

Sizzle
Sunday 23rd April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Songs of the Sea feat. BegOpCoOp
Thursday 27th April – Testing Ground, Melbourne, VIC

Spurs For Jesus, Handsome Young Strangers, The Dead Maggies
Tuesday 25th April – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

St Albans Folk Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – St Albans, NSW

The Button Collective
Saturday 22nd April – The Settlers Arms Inn, St Albans, NSW
Thursday 27th April – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 27th April – The Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW
Friday 28th April – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle, NSW

The Dead Maggies
Friday 21st April – Junction 142, Katoomba, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – Foghorn Brewhouse, Erina, NSW
Sunday 23rd April – The Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 25 April – Marrickville Bowls Club, Sydney, NSW

The East Pointers
Thursday 27th April – Armitage Centre, Toowoomba, QLD
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – The Planting Festival, Woodford, QLD

The End Festival
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – Hill End, NSW

The Go Set, Operation Ibis, Eightball Junkies
Saturday 22nd April – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

The Gum Ball
Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd April – Dashville, NSW

The Lumineers
Saturday 22nd April – Metro City, Perth, WA

The Mae Trio
Sunday 23rd April – Lefty’s, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 28th April – Night Quarter, Gold Coast, QLD

The McClymonts
Friday 21st April – Bathurst RSL, Bathurst, NSW
Saturday 22nd April – Wenty Leagues, Wentworthville, NSW
Friday 28th April – CEX Coffs, Coffs Harbour, NSW

The Planting Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Woodford, QLD

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Wednesday 26th April – City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Timothy James Bowen
Friday 21st April – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 22nd April – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW

Tony Joe White
Sunday 23rd April – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA

Wide Open Space Festival
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th April – Alice Springs, NT

Wintermoon Festival
Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May – Cameron’s Pocket, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Jerusalem” – Chris Wood

Happy St George’s day for this Sunday!

Father John Misty Announces Splendour Sideshows

Father John Misty
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty

As always this year’s Splendour in the Grass contains a few folk-leaning artists on its lineup. One highlight for us is definitely the return of singer-songwriter Father John Misty.

Having just released his album Pure Comedy, Father John Misty has announced Splendour sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd July – Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 23rd July – Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Monday 24th July – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 9th October

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival kicks off this week with a lineup that includes Andrew Clermont, The BordererS, Broads, The Button Collective, Chaika, Danny Spooner, Edema Ruh, Elwood Myre, Mal Webb, Nigel Wearne, Sparrow Folk, Totally Gourdgeous, and many more. Details here

– Brisbane singer-songwriter Michael David Thomas kicked off his tour this week to launch his debut EP. Details here

– We premiered the new video from Ade Vincent (The Tiger and Me), “My Chamber Door”. Details here

– Canadian trad trio The East Pointers have announced their full Australian festival dates for 2016. Details here

Passenger released three new videos – “Restless Wind”, “Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “Fools Gold”. Details here

Dawes released their cameo heavy video “All Your Favorite Bands”. Details here

Phia released an awesome version of Radiohead’s “15 Step”. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Parsons announced a new album and tour. Details here

Father John Misty released his new video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”. Details here

– We got the first taste of the new Americana project from Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace, Applewood Road. Details here

– The Davidson Brothers have a bunch of festival dates coming up over the Spring. Details here

The National Folk Festival announced their first six artists – The East Pointers, Jacinta Price, The Company, The Mae Trio, Andrew Winton and Mànran. Details here

Releases This Week

Boy and Bear
Limit of LoveBoy & Bear
iTunes

Little May
For The CompanyLittle May
iTunes

Florasongs
FlorasongsThe Decemberists
iTunes

East Pointers
Secret VictoryThe East Pointers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Colm

Colm Mac Con Iomaire returns to Australia for a couple of shows at the Melbourne Festival. The Frames’ resident fiddle player combines traditional contemporary Irish music in his solo work to create something unique.

Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Anna Cordell w/ William Crighton, Sarah Belkner, The Jam Jar
Thursday 15th October – The Vanguard, Sydney, NSW

April Maze
Friday 16th October – Pelican Playhouse, Grafton, NSW

Arbori
Thursday 15th October – The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW

Ash Grunwald
Friday 9th October – Entrance Leagues, Bateau Bay, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Gearins Hotel, Katoomba, NSW
Friday 16th October – Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Bill Chambers and Bill Jackson
Sunday 11th October – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Brad Butcher
Saturday 10th October – The Newsagency, Sydney, NSW

Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Friday 16th October – Foxtel Festival Hub, Melbourne, VIC

Dustin Tebbutt w/ Jesse Davidson, Caitlin Park
Saturday 10th October – The Rosemount, Perth, WA

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 9th October – Tumbarumba Hall, Tumbarumba, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Guerie Community Hall, Guerie, NSW
Friday 16th October – Pleasant Hills Hall, Pleasant Hills, NSW

Foggy Mountain Bluegrass Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kinglake, VIC

Folk Alliance Conference
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Urban Camp, Melbourne, VIC

Joan Baez
Monday 12th October – Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Friday 9th October – Tradewinds Folk, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Taste Canowindra, Canowindra, NSW
Friday 16th October – Live at the Wharf, Gnomon Pavilion, Ulverstone, TAS

Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Katie Noonan
Thursday 15th October – Grand Hotel, Mornington, VIC
Friday 16th October – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Key To The Highway w/ Bree De Rome, Maia Jelavic
Friday 9th October – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Friday 9th to Saturday 17th October – Cruisin Country, ex-Sydney, NSW

Laura Marling
Friday 16th October – Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Lior
Friday 9th October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW
Saturday 10th October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Friday 16th October – Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate
Saturday 10th October – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton, SA
Wednesday 14th October – The Toff in Town, Melbourne, VIC

Michael David Thomas
Saturday 10th October – Spirit of Bundaberg Festival, Bundaberg, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Nanga Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Dwellingup, WA

Northern Beaches Music Festival
Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October – Collaroy Beach, NSW

Patrick James
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

Sam Brittain
Friday 9th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – The Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Outlaw with Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin & Friends
Friday 16th October – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The BordererS
Friday 9th to Saturday 17 October – Cruisin’ Country Cruise, Sydney to Vanuatu

The Paper Kites
Thursday 15th October – The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Friday 16th October – Amplifier, Perth, WA

The Snowdroppers
Friday 9th October – The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 10th October – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba, QLD

The Timbers
Friday 9th October – Mount Gambier Hotel, Mount Gambier SA
Saturday 10th October – Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Newport Bowls Club, Newport, VIC

The Waifs
Wednesday 14th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday 15th October – Nambour Civic Centre, Nambour, QLD

Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th October – Wingham, NSW

Winterbourne
Friday 9th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 10th Octpber – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Sunday 11th October – Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC
Wednesday 14th October – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“As I Roved Out” – Andy Irvine

Watch the New Father John Misty Video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”

Father John Misty
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty

For his new video “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment” Father John Misty literally meets himself in the form of his alter-ego Josh Tillman.

“This video is partially inspired by the LeBron James quote: “It is precisely the superficial differences between people who are otherwise alike that inform the hostilities between them”,” Father John Misty explains. “Special thanks to my body double Tyler who I had to kiss no fewer than two dozen times and whose breath I can still smell in my mind’s eye.”

Check out “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment” below:

Father John Misty is touring Australia this December. The full list of dates are below:

Saturday 5th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Sunday 6th December – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 8th December – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 10th December – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th December – Meredith Music Festival, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 28th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– US based Australian indie-folk duo Falls will be heading home next month to preview their upcoming album Omaha at a couple of intimate shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Details here

Father John Misty has announced plans to head to Australia this December. Details here

– Adelaide roots singer The Brouhaha will return to the stage tonight after a hiatus. Details here

– The inaugural Murwillumbah Country Roots Fest announced a cracking lineup including Kasey Chambers, The Audreys, Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Busby Marou, Bill Chambers, Henry Wagons, Pierce Brothers, Good Oak, The Davidson Brothers, Harry Hookey, The Wilson Pickers, Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams, Lachlan Bryan, Caitlin Harnett, The Mid North, Garett Kato, Katie Brianna, Sara Tindley, The Company, Mustered Courage, Gretta Ziller and many many more. Details here

– Mid-north coast based Galleri released their latest single “Countrylink”. Details here

Fanny Lumsden revealed full details of her debut album Small Town Big Shot. Details here

JamGrass announced their 2015 lineup along with a new format which includes a Friday night launch party and an outdoor one day festival on the Saturday. The lineup for both days includes Harts, TinPan Orange, Mustered Courage, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Richard in Your Mind, The Morrisons, The Imprints, The String Contingent, The Stetson Family, John Flanagan Trio, Mr. Alford Country, The Drunken Poachers, The Scrimshaw Four, The Ramblin’ Roses, Astro Cobalt, Little Rabbit and The Weeping Willows. Details here

Kaurna Cronin has announced show sin South Australia and Victoria when he returns from his European tour. Details here

Beirut have released their new video “Gibraltar”. Details here

– If you’re pining for the National Folk Festival never fear – they will be putting on a concert as part of the Floriade Nightfest. Details here

Perch Creek released their new video “Mama Sings”. Details here

– Indie-folk trio Little May released their new single “Seven Hours”. Details here

– Alt-country favourites Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes have announced plans to release their new album The Mountain next month. Details here

Releases This Week

White Lies and Melodies
White Lies and MelodiesMustered Courage
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Sam Amidon
Home Alone Inside My HeadSam Amidon
Bandcamp

Paper Kites
twelvefourThe Paper Kites
iTunes

The Business
BusinessThe Snowdroppers
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

The Brouhaha w/ Caramigo, Corey Stewart

Brouhaha

After suffering adrenal fatigue and burnout that forced her away from the stage The Brouhaha will make a triumphant return tonight.

Friday 28th August – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Gigs Next Week

Anna Cordell
Saturday 29th August – Little and Oliver, Melbourne, VIC

Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
Thursday 3rd September – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 4th September – Lennox Point Hotel, Lennox Head, NSW

El Grande
Sunday 30th August – Front Bar, Canberra, ACT

Floyd Thursby & Mandy Connell
Saturday 29th August – La Niche, Melbourne, VIC

Folk By The Sea
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Kiama, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Tenderfoot, The Campervan Dancers, Darby
Wednesday 2nd September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gympie Muster
Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th August – Gympie, QLD

Immigrant Union
Friday 28th August – The Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW
Saturday 29th August – Solbar, Maroochydore, QLD
Friday 4th September – David Bowie Late Nights @ ACMI, Melbourne, VIC

James Teague w/Julia Jacklin, Brendon Moon, Danika Smith
Friday 28th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

JD Burgess Band
Sunday 30th August – Proper Music Social, Union Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jess Ribeiro
Friday 4th September – Red Rattler, Sydney, NSW

John Flanagan and Liz Frencham
Saturday 29th August – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 30th August – House Concert, Mount Franklin, VIC
Thursday 3rd September – Goulburn Club, Goulburn, NSW
Friday 4th September – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Katie Wighton
Friday 28th August – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney, NSW

Little Features feat. Brendon Ludlow, Black Bird Hum, Michael Duchesne, Julia Jacklin
Saturday 29th August – Hibernian House, Sydney, NSW

Mary Chapin Carpenter w/ Tift Merritt
Friday 28th August – Gympie Muster, QLD
Saturday 29th August – Whitlam Theatre, Revesby, NSW
Sunday 30th August – Wests New Lambton, Newcastle, NSW
Tuesday 1st September – Anitas Theatre, Wollongong, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC
Friday 4th September – National Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Mustered Courage
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August – Gympie Muster, Gympie, QLD
Sunday 30th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD

NICEFEST feat. We Lost The Sea, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Serious Beak, Dumbsaint
Saturday 29th August – Hermann’s Bar, Sydney, NSW

OXJAM Inner Western feat. Cruisin’ Deuces, Mark Lucas, Katie Brianna, Bree De Rome and Brian Manning
Sunday 30th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

OXJAM Sam Newton and Julian Elia
Friday 28th August – Burwood Uniting Church, Sydney, NSW

Perch Creek
Friday 4th September – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Redland Spring Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Cleveland, QLD

Riley Pearce
Friday 28th August – Indi Bar, Scarborough, WA

The Brouhaha w/ Caramigo, Corey Stewart
Friday 28th August – The Exeter Hotel, Adelaide, SA

The Snowdroppers
Friday 4th September – Transit Bar, Canberra, ACT

Tim Wheatley
Saturday 29th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 30th August – The Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC
Wednesday 2nd September – Cafe Del Mar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 4th September – The Metro, Sydney, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 28th August – UniBar, Adelaide, SA

Tom West
Friday 4th September – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Wirrina Bluegrass and Acoustic Roots Festival
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September – Wirrina Cove, SA

Xavier Rudd & The United Nations
Friday 28th August – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 29th August – Central Coast Leagues, Gosford, NSW
Sunday 30th August – Dubbo RSL, Dubbo, NSW
Wednesday 2nd September – Katoomba RSL, Katoomba, NSW
Thursday 3rd September – Panthers, Bathurst, NSW
Friday 4th September – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Oklahoma Ponies” – Mark Knopfler

Last week we featured the traditional “Shove The Pig’s Foot (A Little Closer to the Fire)” for our Friday Folk Flashback. This week we thought we’d share the Mark Knopfler song “Oklahoma Ponies”, where he has added lyrics to “Shove The Pig’s Foot…”. The folk process in motion!

Father John Misty Announces Australian Tour Dates

Father John Misty
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty

Last week it was announced that dark-folk singer Father John Misty would be heading to Australia to tour off the back of his second album I Love You, Honeybear.

Father John Misty has been announced as the headliner of the Meredith Music Festival and the brand new Fairgrounds Festival, based in Berry, NSW, along with headline shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Saturday 5th December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry, NSW
Sunday 6th December – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 8th December – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 10th December – The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 12th December – Meredith Music Festival, VIC

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 26th June

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne’s Cookie Baker released her new video “Little Engine”. Details here

Laura Marling has announced plans to tour Australia this October. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk five piece Jinja Safari are touring to support their new single “Find My Way”. Details here

Father John Misty released his new video “I Love You, Honeybear”. Details here

– Melbourne indie-folk five-piece The Paper Kites have announced plans to release a new album. Details here

– UK indie-folk band Stonoway released their new video “Man On Wire”. Details here

– Adelaide’s Timberwolf has announced EP launch dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Details here

William Fitzsimmons released his new live video “Better”. Details here

– The second annual Bangalow BBQ and Bluegrass announced its first round of artists including The Wilson Pickers (above), The Company, Green Mohair Suits, Hussy Hicks, Sian Evans, The Button Collective and the Cath Cooper All-Stars. Details here

– Blues singer Owen Campbell has announced details of his EP launch tour. Details here

Releases This Week

Kaurna Cronin
Glass FoolKaurna Cronin
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The Frames
LongitudeThe Frames
iTunes

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Bello Winter Music Festival

Milk Carton Kids

It may be only their first year but looking at the lineup for the Bello Winter Music Festival – including The Milk Carton Kids, Ash Grunwald, TinPan Orange, Marlon Williams, The Wilson Pickers, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Perch Creek, Jack Carty, Karl S Williams, The Mid North, The Button Collective, Starboard Cannons, Sara Tindley, Oh Pep! and more – this may be the event of the year.

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th July – Bellingen, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Alison Ferrier and Jed Rowe
Wednesday 1st July – The Front, Canberra NSW
Thursday 2nd July – The Union, Sydney NSW
Friday 3rd July – Treehouse on Belongil, Byron Bay NSW

Bello Winter Music Festival
Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th July – Bellingen, NSW

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Saturday 27th June – The Star Event Centre, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 28th June – Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 1st July – Jupiters Theatre, Gold Coast, QLD

Fraser A. Gorman
Friday 3rd July – Music On The Hill, Red Hill, VIC

Lacey Cole & the Lazy Colts
Thursday 2nd July – Moonshine Cider and Rum Bar, Manly, NSW

Marlon Williams and Laura Jean
Thursday 2nd July – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Friday 3rd July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Owen Campbell
Thursday 2nd July – The Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Taps, Mooloolaba, QLD

Patrick James
Saturday 27th June – Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Sam Newton w/ Direwolf
Friday 26th June – Glebe Justice Centre, Sydney, NSW

The Milk Carton Kids
Sunday 28th June – City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday 30th June – The Athenaeum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 3rd July – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

Tom West
Thursday 2nd July – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 3rd July – Cellar Door Sessions, McLaren Vale, SA

Tracey McNeil & The Goodlife
Friday 26th June – The Yarra Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Delta Momma Blues” – Townes Van Zandt

This song seems to have been following me around for the past two weeks, popping up at a number of gigs. So I thought it was time to share it with everyone else.

Watch the New Father John Misty Video “I Love You, Honeybear”

Father John Misty
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty

For his latest single, the title track of his latest album “I Love You, Honeybear”, Father John Misty has again taken a darker turn for the video. Detailing a couple of paramedics on a bender, the video takes some pretty strange twists and turns.

Check out “I Love You, Honeybear” below:

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 12th December

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Folktronica artist Quintessential Doll have released their new video “Take Your Medication” featuring Fox & Fowl. Details here

Lisa Mitchell has announced three intimate acoustic shows next March. Details here

– We now have details of the upcoming Punch Brothers album The Phosphorescent Blues. Details here

– Another new song from The Decemberists has hit the web this week and it’s really really good. Details here

– Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert will release his soundtrack for the movie A Most Violent Year today. Details here

– Listen to the new Dan Mangan + Blacksmith single “Kitsch”. Details here

– The latest video from Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn is “New South Africa”. Details here

Father John Misty released his new track “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”. Details here

The National Folk Festival added a bunch of artists to it’s 2015 lineup including London Klezmer Quartet, Nuala Kennedy, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen, Lucie Thorne, Mustered Courage, Oh Pep!, Spooky Men’s Chorale, Mike McClellan, Jan Preston’s Boogie Circus, Christine Wheeler and Friends, Andrew Hull, Helen Webby and Davy Stuart and Pekka Mikkola. Details here

The Davidson Brothers released their new video “Take Me To The Mountains”. Details here

Interviews

“Yeshe is inculcated in the instruments and rhythms of Africa, and in a raw interview using a couple of cans and a piece of hemp string stretched from Liverpool to the far north coast of NSW, Yeshe explained a bit about what’s going in his musical world, and what Sydney audiences can expect on Wednesday 17 December at 505 in Surry Hill”Yeshe Reiners chats to Bill Quinn. Interview here

Releases This Week

A Most Violent Year
A Most Violent YearAlex Ebert
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Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Jack Carty

Jack Carty

Jack Carty wraps up his mammoth national tour this weekend with shows in Parramatta, Sydney and Bulli. It’s been a big year for the singer-songwriter with the release of his album Esk and a pretty relentless tour schedule and these shows are bound to be as much celebration as they are performance.

Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th December – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Gigs Next Week

Bearded Gypsy Band
Friday 12th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 13th December – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 16th December – Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD

Betty & Oswald
Saturday 13th December – Peregian Originals, Peregian Beach, QLD
Sunday 14th December – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s
Wednesday 17th December – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Eddie Boyd and The Phatapillars
Friday 12th December – The Pier, Port Macquarie, NSW
Saturday 13th December – The Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Sunday 14th December – The Junkyard, Maitland, NSW
Friday 19th December – The Great North Trading Post, Laguna, NSW

Finders Keepers Markets Sydney feat. Kay Proudlove, Direwolf, Peasant Moon, Bonnie Stewart, Laura Zarb, The Maple Trail, Maia Jelavic
Friday 12th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Australian Technology Park, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Saturday 13th December – Studio Theatre, Darwin, NT

Jack Carty
Friday 12th December – Mars Hill Cafe, Parramatta, NSW
Saturday 13th December – Venue 505, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 14th December – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Jep and Dep
Friday 12th December – Smiths Alternative Bookshop, Canberra, ACT

Josh Pyke
Friday 12th December – Baroque, Katoomba, NSW

MoFo feat. Catgut, The Button Collective
Friday 12th December – Nauti Studios, Sydney, NSW

Steve Smyth
Saturday 13th December – Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW

Timberwolf
Friday 12th December – Festival Of The Sun, Port Macquarie, NSW
Friday 19th December – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Yeshe Reiners
Wednesday 17th December – 505, Sydney, NSW

Friday Folk Flashback

“Dives and Lazarus” – Martin Simpson

Our Christmas themed flashback continues with the Child Ballad and Christmas Carol “Dives and Lazarus”. There are so many amazing versions of this song out there (and the melody is shared with a number of other folk songs including “The Star of the County Down”) but I decided to go with this Simpson’s stripped back and slowed down take on the track.

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8p1yZYmKhY]

Watch the New Father John Misty Video “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”

Father John Misty
Image Courtesy of Father John Misty

Enigmatic singer-songwriter Father John Misty has given us another taste of his upcoming album I Love You, Honeybear (due on the 6th February) with the release of his video “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)”.

“I don’t care all that much if you like the music video or not,” Josh Tillman, AKA Father John Misty, confessed. “The label isn’t crazy about it. Management isn’t crazy about it. I have been informed I’m basically kissing an MTV “Woodie” award goodbye forever. I made it on an iPad on my wedding anniversary with the one I love. We ate pancakes.”

Check out the video for “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)” below:

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